Opinion

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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
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MP report: the devastating effects of the cost of living crisis

Canadians are hurting more than ever. Being at events throughout my constituency…

  • Mar 16, 2022
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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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Nothing brings you closer than ice fishing

This past weekend we had enough of annoying each other indoors and…

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Jacob Zinn/News Staff - The local housing market saw a modest increase in property sales and housing prices in 2015, and VREB president Crozier said he expects the market to continue growing in the new year.

Thanks to government, housing and energy are becoming luxuries

Killing off cheap energy will be as much a disaster for poor and middle-class Canadians as our calamitous housing policies have been

  • Feb 26, 2022
Jacob Zinn/News Staff - The local housing market saw a modest increase in property sales and housing prices in 2015, and VREB president Crozier said he expects the market to continue growing in the new year.
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Trudeau response to Freedom Convoy turned it into a global movement

The world is watching Canada. Trudeau needs to separate the dangerous blend of public health and authoritarian politics

  • Feb 26, 2022
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Albertans in rural communities deserve equal access to lifesaving care and doctors

Recruitment and retention has been an ongoing struggle for many in rural Alberta

  • Feb 23, 2022
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The urgent need to end the uncertainty over restrictions

The more time that passes, the more the restrictions on our lives seem to have run their course in the eyes of the population

  • Feb 22, 2022
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Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Invoking the Emergencies Act will help Canada’s reputation abroad

The last thing supply chains needed was more human-induced logistical predicaments created by the very disruptive truckers’ convoy

  • Feb 20, 2022
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Michael Zwaagstra

Teachers should keep using textbooks

Teachers telling students to create their own knowledge by finding sources on the internet is just plain wrong

  • Feb 10, 2022
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Family team building exercise, room cleaning

With Spring around the corner I figured it was time for the…

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World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
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Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is senior director of the agri-food analytics lab and a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University.

Vaccine mandate for truckers puts extra pressure on grocers

Disqualified over 8,000 Canadian truckers from crossing the border, leading a shortage food at the grocers

  • Jan 26, 2022
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is senior director of the agri-food analytics lab and a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University.