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Dear Editor,

Honestly mistaken There is a saying that I like to use: When one who is honestly mistaken learns the truth, he or she either stops being mistaken or stops being honest. Remember that line in “A Few Good Men” when Jack Nicholson said, “You can’t handle the truth”? Well, a lot of people don’t want […]

Dear Editor,

Why we should vote No Firstly, I want to say that the reason I am writing this is because there has been very little allowed to be said regarding any opposition the PC takeover of the Wild Rose party.  Therefore, this is just to balance the information/propaganda. Reason #1: When we formed the new right […]

Dear Editor,

How much money is enough? What do the numbers 10.5 million (10,500,000) and 12.5 million (12,500,000) mean to you? If you put a “$” in front of them, they represent MORE MONEY THAN MOST PEOPLE WILL MAKE IN A LIFETIME. I capitalized that because it’s important that people realize what these numbers represent in relation […]

Dear Editor

  Election 2019 is just a little less than two years away. Do not family-heads of Alberta, especially the parents, grandparents, and parents-to-be have to start considering what political party they want to rule Alberta after the 2019 election? As a family head myself, I feel that the answer to that question should be a […]

Dear Editor

Donald Trump First of all, let me say that if I were an American, given the candidates in their last presidential election, I would have voted for Trump. However, that is a statement of the quality of candidates more than an endorsement of Trump.  Also, I thought the establishment would have been able to control […]

Are the feds trying to take over Alberta?

  It seems to me that the federal PCs are trying to take over Alberta Conservatives. First we had Jim Prentice come in and try to save the PCs. I really thought that if anyone could do it, he could. Alas, he told Albertans to look in the mirror and said he would run $21 […]

Conservatives Unite?

  I laugh when I listen to Conservatives talk politics.  I can laugh because I, too, am a Conservative. In some things I could be considered pretty far right and in other quite centrist. Alberta’s two so-called “Conservative” parties have reached a tentative agreement to unite. Their leaders will now go to their members for […]

US attack on Syria In Retaliation to Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons

  I am skeptical.  Here’s why:  Remember the non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq that led to the war in Iraq?  And before that it was the non-existent attack by N. Viet Nam on a US war ship that led to the war in Viet Nam.  So, we have a history of the US […]

No end to greed

Dear Editor, Some time ago, I wrote about what I believed was the explanation to all those “this doesn’t make any sense” issues. I believe that if you apply my explanation to all those times, it will then make (I almost said ‘perfect’), sense. Here is how I have it figured: everything is designed to […]

Dear Editor,

Mondays Journal (February 8, 2016) (Albertans say balancing provincial books no longer a priority poll) seems to indicate that Albertans recognize that our economy has deep, long-lasting problems. The president of Main Street Research (the originator of the poll for post media) said, “People just can’t imagine (now) when oil will be back to $100 […]

Be Careful what You Wish For

The low price for oil and the downturn in the economy have resulted in tens of thousands of lost jobs. Many people in our community are in financial difficulty as a result. Some will look to anything in hopes of finding a good job. When I first moved to Whitecourt, our local politicians were in […]

Alberta Samboree June 17 to 21, 2015 – Whitecourt

  It is with great pride that we could showcase your beautiful county and town to 350 guests and visitors from across western Canada. Your hospitality, warmth, and willingness to participate in our event left many of our members requesting we return again. On behalf of our local chapter, the Whitecourt Wanderers, our organizing committee […]

NDP seeking advice

Dear Editor; What a breath of fresh air. Our new NDP government is seeking advice from outside sources. The CEO of the Treasury Branches will head up a task force to look into royalty rates. Here’s some advice: Look at the Stelmach review. He had former oil company CEO’s on his panel. They know the […]

War declared in Alberta

Ever since the NDP government won the last election, the losing PCs have attacked them endlessly. Reading comments to news stories reveals that the fear mongering that went on during the election is nothing compared to what has occurred since. But something even more obvious has recently happened. On Friday, June 12, the price of […]

Gouging at Pumps Continues

As I watch the price at the gas pumps continue to rise, I am left to wonder about a couple of things: Our current price of $1.069/L reflects about $100 to $110/bbl based on history including the value of our Canadian dollar. This, of course, proves there is collusion and price fixing at the pumps. […]

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