As the curtains close on the summer of 2020 we will always remember COVID-19 and the restrictions placed upon almost everything we usually took for granted.

Sports. Need I say more?

Parades, swimming pools, children’s activities, church services, weddings, funerals and let’s not forget the rodeos, car shows and the Calgary Stampede, all either cancelled or reduced to the point where we raised the white flag in order to comply with COVID conditions.

Now, here we are, the kids are back

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There is an office supply outlet that adopted that old Andy Williams Christmas standard, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. That tune was their “Back to School” jingle and I must say it really caught on.

Well, it’s Back to School on Tuesday, September 1, after six months of empty halls of learning. I’m not hearing the jingle. Perhaps I’m just not watching television at the right time. Perhaps they dropped the jingle due to the Covid-19 pan

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Sometimes you just have to get out of the house and experience new things.

This past weekend my wife and I travelled to Banff. I can’t even count the number of times we’ve been to Banff. This is the first time we had to wear face masks. It was different, but it was Banff, just the same.

Cascade Avenue is closed to traffic and I, for one, really enjoyed that. It was like an open-air market. Restaurants have been provided space, on the street, for additional seating. Local tourist attr

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Every once in a while I have to say a few words to explain why things get done or don’t get done the way we are accustomed to in the Town of Three Hills.

Let’s talk about mowing grass.

Yes, I have received many questions pertaining to mowing over the past few months.

Just to clarify a few things. The Town of Three HIlls was six staff members short from our outside crew. We were two months late in being able to hire our summer students that spend their time with the town cutting grass

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