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    • 23 Years of Wild Rose Beers

      Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewery has made frequent appearances in this column over the years, all the way back to the dawn of the new millennium....

    • Gift Culture

      I love the phrase, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” We can strategize to make amazing businesses, neighbourhoods and thriving community, but it will only take...

    • One month left in the 42nd parliament

      We have reached the final month of the 42nd Parliament that began with the Liberals’ election in 2015. The 2019 election is fast-approaching, and the...

    • MLA report May 23

      Hello Chestermere! It has been a very full week, and as always when I’m driving down that highway to come home I am so happy...

    • Why oh why (part 2)?

      Continuing last week’s theme of “strange” dog quirks: •Why does my dog shake when he’s not wet? Part of it goes back to your dog’s...

    • Mayday! Mayday!

      May is a wild and crazy month for the tipplers of the world, and I have been making the most of it. In local news,...

    • Remembering Jean Vanier

      Creating a thriving community requires good people-focused policies, sustainable budgets, and good governance. These are all important and essential. However, what our imaginations  need are...

    • MLA report May 16

      Hello Chestermere! Happy belated Mother’s Day to all of our mothers, and those that we have maternal bonds with.  I was out on the pathways...

    • Canola crisis solutions

      I think most of you would agree that the Prime Minister’s approach to our resource sector has wreaked havoc in our region. His plan to...

    • Sipping Santorini

      The Greek empire of antiquity helped to spread viticulture across the known world, to the neighbouring Romans, and as far away as Persia. Winemaking in...