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Gardening: Plants will ‘thrive’ in the ideal soil

Gardening: Plants will ‘thrive’ in the ideal soil

Soil is the most important component in any garden as it contains…

  • Oct 9, 2019
Gardening: Plants will ‘thrive’ in the ideal soil
Investigative Journalist Andrew Nikiforuk was in Lacombe discussing the negative impacts of fracking on rural communities. The talk was part of Burman University’s Herr Lecture Series. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Journalist warns $260B worth of fracking liabilities could be dumped on taxpayers

Journalist Andrew Nikiforuk has studied the economic, environmental effects of fracking since 2004

Investigative Journalist Andrew Nikiforuk was in Lacombe discussing the negative impacts of fracking on rural communities. The talk was part of Burman University’s Herr Lecture Series. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
Harley Hay: Time to say goodbye to my 1978 Honda

Harley Hay: Time to say goodbye to my 1978 Honda

It’s time to put this story of my 1978 Honda motorbike to…

  • Oct 4, 2019
Harley Hay: Time to say goodbye to my 1978 Honda
Chris Salomons: Rule by a mob

Chris Salomons: Rule by a mob

As a teenager, just at the time we actually got our first…

  • Oct 4, 2019
Chris Salomons: Rule by a mob
Veer: City will weather next couple of years of austerity

Veer: City will weather next couple of years of austerity

In last month’s column, I highlighted some of the efforts the City…

  • Oct 4, 2019
Veer: City will weather next couple of years of austerity
College Beat: Developing leaders always worth the investment

College Beat: Developing leaders always worth the investment

When I consider the value of post-secondary education, one of the often-overlooked…

  • Oct 4, 2019
College Beat: Developing leaders always worth the investment
Gardening: Winter’s coming so there’s plenty to do

Gardening: Winter’s coming so there’s plenty to do

Cold, wet, snowy weather always comes too early. It’s a good reminder…

  • Oct 2, 2019
Gardening: Winter’s coming so there’s plenty to do
Family: Just him and I and our shadows walking in the sunshine

Family: Just him and I and our shadows walking in the sunshine

The wind seems angry today, tossing a carpet of multicoloured leaves about…

  • Sep 30, 2019
Family: Just him and I and our shadows walking in the sunshine
Health: Rotten law, rotten politicians, rotten eggs

Health: Rotten law, rotten politicians, rotten eggs

Months ago, I wrote a bracelet could be worn by those opposed…

  • Sep 30, 2019
Health: Rotten law, rotten politicians, rotten eggs
Hay’s Daze: Two men and an air chair

Hay’s Daze: Two men and an air chair

You never know what a day is going to bring, really. It…

  • Sep 28, 2019
Hay’s Daze: Two men and an air chair
Chris Salomons: I can see again

Chris Salomons: I can see again

Six weeks ago if I had been on the computer or watched…

  • Sep 28, 2019
Chris Salomons: I can see again
Gardening: Fall planting has its advantages

Gardening: Fall planting has its advantages

Cool weather makes the fall an ideal time to plant or transplant…

  • Sep 25, 2019
Gardening: Fall planting has its advantages
Barb Wooff, a Red Deer resident, says this viriginia creeper in front of her home lets her know when fall arrives. Contributed photo

Photo: Fall is here

It may or may not look much like fall this week. But…

  • Sep 24, 2019
Barb Wooff, a Red Deer resident, says this viriginia creeper in front of her home lets her know when fall arrives. Contributed photo
Family: Once a very long time ago I had a typewriter
Family: Once a very long time ago I had a typewriter
Health: The rule of law could end mass shootings

Health: The rule of law could end mass shootings

Campaigning politicians in Canada and the U.S. are arguing for stricter gun…

  • Sep 23, 2019
Health: The rule of law could end mass shootings
What Least Chipmunks don’t eat on the spot, they gather in their large cheek pouches and pack off to store. Contributed photo

Nature: Learning about Least Chipmunks

A recent visit to the Nordegg area has rekindled my interest in…

  • Sep 19, 2019
What Least Chipmunks don’t eat on the spot, they gather in their large cheek pouches and pack off to store. Contributed photo
Gardening: Plan to take your plants inside

Gardening: Plan to take your plants inside

Fall is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about…

  • Sep 18, 2019
Gardening: Plan to take your plants inside
Health: Are North Americans wimps when it comes to pain?

Health: Are North Americans wimps when it comes to pain?

How do people in other countries handle pain following various surgical procedures?…

  • Sep 16, 2019
Health: Are North Americans wimps when it comes to pain?
Gardening: Time to look at harvesting

Gardening: Time to look at harvesting

The gardening season is nearing its end. The first frost warning has…

  • Sep 11, 2019
Gardening: Time to look at harvesting
Family: End of summer party goes well

Family: End of summer party goes well

Summer, with all its promise of great and wonderful things, is over.…

  • Sep 10, 2019
Family: End of summer party goes well