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Chris Clegg Western Canadians are soft! Really, really soft when it comes to confederation! There! I said it! Now let me state my case! We have had eastern politicians give it to us for decades. For far too long, eastern…

Tom Henihan Considering all the pressing matters around the world, it is remarkable and wasteful the amount of time the media spent on the Trump family circus visiting Britain. I understand that media organizations and journalists don’t manage the news…

Joe McWilliams Time flies like an arrow, the saying goes. But fruit flies like bananas! Except it turns out they don’t really like them. I’ve done the scientific research. I never knew what a fruit fly was, but now I…

Richard Froese Wildfires now seem to be the new normal for summer in northern Alberta and British Columbia. Windy and warm weather and tinder-dry conditions spread wildfires that threatened communities around Wabasca, Loon River, Manning and High Level over the…

Jeff Burgar It’s bad enough businesses have to lock their dump bins. Locks are needed because there are a few losers too cheap to pay their own trash fees. So, these dorfs think it’s oh so cutesy leeching on to…

Tom Henihan A substantial number of Canadians in rural areas and small cities may lose access to basic TV services such as CTV, Global, Citytv and the official national broadcaster CBC Television. Shaw Communications home satellite service recently informed the…

Jeff Burgar Arguing with one’s “better half” should count as exercise. Now, I think I get a decent workout during the week. Take feeding the dog. It’s really hard bending down, picking up that doggie dish, then having to bend…

Tom Henihan Several jurisdictions across Canada are laying charges against those suspected of dealing hard drugs to people who subsequently die of an overdose. The Fentanyl crisis is such an overwhelming issue especially in B.C. and here in Alberta, and…

Pearl Lorentzen Spring makes winter’s accumulated waste visible. We are conscious of litter, but what about biodegradable waste? It will decompose in the landfill, people say. This is true to a point. As it breaks down in the dump, it…

Chris Clegg There are some days when it becomes an editor or reporter’s turn to write the commentary in this space that there are simply no great ideas. So I began to read a few items hoping to find some…