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Love lessons to awaken our hearts

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France, a French poet, journalist and novelist who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1921, spoke these words.

Grandson knows the secret

I was out walking with my grandson. He picked up something off the ground and started to put it in his mouth. I took the item away from him and I asked him not to do that. “Why?” my grandson asked.

Love of reading started early on

Living in rural Saskatchewan we did not have cable and as a result the day I watched television was Saturdays. My brothers and I would be up at 6 a.m. to watch cartoons and then the TV would be off until Hockey Night in Canada in the evening.

Albertans' property rights are in peril

Way back in the 13th century a bunch of lords in England got together to challenge the power the King had. You see, back in those days the King was well, for all intents and purposes... he completely controlled everything that happened in England.

Snowstorm just what doctor ordered

I know most of you were not happy to see the snowdrifts on Saturday morning, but I could not have been happier. A good winter snowstorm means sweatpants and bunnyhugs (hoodie for those native Albertans).

Water pipeline close to reality for Cayley

The existing water plant in Cayley has reached the end of its life span and either needs to be replaced or a pipeline to High River installed.

Onward to a new direction

We have turned the page and now we are into the New Year some two and one-half months after the municipal elections. I cannot but wonder how the new council will deal with the persistent issue of sustainability.

Macleod MP gets deserving promotion

It was announced on Tuesday Macleod MP Ted Menzies was promoted to Minister of State of Finance. Menzies, who was the parliamentary secretary for Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, will assume the new post which is a low level cabinet position in Ottawa.

It was planes, trains and automobiles

As I mentioned last week my wife and I had a snowy trip to Scotland earlier this month, but the trip home was almost as harrowing.

Make love not war in 2011

The New Year came upon us fast, thanks to 2010 moving at a tiger’s swift and stealthy pace. According to Chinese astrology, 2010 was the Year of the Metal Tiger, a year of passion and fearlessness.