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New premier should make education pledge

News that the completion rate for students in Alberta high schools is on the rise is great news for students, their parents and for the province as a whole. The provincial rate of completion increased from 71.5 per cent in 2009 to 72.

New premier should make education pledge

News that the completion rate for students in Alberta high schools is on the rise is great news for students, their parents and for the province as a whole. The provincial rate of completion increased from 71.5 per cent in 2009 to 72.

Health-care inquiry would be good for Alberta

Allegations that provincial Tory insiders, including at least one Conservative MLA, used their positions of authority and influence to get preferential medical care for themselves and their friends raises a very strong case for a public inquiry.

Oilsands not up for grabs

With the 2011 federal election now in the books, the controversial Alberta oilsands has resurfaced as a possible bone of contention between the province and the Harper government.

Innisfail's seniors are our community's 'super citizens'

You wouldn’t be far off referring to seniors as their community’s “super citizens.

Oilsands not up for grabs

Editorial Oilsands not up for grabs With the 2011 federal election now in the books, the controversial Alberta oilsands has resurfaced as a possible bone of contention between the province and the Harper government.

Drink up me hearties, yo-ho

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: three and a half stars Rated: PG-13 for violence and mature subject matter I’ve been a fan of the Pirates movies since the beginning.

Costly pay and pension deals are hurting Alberta's schools

It's been a tough spring for parents, teachers and ultimately students in Alberta's education system. Headlines about budget cuts and possible increased fees are an unfortunate way to end a school year.

Fire safety everyone's business

The massive wildfires that have swept northern Alberta in recent days have cause great hardship for thousands of residents and have cost the province millions and millions of dollars to fight.

Now lets get down to business

Guest editorial Prime Minister Stephen Harper all but begged Canadians to give him a majority to ensure his government could proceed with their initiatives to kickstart the economy and keep taxes down.