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Coal mining has been a consistent energy source for hundreds of years: whether fueling something as small as a house stove, to trains to multi-million dollar generators, coal has been a source of employment, relatively inexpensive heart and a pillar of the Canadian economy. It is cheap, simp…

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To say there is political and social turmoil in Alberta would qualify somewhere between a gross understatement and an emphasized “well duh”.

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Here in the Great White North, residents north of the 49th parallel sat in their living rooms, wearing our toques and Team Canada jerseys sipping on our Molson or Timmies, with our bowl of popcorn, feeling pretty smug as we watched a deranged Donald Trump do his best imitation of a spoiled f…

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The issue of drunk driving and people running for political office came up again in Saskatchewan last week as two separate stories regarding candidates and their run-ins with the law.

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The civic and provincial elections are coming up in Saskatchewan. For many people, elections are source of pride and honour as they do their best to help contribute to the wellbeing of their respective communities. 

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It is a scary time in Alberta. There’s constantly negativity in regards to politics on every level; people are losing their jobs, federal assistance funding is running out for others who took it as a way of supplementing themselves when COVID hit and house foreclosures and repossessions of o…

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During the cold war between the former Soviet Union and USA 1947 to 1991, an explosion of sci-fi films filled the movie houses of America. Check out this short documentary on it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBY1_3O6MFc but in post world war 2, patrons had a hunger for aliens, UFOs and art…

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One of the reasons why children’s camps are so successful is that everyone is put on equal footing. Whether you come from an affluent home or a destitute background, the outdoors doesn’t care. Who can adapt, who wants to learn skills not found in the city or maybe even the farm and who will …

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Union wise especially, teachers and those in the health care were always kindred spirits. Joined to together in providing critical service to the public, have strong union presence and generally a respected part of Alberta. Now, it is more of a case of misery loves company.

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Is it getting harder to figure what’s right and wrong today? With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many challenge the narrative as different rules seem to apply to different people depending on which side of the story you are on. Truth never takes sides and applies to all regardless of your vie…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Canadians, even with our self-inflicted blemishes, enjoy a multitude of wonderful perks that most of the world can only envy. 

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Peter Downing, the man pushing Wexit Canada, the federal branch of the Western Canada Sovereignty Movement, maybe becoming an important figure in Alberta politics.

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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.