Northern Reflections: Canada Day 2020

Canada Day in the Time of COVID. Tourism is the lifeblood of our town. And the tourists have arrived in groups, shoulder to shoulder. They don’t wear masks. When the locals remind them of the rules, their response is: “There’s no COVID here!” It’s all rather surreal. In two weeks,

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Alberta Politics: Conservative politicians’ reaction to PM’s missing-Alberta gaffe suggests they suffer from world-class insecurity

PHOTOS: Are the hillbillies above what our conservative politicians want the rest of Canada to think of when they hear the word Alberta? They should just stop! Below: Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel (Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Robert Thivierge), Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean, and Alberta’s grownup premier, Rachel Notley.

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Northern Reflections: 150

Our 150th birthday is not quite as ebullient as our 100th. Perhaps we were just more naive back then. The teepee on Parliament Hill reminds us that our history is incomplete. And, God knows, our future is uncertain — because the planet’s future is uncertain. Still, we have much for

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