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Questions for the elected

January 11, 2022

By Nate Smelle It’s 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11 and the temperature outside is a frightful -32°C. Logging onto my computer a bright red ...

Castles in the sand

By Nate Smelle For most of my life I have been an advocate of free speech. While covering the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two ...

Celebrating 2022 and beyond

By Nate Smelle According to our understanding of human history, some 4,000 years ago, ancient Babylonians became the first people to celebrate the arrival of ...

Time-tested truth and understanding

By Nate Smelle With a pair of deadlines looming heavily each week, time fades away fast. Individual days are absorbed by weeks which inevitably end ...

Use what you have

By Chris Drost I believe it was Theodore Roosevelt who first said, “use what you have,” although I can only imagine it was a common ...

A matter of priority

NATE SMELLEStaff FOR THE MAJORITY of the past few months talk in the media and throughout pop culture regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted away ...

For the common good

By Chris Drost When an individual throws their hat into the ring for a political position, or puts their name forth to fill a vacant ...

Hopefulness during the metamorphosis

By Nate Smelle WELL, YET ANOTHER climate summit bringing together world leaders to confront the scientific facts that have been demanding their attention for decades ...

Blah, blah, blah

By Nate Smelle For nearly three decades, governments around the world have been meeting annually with the alleged intention of hammering out a meaningful response ...

Still a crime to be poor

By Nate Smelle Since I began reading our local newspapers in 2005, there have been articles and press releases appearing on a weekly basis that ...

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