Stumbling Oilers now have a Hitch in their step

Tough love has long been Ken Hitchcock’s calling card in the NHL. But does it work on young men who are multimillionaires?

Stumbling Oilers now have a Hitch in their stepIf Ken Hitchcock is the answer for the Edmonton Oilers, what’s the question? Probably something like: How badly have we pissed people off? The National Hockey League team that dares to be known by first-overall picks alone finds itself spinning out of control yet again. The Oilers are dropping like a stone in the ultra-competitive…

Alberta leads country with highest level of average debt

Calgary and Edmonton had the highest levels of debt of major Canadian cities

Alberta leads country with highest level of average debtThe average consumer debt continues to rise in Alberta with the highest level in the country, according to the latest Equifax Canada Q2 2018 National Consumer Credit Trends Report which was released on Wednesday. Calgary and Edmonton had the highest levels of debt of major Canadian cities and Alberta had the highest for all the…

Kindersley native Dr. John Staples to study in Australia

Focus on reconstructive plastic surgery, with emphasis on adolescence facial reconstruction

Kindersley native Dr. John Staples to study in AustraliaJamac News Service On June 16, approximately 80 doctors, instructors, support staff, and family gathered at a restaurant for the College of Plastic Surgery graduation. This year’s graduates were Kindersley native John Staples and Eric Fung. The college graduates a maximum of two students annually who have completed their residence in plastic surgery. John began…

Local ref retires from ‘second life’

Local teacher Richard Berezowski called 100 games in the CFL

Local ref retires from ‘second life’By David McIver of The Crossroads After nine years, local teacher Richard Berezowski has retired as a referee for the Canadian Football League. Aug. 2 was his 100th game, Berezowski said. He had experienced highs and lows in what daughter Chantal called his “second life.” Along the way, he’s had interesting experiences and met some…

Former Rosetown resident recognized for legal excellence

Sarat “Sasha” Maharaj worked as an accountant before he became a lawyer

Former Rosetown resident recognized for legal excellenceCrossroads staff The publication Best Lawyers in Canada for 2019 includes former Rosetown resident Sarat “Sasha” Maharaj. Maharaj, who works in corporate law in Edmonton, sought to put the honour in perspective when contacted. “I’m one of about 138 Canadian-based lawyers who received this ranking,” Maharaj said, noting that the magazine covers the legal industry.

Edmonton Eskimos are being forced to play the name game

The CFL team has carried the name for a long time and it’s not racist or demeaning in any way

Edmonton Eskimos are being forced to play the name gameThe Edmonton Eskimos are legendary. From the time of Jackie Parker and Normie Kwong, they’ve been one of the toughest contenders in the Canadian Football League. Now they face demands to change their name. Some Inuit and other Indigenous groups say the name is racist and demeaning, and ‘Eskimos’ must go. According to critics, the…

Connecting the dots in the summer of smoke

Right across Canada, dramatic signs of climate change are casting a pall on the landscape

Connecting the dots in the summer of smokeThe last five summers at Skelhp, on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, have been progressively drier. We’ve had one significant wildfire nearby, in Sechelt Inlet, which wafted ash in a big brown plume over our regional air shed. The smoke from this fire three years ago caused us to close all the windows in the July heat…

Solid quarter results for Calgary-based Boardwalk REIT

‘With the rental market in Alberta reaching a level of balance, we continue to focus on executing on our revenue growth strategy’

Solid quarter results for Calgary-based Boardwalk REITCalgary-based Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust had what it calls a “solid’ second quarter with gains in rental revenue as well as average occupancy and average monthly rents throughout its portfolio. “The positive revenue trend that began approximately nine months ago from improved occupancy and higher rents as a result of our front-loaded investment in…

Emotional tournament win for longtime committee member

The three-day event focuses on the bunnock tournament, but includes a craft and trade fair, car show, and beer tasting

Emotional tournament win for longtime committee member  Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads The 26th Bunnock World Championship in Macklin could not have ended on a higher note after an emotional win by one of the tournament’s long-time organizers. This year’s Bunnock World Championship was held on Aug. 3-5, and the games were played on Aug. 4-5 at the bunnock grounds at…

Emmett still smiling despite uphill battle

Local event raises $26,696 for Ausmus family as they continue to cope with son's health problems

Emmett still smiling despite uphill battleS. Andreas of The Crossroads When the Ausmus family headed to Edmonton for Emmett’s third open heart surgery April 19, they were full of hope and powered by prayer. Little did they know how tested these tools would be. Emmett, son of Doug and Michelle Ausmus, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This is…