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New alcohol driving rules only part of the solution

New alcohol driving rules only part of the solution

The Redford government hopes tough new alcohol driving rules that come into effect this week will make Alberta's roads safer by encouraging more motorists to stop mixing liquor and driving.
Youth bullying fight deserves applause

Youth bullying fight deserves applause

Like governments at all other levels, the federal Harper Tories' programs and policies are seldom, if ever, universally embraced.
Lawsuit off-base when it comes to MDP

Lawsuit off-base when it comes to MDP

I'd like to comment on the headline story in the Mountain View Gazette on Aug. 6 where Mountain View County (MVC) is being sued for more than $32 million over Netook Crossing.
Child protection law needs good enforcement

Child protection law needs good enforcement

Tough new federal legislation coming into force this month to protect Canada young people from sex crimes marks a important step forward for communities everywhere, including right here in West Central Alberta.
Suddenly, the Tories warming to labour

Suddenly, the Tories warming to labour

During the last provincial election Premier Alison Redford was a worrisome force for traditional right-wing ideologues. She was even labeled “leftie” by one national publication.
Heath care system unacceptably broken

Heath care system unacceptably broken

Mountain View Publishing’s managing editor Lea Smaldon shattered her ankle, August 12. One would think that Alberta’s annual $16 billion health care budget would react. It didn’t.
Questions remain over CWB

Questions remain over CWB

Mr. Ritz and Mr. Harper want to tell farmers that they have installed a new grain marketing future after Aug. 1, 2012 when the Canadian Wheat Board's single desk selling is eliminated.
O-Net will make Olds a connected community

O-Net will make Olds a connected community

Re: Letter to the editor headlined “Fibre to the Premise laudable...”, by Bruce Waldie, page 6 of the July 31 edition of the Olds Albertan. The letter by Mr.
Richards turns his back on science

Richards turns his back on science

This month scientists from all across Canada held a funeral march on Parliament Hill for the “death of evidence.
Shock, disappointment, uncertainty an understatement

Shock, disappointment, uncertainty an understatement

In three words: disappointed, shocked and uncertain … that is how we would describe our reaction to council's decision to give third and final reading/approval to its new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) on July 18 despite its stated intention of con
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