Before we know it Christmas will be here and what a busy time it is for all of us.

This year The Capital celebrates its 40th year featuring Christmas greetings created by our grades four and five school students.

This has been an amazing journey over the past four decades and I know that this year’s Christmas issue will be very special.

As in the past, the front pages of our first and section sections will be filled with the signatures of individuals and families offering Christmas wishes

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Three words that I never thought would form a sentence, in my lifetime, are “Pot is legal”.

By the time you read this, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, you can purchase up to 30 grams of marijuana, from a fully licensed cannabis retailer or from the Province of Alberta. Just in case you’re a little rusty on your metric weights, 30 grams is equivalent to 1.06 ounces. In Alberta, you must be at least 18 years of age.

Each Alberta household is also allowed to grow up to four mariju

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This is Fire Prevention Week and The Capital is proud to salute the Volunteer firefighters throughout Kneehill County.

Inserted in the regular issue of The Capital, you will find our 16-page special section. For the past six years, The Capital has been honored with First Place Awards for this special section. These are presented annually by the Fire Commissioner’s office - Municipal Affairs, at the Annual Convention of the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association.

We share these awards with t

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It’s National Newspaper Week in Canada and, as independent owners of The Capital, we are proud members of this industry. An industry that strongly supports this year’s theme, “Newspapers Matter: now more than ever”.

The history of the Community Newspaper is as old as the communities they serve. The Capital first printed in December of 1915 and here we are, 103 years later. We have survived the threat of the coming of radios, television and the internet. The closure of a n

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