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The world is full of a number of things (as RL Stevenson is supposed to have said) and one of them is books. There are some very good ones by Canadian authors that deal with Canadian (even Western!) subjects. One…

Tom Henihan Smoky River Express You know you are in enlightened and progressive company when an item of clothing personifies a group’s political and social views. Few things can articulate profound, social ideology better than a polo shirt or pair…

Who wants to be thinking about October in the middle of July? Not many, but Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman said a week ago that he hopes some people are thinking about it, because the municipal elections are coming up…

Riverboat Daze 2017 is in the rearview mirror, but people are still talking about it. It was a bit of a gamble for the Chamber of Commerce organizers, changing the format the way they did. But oh boy did it…

Jeff Burgar South Peace News Even if you have not tried all the options, throw money at a problem. In fact, when you haven’t even defined the problem, what the heck, throw money anyway! And best of all, you get…

When you think about it, why wouldn’t anyone want to be a municipal councillor? You get to make decisions that make somebody mad, pretty much every week. Those decisions may also be good ones for the majority of citizens, who…

That sure was a scathing letter in the Edmonton Journal on July 1, on the dire condition of Alberta’s capacity to prosecute crimes. Author Sheila Brown was taking both Justice Minister Katherine Ganley and Journal columnist Paula Simons to task…

Mac Olsen South Peace News So, the majority of Canadians have a low regard for President Donald Trump, if the results of the Pew Research Center’s survey are accurate. But their survey results mean nothing to me, as I have…