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Promises are for keeping

Promises are for keeping

On promises, a German proverb says they “are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.” And so it goes in politics.
Saying goodbye to special friends is hard

Saying goodbye to special friends is hard

The editorial on page 6 of the Oct. 16 Olds Albertan by Johnnie Bachusky “Special friends, special moments” was a very heartfelt memory of his special friend, Lady. Over the last three years I have had to do the same with my special friends.
Random drug testing for oil industry needs examination

Random drug testing for oil industry needs examination

Should oilpatch workers, including those in West Central Alberta, be forced to undergo random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of their employment? That question has been raised anew in the province following an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling
Make bullies pay the price

Make bullies pay the price

The recent tragic death of Amanda Todd – a B.C.
Bullying solutions must include making bullies pay

Bullying solutions must include making bullies pay

The recent tragic death of Amanda Todd – a B.C.
Politics the prerogative of the professionals

Politics the prerogative of the professionals

It is now evident to even the most optimistic observers that the world economy is moving back into a recession that could result in another financial meltdown.
Council can't ignore the fury

Council can't ignore the fury

If town council never before heard Peter Finch's immortal words, “I'm mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore” from the Academy-award winning movie Network, then they sure know them now. Council heard them loud and clear on Oct.
Free to express opinion about Legion ad

Free to express opinion about Legion ad

Re: Letter to the editor “Exotic dancers are legal entertainment”, on page 6 of the October 9 issue of the Olds Albertan.
Serving the community is a privilege

Serving the community is a privilege

Fall is finally here. The summer camper is stored for the winter. The children are back in school, and council is once again reviewing its yearly budgeting process. This fall our community is also having a byelection.
Special friends, special moments

Special friends, special moments

It was about 3 p.m. last Friday when my cat Spyryt approached our family dog Lady who was lying in her bed. Spyryt snuggled up beside her, much like he did as a kitten a decade earlier. But last Friday was different.
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