I was raised to say "Please" and "Thank You".
Last summer, my wife and I asked our staff if we could "Please" take a two-week holiday. They said yes, we said "Thank You".
This year, we asked if we could "Please" take three weeks. You guessed it. And now I'm going to say "Thank You".
To our son Jay, who is our Production Manager, Webmaster and acted as overall Manager of The Capital. We are so grateful. Thanks to Barb Widmer who has been a part of our newspaper family for so many years. We owe he

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A recent crash at the intersection of Highway 21 and 27 east and my own personal witnessing of a driver blowing a red light while on a cell phone makes me wonder.
Why are we still allowed to operate a motor vehicle and use a handheld cell phone at the same time?
Those who die in crashes, caused by a driver on a cell phone, are just as dead whether killed by drug use, fatigue or alcohol.
Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Newfoundland/Labrador have already

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Most of us have been touched by the loss of a loved one to cancer. My dad died of cancer in 1987.
This week communities within Kneehill County will have the opportunity to help find a cure.
The Wild Pink Yonder "Ride for a Cure" passes through Acme, Linden, Three Hills and Trochu this week. Breast cancer is the target and all of us need to do what we can to help fight the battle.
So far, in 2010, 23,200 females have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Canada, according to the Canadian Cancer So

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It's gonna be a Pink time in the old Towns and Villages next week.
That's right - Wild Pink Yonder's Ride For The Cure will be trotting through Kneehill County Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 24, 25 and 26.
Last week I failed to mention that Wild Pink Yonder will stop in Linden on Wednesday, August 25. There will be a fundraising barbeque at the Linden Campground from 11 am to 1 pm, to raise funds for Breast Cancer research.
Check inside this issue for events you can participate in to we

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