April 19-25, 2020 is National Volunteer Week in Canada.

At last, something that hasn’t been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s time to applaud our amazing volunteers. Don’t forget to give yourself a hand.

We want all of our readers to cut out and/or print out the clapping hands image, available on the back page of this newspaper and personalize and decorate your windows with them. I’m suggesting that you smother your windows with them. With all of that clapping

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I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter. It would have been nice to have a few more family member around our dining room table but, like they say, “We’re all in this together.”

In the last week we’ve seen lots and lots of robins return. We’ve seen gophers skip across the roads. The geese are flying north once again and a big “blue bottle’ fly landed on the west wall of White and Company on a sunny afternoon.

“Big deal”, you say. Well let me t

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If you have telephoned the office of Capital Printers Ltd. anytime since the mid-1980s, chances are pretty good that you spoke to Barb Widmer.

That’s right, Barb was part of The Capital family for about 35 years. I say “was” because we were forced to lay Barb off last week due to the economic crisis we are dealing with due, in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic. Oh sure, it’s not like the Alberta economy wasn’t in crisis mode before the pandemic but at least we could at

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Drastic times call for drastic change and that’s happening all over the world due to COVID-19.

And drastic change is happening right here at The Capital.

We have switched our mailing from addressed to unaddressed. This means that residents, within Kneehill County, will receive a copy of The Capital in their mailbox. We have been forced to do this due to the tremendous difference in mailing costs.

We have also opened up our digital edition free for all to read.

If you live outside of the bo

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