December 14th, 2019

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • City’s school busing decision concerning, perplexing

    As a parent and a citizen, I am concerned about the city council’s decision to end the current school bus service arrangement between the city and the school boards. The current cost recovery arrangement ensures that the school boards are able to offer this critical service as efficiently as possible. And while we are one [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Quid pro quo part of orderly society

    Most media make it sound as if quid pro quo is a terrible mistake. However, voluntary quid pro quo agreements are part of contracts, purchases and orderly society: Party A provides certain goods, services and conduct to Party B, who responds with appropriate pay or action toward Party A. Driving safely is a quid pro [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Blankets for Canada turning scraps into help for the needy

    We would like to update the community about Blankets for Canada. A few weeks ago we were invited to a fibre event at the Centre Village Mall. It showed people what can be done with all kinds of yarn, etc. There we met a lot of people who do not know about Blankets for Canada. [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Good driving skills in short supply these days

    What has happened to driving skills? I had a border collie that could probably drive better than the low-functioning morons behind the wheel today. Never have I seen it so bad. Oh, and could someone invent an app to educate millennials on how to brush a foot of snow off the hood of your vehicle [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Homo sapiens can make a choice

    Homo sapiens – the thinking animal. Do many of us think of ourselves as animals? What about thinking? What do we think about? A job, money, the weather. I wonder what, or if, animals like the dinosaurs were thinking the day before their extinction. Was munching leaves or each other all there was to life? [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

Opinions

  • English turkeys vote for Brexit

    Boris Johnson wins election on strength of English voters Down on the turkey farm, the Scottish and Irish birds noticed that the smiling man in the festive costume was holding a hatchet behind his back, and hid. The Welsh turkeys looked confused and huddled together squawking. But the English turkeys marched bravely up to the [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Alberta’s year of transformation

    On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Legislature adjourned for the holidays. Our government has been working incredibly hard for you and your family, and I wanted to update you on some of the accomplishments that have happened throughout the last two sittings of the Assembly. This was a year of transformative change for Alberta, and I [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Standing up for public education

    Jason Schilling PRESIDENT, ALBERTA TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION Last week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released results of international assessments that showed Alberta’s public education system remained one of the very best education systems in the entire world. Our system ranked third in the world in reading, third in science and eighth in mathematics. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • No celebrating this anniversary

    China’s detaining of two Canadians has reached a year A one-year anniversary passed Tuesday, but it isn’t one that was being celebrated – least of all by the two Canadians to whom the milestone applied. Tuesday marked one year since Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in China in what had all the [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • The kids in the Reform Party

    Conservative Party will have to break free from its roots in order to form gov’t By Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean My confirmation bias senses are tingling. In a recent interview with CBC, Stephen Harper’s former campaign director, Jenni Byrne, spoke about the growing opposition within the Conservative Party of Canada to Andrew Scheer remaining Leader of the [...] Read More »

    4 days ago