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Thanks all around

We'd like to express our appreciation to the men on Elliot Place who spent many hours putting up the arches and the light display, the St.

Proroguing Parliament distinctly un-Canadian

I am writing to you Brent Rathgeber to formally request that you ignore Stephen Harper's intention to prorogue Parliament.

Country should be outraged

My wife has a badge attached to her purse that reads, "If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention!" Apparently too few Canadians are paying attention or else there would a massive outcry of outrage over Stephen Harper's governmen

Smart growth will make city a better place to live

I have visited some major cities around the world, including Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, London, Athens and Istanbul. A city can be a place where diversity and choices produce quality of life experiences.

Trails should be groomed for games

I have been reading lately about the controversy over the machine-groomed trails on River Lot 56. I have used these trails many times over the years and would like to add my comments.

Developers warn of levies' effects

Proposed changes to offsite levies have left local developers fearing St. Albert will be viewed as too expensive of a place in which to do business. A small but vocal crowd gathered at the St.

Desire for growth needs to be tempered

Our utilities bill for Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, when compared to the same period in 2002, computes to a 100 per cent increase ($1.95 per day vs. $0.97 per day). Flat rates constitute 59 per cent of the bill vs. 42 per cent in 2002.

Copenhagen was an exercise in hypocrisy

Re: “ Copenhagen a failure of leadership,” St. Albert Gazette, Dec. 26, 2009. I have read several articles calling for leadership and not more delays. Climate change is more than just CO2 levels.

Smart growth boils down to the bottom line

As a former city councillor and member of the former Edmonton Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission, I have held a keen interest in planning and development.

Time to abolish reserve system

The story in Wednesday’s edition is somewhat misleading. Firstly, three out of four aboriginals do not live off-reserve. Secondly, home ownership will not help aboriginals get jobs, counselling or income.