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The economy and budgets

  Word is that Alberta’s economy is on the upward swing. There are some who haven’t felt the effect (other than the very high price for gasoline) but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.  In fact, there is a lot of activity in the oil patch just to the west of us in Fox creek. […]

History repeats itself yet again

  The reason history repeats itself is because people don’t learn. The first weekend of November the price of gasoline rose 15 to 20 cents a litre. The reason? Nobody seems to really know. True, the wholesale price rose seven to eight cents, but nobody knows why that was, either, and it doesn’t account for […]

UCP already out of touch

  The renamed PC Party of Alberta appears to still be out of touch with ordinary Albertans. First, there was the breakaway Alberta Alliance Party that morphed into the Wild Rose Party. Then, two anointed premier hopefuls in a row (Dinning and Mar) were defeated by those pesky grass roots PC members. Then, the unheard […]

Democracy inaction

  We are coming up to a municipal election. Albertans tend to ignore these and it is to the detriment of democracy. Here are some reasons you should be paying attention and voting in these municipal elections. Too often voters complain that their vote is wasted. Well, municipal elections give you the most bang for […]

They’re gouging us at the pumps again

Dear Editor, First, let me explain how supply and demand works: If supply is up and demand doesn’t change, the price drops. If supply is down and demand doesn’t change, the price increases. Similarly, if demand is down and supply is unchanged, the price drops, and if demand is up and supply is unchanged the […]

Dear Editor,

    Just iterating… Too hot, too cold, global warming, coming ice age… facts or fakes? I encountered the word pollution first in the early 1 970s while helping to clean up the English Bay beach in Vancouver, BC of the first big oil spill. My job was to neutralize birds that were too far […]

Dear Editor,

    In my last letter to the editor I suggested that the NDP government of Alberta could continue to have the support of Alberta’s parents, grandparents, and parents-to-be if this government could find a way to become more financially responsible. To assist the NDP government to achieve that objective, I suggested that the segment […]

Let’s blame the NDP

  That’s the motto for the Conservatives in Alberta. Time and again we hear their would-be leaders as well as many of the rank and file blame the NDP for everything that is wrong in our province. So, let’s just look at a couple of these things. The Conservatives blame the NDP for all the […]

Your forest industry needs your help, Whitecourt!

Dear Editor,   The Alberta Government refuses to lift the moratorium on harvesting in the Little Smoky Range which has already resulted in a loss of harvesting jobs and will continue to threaten more jobs by limiting the volume and cost of fibre available to the forest industry in the area. In a recent response […]

Does wisdom come with age?

Dear Editor, The saying goes that wisdom does come with age or as someone once put it: “We get too soon old and too late smart.” I remember as a younger person, I was very unworldly and ignorant (uninformed) of far too many things. But, with age and experience, one can’t help but become more […]

Blackmore and Oler found guilty of polygamy

Dear Editor, In case you haven’t heard, Winston Blackmore and James Oler of Bountiful, BC have been found guilty of polygamy (multiple wives) in a court in BC. Blackmore and Oler are appealing, not the verdict, they admit to having multiple wives but whether it is illegal or not. Blackmore and Oler are taking the […]

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 […]

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