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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter struggling to be creative this Christmas

Iím not at all ready for the holidays. This really isnít anything new, for me. Iím a procrastinator. It doesnít matter how far in advance I start planning for something Ė I never actually do anything about it until itís absolutely necessary. This year, especially, is no different. ...

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Thursday Dec 11, 2014

Comment: Rocky View Publishing reporter rides along with Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit

On Dec. 5, I had the chance to ride along with one of our RCMP traffic officers. Itís something Iíve wanted to do for quite some time and I went with both a sense of excitement and anticipation. What would I see? When I say ďone of our RCMP traffic officers,Ē I should clarify. I rode along with the head of the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit...

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Thursday Dec 11, 2014

Service Clubs are the heart of our communities

There are literally dozens of service clubs located in communities large and small across our constituency. I have had the good fortune to attend many of their meetings and speak with their members over the years.

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Thursday Dec 4, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter discusses bands that have gone downhill

A couple of weeks ago I was having a chat with a buddy of mine about the year in music and our favorite albums that had came out in the last 12 months.

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Thursday Dec 4, 2014

Funding infrastructure is a wise investment

Earlier this year our government announced the largest infrastructure plan in Canadian history. The New Building Canada Plan will invest more than $53 Billion in infrastructure across the country over the next decade.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter ponders life on the city beat

At the Airdrie City View, Iím known as the city reporter. This means I cover Airdrie City council and any issues that involve city hall or that might impact residents.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Comment: What you need to know about water

No, we donít drink the water from Nose Creek.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Embracing the future the Canadian way

This winter, the Parliament of Canada will consider an opposition bill to ban oil tankers off the coast of British Columbia.

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Nov 20

Rocky View Publishing assistant editor balances reporting with empathy

Thereís never a dull day in journalism. One moment I could be flying in a private plane snapping photos of Junior Aviation Day, out on the back of a truck mere feet away from a 2,100 pound bison, in a media scrum with the premier or following a big story thatís gone international such as the horrific OíBrien/Liknes disappearance.
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Nov 13

Rocky View Publishing reporter misses American Thanksgiving

Itís weird how quickly the switch from Halloween to Christmas happens. I know people are supposed to wait until after Remembrance Day to decorate and start gearing up for the winter holiday season, but since Iíve already been to several Christmas markets so far this fall, it seems like thatís a recommendation instead of a rule.
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Nov 13

Never forget, heroism overcame terrorism

Celebrating Remembrance Day is always a sacred occasion, but for many of us, this year holds special significance.
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Oct 30

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.
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Oct 30

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.
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Oct 24

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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Oct 23

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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