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LETTER: Raiders coach misunderstood

LETTER: Raiders coach misunderstood

'You are one of the best hockey coaches the St. Albert Raiders association has ever seen seen, and I truly hope you work your way through this mess.'
LETTER:  Coach's comment a poor attempt at humour, nothing more

LETTER: Coach's comment a poor attempt at humour, nothing more

'That same quote is actually used by Herb Brooks's character in the movie Miracle.'
COLUMN: Welcome 2022, Canada's year of global challenges

COLUMN: Welcome 2022, Canada's year of global challenges

'Unhappily, we are ... at the beginning of a retreat from global co-operation and interdependence in trade in both goods and services as the U.S., China, and Europe turn inwards and seek self-sufficiency.'
COLUMN: It's time we all gave our opinions a rethink

COLUMN: It's time we all gave our opinions a rethink

'We are as divided as we have ever been, and this is breaking down our society. We need character-based leadership everywhere right now. Not the formal government roles hamstrung by four-year vote cycles, influencers, and short-term demands, but regular folks like you and me to question, discuss, listen, care, share, and rethink our biases.'
EDITORIAL: Strong infill strategy key to future development

EDITORIAL: Strong infill strategy key to future development

'In the era of suburban sprawl, infill housing can be a great way for a municipality to grow while using existing infrastructure, but meaningful development that won't tamper with a neighbourhood's existing charm or neighbours' property values should really be the goal.'
LETTER: Big stink over changing place names shocking

LETTER: Big stink over changing place names shocking

'Everyone is so quick to cry about the "erasure of history" in the form of stripping titles of honour from violently racist and brutal historical white figures, but always remember: the colonizers did it first.'
LETTER: Landmark names should honour those who left positive mark on our community

LETTER: Landmark names should honour those who left positive mark on our community

'The re-naming process, the important questions it will raise, and the actions taken could become part of ripples of healing going forward in a good way.'
COLUMN: Respect isn’t only reserved for those we agree with

COLUMN: Respect isn’t only reserved for those we agree with

'There’s a huge difference in pressing people to do the right thing through consistent, courteous messaging, and instead descending into guttersnipe hectoring by treating fellow citizens as sub-humans, to be targeted by any means necessary.'
EDITORIAL: COVID-19 strategy a public-health matter of its own

EDITORIAL: COVID-19 strategy a public-health matter of its own

'What's concerning is that, no matter what tack Alberta, or the federal government take, Canadians are left with the impression it’s too little, too much, or too late.'
LETTER: ATA should follow same rules as other regulatory bodies

LETTER: ATA should follow same rules as other regulatory bodies

'The big difference I see is that ACSLPA exists only for the protection of the public, and the ATA exists also for the protection of its members.'