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    • How to make your dog happy

      Dogs are complex creatures that have simple needs. When you break it down, outside of medical conditions that occur, dogs are happy when the following...

    • How dogs learn

      A bit like Big Brother, dogs are ALWAYS watching us and reading our body language. I’m ever more convinced that dogs must have a second...

    • MLA report March 14

      Hello Chestermere! It has been a great week of visiting constituents in the freezing cold.  Thank you for opening your doors to us, and coming...

    • Nurturing Trust

      I carry the stories of hundreds of people in our community. Stories of pain, joy, hope and loss. Over hundreds, if not thousands, of cups...

    • Stout Season

      The month of March supposedly contains the first day of spring, but you would never know it from the weather outside. This is the time...

    • Gose Riders in the Sky

      What a time to be alive.  I recall the bleak days when Alberta craft breweries could be counted on the fingers of one hand, when...

    • How dogs learn

      There is a feeling of excitement in the air: today is the day when mom is expected to give birth to her litter. The whelping...

    • The Art of a Good Conversation

      Being able to carry on a conversation can mean a lot to others. It is a gift to make someone feel heard and appreciated. Our...

    • MLA report March 7

      Hello Chestermere Readers! It has been a very busy week, and we have been so honoured to attend several events this week that have recognized...

    • Prince of Pinot

      Faithful readers will recall that my favourite Canadian wine region is the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, prized for its big and bold red wines,...