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Volume 22, Number 31, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Taurus buys right to pick name for

sports field

I will not tolerate intolerance. Nor should you.

Recent neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has finally solidified opposition to far-right hate groups. Marchers carried torches, waived swastikas and used Nazi salutes and left us with no doubt as to who they are.

Nazis are bad. We fought a war over this one.

That one of their supporters drove a car into a group of counter-protestors, killing one and injuring several others, only proves a point that really didn’t need to be proven.

This is not only a U. S. problem. A white racist shot worshippers at a Quebec City mosque in January. And while our Prime Minister responded appropriately, the incident also showed Canada has its share of Trumps.

Canadian Conservative writers spread false reports that the shooter was a muslim. And when a CBC columnist condemned them, our own Member of Parliament, Garnet Genuis, attacked the CBC columnist.

Genuis used the entirely spurious argument that CBC was attacking christians because CBC reported the fact that all of the mass shootings in Canada over the past few decades were done by white men, and that most of those men were christian.

Genuis did not condemn the violence against muslims. He did not condemn his colleagues for spreading false news. Instead he attacked a columnist for speaking the truth.

The world faces a threat from both muslim and christian extremists, but in both the U.S. and Canada by far the greatest threat is from Christian extremists, also known as the far right, also known as racists, also known as Nazis.

The Nazis are back, and we are at war again.

Which side are you on?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Our new football field will be named by Taurus Projects Group Inc.

The local company signed an agreement this week with the City of Fort Saskatchewan purchasing the naming rights to the new sports field.

“We are thrilled to be part of this new sports facility and excited to be part of such a great project, right here in our community,” says Taurus owner Fab Loranger.

The $9.6 million field is expected to open in spring, 2018, and features an artificial turf playing surface, plus four change rooms for players, officials’ change rooms, public washrooms, an administration office and storage area, as well as a concession and seating for about 1000 spectators..

Naming rights to the field were budgeted to raise $290,000.

The facility will be home to local high school and minor football teams but can host a variety of events. This FIFA size artificial turf gives Fort Saskatchewan an opportunity to host elite level competitions such as provincial and national championships in football and soccer.

The official naming ceremony is to take place towards the end of September.

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017