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Hunt for trophy shots a man thing

Hunt for trophy shots a man thing

There seem to be two approaches to landscape photography, trophy hunting or immersion. Trophy hunters want grand scenes in great light. They plan the hunt carefully in advance and know when and where to go to find their trophies.

Voices of the Pioneer series taking place on May 1

The fourth session of the very successful Voices of the Pioneer series will take place on May 1 in the multi-purpose room located just out of the Seniors on the Bow (SOTB) Centre. At 7 p.m.
Mail lacking address reaches antique-car buff's table

Mail lacking address reaches antique-car buff's table

Have you ever received a letter or postcard so vaguely addressed that you scratch your head trying to figure out how it managed to find you? Cochrane old-car guy Windy Erhardt did recently, and it speaks well of his popularity, our postal service, an

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.