It would be easy to say Tommy Douglas would be horrified at what is going on in health care, pandemic or no pandemic, the times are a changing in health.
For many of us, social media plays various roles in our lives. A platform to exchange information and ideas, social media allows to communicate for better or worse.
No matter what happens from the time Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said the province was going to ‘ease’ restrictions brought forth by the pandemic, it displays a lack of cohesion and communication within Canadian leaders when it is most needed.
For centuries man has been intrigued with the South American Nazca lines. Out in the middle of nowhere in the Peruvian country, they are mostly visible from the air when touring by plane.
Our small towns and rural communities across Canada are experiencing fallout from COVID-19 in unique and devastating ways. It has once again highlighted the rural/urban divide that exists in Canada which is reflected in our national policies and politics. The national media has also been neg…
Like a whole lot of people, as seen in hundreds upon hundreds of tributes Saturday, my favourite memory of Colby Cave has nothing to do with anything he accomplished on the ice.
There is nothing wrong with wanting the best. Being the best person you can be and living life to the fullest. Being satisfied with who you are and pushing to be all that you can be is a noble goal.
Our country is suffering a multitude of afflictions that cry out to be addressed by our federal Liberal government. Trudeau remains totally focused on trying to salvage his minority government. He never was able to make any decisions of consequence and his tendency to cut and run is now at a…
Uh oh, don’t look now, but the relieved feelings (or just wishful thinking?) with ousting Rachel Notley and the free-spending NDP has hit a wall.
Peter Downing, the man pushing Wexit Canada, the federal branch of the Western Canada Sovereignty Movement, maybe becoming an important figure in Alberta politics.
When Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields he couldn’t have dreamed what significance the poppy would become or even how it is used in helping Canadians remember and honour fallen soldiers or pay tribute to those who live in our communities.
Anyone watching the 2019 federal election coverage on television Oct. 21 saw Andrew Scheer forcing a smile amid layers of disappointment and undoubtedly fear for his leadership role despite the fact the Conservatives increased the number of seats by 26.
Canadians are heading to the polls next week, exercising our democratic right to vote and casting a ballot being one’s civic duty, this election has been telling how shallow we have become as voters.
While Albertans will be fascinated to see how the federal election goes, what maybe equally as important is what happens three days later as the provincial budget is tabled.
The examination of the regionalizing County of Newell, Town of Bassano and the City of Brooks under one umbrella has died as the Regional Working Group made up up of representatives from the aforementioned municipalities.
Unless you were actually there, no one truly knows yet what exactly happened to start the physical altercation at the Quest for the Cup three-on-three tournament in Lethbridge last weekend.
One of the life lessons which seems to being repeated as one hits middle age is ensuring you tell those you care about and love how you really feel about them…before it’s too late.
Driving back to Medicine Hat from a trip to Saskatchewan I heard on the radio on this east side of the Alberta Saskatchewan border, I heard about the train derailment near Irvine.
Political cynicism is rampant these days. Not because of the annual jokes of politicians working hard attending barbecues, flipping pancakes or going to various community celebrations. Other than time behind a griddle, the perception of politicians is that there are particularly conspicuous …
Just as I was about to write this, the federal Liberals, totally void of any remorsefulness, announced that a whitewashed Gerald Butts was back in the fold. I’ve maintained all along that Butts has never left the scene. I make that observation due to the Liberals continued devious, irrationa…
It is easy to jump on the bandwagon of bashing Justin Trudeau, but unfortunately for the federal Liberal Party strategists who are the faceless, nameless people actually running the country, the current prime minister is giving critics the keys and open back gate to that wagon.
During the 2019 Alberta provincial election it was critical for Jason Kenney that he win the most seats in Calgary. Prognosticators said it was a three pronged election… win two out of Edmonton, Calgary and everywhere else and that party would win. Many predicted the NDP would be strong in E…
Given one expensive mess after the other in Ontario and B.C. and the blown billions in Ottawa; I doubt it. One would think the repetitive, ubiquitous, oppressing behaviour should be a clue toward failed expectations for the less than 40% of Canadians who voted them into power, which they han…
As Christians and many close to them lurch from Halloween to Black Friday to Christmas, the large majority stagger reluctantly into the last phase of the mad rush. Yes, the mad rush to spend money we can’t afford to buy things we really don’t need, combined with the insane participation of t…
The federal government made it sound like it was the hero saving the Alberta oil patch when, on Dec. 18, it announced a $1.6 billion aid package for struggling oil companies.
I've never put much stock in the whole "everyone goes crazy under a full moon" theory, until last week when it felt like everyone actually went crazy under a full moon.
Friend, coach, colleague, mentor, coffee buddy. No matter how one knew Bow Island's Fred Mellen, they were guaranteed of being left with a lasting impression, a learning experience, and most likely, a few hearty laughs.
THE MELEE IN MALI: Prime Minsiter Justin Trudeau’s contrived, intuitive pipe dream to possibly snag a seat on the dysfunctional U.N. Security Council is shameful! He has sent Canadian troops into the out of control area of Mali.