That's Life - August 26, 2020

There is an office supply outlet that adopted that old Andy Williams Christmas standard, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. That tune was their “Back to School” jingle and I must say it really caught on.

Well, it’s Back to School on Tuesday, September 1, after six months of empty halls of learning. I’m not hearing the jingle. Perhaps I’m just not watching television at the right time. Perhaps they dropped the jingle due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After all, Alberta’s Chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, has suggested that virtual visits with grandparents and family members with high risk medical conditions be reinstated for safety sake.

I strongly believe our schools are doing everything in their power to keep our children safe. I just cannot envision smooth sailing especially in the bigger city schools. Let’s hope I’m wrong.

The first six days of school will be a staggered start. About half the students will attend the following day. This will apply from September 1-9 or six school days. See the article by Bevan Davern, Superintendent of Schools, on page 16 of this issue.

Road construction in Three Hills has begun on Third Avenue from 2nd Street (583) North to 3rd Street South. This is a water/sewer line change out. This project has a tentative completion date of the end of October.

There is also extensive work being done on pothole and street repair throughout the Town of Three Hills. Please be aware of crews working and detour signs.

At press time there are no active cases of Covid-19 in Kneehill County. To date, according to alberta.ca, there have been 20 cases, 18 recovered and two deaths.

Remember, we’re all said it many times, “We’re all in this together.” Do everything in your power to keep our Covid numbers low. Stay well. Stay safe.

That’s Life.