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The French city of Strasbourg and the German town of Kehl, which face each other across the river Rhine, will be in lock-down this weekend as the grandees of NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) gather to celebrate the alliance’s 60th anniversary and protesters home in on the site from all over Europe.
The city’s muddled handling of the fate of the Arlington Inn is a case study in how not to make public decisions.
There has been much controversy lately over the Pope’s remarks that condoms are not the answer to the issues of HIV/AIDS — particularly in Africa.
People like to associate vigilantism with the Wild West, but when you do some checking, actual participation in vigilante-style justice is pretty rare out here. There’s so little local support for citizen action here, that Red Deer can’t even keep afloat a chapter of the Guardian Angels.
A newspaper headline published last week said it best: “Full-time pay for part-time work.”
President Obama debuts this week on the stage of world diplomacy. He’s in London for three days for the G-20 economic summit, and then on to Strasbourg for a NATO summit, followed by the European Union summit in Prague, capping his first overseas trip as president with a visit to Turkey.
One of the side effects of the current economic woes has been the hastening of the death knells of many major American newspapers.
Fox news broadcaster Greg Gutfeld says the time is ripe for the U.S. to invade Canada.
The City of Red Deer has a double standard when it comes to dogs and cats. Dogs must be licensed. Cats do not require licences.
A new program to encourage local young mothers-to-be to quit smoking is a good first step — but much more needs to be done.
World Water Day has come and gone with a number of media reports about how important this “blue gold” resource is to all of us. Without water we all will die.
In the wake of all the economic devastation wrought by a combination of record high energy prices and massive over-leveraging in the commercial banking industry, we’ve been treated to a surplus of talking heads all too willing to blame it all on the excesses of capitalism.
To the Bentley Generals, for continued excellence despite long odds.
One of the chief complaints people have against the Canadian court system is that it takes such a long time coming to a verdict.
Over the past six years, Jack Layton’s star has risen in tandem with that of Stephen Harper. Now, they may be on parallel downward courses.
Since taking office in 2006, and being re-elected in 2008, Canada’s federal Conservatives have done a reasonably good job of restoring public confidence in government.
Amid much self-congratulation about bipartisan co-operation, the California Assembly voted 76-0 Monday to allow the federal government to extend unemployment insurance benefits by up to 20 weeks.
Nothing is ever quite as it appears in federal politics. Take, for example, the cosy relationship between guns and Conservatives.
Unless you’re planning to live forever, you should come up with a plan to distribute your assets in the event of your death.
In Canada’s free health-care system, nothing is free; we all know that. We pay for it in taxes: federal, provincial and local.