September 15, 2017 - 11:12pmUpdated: September 16, 2017 - 12:35pm
My brother Pat passed away this past weekend, but I will be the first to acknowledge that Pat knew how to live in a big way. He was a son and brother in my family, but he was a father and grandfather in his family.
On July 18, 2017 the Liberal Government released a “Discussion Paper” and related “draft” tax legislative proposals (“Proposals”) which fundamentally changes (and dramatically increases in many cases) the taxation of family business corporations in Canada.
Recently at National Aboriginal Week celebrations, I witnessed a family walking by in their hijabs celebrating Eid, the end of the month-long Muslim fast of Ramadan. One of the Indigenous participants invited them in, and they soaked in the culture, and posed for pictures in front of a tipi. Never before had I witnessed something so Canadian; newer residents, perhaps Syrian refugees, intermingling with the traditional people of this territory. It got me thinking, what does it mean to be Canadian and what are Canadian values?
July 14, 2017 - 3:25pmUpdated: July 17, 2017 - 8:43am
Over the past few weeks I have noticed that there has been considerable misinformation being shared regarding the Town of Blackfalds Northwest Area Master Stormwater Management Plan. I wanted to take a few moments to share some thoughts with your readers and direct those who are interested to additional resources to learn about the project.
The Red Deer Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Network is made up of over 50 members who represent the diversity of our community and Red Deer Public Schools is one of our members. We work in a collective impact model to help The City of Red Deer achieve its commitments as a signatory of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination.
September 20, 2016 - 3:11pmUpdated: September 21, 2016 - 8:41am
The concept of the 13th man is both good and bad for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The bad 2009 Grey Cup version of the 13th man cost the team a Grey Cup when that extra Rider player gave Montreal better field position and another chance after a failed field goal attempt.
I remember that because some Blackfalds summer program sent a bunch of us neighborhood kids on a bus to Red Deer to see it. That was a pretty great way to start up the summer. I was 10-years-old so this was one of the last few summers before there were expectations for me to have a job of some type. Although I would also attend “Our Lady of Victory” bible camp at Gull Lake later that summer and long for employment, a kidnapping or the sweat release for death. That camp week was certainly the low point of the summer.