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Jeff Burgar The fellow one day phoned his local newspaper. He says, “I’m thinking of getting into politics. There’s a provincial election coming up. I’m going to run for the nomination here.” A daring reporter at the newspaper says, “It’s…

Pearl Lorentzen I am not a smoker, far from it. However, I believe that smokers have one good idea: taking short breaks throughout the day. Eye strain, repetitive injuries, and just plain lack of productivity happen when people do the…

Jeff Burgar If you are a parent, have you ever told your child, “This is the last time I’m telling you.” Of course you have! You are the boss? “How many times do I have to tell my staff not…

Chris Clegg I pity the people who live near the equator in sunny climates. Hot every day, day after day, week after week, year after year. Really! I guess I’m just one of those crazy guys who doesn’t mind a…

Jeff Burgar Looking at his personal cellphone, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saw the incoming call was from his confidante and best friend, Gerald Butts. “Hey G-Bear,” Trudeau answered. “How’s life in the great outdoors?” “Really, really good,” Butts replied. “We…

Joe McWilliams Geographically speaking, the middle third of Alberta should be considered ‘central’ Alberta. But, of course, it isn’t. To the bulk of the population of this province, the notion of Lesser Slave Lake being in central Alberta would seem…

Richard Froese Thanksgiving weekend is around the corner, just as a federal election to elect our national government winds down. Some people may say the words giving thanks and government don’t belong in the same sentence. Give thanks every day…

Jeff Burgar A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … Oops! Wrong story! Wrong beginning! So, there was a time, many years, towns and cities competed mightily over which of them would have the biggest airport. Helped…

Chris Clegg Hundreds of millions of people were fascinated when they saw the first colour photograph of earth. This supposedly huge chuck of rock we call home looked so small and fragile, a tiny blue globe in the vast expanse…

Tom Henihan From the beginning of the Jack Letts saga, when the convert to Islam left his middleclass home in Oxford to travel to Syria, I suspect that the British media used the moniker “Jihadi Jack,” not to describe a…

Joe McWilliams An email from an odd and unexpected source showed up the other day. It was from somebody calling him or herself ‘Neo’, asking me if I wanted to be ‘part of the herd’ or join up with the…

Tom Henihan Our social, political, religious, educational and financial institutions are founded on the notion that they are principled and trustworthy and that those principals are manifest in the individuals who represent these institutions. It is increasingly apparent, however, that…

Richard Froese Summer is nearly over and students will soon return to school. Hunters are waiting for another productive season. It’s also the start of another season. Voters across Canada go to the polls in a federal election set for…

Tom Henihan The ever-increasing instances of gun violence in the U.S., with gunmen shooting and killing people at random in department stores, restaurants and public events, is still not enough to have Republicans ask themselves, “why is it a democratic…