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Hazing has no place in modern schools

With the 2011 – 2012 school year about to get underway in West Central Alberta, students, educators and parents are all looking forward to another safe and secure 10 months of learning and extracurricular activities.

Driver's licence photo policy fails to impress

Letter to the Editor Yesterday I went to renew my driver's licence. The clerk did all the paperwork, took my $84.45 (outrageous amount), and then had me sit to take my picture. She instructed me to remove my glasses.

New law marks shift in Alberta's traffic safety culture

Each year in Alberta alone, driver distraction is associated with more than 100 deaths and 5,000 injuries from nearly 40,0000 collisions.

End of single desk is reality; let's move forward

Re: ìRitz choosing to ignore reality of the CWB,î page 13, August 2, 2011 Mountain View Gazette.This is in response to my fellow Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) director Mr.

Students deserve drug-free school communities

. With schools across West Central Alberta gearing up for the start of the 2011-12 school year, students of all grades are no doubt both sad to see the summer go but also happy to once again be meeting up with their classmates.

Alberta should conduct its own pot driving study

Editorial Alberta should conduct its own pot driving study British Columbia has announced that it will be conducting a comprehensive study into whether drivers high on marijuana cause more motor vehicle crashes than sober drivers.

Attempt at free partisan advertising deserves comment

Re: Bruce Rowe's letter to the editor, page 10, Aug.

Jack Layton's challenge is a moment to seize

Canadians from coast to coast last week were at first shocked and moved by the announcement from federal NDP leader Jack Layton that he was once again ill from cancer, that he needed to take time off from his duties on Parliament Hill to seek treatme

Shuttle service to start in October

Thank you to everyone who either phoned or e-mailed and provided feedback regarding affordable shuttle trips to Calgary. As a result, Carol's Country Shuttle will begin offering a once-weekly scheduled service on Wednesdays beginning Oct.

I didn't leave PC party, it left me

Since accepting the Wildrose nomination for the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills constituency, I have been meeting with citizens, municipal government and community groups.