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COLUMN: Deterioration in empathy, social relationships, a side effect of pandemic

COLUMN: Deterioration in empathy, social relationships, a side effect of pandemic

'We need to rebuild trust, hope, and empathy. Fighting that virus could be child’s play in comparison.'
OPINION: Newspapers are not packaging, they are the product

OPINION: Newspapers are not packaging, they are the product

'We cannot have a misguided system that puts newspapers at risk at a time when the public needs trusted sources of information more than ever before.'
COLUMN: Deploy approach used on polio to eradicate COVID-19, ensuing political hubris

COLUMN: Deploy approach used on polio to eradicate COVID-19, ensuing political hubris

While political involvement has been an incurable and deadly feature of the pandemic, there is an effective preventive cure against vote-seeking hubris as COVID-19 enters the endemic phase.
EDITORIAL: It's too soon for a solar-farm survey

EDITORIAL: It's too soon for a solar-farm survey

'With so much key information still not in front of the public, residents can't possibly offer meaningful responses to a survey, or ask educated questions.'
LETTER: Lazy dog owners who leave poop should avoid walks outside their yards

LETTER: Lazy dog owners who leave poop should avoid walks outside their yards

'It is a pity that I must constantly look down where I am walking as people are too lazy to clean up the poop left behind by their dogs.'
LETTER: Policing of off-leash area heavy handed

LETTER: Policing of off-leash area heavy handed

'Mandating a zero warning, zero tolerance policy is heavy handed, especially the morning a park designation report was apparently released to the public.'
LETTER: Destruction of Erin Ridge trees 'heartbreaking'

LETTER: Destruction of Erin Ridge trees 'heartbreaking'

'Trees, and by definition forests, have been looking after themselves for a least two billion years. I'm pretty sure the City's parks department doesn't have a leg up on that.'
LETTER: Thank you to kind stranger

LETTER: Thank you to kind stranger

'On April 1 I had an unfortunate fall at Ricky's All Day Grill in St. Albert.'
LETTER: Thank you to Enjoy Centre singer

LETTER: Thank you to Enjoy Centre singer

'You made my day, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget your song.'
COLUMN: Herbs easy to grow; provide a variety of uses

COLUMN: Herbs easy to grow; provide a variety of uses

The leaves of may be used fresh, or dried to be used in the winter months.