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Wednesday Jun 19, 2013
Re: The June 15 commentary ‘Assisted suicide is murder. Period’, by columnist Sharon Ryan.
Ms. Ryan is totally right when she states that suicide is murder, for the law of the land right now says it is a crime. Thankfully, this is about to change as assisted suicide will soon become legal in Quebec, and eventually the rest of the...
Wednesday Jun 19, 2013
With summer just around the corner – be patient, it will happen – the time has come for appropriately seasonal thoughts, something light and breezy perhaps, or something out of this world, like, say, a trip to Mars, be it a quick fly-by or a one-way ticket to a pioneering colony on the Red Planet. There is more to this than you might think. In fact, there is a lot of serious thinking and lots of...
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Wednesday Jun 5, 2013
As a case study in insensitivity, it would be hard to beat the Alberta government’s handling of the PDD file. PDD means persons with developmental disabilities and right now they’re angry, frightened and confused. So too are their families and the people in the agencies that serve them, St. Albert-based Lo-Se-Ca among them.
We raise our hats – cowboy and otherwise – to the St. Albert Kinsmen for pulling off yet another successful Rainmaker Rodeo last weekend.
In the movie, Brewster’s Millions, Monty Brewster (played by Richard Pryor) has to spend $30 million in 30 days in order to inherit $300 million. Sounds easy enough, but there was a catch – Brewster could not possess any assets at the end of his spend-a-thon.
The St. Albert Gazette, like most newspapers, has a number of policies in place to ensure all who deal with the organization are treated fairly, and that no undue influence, whether intended or not, is exerted.
The Royal Family has been in the news lately amid speculation that Prince Charles is preparing to take over from his mother, Queen Elizabeth, who, at 87, is beginning to feel the weight of her years. If this speculation is accurate, the Queen would remain the titular head of state of Britain and...
Though it was messy, Alberta’s recently concluded teacher contract process did yield two positives. First, there’s a new four-year deal in place that most parties feel is acceptable. Second, Education Minister Jeff Johnson seems to have learned that the framework under which the deal was reached...
In the Roman era, the Colosseum was the place to be. The iconic amphitheatre seated some 50,000 spectators who took in everything from gladiatorial contests to dramas based on classical mythology. It’s in the centre of Rome and was a draw for much of Europe.
For those who like their politics with a touch of drama, the current election campaign in British Columbia has been a good show. When it began in mid-April, the New Democrats under leader Adrian Dix were riding a comfortable 17-point lead in the polls over Christie Clark and the Liberals. But in...
Obviously, every sane person was horrified to hear news last week of a factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh. Tragically, more than 400 people were killed after a building, showing visual signs of stress, collapsed with garment workers still inside.