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Now that we have unity, it’s time to get to work

Drayton-Devon MLA Mark Smith says unity vote was historic

  • Aug 3, 2017

Photo radar balances budgets, does nothing for safety

Editor says photo radar abused by municipalities, makes lawbreakers out of normal people

Online opinion should follow same rules as print

Wild West of internet opinion bloggers full of lunacy, hysterical libel and hate

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Wetaskiwin's Rose Country Inn structure fire
Wetaskiwin Lions Club tours STARS base at Edmonton International Airport Feb. 28
STARS air ambulance prepares for takeoff Feb. 28
Wetaskiwin Clearvista School PreSchool Olympics

OPINION Kitchen table talk: Alberta’s legacy

County of Wetaskiwin MLA says NDP government’s legacy is mired in red ink, hardship for Albertans

  • Jul 27, 2017

Alberta electoral boundary changes need changes

Current proposal sees Drayton Valley-Devon severed, one rural constituency eliminated

  • Jul 11, 2017

Time to take a serious look at hemp

County of Wetaskiwin MLA says hemp could be crop of the future

  • Jun 28, 2017

Not surprising about health delays affecting just about everything

System inefficiency spreads to normal people too

  • Jun 22, 2017

Stories of farm business transitions and estate planning

County of Wetaskiwin co-sponsoring workshop on estate planning

  • Jun 21, 2017

County of Wetaskiwin MLA says Alberta access wrongfully blocked

Alberta is guaranteed access to coast for energy products says Mark Smith

  • Jun 14, 2017

Alberta Opposition Wildrose critic says finance minister should resign

Derek Fildebrandt says Joe Ceci in charge of biggest Alberta financial meltdown in decades

  • Jun 6, 2017

My life as a reporter (Vol. II)

I’m heading into my 24th year in community journalism. I’ve worked at seven newspapers in two provinces...

Why wasn’t Trudeau charged with assault?

Canadians and fight fans watched with anticipation as the crush of people surged and struggled and one combatant...

Apparently it was a disaster after all

It was rather underwhelming during the recent catastrophe in Fort McMurray to watch the response of certain elected officials.

Best ways to help Fort McMurray

The disaster in Fort McMurray is encouraging an outpouring of concern and offers to help from people across the province and country...

‘Huge majority’ was actually less than half

The topic of the NDP government’s “huge majority” in the 2015 provincial election recently came up on this page.

NDP government decides who holds them accountable

Premier Rachel Notley decided this week that she decides who and how her NDP government is criticized.

Lights, camera, Christmas

There is one strand of the twinkly red Christmas rope lights hanging around my garage door that refuses to light up.

Seniors Salute

Editorial Comment - Chris McKerracher is a columnist for the Pipestone Flyer

BBDs For Politicians And Nuts

Editorial Comment - Chris McKerracher is a columnist for the Pipestone Flyer

The Election Effect

Editorial Comment - Chris McKerracher is a columnist for the Pipestone Flyer