That's Life - May 3, 2023

Time flies when you’re having fun and I can honestly say we’ve had our share of fun at The Capital in the 46 years that we‘ve been a part of it all.

For the past few months, we’ve been moving out of our 411 Main St. location. The day has finally arrived that everything we managed to collect has found new homes. Oh sure, we managed to keep the most important items but, let’s face it, I’m a hoarder. I kept news clippings, papers of interest, event posters, tickets, coupons and more until I had to walk sideways to get through it all.

So, for the first time in 107 years, Capital Printers Ltd. does not have a downtown location. Like so many others these days, we work from home.

As we enter the month of May we see all sorts of new life and activities begin.

Congratulations to the Prairie College Grad Class of 2023, the school’s 96th annual ceremony grads totalled 98 compared to last year’s 74.

High schools throughout Kneehill County have already begun their celebrations. The Capital will publish our annual Kneehill Graduation Guide later on in June.

Well, the race is on for the 2023 Provincial Election with the writ being dropped May 1, 2023.

At present Olds/Didsbury/Three Hills candidates include UCP’s Nathan Cooper (incumbent), NDP’s Cheryl Hunter Loewen and TIP’s Katherine Kowalchuk (Independent Party). Albertans will go to the polls on May 29.

The Town of Three Hills launched their all-new website on Monday, May 1. Guess what, it’s user-friendly. I didn’t really care for the old one. I mean, I didn’t hate it like I hate the Government of Alberta or Federal Government websites. Let’s just say I like the new website better and leave it at that.

The month of May has begun with very warm temperatures that have quickly cleared any remnants of snow and ice away. The golf courses are open, the tennis/pickleball courts are open and the splash parks and outdoor pools will soon be open as we close in on the Victoria Day weekend.

And don’t forget at our local museums our volunteers work so hard to collect, protect and present so much from our historical past. Official openings happen in two weeks but if you have a hankering to view the Kneehill Museum today, tomorrow or almost any day, just drop in and they’ll be happy to take you on a journey from yesteryear.

Next week I’ll focus on Mother’s Day so that I can remind you to “Focus” on your Mom on Sunday, May 14.

That’s Life.