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  • Jul 10, 2020

DANSEREAU: Mask up: Ignorance isn’t bliss

You are not special; wear your mask. Is it annoying? Sure. Is…

If you need a mental break…

The world has had a lot of energy circulating through it lately.…

VAUGHAN: Ending systemic racism is on everyone

Privilege in society cannot come at the expense of of our neighbours

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DANSEREAU: It is time to be actively anti-racist

As many people are aware by now, a black man named George…

An ode to the women of agriculture

Here is to the women of agriculture. To the rubber boot wearing,…

Our First Responders shouldn’t have to apologize for doing their job

There are plenty of heartwarming stories circulating right now about how sometimes…

VAUGHAN: Hairstylists and barbers shouldn’t be in phase one of Alberta relaunch plan

Impossibility of social distancing means more government protocols, access to PPE needed

CALKINS/DREESHEN: Legislated MP pay raises

Bill C-30, adopted 15 years ago, mandates salary and allowance increases for MPs and senators

Life in Ashoro

A letter from a Canadian living in Japan.

  • Mar 20, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting

A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard

MLA COLUMN: Budget 2020 and staying on track to balance

Government announced that the yearly deficit will be $1.2 billion less than projected in Budget 2019

MLA COLUMN: Balancing the Budget

‘This year’s deficit will be $1.2 billion dollars less than we had projected in Budget 2019’

COLUMN: Wild roses, barbed wire and birthdays

‘Have you ever driven down country roads on a sun kissed summer day’

  • Feb 25, 2020

MLA MARK SMITH: Weekly Newsletter

UCP government selling crude-by-rail contracts

COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

Longer, sunnier days are one of the reasons why March has the most avalanche fatalities

  • Feb 21, 2020

AHS review is a key commitment to Albertans

Internal savings will allow more money to be directed to patients and front-line care

  • Feb 13, 2020

CALKINS: Needles Don’t Belong in Prisons

‘I invite you to join me in sharing your concerns with Minister Bill Blair’