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LETTER: Thankful for local media who hold elected officials accountable

LETTER: Thankful for local media who hold elected officials accountable

"I don’t think it is a stretch to assume The Gazette is not particularly popular with our elected officials over their commitment to keep the MEC and its predecessor, the municipal utility corporation, in the spotlight. Too bad. That is the job of a free press and what makes it so valuable."
EDITORIAL: Solar-farm transparency still elusive

EDITORIAL: Solar-farm transparency still elusive

"Taxpayers and council need accurate information on the project, provided publicly, with full transparency and without requiring residents to seek it through access-to-information law, to make the right decisions."
LETTER: Shame on whomever stole plants from St. Albert Botanic Garden

LETTER: Shame on whomever stole plants from St. Albert Botanic Garden

"I hope your ill-gotten gains give you no pleasure."
LETTER: Province can afford to give medical professionals a raise

LETTER: Province can afford to give medical professionals a raise

"I hope the provincial government is ashamed of themselves over their recent decision."
LETTER: It's time to elect a new city council

LETTER: It's time to elect a new city council

"... get rid of this self-serving mayor and her council."
LETTER: City trotting out another white elephant with MEC

LETTER: City trotting out another white elephant with MEC

"Putting the taxpayer in jeopardy by taking the fall financially if this does not pan out is fiscally irresponsible."
LETTER: Kenney shouldn't have a say in Senate vote

LETTER: Kenney shouldn't have a say in Senate vote

"The Alberta legislature has no right to unilaterally change federal constitutional arrangements."
Transparency is vital to a functioning democracy

Transparency is vital to a functioning democracy

"As we enter into a critical time in our city, province, and country, we as the ratepayers of the whole system must do everything we can to ask questions and search out the facts."
Let's choose governments with foresight, resolve on Sept. 20 and Oct. 18

Let's choose governments with foresight, resolve on Sept. 20 and Oct. 18

"Our two elections will challenge electees and electors in charting a critical course of action to guide us beyond public-health and economic challenges we have experienced."
Elected officials should run for the right reasons

Elected officials should run for the right reasons

"St. Albert is filled with residents who willingly already give much of their time, effort, knowledge, and talent for free, to causes and efforts they care about. These are the passionate stewards whose time, expertise, and energy will add immeasurable value on council in making decisions on behalf of taxpayers."