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MARTIN PARNELL: The Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area

MARTIN PARNELL: The Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area

In 2018 there were 531 visits to The Club by Cochrane and Area Youth. In 2019 this figure had jumped to 2,038 visits.
Calming your dog's fear of loud noises

Calming your dog's fear of loud noises

Any calming device, whether it be soft music, or a snug dog shirt, should be occasionally used when the weather is good and your dog is happy. This will help him/her develop positive associations with them—not just scary ones.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: Be my sweetheart

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Be my sweetheart

Ah, what a beautiful way to say “Be my valentine”!
COFFEE WITH WARREN: A language of lines

COFFEE WITH WARREN: A language of lines

And often that beauty is to be found in the patterns of lines just taken for granted.
TALKING IT OUT: Live your best “First World” life

TALKING IT OUT: Live your best “First World” life

While gratitude for what we have can be a meditative practice that calms and soothes the soul, I have yet to meet a single person who has reported healing through shame and denial.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: Value guide Stoney life

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Value guide Stoney life

Positive values are lights that guide us along life’s often dark and confusing way.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: Moonrise melodies, Lunar New Year and oneness of humanity

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Moonrise melodies, Lunar New Year and oneness of humanity

Winter continues to exercise its charm, and now it’s joined by the moon.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: Jack Frost and snow ghosts celebrate more winter wonderland

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Jack Frost and snow ghosts celebrate more winter wonderland

Jack Frost had used our kitchen window as his canvas, and when I came out for breakfast recently, what was I to do but say to my iPhone: “What are you waiting for?”
COFFEE WITH WARREN: Snow ghosts bow to Jack Frost

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Snow ghosts bow to Jack Frost

On a recent sub-zero morning I went out to the curb and what did I see but my frost-covered car glaring at me!
COUNCIL COLUMN: Passing the torch of volunteerism, community leadership

COUNCIL COLUMN: Passing the torch of volunteerism, community leadership

Ronnie’s memory will inspire us to rise.