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It is what it is…

  By Marc Chayer CARIBOU! This one word has come to personify what is perceived to be the single largest threat to a key industry in our region. On Thursday night I, like a lot of people, attended a meeting to hear what the reasoning was for a new Caribou range plan. The panel in […]

It is what it is…

  By Marc Chayer In what must be the single most jaw-dropping move yet in a long line of stupid moves, our fearless leader, Prime Minister Zoolander hands out an apology and $10.5 million to a convicted terrorist. What makes it even better, he has the announcement made after he leaves four days early for […]

It is what it is…

  By Marc Chayer   Anyone who reads this article from time to time will know that I like to occasionally delve into politics. However, with that being said, when I do delve into politics, it is usually to make fun, poke holes, or point out the absurdity that frequently comes with those in power […]

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  By Marc Chayer In our day to day existence we often look to measure success. Some do it through academic achievements while others think it is financial, and some even cling to the concept of work/life balance. So, how should one measure success? It is as old a question as the meaning of life […]

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  By Marc Chayer   Wildrose and Conservatives reach a deal to unite! Tick tock, tick tock! Rachel, the clock has started the countdown to the day when we can finally put you and this ridiculous excuse for a government out of its misery and finally get on with business again. Last week the respective […]

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  By Marc Chayer   Canadian media! What is going on with main stream media and the absolute addiction to all things Trump? In a country where we have Zoolander as the prime minster coupled with Notley as premier you would think we have enough here to talk about in media circles. Yet, despite the […]

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  BY Marc Chayer This week, I wanted to take a hard left and move away from the politics of the world and focus on something closer to home. That said, please bear with me on this, as below you will find an open letter to my daughter and through it, hopefully, parents reading this […]

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  By Marc Chayer   Tick, tock. That’s the sound you can hear in the offices of the NDP government in Alberta. But, first let’s go back to the days of our last Conservative government. At the time we had a government seemingly tone deaf to the public feeling I, for one, was one of […]

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  By Marc Chayer CAUTION: This is going to be a rant! Driving! It’s a privilege, not a right. How many times have we heard this? Yet daily we are witness to how many utterly stupid people travel on our roads? In contemplating this week’s column, I was thinking of the different ideas I could […]

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  By Marc Chayer In recent times we have watched the world news to witness the phenomenon of “migrants” fleeing the Middle East for a better life. Since the last federal election the word “migrant” has been replaced by “refugee.” In the US, we saw how the immigration issue became key in deciding who would […]

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  By Marc Chayer   Recently I attended a local meeting where first, I was surprised by the number of people in attendance and secondly, by who was represented. The meeting focused on local business challenges and I heard some key issues brought forward that many in this community probably never think about how it […]

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  By Marc Chayer   Alberta! In the past, had you said the name of this province, you would have heard a chorus of perceptions of what other Canadians thought we were about. However, with that in mind, the name Alberta now stands for something unique to this province.   In the past five years, […]

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  By Marc Chayer First and foremost, welcome to those Fort McMurray families who have come to Whitecourt in relation to the events that have affected their hometown. We sincerely hope you will find that of all the places in Alberta you could have gone to, this is the friendliest and most helpful. Wildfire With […]

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By Marc Chayer This past week was, in many ways, a watershed of sorts in my family’s world. We went through the week with an eye on the long weekend coming and the break it would present. As well, it also signalled the annual Valentine’s Day ritual. However, what I did not know was that […]

It is what it is…

By Marc Chayer Hi, Folks! I recently took a little break from writing this column due to some other commitments I have in life, but, with the current political climate being what it is, well, I just can’t help myself! In coming back, I wanted to kick off the series with a look at our […]

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