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TERRY & ESTHER CHAMBERLAIN

SOME FOLKS YOU CAN TRUST & SOME YOU CAN‘T

Leadership was a big concern in 2020. Some people in charge of  the most important aspects of our lives came through for us in spades. Others were more like jokers, but about as funny as an impacted wisdom tooth--the kind of leader you want, not to follow but to run away from--fast. And whether they head up a nation, a province, a town, a school, a hockey team, a business or  a bridge club,  leaders shape our lives. Here are some you should look for and some you should look out for in 2021: the jewels and the fools, the victors and villains, the heroes and  zeroes, the first and the worst, the sensible and the dispensable:

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2020 – TOTAL WRITE-OFF? WELL…

OK, everyone you ask--and they usually don’t wait till you ask--will  say good riddance, 2020 was about the worst year ever.  Well it’s hard to argue with the critics.

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LIFE–OR SOMETHING LIKE IT–IN WINTER

As I write  (long before you read this) I can look out my window at a howling blizzard. Temperatures will soon hit the minus 20s and may well plunge before long as low as minus 40. At that temperature you can freeze equally in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Of course such weather is not unusual here in Saskatchewan in the December to February period. But the first real cold snap of winter strikes like a hammer blow.

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TYPICAL CANADIAN: LOON, EAGLE OR TURKEY?

Last spring a loon killed an eagle in a Maine lake. Apparently the eagle had dived own to kill the loon--or likely its chicks--for food. But somehow the loon in response stabbed the eagle through the heart . A government fisheries department examination of the eagle indicated the stab wound was caused by a loon’s bill.

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Wednesday November 17, 2021