Category - Columnists

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Nibbles and Nebbiolo

With the relaxation of pandemic restrictions last week, I have emerged from the solitude of my windowless wine cellar for a long-awaited evening of noshing and...

Columnists - Preston Pouteaux

Exaggerating Love

I heard a story about a family in the 1970s who jumped on the tv dinner bandwagon. There was a time before when they sat around a kitchen table and ate their...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Que Syrah Syrah

As we near the relaxation of pandemic restrictions in Alberta, my thoughts turn to in-person meetups with my regular tippling crowd, instead of the weekly Zoom...

Columnists - Steve King

Is your dog restless at night?

This is a question very close to my heart at the moment. After several years of sleeping through the night, my dog Finn recently decided that he had to leave...

Columnists - Steve King

Canine Rehab

This is a subject very close to my heart and something we went through with our dog Finn recently. From the time he was able to exercise, after getting all his...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Blame It On Rio

While commiserating over missed vacations and travel during a Zoom call with my regular drinking companions, one person announced that they booked a trip to...

Columnists - Preston Pouteaux

Standing Over Here

When I was a boy I remember when a special kiosk was set up in our local mall. Surrounding it were people, heads tilted, eyes crossed, looking at strange...

Columnists - Leela Aheer

MLA report February 8

Chestermere – Strathmore readers… Thank you for everything you have done for each other for the last 2 years.  From our first responders, to our nurses, and...

Columnists - Steve King

Doggy daycares

For individuals or couples who both work away from the home, one important factor to consider for your dog’s physical and mental welfare is what to do with...

Columnists - Nick Jeffrey

Fun With Furmint

One of my regular drinking companions grew up in the former Eastern Bloc, coming of age in the final days of the Cold War, when booze from decadent capitalist...

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