Dear Editor,

It’s been a whirlwind of politics lately, I’m not sure if it’s done yet! Our area has now hosted four candidates for Alberta’s next premier. It’s very likely that the next premier has been in our town now and hopefully as a result, our needs and concerns will be on their mind as they step into leadership. As a host for these gatherings it’s been interesting getting to meet the various candidates and also glean from the questions that folks are bri

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Dear Editor,

In 1986 the ruling Social Credit Party of BC was taken over by a controversial leader called Bill VanderZalm who was elected as premier. His views were so radical, it split the party, who not only lost the next election, but the party soon ceased to exist.

In 2016, Donald Trump was elected president. He also is controversial with extreme views. The Republican Party has never been so divided as they are today.

It’s now 2022 in Alberta and another controversial politician is in

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Dear Editor,

The recent passing of the Queen affected me more than I thought it would. I teared up when I watched the memorials and the recounts of her life. But what I think upset me the most was the disrespect I’ve witnessed by the younger generations.

When I was a young girl, we would sing both the Canadian anthem and God Save the Queen every morning in school, her picture was in every classroom I entered, and we were taught pride in our Queen and country. I’m not sure we can say

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Dear Editor,

The level of services to individuals experiencing a serious mental illness is at best shameful-individuals with mental illness are systematically disenfranchised and for that we should all feel shame as Canadians.

1967 was a big year for Montreal. EXPO was held there. Nations of the world gathered together to display their cultures, building lovely pavilions to do so.

1967 was also the beginning of mental health reports and results in the province of Alberta. This report was followe

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