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The releasing of the confirmation of the grave sites of the 215 children of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation at the residential school in Kamloops has caused a wave of emotion amongst the indigenous, but also in the non-indigenous community…Just not enough of the sympathetic kind in t…

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During May, I was privileged to do some indigenous-themed stories including a feature on a documentary film which captured Kainai High School programming as well as talking to Farica Prince an inspector/administrator with the Blood Tribe Police Service in regards to systemic racism in polici…

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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. While credit is sometimes attributed to the ancient Nazca people, few agree as to who made them and how …

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This may seem like a “well, duh” statement but as much as the Alberta Provincial government can complain about transfer payments to other provinces, and saying Justin Trudeau is a hypocrite saying the carbon tax isn’t a tax but an investment into the environment; the provincial government is…

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Last week, the federal government announced a cornerstone of their budget would be a Canada-wide child care system that would cost parents as little as $10 a day.

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Notice how Albertans haven’t heard much from the NDP and Rachel Notley lately? You don’t hear anything else from the other opposition parties because they don’t exist.

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People are suffering across Canada. Pick a province and everyone has some hurting happening, much of it due to the havoc Covid-19 has been wreaking on people’s heath with the after-affects with the livelihoods. People struggling financially is commonplace, many small businesses are backed in…

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I talked to a colleague once about literacy and he said within five years, the English language will cease to exist as we know it. 

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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…