Treena Mielke

Rimbey’s annual women’s day offers potpourri of events

Let’s Colour Our World, the theme of this year’s Rimbey’s annual women’s conference, is reflected in the choice of sessions

Reflections from a movie

The last scene, what really happened? What do a movie, a town council meeting, a library board meeting and a church service have in common?

Stepping through the day one step at a time

For me, Christmas was a kaleidoscope of all kinds of wonderful; laughter, presents, family, friends, and food.

Shovels and neighbours get you out of snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. There is a lot of good to be said about snow.

Maybe we do need a little Christmas

Christmas is starting to pop up everywhere. As I start the bumpy drive to work which means I am driving on icy rutted roads

Lest we forget – How can we?

The newspaper headlines, now faded and yellowed with age, read ‘Germany Defeated.’

Belly dancing is good for body and soul

For the last decade, Gabriella Bache has faithfully made the weekly trek from Sylvan Lake to Rimbey to teach students belly dancing

Kitchen table politics is strong

The race is on! All over Alberta candidates, like so many toy soldiers, are hosting up their signs and slogans, ready to do battle.

The truth comes in different forms for everyone

What is the real story? Nomination day is drawing closer and even though I haven’t seen a lot of campaign signs, candidates,

Wasn’t that the party!

It started off as an item on my summer bucket list, scribbled in haste on the back of a crumpled envelope hidden in the dark recesses

Where are the candidates?

It seems a lot of politicians aren’t talking right now, even though fall elections are only a few short weeks away.

Gull Lake toxic water advisory raises concerns, questions

Alberta Health’s toxic water advisory shutting down Gull Lake has left at least one person somewhat perplexed about the validity

Summer then and now

What have you done this summer? And what do you want to do?

Fun happens anywhere

It is the season of the summer. It is the time, once again, to bring out the crazy patchwork quilt of days

A good start on the bucket list

I’m not sure if I like summer or Christmas best, but, really, I think it would have to be summer.

Talented musicians come together

Debbie Bergeron was four years old and living in British Columbia when she belted out her first country song into a microphone set up

Helm nominated for volunteer award

A volunteer often seen behind the scenes helping out whenever and wherever she can,

MS awareness not just a month, a lifetime

I walked into the council chambers, my high heels making clicking sounds on the polished tile.

42 is about lessons

I took another long, slow swallow of my Diet Coke and shoved a generous handful of popcorn into my mouth, spilling some down

Miss Teen Ponoka County serves tea at Rimbey fundraiser

Miss Teen Ponoka County proved she is just as much at home pouring tea and serving sandwiches