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We do not have a spending problem!

Dear Editor, The UCP “Blue Ribbon” panel came out Tuesday Sept. 3 stated that the province of Alberta has a spending problem, paying more for education and health care than other provinces, and we need to rein in spending to help solve the problem.

Time to put up

Just how much are Barrhead residents prepared to pay for policing services? That is the question that comes to mind after we had a chance to listen to a discussion Town of Barrhead councillors had regarding policing during their Sept. 11 meeting.

Div. 5 kudos

With a week left to go before the Sept. 17 Westlock County Div. 5 byelection, we remain stunned by the interest shown.

Argument against a councillor pay increase

I think Woodlands County Fort Assiniboine councillor Dale Kluin said it best: it is time for councillors to show some leadership and say no to a pay increase. Unfortunately, that is not what they did last week.

Reader believes health system needs overhauling

Dear Editor, Two weeks ago I had a heart attack and I would just like to tell you a little about my experience. After dialing 911 — three EMT ladies arrived and after stabilizing me, took me to the Royal Alexandra Cardiac Unit in Edmonton.


Swing and a miss

Reading the education portion of the report by the Blue Ribbon Panel on Alberta’s Finances is a bit like watching a golf ball land on the green, stop just short of going in the hole and then roll backwards several feet.

Rural transportation is essential

So we're losing the Greyhound bus service. Now what are we going to do about it? Many rural communities are already living without having this bus service. In communities like Athabasca, the service was also timed inconveniently for many users.

Out with the old, in with the new

Okay everyone, I am going to be blunt here. The Athabasca Bridge, that needs to be replaced. Now, I have not been on the bridge myself all that much, maybe a couple of times. But that really scared me.

Pursuing truth takes critical thought

Whenever I bemoan another piece of fake news on my social media feed, I find myself questioning how is it people fall for this stuff. The dearth of critical thought in our society is alarming.