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Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Let's keep the space camp generosity rolling

It looks like blast off for the Save Our Space Camp campaign. Kids and their families paid a quarter million dollars of their money to go on a trip this spring to Eastern Canada, including a stop at a camp intended to give kids a taste of what it means to be an astronaut. Through no fault of their own, that money was taken from them. But they were ...

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Dog owners must control animals

There’s trouble on the trail. Not St. Albert Trail this time, but rather the city’s off-leash hiking trails.

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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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Saturday Apr 5, 2014

Albertans are entitled to better

Albertans are the boss – hardly an epiphany, unless you’re talking to some members of the provincial Tory caucus who share a sense of entitlement.

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Apr 02

Harper government's shame

All Canadians, regardless of race, gender, age or social class, can agree on one thing, if nothing else: this nation’s war veterans have performed courageously and impressively in every theatre of conflict they’ve ever entered.
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Mar 29

The joke's on us

We have no one to blame but ourselves. Oh sure, we Albertans talked a big game during the last provincial election. We were all revved up and about to make a change. It was going to be the end of the decades-long Tory reign and the accompanying arrogance that came with it.
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Mar 26

Grandin development can’t be overstated

Transforming the Grandin mall property into a 21st century urban village will literally alter St. Albert as we know it today – and for the better.
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Mar 22

Community's hearts are with McCann family

There was plenty of breaking news this week, but there was one headline that hit especially close to home: Murder charges stayed against Vader.
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Mar 19

Redford needs to be a true leader

Premier Alison Redford must be replaying the last year over and over in her mind, recalling the political gaffes that have led her to the political precipice.
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Mar 15

Speed limits are the real St. Albert trap

Photo radar – it is to St. Albert what the sausage is to Mundare. This city is infamous for its attack on so-called speeders. The dastardly photo radar Jeep could be lurking around the very next corner. Commuters are left wondering if today is the day the cop will jump out from behind a pole or...
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Mar 12

Riel is the proper site for bike park

The mountain bike skills park debate intensified last week at an open house, with echoes reminiscent of the Erin Ridge school site controversy. Upon closer examination, however, the bike skills park seems much more cut and dried.
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Mar 08

Profane signs have crossed a line

It’s a sign that someone has lost his or her marbles. Either that, or the individual(s) putting up the Crouse A$%hole signs around the city has a brain the size of a marble.
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