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Spring has Sprung

Determining how spring has sprung is a lot different these days. When I was a kid, it was when you’d get soaked dragging across a pasture of half melted manure trying to treat scouring calves. Winter boots were swapped for…

Honest English

I hate English. I’d like to think it has something to do with the great potato famine, but in truth, it’s because I have little aptitude for understanding or applying its proper usage. Awkwardness and random punctuation are hallmarks of…

Connor McDavid

The Coilers

I love the Oilers, but let’s face it, my love is jaded by past success. The age of dominant superiority over the league, and particularly Calgary, has been lost. Winning by will seems no longer a part of their repertoire,…

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Remember the Alamo(d)

Believe it or not, I’m 30 lbs lighter than I was at the end of 1994. It’s not because Lacombe lacks fast and junk food options. It’s because I lived in Texas in 93-94 and I ate Texas-American style. There…

Passing of a legend

It’s been a couple years now, and it’s still hard to believe. The A1 Restaurant closed and we’re left to mourn the loss of it’s legendary ginger beef. A dish not easily prepared, and more difficult to master. Sweet, salty,…

Tales from Lacombe

I’ve been in Lacombe for about 25 years and have yet to fully explore its offerings. I lived in an apartment initially, first a one bedroom on the second floor with neighbours above, below, across the hall and on one…

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