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Silence, yes, but not always

Silence, yes, but not always

There was lots of reader interest in last week’s column on the ancient wisdom of “a time to keep silence.
Silence, Lent and Stoney way

Silence, Lent and Stoney way

“For everything there is a season,” the oft-quoted wisdom declares; “a time to be born, and a time to die; … a time to keep silence, and a time to speak” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-7).
Seeing life in a new light

Seeing life in a new light

"Oh, what a beautiful work of art you are!” said the critic to the image.

Council begins process that will craft community vision

How do you think Cochrane and area will look in the year 2050? What kind of community do you want your kids and grandkids to have in the future? It’s time for our community to start thinking seriously about these questions.

This victim refused to be held hostage to hate and revenge

Several conversations I’ve had recently around truth and reconciliation have reminded me of one of the first Bible stories I learned as a child. I wrote about it in a column 15 years ago.
Jack Frost’s zoo

Jack Frost’s zoo

I have a visual artist friend whose seasonal work I’ve long admired. He has the gift of transforming the chilling moments of life’s panes into experiences of heart-warming beauty and inspiration.
Councillor taking it to the ropes for women's empowerment

Councillor taking it to the ropes for women's empowerment

Boxing Beauties Week 1 “I can’t understand why you would sign up to take a punch.” It was a bemused comment from a friend when I mentioned I had signed up for the Boxing Beauties charity match hosted by Rival Boxing in support of Big Hill Haven.
Jack Frost really loves us!

Jack Frost really loves us!

Poets couldn’t have proclaimed their Valentine’s Day love for our community more eloquently than Jack Frost has on our windows the past few days.
Civility: key to harmony amid diversity

Civility: key to harmony amid diversity

“We as people of faith have a very important role to play” within our ethnically and religiously diverse society.

Cochrane in the spotlight at Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Caucus

Last week, our community made provincial headlines when the Town of Cochrane opened the doors to the Cochrane RancheHouse to host the Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Mayors’ and CAOs’ caucus.