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Pennies and outhouses await finance minister Flaherty

This weekend could be tremendously appropriate, or how else can you explain the federal finance minister on our streets the same weekend as outhouses? It’s the end of the penny drive which has been a huge success and there’s a good chance federal fin

Solution to NHL lockout is to split it down middle

This is not putting a knock on Jarome Iginla of Calgary’s Flames but, instead, to wonder how the National Hockey League got into the pickle it’s in today. Jarome is just being used as an example of the stupidity of the owners.

Trail ride a lovely time

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a fundraising ride sponsored by the Alberta Equestrian Federation. The ride was held at the Rafter 6 Guest Ranch and was very well attended.

Fear of the unknown much worse than knowing what lies ahead

Fear. It can wrap it’s boney cold fingers around you and immobilize you. That’s how I was feeling a few weeks ago. So full of fear. I was fearful of getting my head shaved. Turned out it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

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Wrist sprain illustrates AHS challenge

During the Labour Day long weekend, I had occasion to visit the urgent health care facility in Cochrane. On the Saturday of the weekend I went to the Calgary Highland Games in Springbank and tripped over a tent peg — full contact bagpipes as it were.

Volunteers help make Cochrane great place that it is

Spring and summer in Cochrane bring opportunities for citizens to pursue their interests and explore their potential.
Reflections on writing, riots and the return of autumn

Reflections on writing, riots and the return of autumn

Autumn has returned in all its splendour, with God’s calligraphy adorning field and forest bearing a message that challenges global tensions and terrorism. But more about that in a moment.

Flames kept Iginla too long

The years were many for Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames, too many to be truthful. But they ended recently with his being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now, I know that hindsight is 20-20 vision.

Flames kept Iginla too long

The years were many for Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames, too many to be truthful. But they ended recently with his being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now, I know that hindsight is 20-20 vision.