|Bob Scammell – Alberta Outdoors|
Tuesday is column day, when the final draft and the selected pictures must be emailed to the paper. That must be accomplished early every fifth or sixth Tuesday, as in last week, when I have an early afternoon appointment with Dr. Bozdech for a sharp shot in each eye, after which I’ll not see well for a day or three.
The phone must be at hand; Tuesday is phone, email, even drop - in day for many people. Last Tuesday, column sent, I was about to email the press secretary of the Minister of Environment, Sustainable Resource Development, and Parks for an advance copy of the minister’s speech to the delegates at the Annual Conference of the Alberta Fish and Game Association just prior to the Minister’s Luncheon in Edmonton on Friday, Feb. 19. Full Story >
|Just a few words... by Jon Nesbitt|
Wednesday, February 10 – Rhonda McGruther
Thursday, February 11 – John Petrie
Friday, February 12 – Tony Schimmel
Saturday, February 13 – Penny Covenden
Sunday, February 14 – Mary Ann Ocol
Tuesday, February 16 – Neil Fowler
Larry and Darlene Schultz – February 14, 1970
Jamie and Tina Cochran – February 14, 2003 Full Story >
|Sports Talk by Bruce Parker|
With Christmas upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to clear up some current and past sport items that never got addressed.
To begin with, one question I am continually asked is will I cheer for the Saskatchewan Roughriders now that Chris Jones is the new head coach and general manager. The answer is no even though they are my second favourite team in the Canadian Football League. Full Story >
|Trudeau delivers important message of patience - NATIONAL AFFAIRS by TIM HARPER|
When he landed in Alberta for two days of meetings this week, Justin Trudeau had a number of options.
I suppose he could have charismatically willed the price of oil back up to $100 per barrel.
He could simply, as the Conservative opposition in Ottawa keeps telling him, just build a pipeline already.
He could have brought that big armoured car stuffed with cash with him, as Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci had suggested, tongue-in-cheek, or maybe a huge oversized cheque with his party’s logo emblazoned on it for the cameras. Full Story >