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EDITORIAL: Non-resident fees not a practical solution

EDITORIAL: Non-resident fees not a practical solution

'The City of St. Albert and the County of Sturgeon need to sit down together and negotiate a new ICF.'
LETTER: This resident isn't ready to trust City surveys, or their outcomes

LETTER: This resident isn't ready to trust City surveys, or their outcomes

'When a council ignores and disrespects popular votes while stifling the will of the people, it takes much more than a catalogue of community surveys to heal the hurt.'
LETTER: An ode to the removal of electronics, social media ...

LETTER: An ode to the removal of electronics, social media ...

'Keeping up with the wanting web is driving me insane.'
COLUMN: Municipalities need to pick a lane and stay in it

COLUMN: Municipalities need to pick a lane and stay in it

'If municipal councils wish for more autonomy, municipalities can choose to raise property taxes and stop asking for provincial grant money. If municipalities wish for more provincial grant money, these same municipalities need to stop asking for autonomy.'
COLUMN: Alberta must have control over key levers of its economy

COLUMN: Alberta must have control over key levers of its economy

The Impact Assessment Act is a Trojan horse for the feds, preventing any designated project from proceeding if it may have environmental effects, positive or negative, marginal or significant.
EDITORIAL: Rainmaker resurrects city's small-town feel

EDITORIAL: Rainmaker resurrects city's small-town feel

'The parade is one of those places where community takes hold.'
LETTER: Have some empathy before leaving nasty notes on windshields

LETTER: Have some empathy before leaving nasty notes on windshields

'I would love for all the wild-tempered people in St. Albert to walk a day in another's shoes.'
LETTER: UCP curriculum a giant leap backward

LETTER: UCP curriculum a giant leap backward

'Distressingly, the curriculum has become a high-stakes political football, with Alberta’s children and its future set to become casualties.'
COLUMN: Social conservatism stronger in U.S. than Canada

COLUMN: Social conservatism stronger in U.S. than Canada

'For decades, Canadian conservatives have been saying and doing things that would have destroyed their careers if they lived in the American Bible Belt.'
EDITORIAL: Kudos to young leader for tackling mental health

EDITORIAL: Kudos to young leader for tackling mental health

'Instead of standing back and waiting for somebody else to take on the challenge, Yakemchuk saw herself as the somebody who could affect positive change and went for it.'