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Stretching out on monkey bars inspires book of prayers

Stretching out on monkey bars inspires book of prayers

She came up behind me at Cochrane Coffee Traders, embraced me with her signature enthusiasm and said, “You have to read Rob’s book!” Elaine Phillips had my full attention.

A meeting of the heart proves inspiring

I never met her. Even though I knew her for a year, I would not have been able to pick her out of a crowd. She was introduced to me a year ago last September by a mutual friend, Warren Harbeck.

FOIP coordinator could help the town avoid being FOIPed

It’s about this FOIP thing. FOIP stands for Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act so yer right, it’s easier to say FOIP.

Manage your winter pasture

Recently a group of us “horsey people” were chatting about managing our horses during the winter. We covered a wide variety of topics but one topic that got a lot of discussion was winter pasture management.

Proud to be included on list of Diamond Jubilee honourees

It’s quite an honour indeed to be in such august company in October. Pardon the pun, but it was indeed an honour to be with so many kind and good people last week at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal presentation ceremony at the Red and White Club.

Amazing Kimmett's truly a 'monumental' Cochrane family

Last week a picture of Kelly Kimmett appeared on the front page of the Eagle, golfing at GlenEagles in a tournament he organized with his wife Dianne, and others, to raise money for several worthwhile charities.
Carving out career in nature photography not easy

Carving out career in nature photography not easy

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a commercial nature photographer? We meet many people on our workshops and talks who are eager to take their interest in nature and landscape photography to the next level — the Big World of Commerce.

World record comes to Cochrane, thanks to the efforts of many

At 12:01 p.m. on Oct. 7, Wild Rose MP Blake Richards blew a whistle, bringing to an end 42 hours and one minute of five-a-side soccer.
From Scotland to Cochrane, life becomes an ice cream treat

From Scotland to Cochrane, life becomes an ice cream treat

Born on Aug. 8, 1925 and raised in Motherwhale, Scotland, Christine Beck had no idea that she would someday be Chris MacKay serving ice cream at MacKay’s Cochrane Ice Cream to movie stars, dignitaries and visitors from around the world.

Respect is about oneness, love: just do the right thing

“Clap, clap, clap!” wrote Ontario coffee companion Marie Suthers about last week’s column on respect, not pity, as the basis for responsible humanitarian outreach by NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). Marie’s not alone.