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    • Dogs during hot weather

      They say that one of Canadians’ favourite topics of conversation is the weather. Now I’m not suggesting that dogs “chat” about the weather when they...

    • Going Local

      Culture is created, and re-created, locally. It is the people in our community, the people of Chestermere, who can truly appreciate what our city is...

    • BC Bourbon

      Every country has their own style of whisk(e)y.  Scotland has their single malts.  Ireland triple-distills in column stills.  Canada makes whisky from rye grains, and...

    • Bernie’s Buddies

      The article this week is the third in a series of recognizing dog-related charities. If you follow my weekly articles, you will understand not just...

    • MLA report July 2

      Hello Chestermere-Strathmore!  It is so wonderful to see many of you enjoying our local parks and open fields, be it to play some baseball, or even to have the children run around outside together. First and...

    • Deeply challenging summer for all

      We are finally into the full swing of summer, and I know things are going to be very different this year. The pandemic and government...

    • Dreamy Martini

      National Martini Day has just recently passed us by, taking place on June 19 every year.  In past years, I would usually get all gussied...

    • Kids Need Neighbours

      Parenting is humbling work. We love our children deeply, we discipline them, we coach them, we teach them, and we pray for them. We hope...

    • Caring for politicians in a harsh culture

      A pastor and a politician point to a better way It was around our dining room table, the air still warm with the savoury reminder...

    • Putting pressure on Parliament to return to regular sittings

      Over the past week, I was in Ottawa and in the House of Commons representing our riding, along with many of my Opposition colleagues. It’s...