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    • 99 Troubles But A Monk Ain’t One

      Spring has arrived in our fair province, and I have already enjoyed patio libations on a sunny weekend. The end of winter can mean many...

    • Chinese export markets

      As you may have heard, a political dispute with China is impacting Canadian producers –  including many right here in our riding. Two major companies...

    • The Big Back Yard

      Before we lived in Chestermere, we came from a community where we had a much larger yard than we do now. When we first moved...

    • Does my dog like me?

      Dogs don’t have the DNA to come up to you, swing their front paws around your neck and whisper in your ear how much they...

    • Bow River Flow

      Chestermere and the Bow River have a long history.  Way back in the 1880s, the Canadian Pacific Railway wanted to irrigate the land between Calgary...

    • 2019 budget

      On March 19th, 2019, the Liberal government introduced their last budget before the next election. As expected, the government broke their 2015 election promise to...

    • Social Streets

      There is a fascinating movement called “Social Streets” in Italy. A father of one was tired of seeing his son play alone in their neighbourhood....

    • Is your dog bored?

      Are we there yet? Mom I’m bored, there’s nothing to do! These expressions of boredom will never be SPOKEN by a dog but once you...

    • Irish Ales Are Smiling

      Another St. Paddy’s Day has passed us by. The local drinking establishments saw the annual surge of drunken revellers dressed as leprechauns, and green beer...

    • The Make-Believers

      Kids are masters at pretend. In a moment they can turn a piles of pillows and blankets into an impenetrable fortress or an empty Kleenex...