An Ottawa, Ont. charity captured the attention of the media at the end of August when it was learned a policy exists which means officials with the Parkdale Food Centre refuse to order from their local food bank, any items considered “low quality” such as canned pastas, potato chips and the staple in some households, Kraft Dinner.

Uh oh. Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservative Party leadership race was supposed to be a cake-walk, smile and wave coronation for one of the candidates. The other two were just there for show and to prove there was a spirit of competition and a show of democracy.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:57

The golden goose that ‘the Left’ loves to hate

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Alberta’s booming economy continues to grow, much to the vilified morose of its left-wing critics. Reducing green house emissions without curbing oil and gas production requires a delicate balance. Neither left-wing derision nor right-wing inequities will ever eradicate the acrimonious rift that exists to date.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 09:47

Roller coaster of fun with Alberta Tories

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It’s like watching a train wreck and waiting for the train to actually leave the tracks. It never does. That’s what it’s like riding the rails with Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party.

Swift Current residents might sometimes question the sense of having the City of Swift Current Light and Power Department distribute the electrical power generated by SaskPower, but those doubts might be slightly less as a result of the current debacle at the Crown Corporation over smart meters.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:31

Overexposure? Less green for Jolly Green

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The environmental impact of hockey will most likely not be on the minds of passionate fans when they attend a game, but the National Hockey League’s first ever sustainability report may change that.

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