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OPINION: The spirit of the season

OPINION: The spirit of the season

Christmas and year-end are much about memories, with fond and less fond thoughts about the past year and years past.
Addicts are People too

Addicts are People too

What the RCMP did to a 16 year old St. Albert boy suffering from autism was awful. The “Karen” who called police, the RCMP, and entire system thought they were only dealing with a drug addict. Somehow that makes mistreatment OK.
St. Albert Regional Transit plan participation makes no sense

St. Albert Regional Transit plan participation makes no sense

Following the council discussions in recent weeks in the Gazette to add $1.45 million to St. Albert resident taxes to be part of Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Service Commission (EMTSC) , the correct council decision is a no brainer – NO.
Public transit — take a taxi

Public transit — take a taxi

We should be thankful that our city council has become frustrated with the additional $1.45 million additional cost over the original city budget for public transit.
LETTER: Policy governance model important for accountability

LETTER: Policy governance model important for accountability

I understand and, to some degree, sympathize with Mr. Crouse’s frustrations (Governance Models Often Flawed, Dec. 1, 2022). I also believe that some of his concerns are addressed by the Policy Governance® model.
OPINION: Alberta wins with two strong parties

OPINION: Alberta wins with two strong parties

Alberta’s next provincial election is set for May 2023, about six months from now.
OPINION: A Guide to Fresh Holiday Greens

OPINION: A Guide to Fresh Holiday Greens

One of the most classic Christmas smells is that of rich, earthy evergreen boughs, usually from the family Christmas tree. However, if you're like the majority of Albertans, you'll be hanging your ornaments on an artificial tree this season.
EDITORIAL: Taxing times

EDITORIAL: Taxing times

Everybody is feeling a big pinch these days. Inflation, spreading like a wildfire, is burning through the economy and residents’ pocketbooks, leaving economic ashes in its wake.
LETTER: Support for Premier Smith

LETTER: Support for Premier Smith

Danielle Smith? I imagine I'm like a lot of Albertans who weren't quite sure what to think about our newly appointed interim Premier.
OPINION: Accountability —whose list are you on?

OPINION: Accountability —whose list are you on?

In 2006 as the chair of a parent council at our school I was invited to a simulcast across the province by a speaker named David Irvine . David spoke about how to raise accountable children. I took five pages of notes and reached out to Mr.