• Clean up after storm continues

    Residents are still cleaning up after July 20 violent wind storm. Ruth Riffin from Rosedale Valley called the Globe to say that their area was hit hard as well with trees ...
  • Library's got talent

    Sound words of advice, therefore you know they were uttered by a child. “Miss Mary, if you got a haircut you might not look so old!” Sometimes the truth is ...
  • No more ‘wakes’ weeks

    The book sale at the library was a very successful event , raising money for the library and giving pleasure to many people.
  • Neighbours help neighbours

    Saturday night’s summer storm was the hot topic around coffee row the past few days. When the hail started hitting my window I thought it would definitely crack or bust it.
  • City responsive to developer needs: Mayor

    As Lacombe grows and develops over time, residents can rest assured that the city’s Planning and Development Services – which is responsible for coordinating land use matters with council and ...
  • More than a library

    The children are back! Your secrets are mine. I was informed by a three-your-old child that while we had our break from classes, her mother did not know what to ...
  • Anthems can be tricky

    I have received some interesting comments on the piece I did on the Canadian flag and the Union Jack, both positive and enthusiastic.
  • Column

    Minimizing partisan attacks the right move

    It’s refreshing to see a party leader try to reign in partisan attacks.“Don’t go over the top in attacking the NDP,” is exactly what United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney ...
  • Column

    Want to reach youth? Engage them

    Considering the number of times I’ve heard the provincial NDP and federal Liberal election wins blamed on young voters, you’d think more conservative minded people would try to engage young ...
  • Column

    Trudeau continues his fake feminist jig

    For once, I’d just like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to prove me wrong.I’ve called him a fake feminist from the beginning, what with his throwing around of the term like ...
  • Looking forward to local events: MLA

     Since my last column to report to the constituents of Lacombe-Ponoka, there have certainly been many events that have claimed the attention of everyone in the province.
  • Reading program gets energized

     As I was trying to find my vegetables amongst the weeds, I realized that our summers are very short and instead of weeding I should build a tennis court on ...
  • Too close for comfort

    The train derailment in Quebec last week – that has claimed 15 lives (at press time) and left another 45 missing – is a senseless tragedy.
  • Globetrotting from the library

    Thanks to all the children and their parents who came to our June Bug Party last Saturday. We had a great time and one little girl came up to me ...
  • Keeping Canadians safe: MP

     On July 1, many Canadians and their families celebrate the birth of our country. For 146 years this day has been a time to reflect on our great nation, celebrate ...