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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. As I wasnít home for Thanksgiving for the fourth year in a row, I was thinking about my family and ...

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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? According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB), small- and medium-sized businesses employ 70 per cent of the total private sector workforce in Canada. This vital sector of Canadaís economy flourishes in every region, as one in...

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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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Thursday Oct 9, 2014

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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Thursday Oct 2, 2014

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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Thursday Sep 25, 2014

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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Thursday Sep 25, 2014

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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Thursday Sep 18, 2014

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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Sep 04

Rocky View Publishing reporter celebrates the return of college football

One of my favourite events of the year took place over the course of the Labour Day weekend, as the college football season got underway in the United States.
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Sep 04

Mayor aims to help residents understand rezoning

Recently Iíve received numerous questions from residents concerned about proposed land use amendment (or re-zoning) of a piece of land in Reunion. I wanted to clarify the process of re-zoning to alleviate any concerns residents might have about the process.
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Aug 28

Rocky View Publishing editor checks her baby to-do list twice

Anyone who knows me would describe me as a Type A personality (thatís the word theyíd use if they were being polite that is).
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Aug 21

Rocky View Publishing summer student says farewell

I feel like I have a mini fight announcer on my shoulder screaming, ďAND ITíS ALL OVERĒ as I write this. I have spent the past 10,454,400 seconds both looking forward and dreading the 20th of August, my last day before I head back to Mount Royal University.
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Aug 14

Rocky View Publishing reporter embraces motto: no plans, no problem

I think we have all been there at some point; life is too busy, sleep is hard to come by and getting up for another day of work becomes increasingly painful. Weekends have lost some of their charm because they are filled with chores and projects. Life just seems to become one long scheduled event you ďhave toĒ go to after another until you are burnt out.
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