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Jeff Burgar How many new people should be allowed to move to Canada from around the world? Should they have skills? Should they be allowed to vote, even if they enter illegally? Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, goes so far…

Joe McWilliams Who knows how reliable mercury thermometers were, back in the day? Were winters really that much colder than they are now? Maybe they were, but all kinds of oldtimers seem to remember 60-below days when they were growing…

Richard Froese The provincial election is over [on the newspaper publication date] and results will be official by the end of the week. Voters cast ballots on April 16. Did voters in Alberta elect a new government? Was four years…

Jeff Burgar It’s a familiar story in politics: When all else fails, bash somebody. These days, in Alberta, we never really passed the milepost at “When all else fails”. We went right to “Let’s fire up the big red anger…

I have concerns regarding our current economic challenges in Alberta. Still in a recession and the challenges of job creation, energy investment, pipeline approval and international trade continue to plague us all. More importantly is the “tightening noose around our…

Jeff Burgar You may find yourself in a strange chit chat with a person who never lived or travelled north of Red Deer. We have. More than a few times actually. “So,” half-jokingly one asked, “does anybody live in igloos…

Jeff Burgar Federal and provincial elections bring out many ideas. Yet so far, not much mention of the Alberta old boy’s club of fat cronies. After 42 years of the Conservative dynasty, the number of leeches and porkers sucking the…