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That Book

One might think, as Gomer Pyle might have said..."Gollee, the Book can't win...." An article in the local newspaper said the Book came sixth in a list of books deemed as dangerous as it was full of sex and violence and created legal issues...
I dislike...

I dislike...

E-mails it when e-mails go unacknowledged... People who don't signal lane changes... It when I lose a sock or find a hole in a sock... Dirty shoes... People who are always late... Slugs and aphids... Plants that fail to flower...
The olympics

The olympics

Absolutely fantastic, wonderful, out of this world, a great tribute to the host country... a huge spectacle, hundreds of participants both volunteers and athletes. A huge economic benefit to the Brazilians....
My car

My car

My Dad never owned a vehicle and, not too many of my contemporaries Dad's ever owned cars either. Such was England in the 1940's. We had public transportation, our bikes and Shank's pony... Go to the end of this epistle...

Ukrainian icon highlights celebration

A Ukrainian superstar and national hero will be the featured performer at a giant all-day event in downtown Edmonton celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence late this month.

What CPP contribution changes could mean to you

Changes to the Canada Pension Plan proposed by federal and provincial government finance ministers would affect working people as of 2019 and force many young workers to abandon plans of buying a house and having steady employment.
Edmonton's Elvis still shakin' in Hawaii

Edmonton's Elvis still shakin' in Hawaii

On our first night on Maui, my wife and I happened upon the annual Lahaina Town Party. There was plenty to see and do, and most interesting, there was a great Elvis Presley show in the town square. What a surprise when ‘Elvis' introduced himself.
Ukrainians celebrate 125th year in Alberta

Ukrainians celebrate 125th year in Alberta

It all began with Ivan Pylypow and Wasyl Eleniak. Considered the original Ukrainian immigrants to arrive in Alberta, they were the trailblazers for the first wave of immigrants, and encouraged their fellow villagers to join them.

Silver medal was a bad memory for Willie deWit

When Willie deWit came home from the 1984 Los Angeles summer Olympics with a silver medal around his neck, he stored it away somewhere and tried to forget about it.

Who will care for the 'army of seniors'?

The director of the Calgary chapter of a seniors' advocacy group has a stark warning for all Albertans. “An army of seniors is coming,” says Alanna Hargan, director and chair for the Calgary chapter of Seniors United Now (SUN).