The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE -

Heard a lot of peo­ple com­ment­ing on the pass­ing of ac­tor Abe Vigoda at 94, at his daugh­ter's home in Cal­i­for­nia. He was a sad-faced char­ac­ter ac­tor on

tele­vi­sion, like Bar­ney Miller and movies like The God­fa­ther.

He will be missed, and had that kind of face that ev­ery­one rec­og­nized.

Don't for­get to fill up on wind­shield washer fluid, and en­joy the early ar­rival of Spring.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to newly-elected Coun­cil­lor for the

City of Brooks, and for­mer Drumheller and Brooks ra­dio per­son­al­ity, Den­nis Seibel, who won the mu­nic­i­pal bye-elec­tion held Jan­uary 18. Den­nis beat out five other can­di­dates for the seat va­cated by for­mer

Coun­cil­lor Barry Mor­ishita, who re­signed to run, and win the May­oralty bye-elec­tion, which was ne­ces­si­tated when for­mer Mayor Martin Shields re­signed to run and win a seat in the Oc­to­ber 19 fed­eral elec­tion.

Sorry to hear of the de­par­ture from the friendly con­fines of Town Hall, of De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer Cody

Gly­don, who leaves to re­sume his ca­reer on the ra­dio. From this per­spec­tive, Cody did a good job for the town, and we wish him well at his new po­si­tion.

Just think­ing.....we have al­ways won­dered about the logic be­hind the rul­ing in the Young Of­fend­ers Act that al­lows for the ac­cused to re­main un­named in the me­dia, yet ev­ery­one close to the sit­u­a­tion is aware of his or her iden­tity.

If the per­son is not yet an adult, sup­pos­edly by law, 18 is when so­ci­ety al­lows us to be called adults, and thereby re­spon­si­ble for our ac­tions, then his or her guardians are re­spon­si­ble for the ac­tions up to that point. Should then, the guardians or par­ents iden­tity be ex­posed? And, if they are so-called re­spon­si­ble for the ac­tions of the young of­fender, should they be held ac­count­able for the crime as well, or in­stead of, the young of­fender?

Phone us at 403-823-2580 or fax us at 403-823-3864 email: in­for­ma­tion@drumheller­ or drop into our of­fices at 515 High­way 10 East

Some­thing we will never un­der­stand is that if all of mankind is con­sid­ered equal, then the prob­lems cur­rently plagu­ing the Os­car Awards, are some­what bi­ased in favour of mi­nori­ties now?

If no black ac­tors were nom­i­nated for this year's Os­cars, then one would have to think that none were wor­thy of the recog­ni­tion. As well, since the me­dia per­pet­u­ates this story, and it ap­pears that Leonardo Dicaprio is a fa­vorite to win the Best Ac­tor Os­car for his role in The Revenant, what would be the re­ac­tion if there HAD been a black ac­tor nom­i­nated and loses to Dicaprio? Would the claim be made then that Dicaprio won be­cause he was white?

All of this non­sense lessens the im­por­tance of the event, and min­i­mizes be­ing good at what you do, if the is­sue of race comes into the pic­ture. Why can't ex­cel­lence at one's craft be the only cri­te­ria for win­ning. Now, one has to be good at their craft, and be a mem­ber of a mi­nor­ity.

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