| Scotland to change Quebec autonomy talk - NATIONAL AFFAIRS byCHANTAL HEBERT|
As the campaign leading to next Thursday’s vote on Scotland independence
enters its final stretch, most of the ingredients that turned the 1995 Quebec
referendum into a national nail-biter have returned.
They include a late-in-the-game reversal of the momentum in favour of the pro-
independence camp, a mad scramble by the No side to turn the tide and a
possible photo-finish next week.
But it is the differences between the two episodes that stand to most inform
and, eventually, change the terms of the Canada/Quebec referendum
conversation. Full Story >
|Bob Scammell – Alberta Outdoors|
The downside of receiving a Canada’s Recreational Fishing Award (plaque and medal) by mail instead of being able to get to a ceremony where Department of Fisheries and Oceans Minister, Gail Shea, herself, might even be making the presentation, is that you don’t get to make a speech. But part of the reason for my award is almost 50 years of these weekly columns, so here goes: a speech in a column and vice versa.
The Minister’s citation on the plaque reads: “In recognition of an outstanding contribution to the conservation and enhancement of the recreational fisheries, (you have) received this award from the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on behalf of the people of Canada.” Full Story >
|Life as I know it! by Colleen Crawford|
Sixteen years ago, a baby boy was born. Sometime in and around twenty four hours later, I got to take that little boy home and keep him. And now? He is old enough to drive.
Enter a boy who I didn’t know I needed, never expected but wanted more than life itself. He has helped me change my world.
He is my sitting-in-a-sunbeam-child who I often write about. He is the one who finally slowed me down and showed me how to be a mom. I wanted absolutely nothing more than to stay home and raise my own child, and be there for my (then) eleven year old son in a way I never was and never could have been for my (then) twenty year old son. Full Story >
|Picked up in passing by JAMIE NESBITT - Bulletin Editor|
Disastrous fire wipes
out entire local block
Brooks Bulletin, September 20, 1913—The most disastrous fire this town has experienced in its short existence burned down a whole block last Thursday night. Fanned by a stiff breeze from the northwest, the flames consumed 10 places of business within four hours.
The fire started in the Chinese laundry at the rear of J. S. Ingram’s warehouse. O. L. Edland was passing when he saw smoke coming out and an excited Chinaman throwing water into a hole in the wall. He gave the alarm and in a minute the flames burst through the roof. With no adequate firefighting apparatus the frame buildings were an easy prey to the flames.
A small hand chemical was borrowed from the C. P. I. D. headquarters, the local engine being in a state of disrepair for some time past. Full Story >
|Sports Talk by Bruce Parker|
One of the best things about my job is talking to athletes who accomplish big things against all odds.
Patricia’s Brayden Lelek is a perfect example of what I am talking about. The 6’5 steer wrestler entered the sport halfway through the high school rodeo season but managed to do well enough to qualify for the provincial finals.
Fans of the sport realize that not everything goes as a competitor would like and sometime a lot of luck is involved in order to do well. Luck was certainly on his side but Lelek made the most of his opportunity. He was ranked ninth going into provincials but had to finish in the top four to qualify for the national high school finals and this is exactly what he did. It was quite the achievement considering he was out of action for 45 days prior to provincials with a knee injury. Full Story >