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Permit problems nearly sideline Kilimanjaro quest

Permit problems nearly sideline Kilimanjaro quest

The morning of March 6 was very peaceful. We were having breakfast at the Kibosho Lodge, only 200 metres from the Umbwe gate, the start point of our climb. It certainly hadn’t been that way the previous 24 hours.

Five councillors riding mayor's bus, but we'd like to know who else will

Is the Cochrane transit question a tempest in a teapot or a legitimate issue? Are we being stampeded into a transit system beyond our means or are we judicious in our planning for the future? It depends on who one talks to.

They sure talked funny back then

Many, I’m sure, won’t believe this, but I wasn’t around in the 1500s. I’m not sure about publisher, Jack, but for sure I wasn’t there. However, I found an interesting piece while reading a magazine in a doctor’s office.
Solitary Cochrane pilgrim was never alone along Camino

Solitary Cochrane pilgrim was never alone along Camino

In the 2010 film The Way, Martin Sheen plays a distracted grieving American eye doctor who discovers the meaning of companionship while walking the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St.

High-risk offenders in Alberta are now just a phone call away

Even being as long of tooth as I am, some government decisions astound me. The provincial government has announced the elimination of a plan that will save taxpayers one million bucks. Sounds like we’re onto a good thing, but pursue it a tad further.

No more chemo for me, despite what that may mean

“I can’t do this anymore,” I told him. “I want quality days instead of quantity days. I’m done with chemo.” To my amazement, he replied, “I’ll never ask you to do chemo again.” Yahoo! You have no idea how grateful I am that my doctor is on my side.
Horsing around in the snow

Horsing around in the snow

It would appear that we are not done with the snowfall — dang it! It was so nice for a couple of days, horses were starting to shed out, birds were chirping — it just felt like spring.

Voice of the Pioneers series headlines schedule at SOTB

The headline event for March at Seniors on the Bow (SOTB) is the third in the Voice of the Pioneers series. A provocative title, “All You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask,” will be addressed by Dr.

Hero in four faiths saved his people through forgiveness

Among the responses to last week’s column on forgiveness, one praised a lifelong hero of mine, and even set the stage for seeing another of my heroes, Time magazine’s runner-up for 2012 Person of the Year, in a new light.
Hibernating photographers missing beauty of winter

Hibernating photographers missing beauty of winter

It’s a shame: Many photographers only come out of hibernation in spring when the lime-green leaves unfold their virgin growth. And they pack in their gear and set to polishing their lenses after the fervid flush of fall dies away.