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Time to clean up … my language

I gave up making resolutions for the new year many years ago, but I’m inspired this year because of several comments from my wife while we were in traffic just before Christmas.

Climate change action needs common ground

It is human nature to be hypocritical since we do not often practice what we preach.

MĂ©lange of masterpieces

With 2009 falling behind, we look back with fondness at the decade that brought us Halo, Grand Theft Auto and the Guitar Hero/Rockband franchises.

Council divided on smart growth

Initially it sounded like a smart idea. It was the spring of 2007 and council was knee-deep in reviewing the municipal development plan (MDP), a time when a number of land-use planning concepts were pitched by well-meaning staff.

2010: the human odyssey continues

As a child growing up in the 1970s, the year 2010 always seemed so distant, very much the fancy of science fiction. The second instalment of Arthur C.

2000s a decade of growth

So long 2000s, you were so kind to us here at the St. Albert Gazette. There was no shortage of local news during the last decade, especially when it came to city hall. St.

Quantity is king on the information superhighway

Truth is stranger than fiction, unless that fiction is found on the World Wide Web. Recently a post secondary institution cancelled several H1N1 clinics because students refused their vaccinations.

2009 - a year of mixed blessings

Well here we go again. It happens with inevitable regularity.

Canada stained by actions and denials over Afghan torture

American chief prosecutor Richard Jackson’s 1946 summation to the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal derided the “Nobody never told me ‘nuffin’” defence offered by the Nazi defendants.

Pause to consider true spirit of the season

Do you know what Christmas tastes like? Mine’s sweet, cool, grainy, with a flavour of honey, poppy seed, coconut and almonds, and I am intensely fond of it.