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Please leave my furry friend alone

Please leave my furry friend alone

I read recently that Airdrie City council was approached and asked to include cats into the dog bylaw. Before I let you know how I feel about this, let it be known that I am a huge animal lover, of all dogs, cats, fish and pet rocks.
Whoops… You're Promoted: The Ron Liepert story

Whoops… You're Promoted: The Ron Liepert story

I’m here today to pitch you an idea for a new sitcom, a little show I like to call Whoops… You’re Promoted! The show follows the life and times of Ron Liepert, a gruff, no-nonsense politician who can’t help but make a hash of every job he undertakes.
Premier Alison Redford's new cabinet a real head-scratcher

Premier Alison Redford's new cabinet a real head-scratcher

Change, change, change. It was the mantra of Alison Redford’s ebullient campaign that was nearly flawless, capped off in her come-from-behind victory to become premier.
Your time is limited, don't waste it

Your time is limited, don't waste it

When great people die before their time, it helps remind us all our time is limited, and we mourn both the loss of a hero and the loss of what they still had to contribute. Entertainers and leaders are easiest to identify in this category.
Faith Matters: Don't let worry take over your life

Faith Matters: Don't let worry take over your life

Something you see everywhere is worry. You see it in the shopping mall, you see it at the airport. It hangs around the front steps at school or at the front doors at work. Worry is everywhere.
Thanksgiving is over: Time to make that New Year's resolution count

Thanksgiving is over: Time to make that New Year's resolution count

And it begins… you know what I’m talking about, the mouth marathon that lasts from Thanksgiving until all the Christmas leftovers are rotting in your fridge.
Rodeo Royalty representing Airdrie across Alberta

Rodeo Royalty representing Airdrie across Alberta

We started our September off with the Okotoks Pro Rodeo during Labour Day weekend, attending the Friday and Sunday performances.
Believe it or not, I really miss my evil, demented demon-goat

Believe it or not, I really miss my evil, demented demon-goat

She was a monster. Six feet tall, blood-red eyes with frightening, rectangular pupils, cloven hooves ready to slash us to pieces and long, razor-sharp horns itching to gore us.
Three rules for future Progressive Conservative leadership candidates

Three rules for future Progressive Conservative leadership candidates

I was wrong. I admit it. Several weeks ago, I predicted that as long as the campaign remained uneventful and turnout remained low, that Gary Mar would be Alberta’s next premier. Well, turnout remained ridiculously low.
Faith Matters: Change the way you define yourself

Faith Matters: Change the way you define yourself

I may date myself a little, but I like a few of the songs that came out of the ‘60s. There was a group back then called The Turtles. They may not ring a bell with you, but maybe their more famous song does. See if you remember these words...
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