Lakeland Eagles' founder and former coach, the late Hector Lamouche, was honoured during a Jan. 12 North Peace Hockey League game between the Eagles and High Prairie at H.W. Fish Arena in McLennan. The event was part of a special pre-game ceremony which saw players, family, friends and fans pay tribute to Lamouche and his valuable contributions to the franchise dating back to 1994 when the team first entered the league. The ceremony included several speeeches and concluded with Travis Cunningham (left) and assistant captain James Tallman raising Hector's retired team number 10 into the rafters. Watch next week's Express for additional coverage of the event.
A major protest calling for a national day of action by First Nations groups are bound to happen sooner or later. Sloppy politics may get government in trouble – such as a lawsuit – and the public also gets the short end of the stick in the form of blockades.
So, Canada – and especially Alberta – stands to be held hostage economically and politically through the high-handed tactics of Attawapiskat’s Chief Theresa Spence, other First Nations leaders and the group known as ‘Idle No More’.