That's Life - April 29, 2020

I was chatting with Kneehill Regional FCSS Co-ordinator Shelley Jackson Berry the other day. Shelley suggested I should reach out and ask our readers to submit some comments on positive things that have resulted due to all of the pandemic isolation and social distancing.

Perhaps a friend or a neighbor has done something to brighten your day.

Maybe someone went grocery shopping for you. Perhaps someone left an amazingly delicious poppy seed braid (drizzled with icing) at your back door. Ok, that happened to me and I am so very grateful.

Just email your comments to us at or drop a note through our front doors at 411 Main Street. We won’t use your name. We just want to share a smile or two with our readers.

Have you ever heard that saying, “A month of Sundays?” I know that most of you have. Well, the front door to our office has been locked to the public for a full month now. Main Street is as quiet as a mouse due to the closure of non-essential businesses and every day feels like a Sunday.

I would like to make it very clear that the Mayor of Three Hills (namely me) does not have the power to open businesses at the snap of my fingers. Business closure is legislated by the Province of Alberta. We have to comply with Provincial Legislation. The Province of Alberta declared a Public Health Emergency and until the Province gives municipalities the green light to open for business we will continue to comply with the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yes, closures for long periods of time have already created great financial hardships but we must do everything in our power to beat Covid- 19.

We all need to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

That’s Life.