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MARATHON MAN: National Make a Book Day

MARATHON MAN: National Make a Book Day

I was looking for inspiration for this month’s column so I decided to use the mighty Google and see what holidays occurred on today, Thursday (May 6). Well, I was certainly spoiled for choice.
EDITORIAL: Remembering the missing and murdered

EDITORIAL: Remembering the missing and murdered

In June 2019 the report Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: The still, small voice

COFFEE WITH WARREN: The still, small voice

This is the third in our series on silence and the soul. Angela Kaquitts began this reflective topic in our April 22 column with her photo and words about the soul-refreshing silence she experienced along the shore of Lac des Arcs.
COUNCIL COLUMN: COVID restrictions and the state of our local economy

COUNCIL COLUMN: COVID restrictions and the state of our local economy

I write this Council update with the utmost concern for our small businesses that continue to struggle as a result of Provincial Government restrictions.
EDITORIAL: Cochrane Primary Care latest casualty in war between province and doctors

EDITORIAL: Cochrane Primary Care latest casualty in war between province and doctors

In medicine, practice care is preferred to reactive care. Maintenance and regular checkups can help prevent a crisis before triage is required. Unfortunately, this is not a practice embraced by the Government of Alberta.
COFFEE WITH WARREN: The calm amidst the storm

COFFEE WITH WARREN: The calm amidst the storm

In last week’s column , Angela Kaquitts shared her experience of silence as she paused along the shore of Lac des Arcs. “The silence calmed my restless soul,” she said.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jim Uffelmann Park being loved to death

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jim Uffelmann Park being loved to death

I would like to express my opinion on the situation at the Jim Uffelmann Park. Yes, it is a beautiful location, but there is nothing beautiful about this park! This Park is being loved to dead! To be very honest it is a disaster zone.
MAYOR'S COLUMN: Volunteer Appreciation Week April 18 – 24 Volunteers are the glue that keeps Cochrane tightly knit

MAYOR'S COLUMN: Volunteer Appreciation Week April 18 – 24 Volunteers are the glue that keeps Cochrane tightly knit

I’m incredibly honoured to have the opportunity to spend time this week focusing on the people in our community who serve as volunteers.
COCHRANE'S TASTING PLEASURES: How do you know if you are tasting a "good" wine?

COCHRANE'S TASTING PLEASURES: How do you know if you are tasting a "good" wine?

Obviously, personal preferences play a role. The same can be said about the arts or food. Still, a few notions of wine tasting go a long way in understanding what you are tasting and helping you sort out the good, the bad and the ugly.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: All schools need a circuit-breaker to stop COVID-19 spread

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: All schools need a circuit-breaker to stop COVID-19 spread

I am writing to express my opinion that all schools in and around large metropolitan areas, and rural areas with high infection numbers, should be closed for the duration of April. I come to this conclusion unwillingly.