Here we are in Phase One of the re-entry to some form of the new-normal created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

More doors are open now in our business sector but some remain closed. Many businesses are limiting the number of customers allowed at one time. That’s just the way it is in May of 2020.

This simply is not a case of everybody is either open or closed. This is a decision that each business person has had to make on their own.

Many businesses and services have no choice but to remain clo

Read more

Congratulations to the Three Hills School Graduating Class of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has stood in your way for now but you’ll make up for it at a later date with a celebration that you’ll never forget. Think of the delay in your ceremony like having two Christmas celebrations or two really great birthdays. Trochu Valley, Acme and Prairie Christian Academy are all in the same boat. The day will come when all of you will walk across that stage.

At The Capital we’re getting e

Read more

For most of us, through our lives, we have been focussed on the May Long Weekend. We planned get-a-ways, packed picnics and broke out the golf clubs and fishing rods.

Well this May Long Weekend we’re focussed on relaunching the Province of Alberta and the first phase in kick starting our economy.

Stage One of three phases allows the re-opening of some businesses with strict self-distancing, sanitizing, restricted numbers and, well, you get the picture. Anyone who thinks “this crazy l

Read more

Last week I mentioned how nice it would be if readers shared some positive things that have happened to them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One reader said that a neighbor had dropped off a bag of candies just to be friendly.

This particular reader provided much more to include the discovery of Zoom. He and his wife found out it’s quite simple and have enjoyed family gatherings using the technology.

Their Parish church community set up a caring call phone list to keep in touch and e

Read more