Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:19

Nothing changes with a new year

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Ringing in the new year provides an opportunity for many people throughout the world to pledge to do a few things better. Not so for American politicians. They did exactly what I predicted; just enough to get re-elected.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:35

"Merry Christmas" should be cherished, not chastised

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“Merry Christmas.” Two such simple words referring to celebrating one of the most joyous times on the Christian calendar seems to be causing such a negative stir, especially by one man in particular.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:57

Give generously

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This time of year is one of our favourites. It’s hard not to be in the Christmas spirit when one sees the colourful lights and trays full of goodies spread out to enjoy. There’s a mad dash being made in the shopping centres as individuals try to get their last-minute items and ensure they are prepped for the big day.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:24

Feds don’t know how to spend taxpayers’ dollars

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Renos to Parliament’s West Block: I have visited this lavish spectacle several times over the years. The sky-rocketing costs and expected delays are the only part of the project that ever seem normal.

In October, the port of Coutts processed more than 16,300 vehicles and 12,500 commercial trucks for entry into Canada. There were 15 seizures valued at more than $44,000, resulting in more than $15,600 in penalties to travellers. Of the 49,000 travellers, there were 83 people refused entry, 356 people were granted permanent residence status and 218 people received work permits.

As members of the Sask Party youth wing moved to support a lower drinking age, the governing party made its own moves to widen access to liquor earlier this week.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:37

Despite our greedy natures: selflessness should prevail

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The political cartoon said it all: an NHL player at an ATM machine looks at his bank statement screams “I’m down to $10 million, arrrrgh!” as someone standing nearby observed, “the NHL players are starting to weaken.”

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