For most of us, through our lives, we have been focussed on the May Long Weekend. We planned get-a-ways, packed picnics and broke out the golf clubs and fishing rods.

Well this May Long Weekend we’re focussed on relaunching the Province of Alberta and the first phase in kick starting our economy.

Stage One of three phases allows the re-opening of some businesses with strict self-distancing, sanitizing, restricted numbers and, well, you get the picture. Anyone who thinks “this crazy l

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Last week I mentioned how nice it would be if readers shared some positive things that have happened to them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One reader said that a neighbor had dropped off a bag of candies just to be friendly.

This particular reader provided much more to include the discovery of Zoom. He and his wife found out it’s quite simple and have enjoyed family gatherings using the technology.

Their Parish church community set up a caring call phone list to keep in touch and e

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I was chatting with Kneehill Regional FCSS Co-ordinator Shelley Jackson Berry the other day. Shelley suggested I should reach out and ask our readers to submit some comments on positive things that have resulted due to all of the pandemic isolation and social distancing.

Perhaps a friend or a neighbor has done something to brighten your day.

Maybe someone went grocery shopping for you. Perhaps someone left an amazingly delicious poppy seed braid (drizzled with icing) at your back door. Ok, that

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April 19-25, 2020 is National Volunteer Week in Canada.

At last, something that hasn’t been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s time to applaud our amazing volunteers. Don’t forget to give yourself a hand.

We want all of our readers to cut out and/or print out the clapping hands image, available on the back page of this newspaper and personalize and decorate your windows with them. I’m suggesting that you smother your windows with them. With all of that clapping

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