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EDITORIAL: Human connection wields its power

EDITORIAL: Human connection wields its power

'The as yet untold mental-health impact on teachers, children, and the community of COVID fears, and the revolving door in and out of isolation many endured, is hopefully nearing its end.'
LETTER: It's time for city to do some serious budgetary belt-tightening

LETTER: It's time for city to do some serious budgetary belt-tightening

It's time for city council to take a hard look at what is really necessary for the next few years and put some of the “nice to have” projects on the back burner for a couple of years.
LETTER: Provincial police force proposal must be backed by credible information

LETTER: Provincial police force proposal must be backed by credible information

'Unfortunately, our provincial government, in a typical government way, provided us with the idea of replacing the RCMP with a provincial police force with no explanation as to why this was being considered, what are the benefits, how will the transition take place, and what will it cost the taxpayer?'
LETTER: Thank you to Good Samaritans, ambulance crew

LETTER: Thank you to Good Samaritans, ambulance crew

'Your quick actions and collective care made a huge difference'
COLUMN: Community-building concept a sad casualty

COLUMN: Community-building concept a sad casualty

'Investments in recreation and cultural events (and related facilities), powwows, tournaments, community gardens, community halls, farmers markets, outdoor festivals, and winter carnivals are being left to the non-profits to scrounge for and compete for crumbs of money.'
COLUMN: Coach John Reid a man of character who taught me so much

COLUMN: Coach John Reid a man of character who taught me so much

'If you have kids in sports today, are you modeling the character traits you want your kids to develop? What will your legacy be?'
EDITORIAL: Public must have clear picture of solar farm

EDITORIAL: Public must have clear picture of solar farm

'Citizens should finally have a clearer picture when the report is released this week, however, they’ve been left little time to digest it, let alone prepare to speak to it at council. The taxpayers, who will be on the hook for up to $33.75 million, are owed that opportunity.'
LETTER: Council's vote to support twin-rinks facility an exciting decision

LETTER: Council's vote to support twin-rinks facility an exciting decision

'The city’s own third-party operational review made it clear the city should “re-evaluate its role in direct service delivery” and “explore alternate methods for service delivery.” That's exactly what this project represents.'
LETTER: St. Albert better served by city-owned, run facility

LETTER: St. Albert better served by city-owned, run facility

'A facility located in St. Albert and paid for with taxpayer dollars should remain under the control of city residents, not handed over to a private organization which can act with impunity.'
LETTER: Thank you to helpers at Waterspray Park

LETTER: Thank you to helpers at Waterspray Park

'A special thanks to the folks who helped my wife after she injured herself on Aug. 12'