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Stocking gifts kept me sane

During the holiday season we all think about Christmases past, be it favourite memories, cherished gifts or unforgettable parties, but for me it was the late night vigils awaiting the Jolly Old Elf.

Christmas is a holiday worth celebrating

The word “Christmas” what does it really mean to each of us, to all of us? To begin with what is it? Simply it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ done in accordance with the tenets of one’s religious faith.

It's time to choose peace, not fear

Soldiers, who would have hours before killed one another given the chance, halted battle and joined forces in a friendly game of soccer, shared chocolates and cigarettes, and lifted their voices in unison to sing a touching rendition of “Silent Night

Seatbelt ticket was a costly lesson learned

This time of the year can be a lot of fun but it can also be very stressful. Extra parties and visiting can take a lot out of you even if it is just the added hours of visiting.

Flying the family flag

I stood there in frightened paralysis staring at the Barlow flag flapping gently in the winter wind.

Movember one to forget

Okay, I seriously cannot take it anymore. I have to check in the mirror anytime I sneeze or blow my nose to ensure a goober did not get caught in its furry filter.

Okotoks business helps me fall in love again

The one thing I hated leaving in Oakville before moving to Okotoks, was my little 2000 Honda Civic SE. It was perfect. It fit into small spaces, was easy to maneuver through insane traffic on the QEW and was great on gas.

Movember experiment has been trying test

Initially, this seemed like a harmless way to raise money and awareness about a serious health issue. I realized I would be sacrificing my kiss goodnight, and my kiss good morning for that matter, but I thought it worthwhile.

Sales tax are you kidding?

Let me say this I like Ron Liepert, it is a lot more to do with personality and what Liepert has done for me over the years more than anything. The Alberta Finance Minister is no nonsense guy and from what I have seen a good fiscal conservative.

Canadians should be proud of their country

What is Canada? Who are Canadians? Are we Canadians first? Are we proud to live in Canada? If so, then why should we be proud to live here as opposed to somewhere else? In the following, I will attempt to answer some of these questions.