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Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Social media, while valuable for instantly catching up with your friends and tweeting what you had for supper, showed once again that it can be abused by anyone who has access to the Internet. Instagram, a popular social networking site, particularly among youth, was abuzz Saturday about a supposed murder. A 13-year-old St. Albertan allegedly...
Saturday Mar 1, 2014
The relaxation of licensed drinking establishment rules for the Feb. 23 gold medal menís hockey game was truly a lesson in provincial governance. Ministers Thomas Lukaszuk and Jonathan Denis, tweeting back and forth about possibly expanding licensed drinking hours, illustrate how policy can be conceived in mind-numbing 140-character exchanges.
Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Canadians went to bed last Saturday night with visions of gold medals dancing in their heads. In St. Albert, lineups to get in the local bars started at 4 a.m. Sunday morning as fans anticipated toasting Team Canada menís hockey victory over Sweden. On the other side of the world, the people of Ukraine went to bed Saturday night surrounded by fear and uncertainty as their country faces a...
Saturday Feb 22, 2014
Itís something youíd see in Gary Larsonís hilarious Far Side cartoons Ė the highly-intelligent, in-charge human picking up the leavings of a lowly, slobbering, flea-ridden canine. Who really is in charge?
Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
Youíre sitting at a red light. The light finally turns green, but the car in front of you doesnít move. You wait patiently for about five seconds, but the jerk continues to sit idle. You lay on the horn, and the startled Neanderthal in front of you lifts his head and lurches his car forward.
Sturgeon County Mayor Tom Flynn seemed pleased last Friday when discussing the countyís municipal development plan, the star-crossed document thatís had more lives than your average house cat.
Many Albertans, when they hear the name Hells Angels, get the mental image of greasy, pot-bellied bikers yelling and tearing around town on motorcycles, terrorizing the local populace.
With Valentineís Day coming up, local residents should forgive Prime Minister Stephen Harper for brazenly propositioning St. Albert voters this week through a major funding announcement.
Just about every community in the province would trade places with St. Albert. The city is not getting one, but two new schools. New schools are an indication of a communityís health; as the cityís population grows, so too does the economy and all of the amenities that go along with it.
It's back. For the first time since October's election, St. Albert's utility policy has reared its head again looking for policy direction from city council. First presented by administration in 2013, an election year, the council of the day chose to let the succeeding council grapple with this...
Sparks are set to fly when Canadaís 41st Parliament resumes Jan. 27, and St. Albertís own Brent Rathgeber will find himself in the mix.
Premier Alison Redford this week was named among Canadaís least popular premiers. An Angus Reid poll suggested only Manitobaís Greg Selinger and Newfoundlandís Kathy Dunderdale are less popular.