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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter reflects on one of Canadaís darkest days

Iím looking out my office window right now, on the morning of Oct. 27 where Iím watching the Canadian flag across the street waving at half-mast. You know, there really isnít ever a day when I am not proud to be Canadian, but I have to say I felt pretty choked up last week after hearing the news of the deaths of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and ...

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Supporting sports and recreation for families

Earlier this year, I had the privilege to take part in the Jumpstart Games in Cochrane. This fundraising event supports the Jumpstart charity, which has helped more than 760,000 Canadian kids afford to participate in sports since 2005. I have always felt the benefits of introducing children to athletic pursuits go far beyond encouraging healthy...

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Friday Oct 24, 2014

Canadian Nobel Prize winner a gives reporter motivation to write more

There is a Canada has several claims to fame that most people would like to pawn off on the Americans. The list most notably includes Justin Bieber, Nickelback, and arguably Sarah McLachlan due to her now-infamous humane society commercials.

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Rocky View Publishing editor frustrated with local dog owners

My partner and I have a pit bull cross, and as all pet owners know, heís pretty much our baby.

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Stop hating online: exploitation is a crime

In recent weeks, you may have seen an advertisement regarding one of our governmentís key initiatives in the battle against cyberbullying, Stop Hating Online.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter reflects over the meaning of home

In the middle of a long weekend that included watching over a co-workerís dog, attending a Ryan Adams concert in Calgary, and meeting the entire Rachel Homan curling team during a bonspiel in the Stampede City, my mind was wandering as it often does.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Our government stands with small business

Did you now that 98.2 per cent of Canadaís 1.1 million businesses are considered small businesses?

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Thursday Oct 9, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter watches as Ebola spreads to North America

On Oct. 1 I woke up and turned on the news and saw there was one confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the United States. I thought to myself, Ebola has finally made its way across the ocean and become a problem in a developed country.

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Oct 09

Research and innovation revitalizing agriculture

You donít need a doctorate in agronomics to know that farming has changed dramatically during the past two decades.
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Oct 02

Rocky View Publishing editor says goodbye to paper to go have baby

This is it, itís getting closer and closer to D (delivery) day.
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Sep 25

Rocky View Publishing reporter considers the importance of arts

ARTember is in full swing in Airdrie, and that got me thinking about how important the arts are in my life. I try to live a creative life, as evidenced by the many stashes all over my house of materials I use to create fibre art, (weaving, spinning, knitting, etc.,) and the piles of sheet music that have taken up semi-permanent residence on my piano.
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Sep 25

Canada stands for freedom and security

A series of conflicts and crises during this past summer have cast a long shadow around our world. Russia has illegally annexed and invaded regions of Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Islamic terrorist organization ISIS has committed heinous atrocities and seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.
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Sep 18

Rocky View Publishing reporter embraces being a big kid

As I face down the barrel of yet another birthday, I find myself less and less interested in being what I always thought an adult should be.
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Sep 18

Helping the families of missing persons

Over the past 20 years, many Canadians have heard the name Lindsey Nicholls. On Aug. 2, 1993, this 14-year-old girl went missing in B.C. Lindsey was described as an athletic child with blonde locks with a hidden artistic flare. An extensive search turned up multiple sightings across the Lower Mainland, but every lead went cold.
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Sep 11

Rocky View Publishing reporter revisits Scottish heritage at Highland Games

Growing up in Calgary, I remember spending a lot of time with my extended family. My mum had seven brothers and sisters, most of whom lived in Calgary or Claresholm, so I had a lot of cousins; 21 to be exact, on that side of the family and another seven on my dadís side. He only had two brothers.
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Sep 11

Time to put an end to mandatory school fees

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