Opinion

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:59

Farmers should have insurance choice

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016 16:43

There is still time to get the free influenza vaccine

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Want proof being vaccinated against influenza is a good idea and works?


Look no further than the heart-breaking news late last week that the first official outbreak of influenza has hit Alberta and as of Jan. 14 there are five deaths on the books that can be attributed to the disease.
What makes this so heartbreaking is that for many people influenza is a completely preventable condition thanks to the ability to receive a free flu shot. Of the five deaths, four had not been immunized against influenza, and the fifth was a baby who had not yet received the second dose of the vaccine as is required for children under the age of nine.
Isn’t that proof enough that immunization works?
Alberta health officials were asking Albertans who haven’t yet done so to find their nearest health clinic, pharmacist or physician and get their influenza vaccinations because it is not too late.
Influenza starts circulating anytime from October to April and there can be more than one outbreak each season. It’s a later start than last year for the first outbreak in Alberta, but the nastiness has arrived and one of the easiest ways people can protect themselves is immunization.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 14:08

Caregivers need plenty of support, too

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016 13:59

Prejudice in society must not be tolerated

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In 2015, in one unexpected stroke of a rather broad political paintbrush, the Alberta Progressive Conservative party’s Tory blue which had been the colour of Alberta for more than four decades was replaced by the orange of the NDP, something almost unfathomable less than a year ago.

Thursday, 31 December 2015 05:20

All we need is a little patience and understanding

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2015 was a year of change for Canada.

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