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Jeff Burgar The fellow one day phoned his local newspaper. He says, “I’m thinking of getting into politics. There’s a provincial election coming up. I’m going to run for the nomination here.” A daring reporter at the newspaper says, “It’s…

Pearl Lorentzen I am not a smoker, far from it. However, I believe that smokers have one good idea: taking short breaks throughout the day. Eye strain, repetitive injuries, and just plain lack of productivity happen when people do the…

There is a lot to be said. We do have a federal election looming. My impressions of people like Elizabeth May [Green Party leader] are improving, and I am seriously beginning to wonder how many more people will be allowed…

Jeff Burgar If you are a parent, have you ever told your child, “This is the last time I’m telling you.” Of course you have! You are the boss? “How many times do I have to tell my staff not…

Chris Clegg I pity the people who live near the equator in sunny climates. Hot every day, day after day, week after week, year after year. Really! I guess I’m just one of those crazy guys who doesn’t mind a…
What do you believe in?

I believe in the Tooth Fairy. Years ago, I received money for every tooth I lost as a kid. I would put the tooth under my pillow and there was money in its place the next morning! It has to…

Jeff Burgar Looking at his personal cellphone, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saw the incoming call was from his confidante and best friend, Gerald Butts. “Hey G-Bear,” Trudeau answered. “How’s life in the great outdoors?” “Really, really good,” Butts replied. “We…

Joe McWilliams Geographically speaking, the middle third of Alberta should be considered ‘central’ Alberta. But, of course, it isn’t. To the bulk of the population of this province, the notion of Lesser Slave Lake being in central Alberta would seem…

Jeff Burgar A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … Oops! Wrong story! Wrong beginning! So, there was a time, many years past, towns and cities competed mightily over which of them would have the biggest airport.…

Richard Froese Thanksgiving weekend is around the corner, just as a federal election to elect our national government winds down. Some people may say the words giving thanks and government don’t belong in the same sentence. Give thanks every day…

We have an election coming. I feel, as Canadian and citizen of the world, I can hold my head up. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a couple of real scandals under his belt. Very Canadian scandals. The SNC thing. He…

Jeff Burgar Bianca Andreescu is fantastic! A 19 year-old powerhouse of a player against another powerhouse of a player, Serena Williams. Neither is a willowy wisp. Both are pure shock and awe. Wow! It’s been said many times, in this…

Jeff Burgar Will Arnold Viersen love this column? Perhaps. Perhaps not. No matter. If you don’t know who Arnold is, shame on you. Unless you are in Grade 4 or less in school, or sitting in the nursing home fighting…

Temple Grandin is, to me, one of most important figures of our time. Ninety per cent of the slaughterhouses in the States were designed by her and she is a tireless advocate for people with autism. Why you may ask?…
Remember when the Fish Tank rocked?

It was 25 years ago on Sept. 8, 1994 when the Lakeland Eagles were officially accepted in to the NPHL. Hard to believe it was 25 years! Memories both good and bad still remain with its rabid and loyal fan…

Jeff Burgar It was big! It was green! But she says she didn’t see it! Seriously, it was hard to miss. “It” being a John Deere farm tractor a bit more than twice as high as a man standing beside…