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Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter wants you to actually read this

The column writing process has always been one that I’ve enjoyed, but I’ve been finding that recently it’s becoming increasingly difficult to put pen to paper, so to speak. That’s not to say that I’ve been experiencing writer’s block, as anyone who knows me personally will tell you that I’m rarely at a loss for words and am infrequently without...

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Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Easter not the only time to go to church

“I am going to prepare a trigger warning for myself and recite it before every shift at the hospital. ‘Warning: death, puke, poop, phlegm, bile, pus, sweat, family discord, malingering, violence, belligerence, fear, withdrawal…’” – nurse at a Kingston, ON, hospital If you’re unfamiliar with the expression ‘trigger warning,’ you need to engage...

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Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Opening new markets; opening a new continent

Today, with one in five Canadian jobs dependent on exports, our future prosperity hinges on opening new markets for Canadian goods, services and investment.

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Thursday Apr 10, 2014

Rocky View Publishing assistant editor reflects on tragic Rwandan anniversary

Twenty years ago the world watched as more than 800,000 people died in 100 days.

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Thursday Apr 10, 2014

The green bins are here to stay so get over it

So the green bins have been delivered and the schedule has been set for a staggered start in April for residents to get their first pick up of organic recycling and yet people are still complaining to the City saying that they don’t want it.

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Thursday Apr 3, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter concerned online anonymity in the real world

My husband and I recently moved into our new townhome, which is lovely and exciting, but when we moved I didn’t realize my 30-year-old hubby would almost overnight turn into a cranky old man.

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Monday Mar 31, 2014

Rocky View Publishing editor grateful for what she has after two scary stories

Every once in a while something happens or you talk to someone that makes you grateful for what you have.

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Thursday Mar 27, 2014

Rocky View Publishing reporter looking forward to spring and golf season

It was so close that I could literally smell it, but then along came Mother Nature and snatched it away from me.

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Mar 27

We would be smart to take a lesson from the Beatles

“After pausing in December, Albertans came rushing back to malls, shops and car dealerships,” said Todd Hirsch, chief economist with ATB Financial. “Alberta’s record-setting sales are yet another indicator of an extremely strong economy.” – Calgary Herald, March 21
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Mar 27

Please join me in saluting our troops on May 9

The Canadian Flag was recently lowered at NATO’s International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul for the final time.
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Mar 20

Rocky View assistant editor doesn't agree with crossing the floor

As a journalist and political junkie, watching the storm hovering over Premier Alison Redford and her conservative party, is something I live for.
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Mar 20

Local MLA says Province is "doubling down on debt"

The PC Government recently tabled its 2014 Budget. It is this province's sixth consecutive budget deficit ($2.7 Billion) despite smashing the all-time record for annual provincial revenues ($44 billion).
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Mar 20

Kindness is the nectar of life

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” - Oscar Wilde
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Mar 20

Fredericksburg offers Texan hospitality in German style

“Willkommen! Welcome,” says the sign as one enters Fredericksburg, Texas. The town with a population of 15,000 residents is a popular and famous German settlement in the US. True to the spirit of welcome, the residents of Fredericksburg offer Texan hospitality in characteristic German fashion.
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Mar 13

Rocky View Publishing reporter ponders taking the parenthood plunge

I’ve entered that phase of my life where my close friends are either having kids or are trying for kids and I find myself very happy for them but also a little jealous. I want kids but there is a long list of reason why now might not be the best time to start a family.
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Mar 13

Pastor asks: Who has the right to speak for God?

“There is perhaps no better proof for the existence of God than the way year after year he survives the way his professional friends promote him.” - Frederick Buechner, in Whistling in the Dark
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