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Russia has its history etched in war PDF Print
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Written by Trevor Busch   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:14

Predictably, the Russian-sponsored referendum on the occupation of the Crimea region in the Ukraine is being treated in the West as a farcical exercise in how best to put a questionably-democratic stamp of approval on a ham-handed military occupation of another country’s sovereign soil.

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Take off to the Great White North PDF Print
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Written by Greg Price   
Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:06

Had a good visit with family up north in Edmonton for a week to recharge the batteries with some quality time away. As with life, the big moments and small, there always comes observations. Some profoundly life affirming, some simply Seinfeld-esque quips. There are certainly both from this trip.

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World Contact Day has rich history PDF Print
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Written by J.W. Schnarr   
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 17:53

Happy World Contact Day!
Ok, so that might be a smidge early, as World Contact Day isn’t officially until March 15, but I get confused sometimes about time zones.
Just how many hours ahead is Alpha Centari, anyway?

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Russian interference in Ukraine ill-advised PDF Print
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Written by Trevor Busch   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 00:46

Is is perhaps a sad indictment that as the curtain falls on Russia’s 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, which managed to avoid any terrorist violence that many had predicted — on the north side of the Black Sea anti-government violence has erupted in Ukraine as thousands of protestors marched in that nation’s capital, demanding the removal of unpopular president Viktor Yanukovych and his seemingly pro-Russian regime.

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Odland was what was right with sport PDF Print
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Written by Greg Price   
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 23:21

In my 10-plus years of covering sports in the Taber and Vauxhall areas, Kalvin Odland was just another source…and yet, he wasn’t.
It is funny when I recall my earliest lessons in journalism school of how we are supposed to keep people at arm’s length to ensure objectivity, as I imagined my instructor had never worked at a small-town community newspaper before.

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