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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

CRB moves hint at forward progress

Two recent bits of news out of the Capital Region Board are positive signs that the much-maligned body can be more effective in the years to come.

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Saturday Apr 12, 2014

Hats off to volunteers

Saturday marks the end of National Volunteer Week, which celebrates volunteers everywhere. Here in St. Albert there are plenty such people.

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Wednesday Apr 9, 2014

Medical marijuana facility could be good medicine

St. Albert city council landed on its feet like a surprised but agile cat Monday night after the sudden revelation that a medical marijuana facility application may be coming to the city.

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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

St. Albert Gazette put children at risk: writer

In your Saturday, April 5th edition you published an article and photo entitled "Some simple ways to childproof your home." The article and photo will put children in St. Albert at more...

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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

St. Albert's speed limits need attention

Read with great interest your editorial on some of the ridiculous speed designations in St. Albert. The one on Churchill is so ridiculous and everyone knows it's a "cash cow." How could the...

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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

Concerning residential sidewalk snow clearing

Probably everybody knows that it is just about impossible to walk on our St. Albert residential sidewalks during all these long winter months because only a very small percentage of residents bother...

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Commentary

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

Supreme Court situation exposes flaws

The attempt to appoint Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada ignored obvious difficulties with his eligibility flowing from the wording of the Supreme Court Act. To be appointed to one of the...

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Saturday Apr 12, 2014

Where is St. Albert's kindness?

Last Friday afternoon I attended a city event for service providers and community support organizations to hear Pat Nixon’s insights into dealing with the issues of homelessness and poverty. Pat...

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Wednesday Apr 9, 2014

From Tetris to Amazon

Story ImageHere is a humble offering of interesting stories and studies that have emerged recently.

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Wednesday Apr 9, 2014

Time to get on board with change

Grace Hopper, a former United States rear admiral and computer development pioneer, once said, “The most dangerous phrase in the language is, ‘We've always done it this way.’”

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Saturday Apr 5, 2014

Canada: home to cold weather and governments

Canada and Mexico are in a standoff. Their relations seem as chilly as our never-ending winter, though there is more hope that this cold weather will soon pass. What is causing this frosty affair?...

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Wednesday Apr 2, 2014

Vladimir the Great

When I was a boy, we honoured the soldiers of the Crimean War (1853-56) on November 11. We don’t do that any more. Still, the first Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross was Lieutenant Alexander...

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