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We ask, you answer: Outdoor hobbies

Responses to a Leader Facebook survey Day 1“Do you prefer winter or summer outdoor hobbies?”A majority (24 people) said, “I prefer summer outdoor hobbies.”With 20 people, “I like both winter and summer outdoor hobbies,” was in a close second.Trailing far…
High school grads face new world

Commentary byRichard Froese Another school year will soon end as high school graduates pursue a new stage in their lives. Graduates are usually in the spotlight in May and June when schools, families and communities celebrate the young adults at…
No, the government spending spree can’t go on forever

Doug FirbyTroy Media Canada’s federal and provincial governments have rightfully focused on doing all they can to support people and businesses idled by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to keep people working where possible. But most advocates of aggressive spending always…
UCP needs a taste of its own medicine on spending restraint

Franco TerrazzanoCanadian Taxpayers Federation Premier Jason Kenney will need to make tough decisions to keep the government’s leaking fiscal ship afloat. But before Kenney can sell necessary spending cuts, he will need to show the public that his United Conservative…
Don’t drink the sanitizer

Commentary byJeff Burgar We don’t usually say “oldtimers,” “geezers” or “geezettes” or other titles that indicate, in a sort of condescending tone, their advanced years. These days, it’s something like “seniors” or “elders.” But a polite name doesn’t mean they…
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Breaking news on the Rotary NHL Playoff Pool – The NHL is apparently getting close to a decision to go ahead with a playoff season. If so, the playoff pool is back in business. Harry Bartlett of the Rotary told…
Letters to the Editor – from Edward Sawdon

I believe a national pharmacare program is long overdue To the Editor: We live in a very difficult and uncertain times with this global coronavirus pandemic. With thousands being temporarily or permanently unemployed, and almost a million Canadians filing for…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson Week 10

Describing the weather. Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts Talking about weather is part of an everyday conversation in Canada. You can use the following expressions when checking the weather. Está soleado – (Ehs-tah soh-leh-ah-doh).It means. “It is sunny.”…
Pandemic gives government perfect excuse to monitor us

Fergus HodgsonTroy Media Crises are the perfect breeding ground for authoritarians and social engineers. The extreme measures governments have rolled out to contain the COVID-19 pandemic remind us that fear often trumps any proportionality or civil-liberties concern. Since it originated…
A less naïve Canada on foreign policy?

Gerry BowlerFrontier Centre for Public Policy Pope Francis gave a speech recently in which he praised attachment to one’s own culture and place, criticizing global capitalism with its “consumerist vision of human beings” for its “levelling effect on cultures, diminishing…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson Week 5

Spring words – Part 2 Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts We are now enjoying sunny days and people are spending time outside. You can use the words learned from last week and add them to these expressions. Vamos…