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Hope in the evening sun

… The April evening sun shines with promise Shedding light over melting snow on farmer’s field, Dusk dances gently on pavement covering highways. In most years, as afternoon delicately folds itself into evening  Thousands of kilometres of highway are pummelled by heavy, spinning disks of rubber. The year’s fourth month: when the hopes, the dreams […]

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MY WONDERFUL FRIEND, BOB

… MY COLUMN ON BOB On a warm afternoon in April of 2014 in a third-floor office on 50 Street, I packed up my laptop after filing my first column at the Edmonton Sun. A warm friendly hand gently squeezed my left shoulder. “If you have time,” Bob Paterson said, “we’re having a safety meeting […]

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MY GOOD FRIEND, CHASE

It’s those big brown eyes, that hearty laugh that slowly rolls from his stomach and zooms upwards with unleashed momentum and — unceremoniously — jubilantly comes out of his mouth with pure glee, and that giant heart which makes Chase Edwards a gentle prince. While enjoying a characteristic chuckle from family and friends Chase is, […]

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A COURSE ON DRINKING STRAWS

… CAM’S CREW HAVE YOU EVER HEARD CAM’S CREW? SUSAN MANN JOINS THE CREW WITH A MESSAGE WE CAN’T SWITCH THE CHANNEL ON WE’RE MISSING A FRIENDLY VOICE THIS GREY CUP … FROM CHRIS CUTHBERT WHAT DO YOU THINK OF A DATS DRIVER WHO —–? The Crew’s Barrie Harrison A CHERRY TUNE from ANDREAS SCHWABE […]

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CAM ‘N EGGS

…. I honestly thought this would be easier to do. But, dammit, it’s hard. Never did it cross my mind, since I started in this wonderful business of newspapering in 1979, what it might remotely feel like to write a farewell retirement column. Well, here goes. It’s time to say thank you and — as […]

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A TUNE CAME TO MIND …

In the comedy business timing, and the precision use of it, can make or break a bit — timing is also an unwritten social grace: saying the wrong thing at a sensitive time can be uncomfortable and, honestly, not respecting the moment —so, when Premier Jason Kenney announced today in Calgary, the hardest hit provincial […]

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EDUCATION MINISTER NEEDS TO DO HOMEWORK AND ANSWER THE BELL – Column, CTV Edmonton — and a poll

It begins with the unsung heroes of this province’s education system. The people who, very quietly, go about their job — which is so much more than a job — to support our province’s youth, its most valuable resource, the best opportunity to succeed. Tweet I’s Saturday afternoono when the provincial government’s department of education’s public […]

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