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Jeff Burgar We love Jason Kenney’s new idea! Kenney has an idea to stop, or at least maybe slow, declines in rural population. It all has to do with bringing new overseas immigrants to rural Alberta. If it works, Peace…

Richard Froese Winter is winding down and warmer and brighter days are ahead. Spring is just around the corner. The first day of spring is March 20. Before that, remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour when daylight saving…

Jeff Burgar A few years ago, when Jason Kenney was federal Immigration Minister, he didn’t care a farfle about Alberta businesses crying for staffing help. Today, he frets Alberta businesses can’t afford minimum wages. Seriously? Now he says he doesn’t…
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Commentary by Jeff Burgar There are few, very, very few sweethearts in Northern Alberta! Bold statement. I hope it isn’t true. But did you take your honey out for dinner last week? Bought flowers or candies, or both? A pox…

Tom Henihan In all forms of sports clichés abound, but none more so than “it is not winning that counts, it is how you play the game.” Of course, winning counts, at times to such a degree that the obsession…

Tom Henihan At one time, political correctness was a marginal annoyance, a self-righteous display of moral superiority and unshakable certainty, the kind of certainity that emanates from willful ignorance. Political correctness is still a willful display of ignorance, but it…

Mac Olsen February 5 was Safer Internet Day and I came across an interesting article at CTVNews.ca about improving your online access. The article, by Amanda Coletta, emphasizes that despite high-profile data breaches, many online users are not doing enough…

Joe McWilliams Play to your strengths, they say. Around here, it’s fishing. Fishing and camping, let’s say. If you want to promote more tourist visits, those would seem to be the sensible areas of focus. Lesser Slave Lake comes rather…

Mac Olsen The entertainment industry, worldwide, should reassess how it provides content for consumers, given two incidents where someone’s grief has been exploited. One of those incidents involves the Irish short film, ‘Detainment’, which is based on the brutal murder…

To the Editor:   There are many of us who fail to understand why the people of Alberta advocate so strenuously for pipeline action. Most recently, our Premier Notley has now added her voice to the demand that Canada’s Prime…