That's Life - April 1, 2020

Drastic times call for drastic change and that’s happening all over the world due to COVID-19.

And drastic change is happening right here at The Capital.

We have switched our mailing from addressed to unaddressed. This means that residents, within Kneehill County, will receive a copy of The Capital in their mailbox. We have been forced to do this due to the tremendous difference in mailing costs.

We have also opened up our digital edition free for all to read.

If you live outside of the boundaries of Kneehill County you will not receive a hard copy. You will have to read The Capital online.

At present, this is a temporary measure to allow us to continue to serve our readers within the region.

The Capital is 104 years old this year. We are the oldest established, operating business in the Town of Three Hills. We have endured two World Wars, recessions and the Great Depression. The only time The Capital was forced to stop printing was during a newsprint shortage during the depression.

As long as our weekly revenue allows us to carry on, we will.

But enough of this doom and gloom.

This week The Capital launches the first in our “Children’s Activity section” series. Thanks to the supporting advertisers our youngsters can have some fun, each week, with games, puzzles, coloring and more.

For you adults out there, if you’re going to color, please stay inside the lines.

Those generous sponsors have been kind enough to support this program for the next three consecutive weeks. The activity contents will be changed each week.

If your business (farms included) would like to step-up to sponsor the following three weeks just call The Capital at 403.443.5133 or email us at We hope to make this a regular thing. Heck, it gives children a chance to have some fun with their community newspaper. Don’t worry, we use ultraviolet printing so our paper doesn’t smudge. No more inky hands.

And now the News!

Scientists and top health researchers from across the world have said that newspapers remain safe to handle as newsprint does not spread the coronavirus.

According to the World Health Organization, “the likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled and exposed to different conditions and temperatures is also low.”

Without a single incident of coronavirus being transmitted through printed materials, experts say the “proof is in the print” when it comes to the safety of newspapers.

I beg of you to please comply with all of the Provincial and Federal Health regulations that have been introduced to try and beat COVID-19 down. If you are not the solution through compliance, you are the problem.

Play by the rules. Take care of each other. We can beat this thing together.

That’s Life.