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Snow An­gels are pop­ping up faster than we can keep track of them.

The names of Alvin Gerodo, Al Dyler, Larry Coney, Brian Ride­out, Don­ald Wil­son, Bev Cole, and Garry Tren­tham all came up as great neigh­bours to have, and if you have a nice, friendly neigh­bour, call the of­fice and we will pre­pare a per­son­al­ized Drumheller Mail Snow An­gel cer­tifi­cate for you to present to them.

Just in case you were won­der­ing depart­ment......the other day, we had the need to know the pop­u­la­tion of Moosos­min, Saskatchewan. Quick way to an an­swer was to ask Siri, that all-know­ing lady who lives in our iPhone.

Ap­par­ently she couldn't un­der­stand the Queen's English, be­cause she came up with the pop­u­la­tion of moose in Saskatchewan.

830,000, in case you were in­ter­ested.

It has been in­ter­est­ing to watch newly-elected Pres­i­dent Trump in ac­tion since the in­au­gu­ra­tion, us­ing pow­ers at his dis­posal like ex­ec­u­tive priv­i­lege. He doesn't seem pa­tient enough to seek govern­ment ap­proval, he just goes ahead and en­acts the priv­i­lege of his of­fice as Supreme Com­man­der. He should have re­al­ized by now that a world econ­omy does ex­ist, an iso­la­tion­ist at­ti­tude will even­tu­ally crip­ple his coun­try, and that the Amer­i­can peo­ple do not nec­es­sar­ily ap­prove of his method­ol­ogy. He may be fol­low­ing through on his so-called elec­tion prom­ises, but there are far bet­ter ways to do things than bul­ly­ing.

Cer­tainly en­joyed, along with hun­dreds of oth­ers, the film She Has A Name, pre­sented by the Pub­lic Li­brary Mon­day night at the Napier Theatre. It is based on true in­ci­dents, and the story takes place in Thai­land.

It is a story about hu­man traf­fick­ing, the ram­pant sex trade that re­sults, and the at­tempts by the US govern­ment to in­ter­vene, and some­how make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of these "work­ers". It is the kind of film that is so well done, that in this writer's opin­ion, should be shown in class­rooms and ex­plained and dis­cussed with stu­dents, in the hopes that the re­sult­ing aware­ness could pos­si­bly make a dif­fer­ence. We could be alone when sit­ting there, we couldn't help but think that part of the rea­son this hu­man traf­fick­ing is so preva­lent, is due to the in­flu­ence of the Vietnam war, al­though there was no in­di­ca­tion of that in the film.

The best way to in­crease aware­ness of this world-wide prob­lem, is to con­tinue and en­cour­age pub­lic de­bate, to iden­tify the per­pe­tra­tors who get in­volved for profit, and pro­vide sup­port for those who make and pro­duce films like this one. Dean Ko­hut is one of those who did, and for that we are thank­ful.

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