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COLUMN: Let's do our best this holiday to ground ourselves, be kind to others

COLUMN: Let's do our best this holiday to ground ourselves, be kind to others

'Let’s skip the divisiveness, reactivity, and hostility — that is, the drama — and (figuratively for now) everybody just hold hands.'
COLUMN: Community garden a place to grow more than plants

COLUMN: Community garden a place to grow more than plants

'Learn to grow and grow to learn. Instill a love of nature in your children. Make new friends. And help combat global warming.'
EDITORIAL: Make sure season's magic touches every heart

EDITORIAL: Make sure season's magic touches every heart

'It's a season of joy, of giving, of sharing, of showing love and light to others — when a certain sort of sparkle touches much of the world. It's also the season for empathy and acceptance, especially for those who aren't feeling so jolly.'
LETTER: Tread cautiously before tearing down our past

LETTER: Tread cautiously before tearing down our past

'Our school curriculums should be changed to acknowledge not only the good but also the misgivings of those who made history and to teach the truth about our history.'
LETTER: Don't spend money on consultation, just make changes

LETTER: Don't spend money on consultation, just make changes

'If we’ve got $325,000 burning a hole in our collective pockets, how about we try to do some good with it instead of throwing it away?'
LETTER: 'To change names today is to try and whitewash history and its mistakes'

LETTER: 'To change names today is to try and whitewash history and its mistakes'

'I am sure the first settlers to Alberta thought they were within their rights to steal and cheat the Indigenous people out of their lands, but I don't see that ever being discussed by city council, or an offer to hand back the lands St. Albert is built on to their rightful owners.'
LETTER: Spending $325,000 to look at naming is jumping the gun

LETTER: Spending $325,000 to look at naming is jumping the gun

'Only 4.9 per cent of our Canadian population is Indigenous. To my way of thinking, this does not warrant name changes.'
LETTER: Impact of street name change will 'ripple out in all directions'

LETTER: Impact of street name change will 'ripple out in all directions'

'Council is not just wasting your time, as city staff will be tasked with changing street signs, directional signage, maps, and all of the databases that contain your street address.'
OPINION: No sense in scrapping disciplinary system for teachers that works — ATA

OPINION: No sense in scrapping disciplinary system for teachers that works — ATA

'By law, the Alberta Teachers' Association must investigate all the complaints it receives.'
COLUMN: We must change our habits if we are to survive

COLUMN: We must change our habits if we are to survive

'We’re learning to adapt, as we always have, but if we’re going to outpace climate change, health, and economic threats, the pace of change in worldwide personal habits is going to have pick up.'