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Don't call me brave for loving my body

Don't call me brave for loving my body

As someone who struggled with body issues for a long time when I was younger, I always saw it as a backhanded compliment when someone would say I look good for my size.
Rural cat problem

Rural cat problem

Dear Editor, I live in the MD, where residents are apparently competing for the title of Stray Cat Capital of Alberta. We have four female cats in our home, all of them spayed.
Dinosaurs will roam the trails — someone, please shoot them

Dinosaurs will roam the trails — someone, please shoot them

How do you pack a polar bear? The same way you'd wield a wolverine, of course. But when you're hoisting a hippopotamus head, you've got to be careful of his removable ears, and it's far easier to carry a caribou if you take off its antlers.
Unplugging to have a good time

Unplugging to have a good time

During my vacation a couple of weeks ago, I was reminded of the benefits of unplugging and enjoying activities that don’t include the Internet. I spent a majority of my time reading the fifth Harry Potter book, and playing games with my friends.
The bear necessities

The bear necessities

Last week, my husband and I grabbed our beagle Copper and hit the trails at the Cold Lake Provincial Park. This is something we do often, weekly in fact. But unlike every other visit to the trails, we had some unexpected company.
If you go into the woods today ...

If you go into the woods today ...

It’s a nice thing being the ‘paper-person’ in a small community. Most people are friendly and ready to offer advice and story ideas, and most, as time goes by, know you quite well. Some even know where you live.
Little ol' Lac La Biche is welcoming the world

Little ol' Lac La Biche is welcoming the world

Is it starting to sink in yet? From September 2-7, at the Lakeland Archers' Herb Erickson shooting range, the community will host global athletes competing in the World 3D Outdoor Archery Championships.
I didn't yell at  lawnmower kids, really.

I didn't yell at lawnmower kids, really.

Last week, the windshield in my wife’s SUV was pinged by a rock kicked up from a kid cutting a lawn in our neighbourhood. My wife didn’t stop.
More than just a room of books

More than just a room of books

When I heard the news that the province was weighing whether or not to provide the remaining half of funding for libraries across the province, just like the money coming into these vital services, I froze.
Another headache for students

Another headache for students

As a college and university student, one of the biggest headaches I ever faced was applying for financial aid.