Well, here’s hoping you haven’t destroyed your retinas by looking directly at Monday’s solar eclipse.

I keep hearing newscasts about the “once in a lifetime experience.” Truth be known, they happen, somewhere in the world, every 18 months.

We will experience a “Total Solar Eclipse” right here, in 2024. That gives us seven years to order our next set of over-priced, over-rated, protective glasses. Or, ask a welder if you can wear his welding goggles.


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The next General Election will happen on Monday, October 16, 2017. Nomination Day will be Monday, September 18, 2017.

To become a candidate, you must be at least 18 years of age on Nomination Day, a Canadian citizen, and you must have been a resident of the local jurisdiction for the six consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day.

Make sure you check “A Guide for Candidates”, provided by Alberta Municipal Affairs, to see if you are not eligible, for some reason.


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It has been, and continues to be, a terrible year for our friends and neighbours in British Columbia. Reports indicate that it is their worst wildfire year since 1958.

My wife and I were lucky, in the early part of July, as we travelled to the west coast and back without running into any smoke. But that has since changed.

Our desire to return to the coast has been delayed, not only by wildfires but by the unseasonal heat.

Staycationing has played a major role in our summer. The Reynolds Museum,

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On Sunday, July 2, 2017, I had the privilege and pleasure of speaking at the Canada 150 Three Hills Church Community Service at our very beautiful Anderson Park.

Over 600 people attended under a sunny sky and very hot temperatures.

As Mayor of the Town of Three Hills, I was asked to present a summary of the Town’s history. That’s a difficult task for a storyteller, like me, who likes to ramble on and on and, oops, there I go again.

I must have done something right because I have been

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