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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Prentice faces monumental task

Jim Prentice’s visit to the Gazette last week was a telling one. The frontrunner in the provincial Tory leadership race has a quiet self-confidence about him. He is a man of vision, experience and...

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Friday Jul 18, 2014

Anonymous blog not worthy of further action

Any right-thinking person who has read the St. Albert Third Floor News blog will quickly realize they'll never get the time back they wasted reading it.

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Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

Time to throw water on policy

Despite advice to the contrary, city council is plowing ahead with a water conservation draft bylaw.

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

City manager should sue on his own dime

City manager Patrick Draper, a City of St. Albert employee, believes that he was defamed in an online blog (front page, July 19 Gazette). It is possible that what was written about him was false and,...

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Small business excels at polite service

I enjoyed your commentary on polite behaviour (July 16 column by Gazette publisher Brian Bachynski). I have often experienced indifference when paying for purchases and understand your reaction.

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Thanks to all who helped

On July 12 my wife had a bad fall in the Safeway parking lot on Bellerose Drive and broke her wrist.

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Too much technology

In 1963, the Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company was getting ready to celebrate their 20th anniversary. To commemorate this event, the company asked their publications editor, Don Fabun, to assemble...

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Saturday Jul 19, 2014

Floods are becoming the norm

In June 2005 the North Saskatchewan River was high and rising. A few more inches and the water would be over the banks into Edmonton’s Riverdale community. Not long before the river crested safely, I...

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Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

Politeness and the dodo bird

It doesn’t take much effort to be polite. But you’d never know it travelling around in these parts.

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Saturday Jul 12, 2014

Canadians garner more respect than attention

Earlier this month, I had opportunity to experience both Canada Day and the American fourth of July festivities through the lens of the splendorous Caribbean Island nation, St. Lucia.

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Wednesday Jul 9, 2014

Northern Gateway shows new approach needed

Last month, the Northern Gateway pipeline was approved by the Harper government. In response, many First Nations people swore they would never support the pipeline being built through their lands.

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Saturday Jul 5, 2014

Exploitation is nothing new

Exploitation – it is a sad reality of the human condition. Not unlike war, famine, or disease, it is something that has always afflicted mankind. People have always used others to advance their own...

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