That's Life - August 30, 2023

We didn’t stray far from home but we enjoyed our holidays just the same. We have discovered that we are no longer sun worshippers. We are no longer cut out for plus 30 Celsius summer heat.

Break out your Alberta flags and get ready to celebrate Alberta Day. Yes, Alberta became a province on September 1, 1905. I’d venture to say that Alberta Day is a non-statutory holiday just waiting to happen. I happened to stumble over it while driving with the radio on. There are some events happening around the province but because we have all become creatures of convenience most of those events are being held on September 2 and 3 (Saturday and Sunday).

I would think that the lion’s share of Albertans will be taking advantage of the Labour Day weekend by going camping or taking in any number of outdoor pools before the plug gets pulled on another summer season.

My memories of our 25 years as Buffalo Lake folks, pictures the Rochon Sands Marina being jammed with trucks and trailers. It was one of my favourite days of the year. I took great pleasure leaving my boat in its slip (dock), knowing that I had at least six weeks of the best boating and fishing of the season Ah, peace and quiet and cool, feisty fish, that’s just what the doctor ordered.

On the harvest scene, I’m told that things are going fast and furious right now. Wheat, barley and peas are all being harvested at present with canola a week to two weeks away. Yields are all over the board but quality has been excellent. As it stands in this area harvest is about 25% complete. We are going to need a lot of moisture post-harvest to prepare for spring seeding.

And now that summer bids farewell it’s time for our students to return to class. Prairie College students have arrived and both Prairie Christian Academy and Three Hills School as well as TroVal, Dr. Elliott (Linden), Carbon Valley and Acme School welcome their students back to class on Tuesday, September 5.

On Wednesday, September 6, you can learn a lot at Three Hills 2023 Discovery Night. The purpose of Community Discover Night is to provide Three Hills and area residents with information, resources and programs available for them to access or get involved with.

The event runs from 5:30 - to 7:00 p.m. at the Three Hills Curling Rink. Admission is free. This is a Kneehill Regional FCSS initiative.

Remember! Be careful this long weekend. Play by the rules and get home safe and sound. Alberta Check-Stops will be out in full swing to keep us all safe.

That’s Life.