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Callie Hermanson “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne of Green Gables. I look forward to fall every year and here are some reasons why fall is my favourite season: There are many…

Chris Clegg In a Peanuts cartoon years ago, Linus is reading a newspaper. He tells Lucy, “I never realized the world was in such sad shape.” “What are you reading, the front page?” asks Lucy. “No, the movie ads!” says…

Mac Olsen On August 22, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the City of Burnaby’s legal challenge against the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. This is a big win for Alberta’s petroleum industry but a dismayed Burnaby Mayor Derek…

Joe McWilliams Stompin’ Tom Connors comes to Slave Lake next month. Not Tom himself, but his son Taw Connors, doing a tribute show at the Legacy Centre. People throw around terms like ‘Canadian icon’ a bit too freely, but good…

Mac Olsen This is a subject I’ve written about before, but every so often video streaming is worth examining. First, I’ll put a plug in here about the Smoky River Express’ YouTube channel. I have been posting videos of local…

Mac Olsen I won’t call it the politically correct name, ‘Cannabis’, I will always refer to it as ‘marijuana,’ a substance that has no business being legalized or made socially acceptable. True, marijuana legalization takes effect Oct. 17 across the…