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    • Negronis and Nibbles

      Some people spend the month of June waiting for the lake to get warm enough for a swim, or putter away in the garden whenever...

    • Steel and aluminum tariffs and rural crime

      The United States has hit Canada with a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a ten percent tariff on imported aluminum. These tariffs have...

    • Processing grief:  The right way is your way

      Grief is a normal and natural response to the loss of a loved one.  Many of us have, or will encounter it at some point...

    • Kinder Morgan and Bill C-75

      I’m sure you have heard the big news on the Trans Mountain Project: the Prime Minister has decided to spend $4.5 billion of your tax...

    • Rural Alberta Advantage

      Long time readers will recall that our fair province is teeming with craft breweries, with new ones opening every week. While breweries have historically been...

    • The Optimists

      If you want to care for your community, you need to be an optimist. Optimism is more than just naive positivity, however. It is activated...

    • MLA report June 7

      Hello Chestermere! Congratulations!  You own a pipeline!  That is correct, for the bargain price of $4.5 billion dollars in old infrastructure, plus (hopefully) close to...

    • Listening to Your Community

      Some neighbours become friends for years, others we greet politely as we pass. No matter how we connect with those who live in our neighbourhood,...

    • Local Winners

      Summer is my favourite time of year.  We can drink beer on patios.  We can drink beer out on the dock.  We can drink beer...

    • Origin-al Recipe

      Faithful readers may recall that my weekends are often spent making day trips to the veritable cornucopia of new craft breweries in our fair province,...