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by Tom Henihan The issue of plagiarism regarding Melania Trump’s speech was more amusing than serious, especially considering that virtually everyone in the political arena is scripted. The entire enterprise is a fiction, a staged fabrication; only when there is…

by Jeff Burgar “Where I live, it’s nice and quiet,” Dylan Laboucan’s father Leo said in a CBC news report. “Everybody knows everybody around here. If there’s a vehicle from out of town, we’ll all notice it right away. It’s…

by Chris Clegg It is often asked, “What makes a man great?” Every person has their version of greatness, defined in the dictionary partly as “more than ordinary” and “being larger or more important than others of the same kind”.…

by Jeff Burgar I was hoping it would be a long, hot, boring, but also enjoyable summer. Maybe in that, is the problem. Long? Well, not even halfway through and many things happening. By that measure, long indeed. Which would…

by Jeff Burgar In the minds of four High Prairie town councillors, they were doing the right thing when they voted to refund a taxpayer a penalty. Town council, as policy states, charged the taxpayer when she didn’t pay her…

Commentary by Mac Olsen If I go to Calgary again, I will certainly not be dining at Earls.67, due to their mandatory 16 per cent gratuity on all meals, as well as the fact that this money does not belong…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar After years and years of people working hard to answer an old problem, Big Lakes County Reeve Ken Matthews may be on the verge of discovering a solution. There are untold numbers of committees across Canada…

Commentary by Katrina Owens Something absolutely dreadful happened last week! My beagle almost died! OK, perhaps died is an exaggeration but she did still become violently ill. Why you may ask? Because I turned my head for a millisecond, and…

by Jeff Burgar Seriously, which excites you more? An offer of $25 million for a Kanye West – Kim Kardashian sex tape, or Jason Kenney saying he wants to be Alberta’s premier? Please, be honest! You may very well ask,…

Commentary by Chris Clegg I used to think of museums as old, boring places to visit. I never understood the fascination and utter joy my boring parents and grandparents received from visits to such old, dusty places. I mean, there…

by Jeff Burgar It’s a given in many circles, how successful you are isn’t based on what you know but who you know. This could be bred into our genes over millions of years. One does not marry one’s daughter…