The Anchor Weekly

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  • Overwhelming Harry Potter Book Night turnout 12 February 2019 Local Harry Potter lovers showed their support of the Chestermere Public Library’s fourth annual Harry Potter Book Night in overwhelming numbers on Feb. 7. For Chestermere Public Library Assistant Director Cathy Burness, a highlight of the Harry Potter Book Night was seeing all the repeat families come out. “Some of their kids are a foot… Read More »
  • A learning opportunity for East Lake Eagles 12 February 2019 The East Lake Eagles boys’ and girls’ basketball team didn’t compete as well in the 2019 Invitational as their coaches had hoped. “We didn’t do as well as we thought, but we played well in our games,” said East Lake Eagles Boys Team Coach Mitchell Bec. He added, “We had some hard-fought losses in the… Read More »
  • Dog phrases, expressions and quotes 12 February 2019 People come out with the strangest expressions sometimes, so let’s take a look at some of those relating to dogs. •”Three dog night”: the phrase originates from the indigenous Aborigines of Australia who would sleep with their dogs for warmth on cold nights. A very cold night is referred to as a “three dog night”.… Read More »
  • MLA report Feb 14 12 February 2019 Hello Chestermere! An open letter to Leonardo DiCaprio. Dear Leonardo:  Canada is a welcoming country that is an open and tolerant society. People from all races and cultures and backgrounds have become the best in their fields in every sector in this beautiful country.  We are for the most part very open to discussions on… Read More »
  • Passing the baton 12 February 2019 To say Craig Skrynyk is an avid runner is to put it mildly. He and his wife have run 93 half marathons with a goal of running 100 half marathons as a couple. With this passion for running and experience with races, Skrynyk makes an obvious choice to take over as organizer of the Loop… Read More »
  • Exaggerating Love 12 February 2019 I heard a story about a family in the 1970’s who jumped on the tv dinner bandwagon. They used to sit around a kitchen table eating their home-cooked meals, telling stories, and laughing at some bad dad jokes, but times were changing. They had a new television, bought little individual folding tv dinner trays, put their tv… Read More »
  • February 2019 Mayor’s Message 12 February 2019 Even though it’s getting really cold now, I’m thankful that our winter has been relatively mild so far as I’ve spent the last few weeks doing some travelling to advocate for Chestermere. First, Deputy Mayor Burness and I met with the Minister of Municipal Affairs to determine our legislated options for CUI. While we were… Read More »
  • New policy to attract business to the city 12 February 2019 Chestermere city council approved a new Economic Development Incentive Policy to encourage new business development in the city at the Feb. 5 council meeting. To create an incentive for the construction of new commercial and industrial properties as well as certain types of residential properties, such as seniors housing the new policy will cancel, reduce… Read More »
  • Do the DEW 12 February 2019 Saint Patrick’s Day is only a month away, which means the time to start preparing is now!  Rather than suffer through another crowded pub filled with people in leprechaun hats and green beer, I will be sitting down for a dignified sampling of Irish whiskies with a well-curated list of my regular drinking companions. The… Read More »
  • Chestermere High School Athletics FEBRUARY 11 12 February 2019 History was made, this past weekend, as CHS’s mixed curling team won the first ever curling South Central Zone Championship. Congratulations to all athletes and coaches. MIXED CURLING TEAM WINS ZONE CHAMPIONSHIPS The curling team had a busy week, starting on Wednesday at Divisionals in Airdrie. The mixed team of Cole Lewis, Christina Maida-Cook, Jordan Faucher… Read More »



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