Deficit is usually a dirty word in Alberta but Budget 2016, introduced last Thursday by Rachel Notley’s NDP Government, seems to have put smiles on more than a few faces. The budget does project dramatically reduced provincial revenues, with royalty revenues dipping to the lowest levels in over 40 years. With that in mind, the Province will take on debt of almost $58 billion within three years, with no expectations to balance the books before 2024. This year’s deficit is over $10 billion.

This y

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The annual Good Friday Interdenominational Service will be held March 25 at 10:30 am at the Three Hills School Gymnasium This year the free will offering will go to Rehoboth Christian Ministries to assist with retrofitting their Three Hills client homes with fire suppression equipment as newly-legislated by the Province of Alberta at a cost in the area of $100,000.00. Everyone is welcome to attend and support this worthy cause.

The Easter weekend is celebrated in many different ways by many diff

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One of my daily routines gets me out walking in whatever the weather. I am a creature of habit and therefore, I usually stick to the same route. For some reason, that I can’t explain, I went the other direction, on Sunday afternoon.

A beautiful robin greeted me as I walked into Anderson Park. Several more arrived in our back yard the next day. The sound of geese heading north is everywhere and the store shelves are filled with Easter goodies.

We get excited about the coming of spring. That’s a f

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As the Proud Mayor of the Town of Three Hills and Publisher/Editor of The Capital, I am often approached to answer questions regarding our community. Oh sure, I can go on for hours about the history of the town, but last week, I’ll admit, I felt like a student on a field trip, seeing the inner workings of things most of us take for granted.

Town Council and Administration headed east to tour the Three Hills Water Treatment Plant. I had flown over it on several occasions, during flood threats, bu

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