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Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely speaks to the Legislative Assembly June 15, 2021. (File photo)

MLA Jackie Lovely: Supreme Court’s decision ‘outrageous’

Mandatory registration for repeat sex offenders will no longer be required

  • Nov 1, 2022
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Jock Finlayson

Policy-makers need to focus on Canada’s commodity strengths

In early June, the economics team at the Royal Bank of Canada…

  • Jun 15, 2022
Jock Finlayson
Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Cole’s Notes: Hayden Christensen deserves better from Canadians

Christensen hails from Vancouver, a fact too few Canadians celebrate

Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)
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Teachers must stop undermining parental values

Teachers are hired to educate students, not to indoctrinate them

  • Jun 4, 2022
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Your standard of living has dropped under Trudeau

The self-congratulatory Liberal tweet which claimed they have made “life more affordable” since 2015 is hogwash

  • May 24, 2022
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Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
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Dansereau: Considerate Mother’s Day gifting

As spring rolls around again so does Mother’s Day. Although we should…

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau cottage in Ottawa, on Friday, March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Trudeau’s spending spree hitting Canadian families hard

Trudeau’s spending spree hitting Canadian families hard

  • Apr 29, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau cottage in Ottawa, on Friday, March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
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Why cutting Alberta’s gas tax doesn’t offer real relief

The last couple of budgets appear more on the optimistic side rather than the realistic side as actual deficits outpace forecast deficits

  • Apr 29, 2022
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Rimbey’s remaining payphone to make final call in April

I nearly wept. My publisher Leah, stood beside me obviously shook. We…

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Where are all the swine assistants?

I share my house with a few creatures. Cats, birds, humans and…

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Bay du Nord oil project needs swift approval

With the market prices of hydrocarbons soaring, accelerated by the Russian invasion…

  • Apr 12, 2022
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Birthday party burn-out

This past Saturday the family and I decided to take on a…

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Bad central bank policy has us heading toward a recession

The next few months may only bring stagnation but a full-blown recession is more likely

  • Mar 24, 2022
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Substitute teacher Bethany Neamtu. (Photo submitted/Wolf Creek Public Schools)

WCPS and ATA Local No. 3 saluting substitute teachers

Substitute Teachers’ Appreciation Week is March 14 to 18.

  • Mar 17, 2022
Substitute teacher Bethany Neamtu. (Photo submitted/Wolf Creek Public Schools)
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New oil and gas megaprojects going ahead, just not in Canada

This year’s investment is about 6 per cent of the global total

  • Mar 15, 2022
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