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Nuclear threat is still a potent one

Last week brought the nuclear issue back on stage when the United States announced it was no longer targeting non-nuclear states for a strike from the potent American arsenal, providing they were not seeking nuclear status.

Letter could have unintended consequences

Over the past few months there have been plenty of decent arguments for and against a proposed Habitat for Humanity project in Akinsdale. And then there’s the letter written by Chris and Karleena Perry.

Procrastinating, like cheesecake, is a sinful indulgence

I’ve been doing writing columns for the Gazette for … wow, 12 years now. After doing this for such a long time, I would hope I would remember that when my column is due right before a long weekend, the due date is a day earlier. But, no.

Village making case for municipal auditor

If ever there was a case study on the need for a municipal auditor general, it’s being written in the Village of Boyle.

The real struggle is to understand

In recent weeks I’ve struggled to understand the comments of member of Parliament Peter Goldring in contemplating the death of the toddler in foster care in Morinville and the comments made about the First Nations and M├ętis in this country.

Alberta has its priorities twisted

When the first images of the Haitian earthquake came across our television screens, Albertans were quick to respond to the tragedy.

Never be afraid to question authority

Justice is a term we often hear, but what does it mean? Is it about fairness, equality or something else? Do we have a true sense of justice here in Canada? This seems like a simple question on its surface, but it has deeper implications hidden withi

Let's celebrate who we are

Today is the day to wear green. It is the day we are all welcome to celebrate shamrocks, limericks, leprechauns and all things Irish. Like most “holidays,” St. Patrick’s Day has been distilled in the great vat of commercialism.

It's been a rocky road to Arlington Drive

Partnering with Habitat for Humanity was supposed to be an easier way for the city to get its feet wet on the affordable housing front. It hasn’t quite worked out that way.

Justice system fails Miller family

On November 21, 2000, Lesley Miller began to learn the difference between the Canadian justice system, and the Canadian legal system.