To the Editor;

Listening to the public service unions, like AUPE, you would think that there is a deliberate attempt to impoverish nurses and teachers by cutting their salaries while laying off many of them. I have great respect for both but would remind them that more than 100,000 of their fellow Albertans who work in the private sector have lost their jobs and many more have had their wages and hours reduced dramatically. Government, the previous (I love that word) NDP and present Liberal like

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To the Editor;

Well we are certainly in turbulent times it seems. There has been nothing but doom and gloom on the news and in the air since our Federal Election. Everyone seems to be feeling sorry for themselves. First we have the east vs. west mentality. Then we have the Provincial budget vs., well, almost everyone. I think it may be time to take a step back and really think about the “we” part of all the turmoil rather than the “me” part.

First we are Canadians. To wan

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To the Editor;

I went to the Three Hills Post Office yesterday, hoping to pick up our mail even though it was not our scheduled delivery day. The front counter worker said that, according to a policy, she was not allowed to even look in my box, in back, to check if we had any mail.

The so-called policy that the Three Hills employee referred to came into effect awhile back but I’m writing because it’s quite likely you didn’t know about this issue. The current RSMC (Rural Suburba

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To the Editor;

I believe that the Federal election taking place on Oct. 21 is the most important of my lifetime. There is a real possibility of a Liberal minority with the Greens or NDP holding the balance of power.

It is possible that the Conservatives get a minority, again with the Greens or NDP or both with the balance of power. Either outcome will be a disaster for Canada but catastrophic for Alberta. Under the first scenario TMX is dead as well as any further oil and gas development. The de

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