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    • Caring for Something

      When we care for something, we pay attention to it. When we don’t care for something, we can easily overlook it. If we care for...

    • MLA report May 14

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore. It was wonderful to see everyone out this past weekend for Mother’s Day.  We are so lucky that the weather hung in there...

    • Grieving the loss of normal

      Grief is a natural and universal experience we all share following the loss of something or someone we value.  It can seem overwhelming, and leave...

    • Cabin Fever

      I can no longer remember life before COVID-19.  As my self-isolation stretches into its eighth week, cabin fever has normalized behaviour like wearing a collared...

    • Grooming during COVID-19

      Yes I know the last thing you want to read about is yet more stuff on COVID-19 but I couldn’t resist looking at the question...

    • Generosity is the Heartbeat of Community

      Let’s pause a moment that celebrate Manitoba, they deserve it. Recent studies show that among Canadian provinces, Manitoba is the most generous on a number...

    • Dogs as teachers

      Living with a dog can best be described as an on-going learning experience. Your dog learns where its boundaries are and what various commands mean....

    • Malbec On The Deck

      After nearly two months of isolation at home, wearing pajama pants with a collared shirt for videoconferences no longer seems to be a breach of...

    • MLA report April 30

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore readers. I would first like to give my deepest condolences to the families and friends who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.  I...

    • On Walking

      Ten Thousand. It’s the magic number that those with step counters aim for everyday. Ten thousand steps, with reminders to get up and get moving...