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Our taxes need to be better used

When basic needs become an issue for any person or family, where do they turn? Certainly the first call would or should be to a local social service office.

Herd behaviour makes for interesting viewing

I recently had the opportunity to observe herd behavior with a changing herd dynamic — introduction of a filly into a herd of geldings! I purchased the filly as she is a great match for one of the geldings that I already have — they are destined to b

Drop-in centre bustling with Christmas activities

During the last week of November, the Drop-In Centre will be bustling with Christmas preparations. Our second annual Christmas Market and Bake Sale happens on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Nov. 23, last call for craft table rental.
Bob Head a commanding presence in his 'Hallmark town'

Bob Head a commanding presence in his 'Hallmark town'

Bob Head was an extremely successful RCMP officer, serving 38 years with the force until his retirement in 1991.

You light up Cochrane, and you light up my life, too

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again when our community fills our streets and stores with the light of glorious seasonal celebration. It reminds me how you, my wonderful coffee companions, light up my own life, too.

Eagle will ice mighty team for Kimmett Cup tourney

The question is, who will finish second in the Kimmett Cup? The mighty Eagle will have a team made up mostly of carriers, so with all that youth we’re certain to win.
Remembrance Day turnout impressive, especially by youth

Remembrance Day turnout impressive, especially by youth

On the prairies it’s been said that the measure of a community can be determined by the number of people who brave below zero temperatures to attend the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies.
An intriguing number draws us to delightful surprises

An intriguing number draws us to delightful surprises

I love serendipity; my wife loves fascinating numbers – especially numbers on our car’s odometer. Now, delight in pleasant surprises is self-explanatory.

Locked-out NHL players won't starve

One has to wonder why National Hockey League players are not pushing to get back to work and making some money to support themselves and their families.
Desperation, heartbreak seen on trip to New York

Desperation, heartbreak seen on trip to New York

Well, where to begin? I guess that would be the morning of Nov. 1 at the Calgary airport. My wife Sue and I were off to New York, where I was intending to run in the New York City Marathon.