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Two inspiring leaders
To Lyn Radford and Madiha Mueen, two shining examples of how good this community can be.
What matters in Sri Lanka
As the 26-year war in Sri Lanka nears its end, every busybody in the world is urging the Sri Lankan government to stop.
Seal hunt is a lost cause
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will “vigorously” defend its sealing industry in the wake of a new European ban on seal products, but perhaps it would be better if he didn’t.
Result of B.C. vote far from certain
Tuesday’s election is between Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell and NDP Leader Carole James, but the guy named Roberto is stealing the show in B.C. these days.
Alberta gets it right on daycare
When Kevin and Sue Preece decided to open a new daycare in Canmore, they had a decision to make. Should they run it as a non-profit or for-profit operation?
Prepare for pandemic
Aside from the legitimate health concerns associated with the latest flu strain, H1N1 has become a touchstone for discussion on a number of fronts: politics, science, animal husbandry, economics — and preventive health measures.
No need to fear our hogs
Miracles happen all the time, if you can recognize them. We’re not talking about supernatural events here, but about those odd events that are so out of the ordinary, they go beyond mere coincidence.
Drop condoms, change behaviour
I feel compelled to respond to the several outraged readers who opposed my view that promoting condom use in Africa was not the most effective way to deal with AIDS. Many felt I had no idea what life is like in Africa.
The wisest way to get women into science
If you can’t find Margaret-Ann Armour in her office at the University of Alberta, you might very well find her in a school classroom surrounded by kids.
Nuclear consultation is a sham
Before he was killed in an airplane crash in 1984, Grant Notley was a New Democrat MLA and party leader widely respected by Albertans of all political stripes.
Will Ignatieff force an election in the near future?
Michael Ignatieff emerged from a party convention this weekend with his foot slightly off the election brake.
Sure sign of community that cares
Every year, in early May, something incredible begins to happen in Red Deer. This year, it’s even more incredible for several reasons, not the least being the amount of competition out there for charitable donations.
Human rights changes dumb
First they came for the journalists. Then they came for the teachers. Who’s next? Let’s hope it’s the people responsible for Bill 44 because the Alberta government’s proposed changes to human rights legislation make matters worse, not better.
Pets fast food for coyotes
To the City of Calgary transit bus driver who saved a 16-month-old pup from two coyotes out for an easy breakfast Wednesday.
Misuse of gambling profits
The oilpatch is in the crapper. The Edmonton Journal had a front-page photo of oilfield workers in Nisku holding a trophy, the top of which featured a steel commode, no doubt fashioned by oilfield fabricating equipment.
No need for flu panic
Large parts of the world reacted to the swine flu outbreak with a typical lack of stoicism.
Let’s tax junk food to fund health care
Universal health care, as it is provided now in Canada, is unsustainable if we consider the changing demographics of baby boomers becoming a tsunami of seniors.
Conservatives need to overcome vulnerabilities
It’s time, my friends, to have a frank talk. It’s time for conservatives to take a long, hard, look at certain issues.
Tougher laws needed
In 1976, a fictitious, outraged TV news anchor Howard Beale, at wits end over the lawlessness in the United States and the disregard for human order, launched a diatribe in his broadcast encouraging viewers to swing open their windows and scream: “I am mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
Lessons in democracy
The people who lined up to criticize health-care changes for seniors have done an excellent job of organizing, research and public education.