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Fort McMurray will be a boomtown again

Fort McMurray will soon be a boomtown (provided the governments and insurance companies get it right) by providing thousands of construction jobs.

Pack your tools and get the camper ready. Then there is the supply of materials and goods that go along with the process. This will require shifting resources from building unneeded subdivisions in other parts of the province to the Fort McMurray area. READ

Bluebird box design advice

As I have a large bluebird trail I have been contacted by a number of birders that are not being successful in attracting bluebirds to their boxes. Most of their box designs were taken off the internet. READ

Smokers need to think before their tossing cigarettes

This is in regards to your “Think” cartoon on page A4 of the Advocate on Friday. I was displaced from my job in Fort McMurray by the fires when I had to evacuate from site. We drove down to Red Deer, got some sleep and am now quite comfortable enjoying a coffee and reading your paper. Sadly, many are not so lucky. READ

No guarantees electoral changes will be successful

During the federal campaign in 2015 Justin Trudeau said that if elected this will be the last election using the first-past-the-post election model. Should he keep that promise? Is it the system’s fault or is it the people we elect’s fault? READ

Let’s get the election over and feel the pain of the new budget

Teflon Jim has finally made a mistake. By stating that we as Albertans have collectively benefited from the oil-revenue-driven Progressive Conservative budget (and pointed out that the provincial employees have been at the front of the gravy train), he has opened up Pandora’s box for the next round of attacks from the opposing parties. READ

More ways to reduce cancer risk

The Red Deer Advocate on Friday, June 6, printed an article, Cancer risk in Alberta can be reduced by up to 50 per cent, outlining a number of ways to reduce the risk of developing cancer. READ

We all mourn when a soldier falls in service

A Sept. 9 letter to the editor addressed my Sept. 5 Red Deer Life column’s comparison between eco-stunts and IED attacks on our soldiers. READ

Tories can’t be trusted to safeguard health care

In regard to heath care, the government of Alberta, under the leadership of Premier Ed Stelmach and Health Minister Ron Liepert, could never be accused of being weak in resolve. READ

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