Flags are at half mast as we mourn the loss of former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice. We were all shocked and saddened when reports surfaced that the small jet carrying Jim Prentice and three others crashed only minutes after take-off from Kelowna. The four men had enjoyed a golf game in Kelowna on Thursday, October 13 and were enroute to Springbank Airport, on Calgary’s west side, when the crash took place. All four men died in this horrific crash.
Travelling with the former Alberta Premier

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Fire Prevention is serious business and The Capital is proud to present our 2016 Fire Prevention Week Special Issue, inserted in this week’s regular issue of The Capital.

It seems coincidental that Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15, 2016) began on Thanksgiving weekend. How thankful we are for the dedicated service of our volunteer firefighters.

Homes, businesses, farmland and all of the men, women and children within Kneehill County are served by 127 volunteer firefighters in six differen

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You could say it was just a matter of time but road deaths resulting from distracted driving are at levels double that of impaired driving.

Texting while operating a motor vehicle has got to be considered public enemy number one if we want to reduce traffic deaths.

Distracted driving has got to be dealt with as a criminal offence. Those who are guilty of the crime should have to do the time.

A simple traffic ticket will not stop the plague. Give offenders a criminal record and jack-up their insu

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The flags at the new Three Hills Town Office fly at half mast in respect of the passing of former Three Hills Mayor Bob Robertson.

Bob spent 15 years on Town Council. He first served as a councilor from 1977 to 1983 and nine years as Mayor from 1989 to 1998. Bob farmed west of Three Hills for 30 years and worked for Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. and Feed Mill for 27 years, three as superintendent.

I had the privilege of working with Bob, at Parrish and Heimbecker in 1973 and 1974. In 1975 Bob was

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