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.
As the painful, thoughtless, ill conceived refugee crisis plunges deeper and deeper into an expensive black hole that the Liberals cannot in any way rationalize, everyone suffers the consequences.
If there is something about left wingers that is constant and predictable its their irksome, unbridled assumption that they know what is best for everyone. Their odious, short-sightedness perpetuates a babel of manipulated insults, given with little thought of the consequences.
I must speculate that while our prime minister is traveling the world and doing town hall meetings across Canada, that he finds that much more to his liking than spending some time in parliament or actually governing our country.
The Trudeau government has once again introduced legislation that will hurt Canadian companies while helping their foreign competitors.Prime Minister Trudeau’s latest move is not only hurtful to everyone who works in the oil and gas industry, it’s harmful to all the tax-paying companies and …
What a better world we would have, if all politicians were subject to a minimum 70% mark on an economics exam ‘before” they could run for office. Item number one, completely read Sylvia Nasar’s book titled “Grand Pursuit.”