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Provincial takeover of local government is bad business

The Canadian economy has always been a steady source of national reporting. It’s important news.

MAYOR in HINDSIGHT: Borrowing 101 – who shows up, wins

Borrowing and going into debt is like cocaine for municipal politicians. It provides a short-term high—usually a new shiny building—with consequences in the future, often after the term of office of those who built it.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Are EVs really the future?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Are EVs really the future?

To the Editor: It is the Canadian government’s wish that by 2035 most of us will be driving electric vehicles (EVs).
Mayors that might be: the unintended consequences of Bill 20

Mayors that might be: the unintended consequences of Bill 20

A speculative look at what Bill 20 could mean in the future

A political balancing act

The race to replace Rachel Notley as Alberta NDP leader is almost over. The most noteworthy event in the race by far has been former Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s entry into the race.
Rob Shaw: B.C. cuts deal with Meta, leaving local media in the dust amid wildfires

Rob Shaw: B.C. cuts deal with Meta, leaving local media in the dust amid wildfires

BC Premier David Eby's standoff with Facebook over local news access amid wildfires reveals a controversial deal that may impact public safety in British Columbia

Housing crisis blame belongs to Trudeau

According to the PM, predicament has nothing whatsoever to do with him

EDITORIAL: Don’t let the party (politics) start without you

They say you can’t fight city hall, but what about fighting for it?
OPINION: Respecting nurses is the key to a health care system that runs as it should

OPINION: Respecting nurses is the key to a health care system that runs as it should

Nurses at the Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert are no longer immune to the conditions that have afflicted rural and larger sites for years.
EDITORIAL: Christmas spirit needed this weekend

EDITORIAL: Christmas spirit needed this weekend

Christmas in July is a marketing scheme we often see. But here in St. Albert, we might need to move the concept up a bit more.
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