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How to be flexible and diverse when developing a strategy for hiring

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Goodbye ... for now

My final words as a reporter for the Cochrane Eagle.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: Waiting for Great Blue

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Waiting for Great Blue

It was exactly one year earlier almost to the minute, and I couldn’t help myself.
Change is good

Change is good

By Coun. Tara McFadden “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” It’s a Winston Churchill quote and if applied to Cochrane, we must be working on perfect. There is a lot happening in Cochrane.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: A view from another world helps us see our own better

COFFEE WITH WARREN: A view from another world helps us see our own better

This week’s column is by our son James Harbeck, an editor, linguist, writer, and photographer (sesquiotic.com), who is enjoying life in Toronto with his wife, Aina. James? I CAN SEE IT out my window, but it’s another world.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: Tools, rules and innovation: rising above fear of failure

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Tools, rules and innovation: rising above fear of failure

Does fear of failure too often inhibit you from creating something new and exciting? My older son Reg Harbeck, an Information Technology professional based in Fort Langley, B.C., dares to address the topic in this week’s guest column.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: Pleasant words, like Stampede pancakes, sweet to the soul

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Pleasant words, like Stampede pancakes, sweet to the soul

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,” the ancient saying goes, “sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Choosing a dog trainer with positive results in mind

Choosing a dog trainer with positive results in mind

By Janaia Hutzal There are as many boxes to be checked off before signing your dog up for an obedience or training class as there are different types of dog trainers.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: Southern Alberta outreach shares joy of green with Ethiopia

COFFEE WITH WARREN: Southern Alberta outreach shares joy of green with Ethiopia

The joy of green is not just a Cochrane-area thing. It’s spreading across Ethiopia, too, with lots of encouragement from Springbank reader Ralph Dubienski .
You don’t have to be a big cheese but crackers will help

You don’t have to be a big cheese but crackers will help

I have recently returned from a trip to the UK, where I visited family and friends in England and Wales. Whilst I was there, I indulged in one of my favourite foods, i.e. cheese.