Columnists

The day after Christmas

The day after Christmas

Some memories deserve to linger

  • Dec 26, 2017
The day after Christmas
(Black Press files)

COLUMN: Is celebrity gossip your ‘local news’? Ottawa seems to think so

News Media Canada board chair reflects on heritage minister’s response to newspaper closures

  • Nov 29, 2017
(Black Press files)

Written word will never be obsolete

Painting word pictures fun and rewarding career choice

Life gets in the way of the best laid plans
Life gets in the way of the best laid plans
OPINION: Battle against intolerance will be fought in history classrooms

OPINION: Battle against intolerance will be fought in history classrooms

A complete accounting of the past – not platitudes – is our best weapon against racist mistruths

OPINION: Battle against intolerance will be fought in history classrooms

An afternoon at spa delights the senses

August birthdays time for celebration

A snapshot of history brings admiration and respect

Excitement builds at the tractor pull

  • Aug 10, 2017

Holidays bring unexpected moments

Holiday journey full of bumps and detours

I love my computer…most of the time

I love my computer…most of the time

Mike Rainone Hammertime As I bravely approach my 75th birthday my wife…

  • Jul 31, 2017
I love my computer…most of the time

Family roots bind us together

Summer and reunions go together

Surprised by joy

Children best teachers

  • Jul 20, 2017
Peas on the other side of the fence taste sweeter

Peas on the other side of the fence taste sweeter

Columnist recalls childhood adventure involving stolen peas

Peas on the other side of the fence taste sweeter
Marble is the new boss at dog sitter’s home. Treena Mielke Photo

Pros and cons of dog sitting

Spoken and unspoken rules about dog sitting

Marble is the new boss at dog sitter’s home. Treena Mielke Photo

Put me in coach, I’m ready to play

Columnist says love of game most important rule

A little bit country and a little bit not

Columnist spends day with teenagers

Notley’s carbon tax, an Albertan’s nightmare

The NDP can tell us a carbon tax is what this province needs until they are blue in the face.

The pros and cons of working out

t is 7 a.m. and I am treading on a treadmill, staring out the window at a night sky.