Editorials

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 09:37

Deciding the fate of a rural school is never easy

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When Prairie Rose School Division trustees had the difficult decision before them regarding the future of New Brigden School, they were asked by one of their peers to be brave and make a decision that goes against the trend in rural Alberta.

Pushing through of an idyllic agenda by large egos, not enough time, lack of foresight or maybe just not caring enough to see the whole picture — these factors seem to have crept  their way into provincial and federal politics.

Education Don Morgan and seemingly, the urban-based media, are wrong: libraries aren’t irrelevant.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:21

Two vastly different budgets, neither correct

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So, what is the difference between a fiscally-conservative, right-wing party versus an ultra-social-consciously heavy-government influenced one?
Look no further than the evidence presented in recent budgets in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 14:37

Not the best use for our tax dollars

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At the beginning of January the NDP government in Alberta rolled out its carbon tax.

With the countryside littered with fragments of shot-down (trial) balloons as the release of the Saskatchewan budget nears the end of this month, Premier Brad Wall is at his first real crossroads.

Not that they are smiling smugly somewhere, but one has to know that Alberta Farmworkers Union’s Eric Musekamp and Darlene Dunlop are feeling a little bit of redemption and justification in their more than decade-long battle for establishing farm workers’ rights.

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