That's Life June 1, 2011

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has made a final offer to Canada Post in the hopes of negotiating a settlement. The Union has also given the notice, required by the Canada Labour Code, of its intent to strike if there is no settlement following its final offer. The Union will be in a legal position to strike on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at 11:59 pm EST.
CUPW National President Denis Lemelin spoke at a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, May 29. Lemelin said the Union is willing to bargain right up to the strike. Both sides have agreed the federal pension and old age security cheques would be delivered in the event of a strike, but all other mail and parcel delivery would cease.
In the case of a strike, Three Hills subscribers are asked to pick up their newspaper at the office of Capital Printers Ltd. at 411 Main Street, Three Hills. This also applies to farm recipients with a Three Hills mailing address including rural routes.
The Capital will be delivered, as always, to Trochu,  Huxley, Elnora, Wimborne, Torrington, Linden, Acme and Carbon readers, uninterrupted. Swalwell residents will have to pick up their copy at our Three Hills office.
I am very pleased to announce that distribution and advertising contracts have been successfully renewed with all municipalities within Kneehill County. Those include Trochu, Linden, Acme and Carbon. These four communities have renewed for three-year terms, Carbon having renewed last year. Kneehill County has renewed for a five-year term. The Kneehill contract provides copies of The Capital to all County ratepayers within the province of Alberta. The County contract also includes the communities of Huxley, Wimborne, Torrington and Swalwell.
It is our absolute pleasure to be your official Regional Community Newspaper. This is my 35th year in the business and I'm being honest when I say I love going to work in the morning.
My wife and I were warned by the former owner that working together would never work. That was over three decades ago and we still hold hands when we walk down the street.
Our son, the Production Manager, tells me that our website at attracts numerous hits daily. It was a welcome addition and it's nice for readers to stay in touch around the world.
Speaking of three decades, it's hard to believe that Western Canada's Cruise Capital is about to celebrate 30 years of Cruising on Saturday, June 4.
Th sun will shine, the streets will fill and all will be well in Cruiseville, otherwise known as Three Hills, Alberta. And this year the 30th Annual Cruise Night is dedicated to the memory of long-time Three Hills Street Freaks member Reg Nelson.
The weather is looking great for Saturday and the streets should be packed to the rafters.
Be sure to check out the Third Annual  Motorcycle Show being held in the Three Hills Curling Rink. It's an all makes, all models, all years show. It's come and go so you don't have to give up your ride for the entire noon to 5 pm showtime. There is no registration or spectator fee. Everyone is urged to enjoy the show.
At 8 pm Saturday night, don't miss the Shades Of Grey as they perform their classic rock at the full service cabaret hosted by the Three Hills and District Chamber of Commerce. Dancing goes until midnight at the Three Hills Curling Rink.
Bring your cameras, bring the kids, leave your pets at home.
That's Life.