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Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development   It may be time to spread the work around   It is an unusual time in Alberta. I have lived in Alberta for more than 40 years and pretty much during that…

Chris Clegg   We had a byelection for High Prairie town council Feb. 1. The next day, one of the staff members in our office said it was terrible how few people voted. Let’s see. In round numbers, High Prairie…

Joe McWilliams I’ve got a chunk of kimberlite sitting on my desk. It’s pretty useless, and not much to look at, but it stays. It reminds me of one of the things I like about this job, which is the…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 A burst of optimism has you moving toward a new goal, Aries. This positive frame of mind can propel you to the finish line quickly, but make each decision carefully. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 There is no harm in being ambitious, Aries. But a little humility to accompany that ambition can go a long way. Accept any recognition you earn in an appropriate manner. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21…

Commentary by Richard Froese Already at the end of the first month in 2016, our province and nation certainly have new faces from one year ago, at least on the political scene. Conservative governments were turfed last year as the…

Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development The price of living in northern Alberta, Part I Living in northern Alberta comes with a price. This shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone living here, but I think few people fully understand…

Commentary by Tom Henihan Nothing can ruin one’s fun quicker than municipal bylaws. Many a rock concert, late night party, fireworks display and bonfire singalong have had their flames quickly and unceremoniously doused by the meddlesome enforcement of bylaws. They…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Take a leadership role on a work assignment, Aries. If your interest in work has been waning of late, a more active role may help you change your perspective. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus,…