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The changing faces of Remembrance Day

There’s a belief out there that as each Remembrance Day passes, the gap in understanding what it means grows larger. After all, 2010 marks 96 years since the start of World War I, and 65 years since the end of World War II.

New water rates great, but bills will still go up

Five thousand litres. It sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? But you’d likely be surprised if you tried to limit your water consumption to less than that over the course of two months.

Presumption of innocence can never be forgotten

The presumption of innocence is a fundamental right for each and every Canadian citizen. And that presumption must adhere even to high-ranking public servants who are paid big salaries through taxpayer dollars.

Donation adds up 'just one bottle' at a time

Full credit to the staff at the Blue Heron Bottle Depot for their remarkable accomplishment from the Stollery Children’s Hospital fundraising drive they’ve been involved with over the past few months.

Shroud of silence misguided policy

Instead of walking proudly into retirement after a 35-year career in education, Richard Harvey’s departure from the Pembina Hill Regional Division (PHRD) is surrounded in controversy.

The tide has turned

On the wall of Athabasca town council chambers is an old fashioned, spring-loaded, pendulum-style clock, relocated from the old Athabasca train station.

Where were the parents?

The Youth Criminal Justice Act prevents us from identifying any of the 15 youths who have been paraded through Athabasca Provincial Court recently, pleading guilty to break-and-enter and mischief charges that resulted from their lengthy crime spree a

Water: the non-issue civic election issue

Typically in a municipal election campaign, the issues that get talked about most are those with the biggest price tags attached.

Democracy Served

Admittedly, it’s hard to get too excited about the filing of paperwork, but yesterday’s nomination day ought to be regarded as a day for celebration.