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Show some respect during anthem

Re: Show pride, stand and sing, Gazette, Wednesday, April 29. I would like to add to Irene Harvey’s comments about singing the Canadian anthem. If you can’t sing it, at least stand and remove your cap.

Recognizing top citizens helps build community

What’s more satisfying than watching things grow? Four years ago the city planted the seeds of a tribute for one of St. Albert’s most recognized citizens, Lois Hole.

Health Monitor

Underdeveloped countries where rice is a fundamental food staple could soon see some extra nutrients added to their crop.

Nuclear consultation process biased

The province of Alberta has begun its nuclear consultation process. Sadly Albertans’ input will only be considered until June 1 via a workbook and survey found at 310-0000 then 780-427-0265 or

Wheat in different provinces hard to compare

Would wheat acreage in Western Canada really soar if there were an open market for Prairie wheat? The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) says so, and points to Ontario as evidence.

The cost of federal stupidity

I think I have finally become an Albertan. Ottawa was my birthplace and I grew up with an inborn genetic predisposition to cheer for the Ottawa Roughriders. My heroes were federal political leaders.

Students get too much sex-ed exposure

Sex sells — get it? Your editorial proclaims that sex education does not increase interest in sexuality among youth and that this has been “proven” beyond doubt. I have never read this study “proving” such a thing.

There is no authority on climate change

David Lloyd’s recent article on climate change is just a bunch of nonsense. Who made him an authority on climate? ‘Cause he’s a musician and used to live here? Give me a break. The world has been warming since the last ice age.

No need for nuclear power

Congratulations to Elena Shacherl for correcting some of the incomplete and faulty information in the biased nuclear panel's report, as referred to May 2.

Climate assertions are false

In his commentary column on climate change, Dave Lloyd makes several assertions that are outright false.