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Gonzo now giving back after career in television industry

Gonzo now giving back after career in television industry

George Gonzo has resided in the Ghost Lake area for the past 30 years. He actually just lived on his ranch on weekends, because as he put it, the rest of the week was spent on airplanes, travelling coast to coast from Halifax to Victoria.

Town supporting residential, but not business growth

The citizens who created the Cochrane Sustainability Plan identified 13 Pathways to Sustainability for this community. So far, I have written about the first nine. Pathway 10 reads: “there is enough room for everything a community should have.

End lockout by cutting the cash

Simple is the answer to the National Hockey League lockout which is causing even the most loyal fan to question that loyalty. Pay attention and come along for the ride.

Question period a childish scene

So do you think the experts that picked Detroit to win the World Series are the same ones that picked Wildrose to form the government? And now do you wish they were right? And how about the provincial Tories? I watched question period the other day a

'Drunken Indians,' 'poor Indians' and other stereotypes

Globetrotting coffee companion Jack Popjes reminded me recently of a line famously associated with Mark Twain: “The trouble with the world is . . . that they know so many things that aren’t so.
Trip to Toronto brings meetings with more heroes

Trip to Toronto brings meetings with more heroes

On my recent trip to Toronto, I had three objectives; take a copy of my book Marathon Quest and give it to Right To Play (RTP) CEO, Johann Koss, compete in Bonsai the Don, a trail race with a twist, and run the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon.

Illinois Gaming Board gets into video gambling

It was just a three-paragraph story on an almost hidden page near the back of a copy of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the larger of two newspapers in the Nevada metropolis. But it certainly hit home and offers some food for thought.
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.