That's Life - November 18, 2020

Being in the community newspaper business for over 40 years we’ve often said, “Now we’ve seen everything”. Well, let me tell you, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have learned just how wrong we were.

Who would have ever thought that businesses would be closed for four months, coast to coast. Schools were closed, masks became mandatory in many communities. Then there was hockey with no fans in the seats. That just seemed so very wrong. The Calgary Stampede was even cancelled. Let’s not forget the Summer Olympics. Meetings became virtual, conventions went virtual, Remembrance Day was a whole new experience. Did you even imagine a summer with no swimming, playgrounds closed, social distancing everywhere?

Well, as Christmas approaches COVID-19 cases are on the rise across Canada. This year would have marked 35 years of “Madness” shopping in Three Hills but all Chamber Moonlight Madness events have been cancelled. At this time the Moonlight Market is still on.

For the last 41 years The Capital has had the pleasure of involving students from the Three Hills School and Prairie Christian Academy in the production of our Annual Christmas issue. Due to COVID-19 and the general economy we have decided to take a break from this tradition for one year.

I don’t have a crystal ball and simply don’t know if more restrictions are on the way but I’ve got a pretty good idea that with rising daily cases, something has to be done. Please do your part to help control the spread of COVID-19.

That’s Life