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Republican campaign turning into a race

Political nerds like myself cannot help themselves when it comes to any form of contest, it is especially tough when we have a close race to follow.

Power naps a silent killer

Power naps may be the death of me. Don’t get me wrong – its not me taking the coveted short and refreshing naps. Over the last four years I have probably averaged a nap a year. And those so-called naps are more like restful anxiety attacks.

Centennial Centre heart of the community

The community hall — what does it mean to the average person? Does it hold any significance in the community? Why do we have these as our heart of our great towns and districts? I would venture to say these hubs of communal assembly have been in exis

Reflections on a Ukrainian Christmas

Growing up, my mother used to tell me I should have been Italian because my favourite meals were (and still are) spaghetti and pizza. Certain foods are often associated with various cultures and my Ukrainian heritage is no exception.

Things are changing at the Western Wheel

This week we say good bye to John on our Editorial page and wish him well as he jumps from reporting on our politicians to trying to become one. We will miss his humour and life stories we have all gotten so used to reading.

Taking on new challenge

After more than 20 years as a journalist I am endeavouring on a new career. I know I have pulled a few pranks on you in this space, but I want to assure you this is no April Fool’s joke.

A timeless song of the human condition

Back in the 1930s, if you weren’t swinging to the sounds of Guy Lombardo and his band on New Year’s Eve then you were at the wrong party.

Are you ready for Christmas?

Well there is little doubt Christmas is almost here. For the first time I am ready for the big day. Not sure why but I do recall the stress of last minute shopping last year and I guess I didn’t want to go through that again.

Canada is back on track

I can remember working my nine to five job and killing the hours by listening to talk radio, it really got me motivated to get active politically.

The artificial reality of Christmas

Somewhere around late September this year I did something a little strange; I stopped buying stuff for my kids. Of course I still bought groceries and household items for them, but not much else. I’m guessing I’m not the only one who does this.