Opinion

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 15:06

Parks Canada’s cuts effect our health

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Did you know Tommy Douglas envisioned two phases of Medicare? He said the first — removing financial barriers to health care — would be easy compared to the second — a shift to preventative care. He believed the necessary shift to prevention not only made moral but financial sense because the maxim “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is true not only for our health but our economy.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 15:05

If moose are abundant, then cougars will follow

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A moose was hit by a car north of Hilda on Highway 41 Nov. 21.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:57

Give generously

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This time of year is one of our favourites. It’s hard not to be in the Christmas spirit when one sees the colourful lights and trays full of goodies spread out to enjoy. There’s a mad dash being made in the shopping centres as individuals try to get their last-minute items and ensure they are prepped for the big day.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:24

Feds don’t know how to spend taxpayers’ dollars

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Renos to Parliament’s West Block: I have visited this lavish spectacle several times over the years. The sky-rocketing costs and expected delays are the only part of the project that ever seem normal.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:19

Attack ads pretty immature

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If you look closely at Brad Wall’s latest attack ad you can see something very childish in the way it is constructed. In fact all attack ads have a poutish childish element to them.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 08:50

Alberta politics heading down wrong path

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The current Alberta government, with Premier Redford leading the way, is taking Alberta further and further away from it\'s traditional grass-roots values with their course of action since coming into power in April. 

In October, the port of Coutts processed more than 16,300 vehicles and 12,500 commercial trucks for entry into Canada. There were 15 seizures valued at more than $44,000, resulting in more than $15,600 in penalties to travellers. Of the 49,000 travellers, there were 83 people refused entry, 356 people were granted permanent residence status and 218 people received work permits.

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