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Hey, prisoners, there are worse things than going to work

Hey, prisoners, there are worse things than going to work

Last week, Wildrose leader Danielle Smith announced that when her party is elected to government, she will introduce work programs for provincial prisoners.
The role of art in community

The role of art in community

Art is the spice enlivening the meat and potatoes of the meal that is our environment. It directs the conversation, draws our attention to things we might otherwise ignore, and helps us understand who we are.
Local MLA's collapse headlines PC leadership first ballot results

Local MLA's collapse headlines PC leadership first ballot results

According to various pundits and reporters, there were no surprises in last week’s Progressive Conservative leadership election. That’s not entirely true. Yes, the overall results from the first ballot did closely match a poll done prior to the vote.
Let the spin begin: A closer look at the PC leadership first ballot results

Let the spin begin: A closer look at the PC leadership first ballot results

According to various pundits and reporters, there were no surprises in last week’s Progressive Conservative leadership election. They are, what I like to call, wrong.
The price of water: A region on the line

The price of water: A region on the line

The Kneehill water line has been an expensive fiasco. Everybody knows it. Even our MLA. It’s too bad Richard Marz and his Progressive Conservative government aren’t willing to do anything about it.
Watersheds have the power to unite us

Watersheds have the power to unite us

What exactly is a watershed? For the answer to this question, I turned to David Hill, program director with the Alberta Water Research Institute.
Hail to the chief... if you value your life, liberty or career, that is

Hail to the chief... if you value your life, liberty or career, that is

This is an exciting time to cover provincial politics. Really. As soon as tomorrow, but more likely in two weeks time, Alberta will be under new leadership. Our rudderless ship will have a captain.
Faith Matters: Authentic friendship is truly priceless s

Faith Matters: Authentic friendship is truly priceless s

I recently came across a cartoon that featured Charlie Brown and Linus.
August a busy month for rodeo royalty

August a busy month for rodeo royalty

August has been the month of rodeos for Gillian and I. In total, we attended five rodeos last month. It has been an amazing experience to represent the Airdrie Pro Rodeo at these rodeos as well as community events. On Aug.
Good weddings are lovely, great weddings are crazy fun

Good weddings are lovely, great weddings are crazy fun

Today’s topic: Weddings. Most of last week I spent preparing for one of my best friend’s nuptials, held here in Airdrie at the T& C.
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