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.
There it was Oct. 9, tweeted out in the morning and the MLA for Calgary-Acadia showed one more time why he is that one guy on your team that just can’t help himself but get into trouble.
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.
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…
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…
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 …
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.
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…
A lot of society’s ills are because of passing judgment on others using poorly-based, preconceived or just flat out bereft of actual facts to make bad decisions.
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.