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Jeff Burgar We love telling stories. Some are golden oldies. Some from other places. We hope you all get a chuckle out of them. Our latest starts off with an observation many decades ago there was a trick to getting…

Richard Froese The countdown is on for Christmas and excitement is growing, especially for children. Many people seem to be so busy around this time of year, perhaps too busy. Amidst all the hustle and bustle and rush, focus on…

Jeff Burgar People are bored with Donald Trump impeachment babble. We just want this never-ending story to be over with. As in “C’mon. Stop wasting my time with stories about semi-facts and other such.” Trump’s impeachment is indeed endless upon…

Jeff Burgar We are not expecting a new member to our family. At least, not a person! Even so, it’s always fun to look over last year’s most popular new baby names. An outfit called Namebaby goes one better. Instead…

Jeff Burgar This newspaper apologizes. The apology is long overdue. Or else, we are going to say something that demands an apology. Either way, we want to be ahead of the curve. Our transgression will be an accident for sure.…

Pearl Lorentzen Hair is a funny thing. On your head or your pet, it’s a beautiful thing, but in your food it’s disgusting. I recently cut 10 to 14 inches off my hair to donate to Angel Hair For Kids.…

Jeff Burgar Will a person experienced in tracking down somebody who shot a moose out of season be dealing with a domestic dispute? How about somebody who knows how to check a logging trailer for load safety now filling out…

Chris Clegg Let’s be honest. Is there any more silly celebration that dressing up in costumes and going door-to-door asking for candy? Sheesh! No matter, as long as people have fun in a safe way, who cares what others think?…

Jeff Burgar “Figures don’t lie. But lies come from figures.” So the wise words go. Looking at federal elections results, now that official numbers are released, gives just about anybody ideas to be happy or sad about. There are many…

Joe McWilliams It’s getting harder to find veterans of foreign conflicts that we haven’t already interviewed. That is probably a good thing. In the 1990s, when I started doing this job, there were a lot of Second World War veterans.…

In 2001, six prominent Albertans outlined an “Alberta Agenda” in a letter to Premier Ralph Klein known as the “firewall letter”. In many ways, Alberta’s situation is now more dire than it was in 2000 and so it is time…

Jeff Burgar Ah yes, the stories about “have” and “have not” provinces! Did you know there are also “have” and “have not” local governments in Alberta? Cry baby cities get the news attention. Grande Cache is one of the “have…

Richard Froese The federal election is over and the Liberal Party was re-elected under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It’s not the result most people in Alberta and Western Canada wanted or welcomed. Most voters in the Conservative-strong provinces wanted to…

It is the day after the actual federal election and nothing is settled. It was somewhat heartening to see Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer get smacked around a bit. I had gotten so tired of his constant insulting…

Jeff Burgar We are wasteful little spendthrifts, we are. Maybe not quite you personally. But in the end, most of us are happy with big spending governments, one way or another. That’s according to what is called the MacKinnon Report.…