As you may or may not know, I have been acclaimed Mayor-Elect for the Town of Three Hills.
I consider this a great privilege to have the opportunity to serve the people of Three Hills, a Town that has given so much to my family and myself. It's time to give back.
My years covering Council meetings created a desire in me to involve myself, at first, as a candidate for Council and then, because of a tremendous amount of community support, for the office of Mayor.
I have not supported the practice

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Every once in a while I have reason to head downstairs to the newspaper morgue. That's where we keep the archives. You know, copies of all the old Capitals right back to 1918. The Capital started in 1916 but a couple of years slipped through our fingers. Those copies are on file at the Provincial Archives in Edmonton.
We thought it would be fun to introduce a new weekly column entitled "From the Archives."
It's not a new idea, it's a stolen idea. After all, the best ideas are stolen.
We'll featu

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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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