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Bridge-builders honoured for integrity

Bridge-builders honoured for integrity

Two recent developments celebrate the importance of integrity in the life of our community.The one involves a role model for me as a columnist. The other involves you, our coffee companions.
Robyn MacKay held hostage to compassion

Robyn MacKay held hostage to compassion

Cochrane’s MacKay family have long been famous for their many flavours of ice cream that have attracted the whole world to their doorstep. Well, their globe-cycling ambassador, Robyn MacKay , is at it again, but this time with an intriguing twist.
Breathe on me

Breathe on me

To what can I compare the purpose of Lent? It is like the breath of God on a frosty morning anticipating the springtime joy of life revived. Lent, in Christianity, is the 40-day period of fasting and contemplation preceding Easter.

Invitation to community to help shape Cochrane’s future by setting council priorities

What an honour it is to serve as one of your elected representatives on Cochrane’s Town Council and to have the privilege of helping shape Cochrane’s future by setting priorities.

How Canada’s Indian Act destroyed direct democracy

The foundation of Western democratic governance is the participation of the people in the political process through representative democracy.
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.