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Recycling efforts aren’t always so green
The problem with recycling is: what do you do with all the junk it creates? At the Ponoka County Fair there was a recycling booth. If you brought an empty bottle to recycle, you would receive a prize.
Too much focus on competition
Before people simply blow a gasket and reject out of hand any suggestion that there is space in Canada for private health care delivery of any kind, we should take a close look at what Canadian doctors voted to ask for, at their national convention in Saskatoon last week.
Park is key to downtown
The future of Red Deer’s downtown is once again on the drawing table. This time, the notions about what would make the city’s core more attractive and durable should be pursued aggressively.
Al-Megrahi probably innocent
Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was an intelligence agent. Since he worked for the Libyan government, he probably did some bad things.
Off-leash park a good idea
The City of Red Deer deserves a treat for deciding to develop a second off-leash dog park in the community.
It’s time for a new economic paradigm
I’ve heard economists boast that their discipline is based on a fundamental human impulse: selfishness. They claim that we act first out of self-interest. I can agree, depending on how we define self.
Electricity prices too high
To Alberta’s provincial government for failing to properly regulate electricity prices. It’s no secret that since the Conservatives, under then premier Ralph Klein, decided to deregulate the industry, Albertans have paid far too much for power.
Silly traffic law will cost lives
One of the problems with having a full-time legislature is that you tend to have a lot of legislators who apparently have nothing better to do than pass useless and baseless laws.
Humans corrupt bears
Recent reports claimed provincial wildlife officers “massacred” 12 black bears that had made their main feeding grounds a dump near Conklin.
Lindhout’s long wait
Amanda Lindhout remains a world away, a pawn in a financial and political game that has few rules and fewer players.
Vick deserves a second chance
ormer Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been conditionally reinstated to the National Football League and signed recently with the Philadelphia Eagles.
New Democrat convention a dud
Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals are not the only ones who can successfully stage a Seinfeld convention after all. As it turns out, the NDP is more than up to the task of holding gatherings that will only be remembered for the interesting manner in which so little was ultimately done.
Alberta Health Services shortchanging mental health patients
Fortunately I am not an employee of Alberta Health Services, so freedom of speech is still mine.
North deserves its due
Canadians living in relatively prosperous provinces — like Alberta — have become accustomed to subsidizing people living in less wealthy areas, such as the Maritimes. Although there is occasionally some grumbling about that, people in have provinces have been remarkably accepting of funding equalization payments for have-not provinces.
Elections in Afghanistan
They have the watches, but we have the time, say the Taliban commanders in Afghanistan, and it’s perfectly true.
City festivals can thrive
Festivals have become part of the fabric of summer life in Alberta. From Edmonton to Calgary, from Sylvan Lake to Slave Lake, from Fort Macleod to For McMurray, music and art draw visitors to these communities.
Bird farm discovered
To the Ellis Bird Farm, which is enjoying a record number of visitors this year, embracing this true gem that offers an awesome, peaceful setting where one can truly witness the wonders of nature.
Les Paul was one of a kind
Millions of people lamented the death of Michael Jackson earlier this summer, and that’s hardly surprising.
Vander Zalm efficient, controversial
B.C.’s 28th premier, Wilhelmus Nicholaas Theodore (Bill) Vander Zalm — aka The Zalm — was never far from the limelight during his tenure at the helm, from 1986 to 1991.
RCMP shouldn’t probe itself
The RCMP should not be put in a position where it must investigate itself in serious matters.