Homebodies - It struck me again how very fortunate I am

By Rita Friesen

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It struck me again how very fortunate I am. In a simple way. I have running water. There is nothing onerous about doing laundry. Push a button and the clean water fills the big white box, it hums and thuds, and in 40 minutes, the dirty is clean. Small load, giant load, all the same amount of effort for me. 

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My perspective - Shovels in the forecast

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

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If I were a store owner in Westman, I would be thinking about stocking up on rubber boots; it looks like demand might be strong this spring. On Monday, the provincial government released their most recent flood update and it’s looking wet.The report pointed to higher levels of soil moisture going into winter, higher levels of winter precipitation and unfavourable weather conditions in making their forecast. 

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Right in the centre - Information and truth need to line up

By Ken Waddell

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How people get their information is undergoing a huge transformation. That is no surprise given that everyone from toddlers to the oldest of senior citizens have access to the world at their finger tips. With a phone, a laptop or a regular computer, the news of the world is more readily available than at any other time in human history. The old phrase listing of news, weather and sports has been lengthened to include everything from recipes to recreation, from fashion to fatalities.

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Parting ways: How to make sure you're getting a fair shake on your trade-in

By Derek Pearson

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Purchasing a new, or new-to-you, vehicle can be one of those rare experiences that can bring both joy and frustration. You have spent hours researching online ( the average consumer spends 14 hours online according to a 2014 J.D Power New Shopper study) visited multiple dealers, gone on several test drives, and have finally made your decision. Now comes the the big question. What is my trade worth? 

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Back once again for the Renegade master

By Ben Castle

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“Back once again for the renegade master, D4 damager, power to the people”…was a hit for British DJ Wildchild in the mid-1990s but to this day, I’m not really sure what the song was all about!  However, Renegade was also an appearance and off-road package offered on the iconic Jeep CJ and Jeep YJ Wranglers between 1976 and 1994.  For the 2015 model year, it finally became a model in its own right joining the rapidly expanding subcompact crossover SUV market. 

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