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What bugs me the most about summer

By Mike Rainone for the News Like so many others those hazy-crazy-lazy…

Nature still dominates our day to day electronic world

By Mike Rainone for the News Even in this fast-paced era of…

  • Jul 30, 2019

Summer camp can be the supreme outdoor adventure of our youth

As boys and girls growing up over the years in and around…

Surviving camping 101 for the hopelessly inept

I’m not much of an outdoorsy person. My idea of “camping” is…

Forget the rain and let’s get on with some summer fun and sunshine

By Mike Rainone for the News Here we all are very patiently…

  • Jul 9, 2019
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Fans support Rebels

Hammertime: Raptors captured the support of a nation

Basketball champions carry Canadian fans through wild ride

  • Jul 3, 2019

I love all sports … but has it become a cash cow?

Like hundreds of thousands of others I have always been a total…

Help injured animals but don’t be a kidnapper

Birds are creatures I admire. Not just for their grace of flight…

OPINION: “Progress” and “backsliding” are up for interpretation

“Progress can backslide.” Those were the words of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

OPINION: MP Blaine Calkins says Liberals soft on crime

Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Red Deer - Lacombe issued the…

A day for new dads and old dads and patient moms

At this time of the season my wife and I really look…

  • Jun 12, 2019

Just An Observation: Paper versus plastic, let the debate begin again

The latest announcement advocating environmental stewardship need not be all or nothing

I bought their ‘Patriot’ story

Some critics of Gulf War missile say it had zero success rate

Peanut allergies: Research shows ‘oral immunotherapy’ is safe for preschoolers

Child eats small amounts of an allergenic food, dose gradually boosted to target maintenance amount

Albertans have spoken, and spoken clearly

UCP takes 63 electoral districts, NDP mostly an Edmonton party

Let’s all get along after the election, no matter the outcome

I’m writing this column after I’ve just been at the advance polling…

Welcome the new editor of the Ponoka News

Local woman takes over the top job at the local newspaper

Hammertime: Hoping April brings fair weather and an honest election

I am sure that all of us were really excited last week…