Missing the obvious in Quebec

Is finding qualified workers from outside the country really the best way in this instance? Are there no better options available?

Missing the obvious in QuebecOne day a diver was enjoying the aquatic world 20 feet below sea level. He noticed a guy at the same depth but he wasn’t wearing scuba gear. The diver went below another 20 feet, but the guy joined him a few moments later. The diver went still another 25 feet, but soon the same…

What’s the media’s problem child up to?

Sam Oosterhoff has raised his voice and become a politician who genuinely cares about Canadians and our nation

What’s the media’s problem child up to?The mother of a problem child was advised by a psychiatrist, “You are far too upset and worried about your son. I suggest you take tranquilizers regularly.” On her next visit the psychiatrist asked, “Have the tranquilizers calmed you down?” “Yes” the mother answered. “And how is your son now?” he asked. “Who cares?” she…

Canada has a serious opportunity to get its resources problem right

A few concerned citizens have organized an information forum to be held in Kindersley on Feb. 6

Canada has a serious opportunity to get its resources problem rightHere’s my humorous story for the day: A man’s boss told him that there is no such thing as problems, only opportunities. The employee said, “That’s great. Well, I have a serious drinking opportunity.” If that’s the case, Canadians have a huge opportunity ahead concerning pipelines and Canadian resources. A British Columbia based researcher is…

How will you spend your incentive?

The ‘extra money’ will be needed to pay the extra tax at the pumps when the carbon tax arrives in April

How will you spend your incentive?An accountant read a nursery rhyme to his toddler and said, “No Sweetheart. Little Bo Peep wouldn’t receive a tax rebate for losing her sheep, but I like the way you think.” Traditionally, you receive a rebate after you pay for a product. I’ve never heard of a rebate where you are reimbursed beforehand, but…

Keeping up with the bills – legislative, that is

Who votes matters and the more of us who vote, the better our system will be

Keeping up with the bills – legislative, that isA doctor was telling a lawyer that he was sick of his friends asking him for free medical advice. The lawyer said, “Just do what I do, and leave a bill in their mailbox.” The doctor decided he’d give that a try and thanked his lawyer friend. When the doctor got home, he had a…

My Christmas wish list

I’m hoping political correctness hasn’t reached the North Pole and Santa has been keeping watch over what’s been happening in Western Canada

My Christmas wish list“’Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck. How to live in a world that’s politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to ‘Elves’, ‘Vertically Challenged’ they were calling themselves. Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety, Released to the wilds by the Humane Society. [emember_protected for="2" custom_msg='For more on this story, please…

Kindersley farmer wins innovation award

Coutts Agro’s efforts have a ripple effect across the entire food system – from the land, to suppliers, to consumers

Kindersley farmer wins innovation awardJoan Janzen of The Crossroads It’s innovation and a strong commitment to helping the environment that led to Ian Coutts of Coutts Agro in Kindersley to be honoured with an Innovation Award by Land O’Lakes, a farmer-owned co-operative, representing and recognizing operations from all over North America. [emember_protected for="2" custom_msg='For more on this story, please…

Looking for the extraordinary at Christmas

Even though there are negative things all around, keep focused on all that is bright and continue being a light

Looking for the extraordinary at ChristmasOn Christmas morning a dad points and says to his daughter, “Open that one next, Sweetie!” The daughter unwraps the gift he was referring to and finds inside a singing Christmas tree. “Dad, I told you how much I hate these obnoxious singing Christmas trees!” she whined. “I know, I know,” he agreed. “But open…

What does kindness look like?

It’s true that division weakens society, making it easier for evil to permeate. But who creates that division?

What does kindness look like?“Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on a machine and fluids from a bottle,” a husband told his wife. “If that happens, just pull the plug.” His wife promptly unplugged the TV and threw out all the beer. This story illustrates how one person’s solution could be…

Government-funded journalism dangerous for all

Will anyone who writes a dissenting opinion of the federal government receive funding or get charitable status?

Government-funded journalism dangerous for allA newsboy was standing on the corner with a stack of papers, yelling, “Read all about it! Fifty people swindled!” Curious, a man bought a paper and checked the front page. Finding nothing, the man said, “There’s nothing in here about 50 people being swindled!” The newsboy ignored him and went on, calling out, “Read…
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