National Column: Canada had a special relationship with dictator

He was probably Canada’s favourite dictator.

Canadians may not have approved of the methods Fidel Castro used to govern Cuba. His restrictions on press and political freedom, his insistence that trade unions be government-run and the arbitrary practices of his revolutionary courts would have grated here.

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Morinville Sports

Morinville student off to play ball in Cuba

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Georges H. Primeau Grade 7 student is packing his bags for an opportunity to play baseball where it is a little warmer. Twelve-year-old Morgan Melchert leaves Friday for Cuba where he and his teammates will play against local ball clubs from Veradero, Matanzas and Havana.

The good will trip is being organized by the St. Albert Minor Baseball Association’s (SAMBA) PeeWee AA cardinals, and allows the boys an opportunity to visit fellow ball players and to help… […]