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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter looks at Canadian rockers - past and present

For my previous column with Rocky View Weekly on Canada Day, I began to look back on Canada’s rich rock history, from Neil Young to Leonard Cohen and Stompin’ Tom Connors. Now we continue from the 1970s to the ‘80s. Still touring today, April Wine became a force in the 1970s for Canadian rock with 27 straight appearances on the Canadian singles...

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Community unites over Alberta Summer Games

We’ve got guests! The 2014 Alberta Summer Games begin this week and I am immensely proud of the way Airdrie residents and business owners have embraced the Games as a way to showcase our community to thousands of people, some of whom may never have heard of Airdrie before now. ...

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Canada remembers Korean War

On July 27, Canada celebrates Korean War Veterans Day.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Be a peacemaker in your world

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” – Jesus in Matthew 5:9

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Thursday Jul 17, 2014

Rocky View Publishing assistant editor packs up family and heads on road trip

Do you know what is worse than having your truck break down on a family road trip on 10 Mile Hill in Kicking Horse Pass in a section where there is no cell service with a five year old, 14-year-old dog, mother-in-law and partner?

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Thursday Jul 17, 2014

Another one of those “where is God?” scenarios

“Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion?” - Psalm 77:9

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Thursday Jul 17, 2014

Why the Provincial debt matters to families

As a parent, the issue of the ballooning provincial debt is not just a financial issue, it’s a moral one.

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Thursday Jul 10, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter’s love of Airdrie drives her to be involved

And they said that minor in Latin in university would never be of any use to me....

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Jul 10

Learning to respect another’s experience

One of the enjoyable aspects of the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” is getting caught up on the kind of reading I don’t make time for the rest of the year. I devote July and August to novels that have caught my eye on the best-sellers lists over the past year.
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Jul 10

Get the facts on Canada’s new anti-spam law

Over the past two weeks, my email inbox has been flooded with requests to continue sending me unsolicited messages. I suspect many of you have experienced the same wave of emails, as Canada’s new Anti Spam Law (CASL) took effect.
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Jul 03

Rocky View Publishing reporter disappointed by vandalism

Graduation; a time for excitement, plans for the future and a no-holds-barred celebration of finally being free from teachers, classes and the shackles of a teenager on the cusp of adulthood. It’s a big deal and I totally get that, but what I do take issue with is the vandalism someone from the Class of 2014 did to the Airdrie Horticulture Society sign.
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Jul 03

Local MP proud to be Canadian

On July 1st, Canadians came together to commemorate the birth of our great nation.
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Jun 26

Rocky View Publishing editor daunted by billion-dollar baby product business

Well the cat’s out of the bag, by the time this column goes to press, I will be almost six months pregnant!
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Jun 26

Protecting the wellbeing of Canadians our top job

This week, I would like to address one of the most hotly debated subjects in recent months: Our nation’s laws regarding prostitution.
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Jun 26

Keeping up physical, emotional, social, spiritual health

“Prove your anger, prove your empathy, prove your sense of humour. Nobody ever asks you to do that scientifically, of course, because love, anger, empathy and wit are considered an ordinary part of human nature… Spirituality used to be considered an ordinary part of the human experience as well, but now it qualifies as an extraordinary state requiring extraordinary evidence. Why should this be?...
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Jun 19

Rocky View Publishing reporter soaking in his sixth World Cup event

I’ve always made a conscious effort when I’m putting together my opinion pieces to keep a somewhat logical rotation of themes so as to avoid being repetitive, while also sticking to what I know.
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