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Stelmach's departure opens political floodgates

Premier Ed Stelmach's surprise announcement that he will be stepping down as premier and will not be seeking re-election is certainly one of the biggest political shakeups to hit Alberta in many years.

Commonwealth official got it wrong on FCC funding

This letter is to clarify some information that was recently provided to your paper. It concerns funding for the Olds Ag Society project as reported on Jan. 18 in a story entitled ìRacino is the word.

Racino project outside FCC mandate

This letter is to clarify some information that was recently provided to your paper. It concerns funding for the Olds Ag Society project as reported on December 14, in a story entitled ìAg Society planning move to highway.

Sherman may not fit NDP bill

A recent CBC headline announced that, ëOutspoken Alta. MLA Sherman seeks re-election.' In a CBC radio broadcast it was said that Mr.

Stelmach's departure opens political flodgates

Premier Ed Stelmach's surprise announcement that he will be stepping down as premier and will not be seeking re-election is certainly one of the biggest political shakeups to hit Alberta in many years.

Steady Eddy gives politics a shakeup

Premier Ed Stelmach’s surprise announcement that he will be stepping down as premier and will not be seeking re-election is certainly one of the biggest political shakeups to hit Alberta in many years.

Bitter federal election ahead

With a federal election becoming more and more likely in 2011, the Harper Tories have launched a series of attack ads aimed at the leadership of the Liberals and NDP.

Wrong, and wrong

Banning smoking on private properties but allowing it in public spaces is wrong on two counts: it’s inefficient at reducing the harms of smoking and it’s offensive to the principles of a free society.

Fair wealth sharing sought

A recent study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows that Canada's best-paid 100 CEOs breezed through the worst of the recession with earnings 155 times higher than the average Canadian income earner.

Digging out, now and then

This recent cold spell with its blizzards and icy roads brings to mind the harrowing tales of our ancestors.