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Nov 22, 2023

FCSS Hamper Project

I am sure everyone can agree things are tough for a lot of people.

Nov 15, 2023

Six years ago

I came across this editorial that I wrote exactly six years ago...

Nov 8, 2023

Volunteering in the community

I learned that volunteering, even in difficult situations, can fill your soul with joy. 

Nov 1, 2023


Traditions are really memories. Memories that for one moment make you smile and just be happy that you had them.

Oct 25, 2023

I love strong women

When I look back on my life and the women who have shaped it, I see that I am drawn to those women who are mavericks.

Oct 18, 2023

Thinking about mortality

Thinking about mortality and what makes for a life well-lived and well-loved.

Oct 11, 2023

Out of the office for small business week

I could not do this without the unbelievable support of our business community. They have stuck with this paper in good times and bad, and have pulled us through some pretty dark days.

Oct 4, 2023

Bear Attack

Last Friday two hikers died in the Red Deer River Valley from a bear attack. The couple were hiking when the event took place.

Sept 27, 2023

Buddy, the Pass Herald and the AWNA

I talk about Buddy a lot in my editorials. I talk about him because, quite frankly, he was one of the most important people in my life.

Sept 20, 2023

Yearly audit for News Media Canada

Because the Pass Herald is a paid newspaper, I must prove every year how many paid subscriptions I sell, proving how big my circulation is. 

Sept 13, 2023

I remember exactly where I was when 9/11 happened

Moments in life when you remember exactly where you were.

Sept 6, 2023

Renso Castellarin

I have written my editorial about a person who had a pro-found impact on my life; Renso Castellarin.

Aug 30, 2023

Trip to Las Vegas

I have incredible memories of Las Vegas. We started going there when I was five.

Aug 23, 2023

Online News Act and the Pass Herald

Local Crownest Pass news is available online on our website or through hard copy sold throughout the community and delivered through the mail.

Aug 16, 2023

Fire activity and insurance claims

Acknowledging the Lladnar Creek fire in Sparwood as well as experiences with Intact Insurance

Jul 26, 2023

Two-week break at the newspaper

It’s been a wonderful year. My health is better and I’m systematically checking off all the bucket list items I have set out.

Jul 19, 2023

He wrote his own obituary

I’ve been publishing obituaries for almost 25 years, and I’ve always remarked that you can tell how loved someone was by their obituary. I’ve seen some incredible ones in that time and Rick’s, in particular, was awe inspiring.

Jul 12, 2023

Calgary Stampede time in Alberta

I was in Calgary last week and one of the events I attended was the Stampede Parade. I, along with an estimated 305,000 people, lined the streets of downtown Calgary to watch 98 entries, representing the Calgary Stampede, local politicians, community groups, companies, and domestic and international visitors from across Canada and the United States march by.

Jul 5, 2023

It really does take a village

At the end of the day, we just want our kids to be kind, work to their potential and to shine.

Jun 28, 2023

Embracing Canadian Identity

As we reflect upon the diverse tapestry that is Canada, it becomes apparent that defining what it means to be Canadian is no simple task.

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