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    • Carignan My Wayward Son

      My once-robust selection in the basement wine cellar has been dwindling rapidly during these COVID times, with at-home imbibing replacing those many bottles of wine...

    • A Good City

      G.K. Chesterton was a witty english writer who was called the “prince of paradox.” He had a knack for challenging the way people saw politics,...

    • The case of Christine Jessop

      The Crime Oct. 3, 1984 – Christine Jessop went missing after purchasing bubble gum at a convenience store in Queensville, in York Region, 50 km...

    • Dogs’ fur

      As the days grow shorter and the warmth of summer becomes a distant memory, thoughts of winter and the cold weather ahead come more to...

    • Am I Worried or Anxious?

      Have you ever stayed awake overnight thinking about the upcoming day?  Perhaps you’re starting a new job or a new school?  Perhaps you have an...

    • Canadian Beer Day

      Last week was the 2nd annual Canadian Beer Day.  Maybe this is not quite as auspicious a boozing event as Oktoberfest or Robbie Burns Day,...

    • The 1000 Year City

      Years ago I was invited by a professor to go where few have, into the oldest building in the world. In the ancient city of...

    • MLA report October 22

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore Readers: I hope you had a safe weekend navigating that forgotten white stuff that comes from the sky and wreaks havoc on the...

    • Halloween horrors for dogs!

      Although Halloween may take a different format this year with the pandemic still with us, there are certain precautions we should consider leading up to...

    • Throne Speech and recent government COVID measures

      After a lengthy prorogation, Parliament finally resumed with a new Speech from the Throne on September 23rd.  This Throne Speech came just ten months after...