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Poverty profile

There is currently a small committee in St. Albert who is looking into the issue of poverty and its impact on the residents of St. Albert.

Is it time to redo Confederation?

Lots of things aren’t going Alberta’s way right now. There was the Northern Gateway pipeline to B.C. proposal killed by the federal government, and the Energy East pipeline to New Brunswick killed by Quebec and the feds.

Donald vs. Justin

Not long ago, we Canadians mocked our American friends for electing The Donald.

Race to lead Alberta will be no walk in the park

As required by provincial law, Alberta will hold a provincial election sometime between March and May.

Separating art from artist

Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld died on Feb. 19 at the age of 85. He was described in a New York Times Style Magazine profile as “maddening and brilliant.” Others, however, have described him much more harshly.

The pitfalls of legalized marijuana

To paraphrase Charles Dickens – it is the best of times; it is the worst of times. It is a winter of some despair. 2019 begins with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s embarrassing handling of the SNC-Lavalin portfolio. Could it be that Mr.

Someone needs to do more homework on the new curriculum

Someone very recently stated that Alberta needs a curriculum that “is focused on essential knowledge and skills, not political agendas and failed teaching fads.

Business or profession?

“The Businessperson’s Creed is: Profit, Product, People and Principle in that order. The professional must exactly reverse the order of importance of these four criteria to read: Principle, People, Product and lastly, Profit.” – G. K.

Popularity not a guarantee for good leadership

There must be worse things than finding yourself stuck in an elevator with a politician, especially during an election campaign. It’s just difficult to imagine what they could possibly be.

Who is responsible for waste management?

When I was growing up, around 60 years ago, recycling as we know it now did not exist. However, we did recycle, or rather, reuse.