Ryan Dahlman

Ryan Dahlman

Managing Editor

In watching the terrifying images coming from Fort McMurray Tuesday night, it was absolutely heartbreaking to see people flee their homes, businesses and, in reality, their lives.

A little bell on a schoolhouse sat at a table in the Market at Medalta April 28. Ring it and one would have a polite young person explain a little about themselves and why they had a booth set up selling T-shirts in support of three different causes including the Alberta Children’s Wish Foundation, Hope for Haiti and Tanya Ellis and her Seven Persons’ family.

On Jan. 6, 2016, the first two paragraphs of a Prairie Post story on Foremost-native Garret Hughson, who had just been released from the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfire and been picked up by the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brooks Bandits read like this:

Literacy and mental health are two critical aspects in the lives of young students and their families. Perhaps that’s why the third annual Grasslands Family Literacy Night May 5 in Brooks is received with so much anticipation following two previous successes in 2014 and 2015.

Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Esplanade, the Medicine Hat Symphonic Society’s biggest event every year is the Concerto Showcase Gala.

Friday, 29 April 2016 08:00

Brooks Beer Bonanza a brew boon

When Brooks realtor Michael McDonald decided putting on a beer sampling event would be a good idea, he had no idea what kind of response he would get from not only brewers, but the public considering the weak state of the economy.

The League of Wolves were a talented quartet from southwest Saskatchewan who enjoyed success with a in-your-face hard rock sound which developed a decent following.

About 99 per cent of the time, when a person gets the diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer, it’s not a time for hope or enthusiasm.

With the Alberta provincial budget tabled April 14 featuring a $10.4 billion deficit, it’s not overly surprising Paige MacPherson, Alberta director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation wasn’t thrilled.

It’s been quite a year in athletics for Swift Current native Kaity Letwiniuk.

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