That's Life - June 19, 2019

As editor of The Capital it is my job to remind contributors to the editorial page to keep your letters brief and to the point. Remember to include your name, address and phone number. Your name will be published with your letter, if your letter is accepted.

It looks like we’re in for a stretch of needed moisture so we can celebrate that. The unfortunate side of the forecast is the very real possibility of thunderstorms. The northern part of the province remains hot and very dry and wildfires are, once again, creating havoc. Let’s hope they get their share of the rain to help control their problems.

I responded to a dispatch concerning alarms at the Three Hills School. When I arrived, all of the students had evacuated the building. As fire crews approached in their turn-out gear, the students welcomed them with cheers and applause and I could hear the students calling out “Thank You” as the firefighters entered the building. It made me proud, as Mayor of the Town of Three Hills, to witness this moment. We owe so much to all or our first responders who answer the call during emergency situations. We can all be thankful for their dedication and willingness to constantly train and serve our communities.

I can’t believe that a full year has come and gone since our first World Vision Global 6K for Water.

The second Annual 6K goes on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Anderson Park. There will be an Interdenominational Church Service starting at 10 am with the 6K to follow.

A hot dog lunch will be provided to all 6K participants as they cross the finish line. Register today at worldvision6K.ca/threehills and please note that you are no longer obligated to raise a set minimum amount in order to participate. However, you are required to raise a minimum of $50 to receive a 6K T-shirt. The participant lunch and water bottles will be provided courtesy of Traders Furniture and Capital Printers Ltd, publishers of “The Capital”. Lunch will be served while supplies last.

Trochu’s Canada Day celebrations go June 29 - July 1. This is a fun-filled event that’ll keep the whole family entertained over the Canada Day weekend. Check their half page ad on page 7 of this issue, for all the details.

That’s Life.