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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Buy a poppy Friday

The staff at Western Wheel joined in the sorrow of the death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa last Wednesday. The shooting and the violent exchange at the Parliament Building were in the icons of democracy of Canada. Not to be forgotten in the events of Oct. 22 is the killing of Warrant Officer...

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Canadians show true colours

It was night the first time I went to Parliament Hill.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

People over power

Like many Canadians, I spent much of the morning on Oct. 22 reading updates and following developments from our nation’s capital. The photos brought me back to the four months I spent living there doing a co-op job with the Canada Revenue Agency. Tucked in behind the Parliament buildings is a little gazebo that is part of a tribute to police offers that have fallen in the line of duty. It was...

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

News from the VNC

Our treasurer reports that the recent silent auction raised better than $700. This may come in handy if we have to replace our wheelchair. If anyone knows what happened to the wheelchair we had for several years and which served us well, please tell one of your executives. We were left with a replacement that had to be taken to the recycle as it was in such bad shape it came very close to causing...

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Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

News from the VNC

Afternoon tea with the duchess was an elegant affair. The costumes and hats were intriguing and I wasn’t aware that I liked cucumber sandwiches. You’re never too old to try something new.

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Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

Energy East may be the “Key”

What do you do if you have the goose that lays the golden egg, and you have no way to sell the egg? This, in essence, is what is rearing it’s ugly head right here in our back yard. With the third largest proven crude oil reserves on this rock we call earth, Alberta as well as Canada is in a great position. Sorry David Suzuki. You think “Green Energy” is the next big thing, I have to be honest...

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Oct 15

News from the VNC

The Windmill Theatre Players are presenting The Sound of Music in November. Our events committee has chosen the supper buffet and concert on Nov. 27. If you are interested in attending this performance, stop by the club and put your name on the list.
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Oct 08

Newspaper landscape changing

If the regulatory process works out Postmedia will become the newspaper giant of English Canada.
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Oct 01

Four byelections coming

October 27th will be a night that will give us an idea on the future of the PC party and their dominance in Alberta. There will be four byelections held, including one with our new Premier Jim Prentice running in Calgary Foothills and a battle in Calgary Elbow for the seat vacated by the last...
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Oct 01

Art, culture are under-appreciated

If you were to ask people not involved in the arts just how much art and culture affected their daily lives, I’d wager you’d get a funny look before you got an answer. Then I’d wager the answer would probably be “not much.”
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