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    • The Art of the Question

      I visited my neighbour at her work recently and I was inspired. She serves as a community builder by helping those who are at risk...

    • What’s a dog for?

      In 2012, John Homans wrote a book entitled “What’s a Dog For?” looking at how dogs have evolved over the centuries. Not being a history...

    • Neighbourhood Newsletters

      Over the years in our neighbourhood we have been slowly collecting and building a directory for our neighbours. At our annual August block party we...

    • Fire Down Below

      Those readers not currently living under a rock will already have heard about the terrible bush fires ravaging Australia at this very moment, with millions...

    • Dog wishes for 2020

      Although New Year resolutions don’t figure in my planning, there are a number of dog-related wishes I’d like to throw out there for 2020: •...

    • Still: The Good News of Christmas

      Christmas is over and I hope it was merry for you in more than a few good ways. Perhaps by now you have rolled away...

    • Blessed Barolo

      Regular readers may recall that I made a trip to Italy a few months back, where I indulged in wines from ancient vineyards that have...

    • Christmas thoughts from Finn

      Something is going on. Two weeks ago my mom and dad started moving furniture around in our family room to make space for this green...

    • MLA report Dec 24

      Hello Chestermere! As I try to deal with the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, buy gifts, bake cookies, and watch the little ones...

    • Santa Beer

      December 25 is always a special day for me, and it’s not because of the many candy canes or gingersnaps, or because I miraculously escaped...