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    • Passion for Passchendaele

      Many Chestermerians are recovering Calgarians, or at least have a passing familiarity with the big city to the west. As a transplanted Maritimer, the first...

    • Jobs with dogs

      It wasn’t that long ago that the only careers involving dogs were either becoming a veterinarian, being a dog trainer or running a dog boarding...

    • MLA report August 30

      Hello Chestermere! I am sorry for missing you last week, and I hope you have had a wonderful, though very smoky August.  I am as...

    • Starting a Neighbourhood Movement

      How many neighbours does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: not as many as you might think. How many people are needed to create...

    • Therapy Dogs

      This week I’d like to touch on one of my favourite topics: therapy dogs. These dogs are close to my heart, having started the Community...

    • 88 To Life

      1988 was a very good year.  The Olympics were in Calgary.  I had an awesome 80s proto-pompadour hairdo, and was swaddled in the day-glo fabrics...

    • Wanderlust

      Have you ever had that strong desire to travel, to just get out of the house and get away? Then you’ve probably dealt with a...

    • Alberta Rum

      Canada is not particularly famous for producing rum, and Alberta even less so.  I’m not even sure that we can lay claim to the Screech...

    • Socializing your dog

      For the first 8 weeks of a puppy’s life it is being taught the ways of the world by mommy dog. Observing what happens in...

    • MLA report August 16

      Hello Chestermere! I am sitting here looking out at the sky, smelling the beautiful rain.  I am truly happy for the moisture, but being a...