|Bob Scammell – Alberta Outdoors|
More than 40 years ago we quit playing those great gambling games: May Long Roulette and Victoria Day Crapshoot. That was when we finished an insulated cabin at the Stump Ranch with electric baseboard heaters and an air – tight wood stove, so we always went west for the first long weekend of the summer, no matter what lies the weather forecasts foretold.
We still tented a little, frequently escaping floods to warm up and dry out in the cabin.
Often we had to pack up early at the cabin and retreat for home when the snacks ran low and the games got old and cabin – fevered kids, ours and their one guest each, started in with the shack nasties. Full Story >
|Just a few words... by Jon Nesbitt|
Wednesday, June 1 – Vicki Vlahos (Hackaray)
Thursday, June 2 – Margaret Oliver
Friday, June 3 – Heather Miyauchi
Saturday, June 4 – Murray Hauck
Sunday, June 5 – Rose Christman
Monday, June 6 – Bob Breakell
Tuesday, June 7 – Anita McRae
Sean Nesbitt 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 >
|Tories poisoned own well in B.C. - NATIONAL AFFAIRS by CHANTAL HEBERT|
The federal Conservatives are gathering in Vancouver this weekend to praise Stephen Harper today and - if they are smart - to start burying some of his signature policies over the rest of their national convention.
It will be the first time Harper addresses his party and - by the same token - Canadians since his election-night defeat. It will also be the last time he speaks to the Conservatives as an elected politician. By the time the party picks his successor a year from now, the former prime minister will be long gone.
More so than Harper’s parting words, his departure - expected at the end of the spring session of Parliament in just a few weeks - should clear the way for a post-mortem the Conservatives can ill afford to avoid. Full Story >