Monthly Archives: October 2011

The rhythm of the seasons

October 8, 2011 Today was the last day for this year’s St. Albert Farmer’s Market. The market took on an almost festive feeling. The vendors started the day with a hot breakfast, provided by the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

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Building a palace out of the ashes

October 7, 2011 I met with my general contractor today to sign the contracts for the rebuilding of my home. I had lost my house to the wildfire that burned down a significant number of homes in Slave Lake, Alberta, … Continue reading

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Rip ‘n gripping on a Friday night

October 6, 2011 The season’s first Rip ‘n Grip is fast approaching. And this year, my son is able to attend all sessions. We had been involved in the Rip ‘n Grip competitions in previous years. However, I don’t think … Continue reading

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Finding money to grow a business

October 5, 2011 I joined a free webinar for small business owners today, called “Sources of finance for business growth.” The webinar promised to cover topics such as business partners, government grants, business loans, and angel investors. I was especially … Continue reading

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Is there a cure for olive addiction?

October 4, 2011 I have been told that once you eat five or six olives, you become addicted. That is true. I used to avoid eating olives. I’m not sure why, but I automatically said, “I don’t like olives,” whenever … Continue reading

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Reporting cyber-bullying has never been easier

October 3, 2011 I had a battle with cyber-bullies when I started a discussion on Facebook regarding the election for a new Progress Conservative (PC) leader in Alberta. I don’t agree with this election because the PC party took advantage … Continue reading

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Harvesting local talent

October 2, 2011 “The Canola Project” was an experiment in live, interactive theatre. A group of Albertan artists wanted to engage their communities with the theatre. And, they wanted to bring the “farm to the city.” As a result, “The … Continue reading

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