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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.