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What is, what might have been, and King Ralph

All people are not the same, but I’m thinking most will sometimes look back and wonder what might have been.

I'm too busy thinking about living, while also embracing my last days

When you make a decision, you have to be prepared for the consequences, and I have learned this over the last few weeks. About a month ago, I decided I could not do chemo anymore.

Town's volunteers deserve recognition

Volunteering is like wetting your pants when you’re wearing black trousers — it gives you a nice warm feeling but nobody notices. But no community can exist without volunteers and Cochrane is so fortunate to have so many in so many different fields.
'City folk' Ellenbroeks contribute plenty to smalltown Cochrane

'City folk' Ellenbroeks contribute plenty to smalltown Cochrane

My column has featured many large families in the Cochrane area who have resided here for generations.
Words have shadows, too  – you hear? Are you listening?

Words have shadows, too – you hear? Are you listening?

Last week’s column was on the photogenic shadows cast by coffee creamers, crystal goblets and bunched-up shirts.
Let sleeping horses lie: the intricacies of equine nap time

Let sleeping horses lie: the intricacies of equine nap time

Have you ever pondered about how your horse sleeps? Does he always sleep standing up? How does he do that without falling over? Why don’t they lay down when they sleep? I have some thoughts on answers to these questions.

Ralph was a unique person and a good friend

Will there ever be another Ralph Klein? In my heart of hearts, I sincerely hope so, but today’s reality causes considerable doubt. Ralph was unique, and not because he was an astute politician, but because he was a unique human being.
Councillor looking for more detail on transit

Councillor looking for more detail on transit

Several questions continue to plague councillor Jeff Toews over council’s March 25 decision to give administration the thumbs up to submit an application to the provincial government with regards to an alternative option for transit.

Theft a wake-up call for Cochrane resident

Dear Editor: Unfortunate proof that thieves are looking for an opportunity to strike in Cochrane: You’d think that a lock would deter a would-be thief from stealing property but not the case; my covered cargo mate trailer, containing two ATVs and a s

Northstar Ford group raises over $100,000 for two worthy causes

Cochrane’s Northstar Ford, together with the Northstar Ford group’s dealerships in Calgary, Fort McMurray and Fort McKay, raised more than $106,000 for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Edge School Foundation.