|Bob Scammell – Alberta Outdoors|
The outdoors reading season is well under way and forecasts say there is no end in sight: front of the fire reading material will be particularly good gifts this year for outdoors people.
Readers often ask which is the best general outdoors magazine to buy, and I am happy to say “Alberta Outdoorsmen,” and not just because I am one of its columnists. I have written for most of Canada’s outdoors magazines over the years, many of them now-defunct. Full Story >
|Colleen Crawford....Life as I know it|
Whenever I have felt a little blue or lost in the world, I have a cat or dog (or baby) tale to tell about the way they carried me through a moment.
Pets are not fair weather friends. Dogs are notorious in their ability to love without condition. Even though cats have a bad rep about ‘taking a message and getting back to you later’, in my experience, they have provided endless hours of peace and serenity into my world when I needed (or wanted) it the most. Full Story >
|Harper’s self-styled bagman survives scandal - National affairs by TIM HARPER|
After about 70 minutes of a tough morning’s work, Conservative senators brought down the gavel Thursday, satisfied they had got to the bottom of one thread of the Senate-PMO scandal.
They may have been a majority on the committee, but they are a tiny minority in the real world.
The fact is, it is getting tougher each day to slither under the ethical limbo bar in this town.
Senators heard from a trio of Deloitte auditors, mere players in a larger issue - a request from Stephen Harper’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright, to Conservative Sen. Irving Gerstein, to call a Deloitte managing partner and have him provide an update to the Prime Minister’s Office on the status of a supposedly independent, politically volatile, audit of the expenses of disgraced Sen. Mike Duffy. Full Story >
|Just a few words...by Jon Nesbitt|
Thursday, December 5 – Philip Mandel
Friday, December 6 – Jo Simpson
Susan Sewall Minor
Saturday, December 7 – Herb Hemsing
Tuesday, December 10 – Ruby Huber Full Story >
|Picked up in passing by JAMIE NESBITT - Bulletin Editor|
Brooks Bulletin, September 29, 1955—By Jane Havens. Mr and Mrs. Walter Adams of Brooks are two old-timers who have watched Alberta grow into a thriving province. Mrs. Adams was born in Saskatchewan and came to Alberta at the age of two years. Walter, who will be 70 his next birthday, came from Minnesota in 1898 and homesteaded 35 miles northeast of Camrose before coming to the Brooks area. In 1902 he saw the first siding being put in where the town of Brooks now stands. He worked as a rider on the old Mike Stapleton place off and on from 1902-09. Full Story >
|Sports Talk by Bruce Parker|
It was nice to see a large crowd out for Friday’s Alberta Junior Hockey League game between the Calgary Royals and Brooks Bandits. There sas not only interest in the game but bidding on special Movember uniforms of the Bandits with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Cancer touches the lives of many people around the world and it hit my household last month with the death of my sister. Hopefully a cure for this and other diseases will one day be found.
As for the Bandits hockey game, I had to wonder if the Bandits were in for a long night when the Royals scored the opening goal 31 seconds into the game. But goaltender Michael Fredrick was sharp for the rest of the game and received scoring support from Anthony Petruzzelli, Nick McCormack and Patrick Chore. Full Story >