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COFFEE WITH WARREN: Pleasant words, like Stampede pancakes, sweet to the soul

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Pleasant words, like Stampede pancakes, sweet to the soul

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,” the ancient saying goes, “sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Choosing a dog trainer with positive results in mind

Choosing a dog trainer with positive results in mind

By Janaia Hutzal There are as many boxes to be checked off before signing your dog up for an obedience or training class as there are different types of dog trainers.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: Southern Alberta outreach shares joy of green with Ethiopia

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Southern Alberta outreach shares joy of green with Ethiopia

The joy of green is not just a Cochrane-area thing. It’s spreading across Ethiopia, too, with lots of encouragement from Springbank reader Ralph Dubienski .
You don’t have to be a big cheese but crackers will help

You don’t have to be a big cheese but crackers will help

I have recently returned from a trip to the UK, where I visited family and friends in England and Wales. Whilst I was there, I indulged in one of my favourite foods, i.e. cheese.
The Indian Act’s contribution to murdered and missing  Indigenous women

The Indian Act’s contribution to murdered and missing Indigenous women

By Terry Poucette In early June, the final report of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry was finally released.
Coffee with Warren: The joy of green

Coffee with Warren: The joy of green

One of my favourite psalms says it perfectly: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures….
Coffee with Warren: A park bench meditation inspired by Chief Walking Buffalo

Coffee with Warren: A park bench meditation inspired by Chief Walking Buffalo

Cochrane’s Riverfront Park is blessed with a beauty that Stoney Nakoda Chief Walking Buffalo would have regarded as a perfect classroom for “Nature’s University.” June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.

Connect at Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

By Councillor Susan Flowers Cochrane is well-known for its friendliness and good relationships. Town council places great value on relationship building too and recognizes the importance of being neighbourly.
Coffee with Warren: Father’s Day memories of Dad

Coffee with Warren: Father’s Day memories of Dad

So many of our readers have asked me: Warren, where did you get your infectious sensitivity to design, colour and texture? Well, I guess I do have deep feelings about patterns and hues of beauty.

Better oversight is needed for band spending

The Stoney Tribal Council introduced Andre Buss as the new acting tribal administrator and chief financial officer. Although a former employee, this change does seem to indicate a desire for change at Stoney Tribal Administration (STA).