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Closing Alberta Hospital puts patients at risk

I would like to protest the moving and/or closing of the facilities at the Alberta Hospital. The care the patients receive at that hospital cannot be duplicated elsewhere.

Council could have done better

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I spoke on behalf of the St. Albert Taxpayers Association at the budget deliberations on Monday. Not surprisingly, the capital and operating budgets were passed.

Province losing out on bitumen

"We expect oil prices to soften slightly from the 2006 level to around $55 US per barrel based on West Texas Intermediate (WTI) during the 2006 to 2011 period.

Club still willing to groom trails

The St. Albert Nordic Ski Club (STANSKI) volunteers have been maintaining the cross-country ski trails in the City of St. Albert and the adjacent River Lot 56 Natural Area for over 30 years.

Special thanks for extra effort

My wife and I were driving home the other night from shopping in west Edmonton when we decided to stop at the local Cob’s Breads. Upon leaving from the Safeway exit we noticed a loud thumping sound from the vehicle.

Trails don't need to be swept

The trail in Lions Park has been swept down to the pavement again. How can you possibly explain or justify this extravagant service for an elite group of citizens of St. Albert.

RCMP, police argument makes no sense

Does anyone else find the RCMP/police-created term "excited delirium" for cause of death, as ridiculous as I do? We, the public, cannot accept this created phrase from our Taser, trigger-happy men and women in blue.

Nuclear power won't be healthy

The Alberta Government has announced 65 per cent of the people want nuclear power, giving us a real Christmas present. Like all government programs we get to pay first for the transmission lines, then pay again for the nuclear reactor.

Sweater was much more than clothing

A gentleman came into our office about a week past and noticed one of our staff members wearing a military-issued sweater belonging to her husband who is in the army.

Government should stand up for veterans

Military/RCMP veterans wish the Conservative and Liberal members of Parliament who voted no to Bill C-201 an enjoyable Christmas dinner. They forgot: • That the veterans’ pension account was depleted by over $20 billion.