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Partisanship, what is it good for?

Partisanship, what is it good for?

What if people simply looked at political candidates as the person who the community selected to champion the area’s greatest needs, not solely based on their party’s ideologies? What if more people shrugged off the notion of partisanship and got involved in conversations happening across the political spectrum?
OPINION: Food shortages need local discussions

OPINION: Food shortages need local discussions

Rising costs across the country and limited supplies of lettuce are shifting and changing what consumers are able to buy. As a rural community how should we respond?
'Please sir, I want some more...'

'Please sir, I want some more...'

Municipalities should re-visit regional government structure as funds tighten
Creating free art for the public

Creating free art for the public

When looking at designing the cultural fabric of a community, I think it is imperative to remember – public art matters too. Public art can shape an entire city’s identity. It can attract spectators from across the world. Public art installations become a place to be and a place to see. 
Desperate times, desperate measures

Desperate times, desperate measures

One resident in Ontario on disability payments who is one step away from being homeless is opting to apply for medically assisted death. The program is creating conversations on how the disabled in Canada are supported.
Mayors' group adds extra layer

Mayors' group adds extra layer

Filling potholes in Alberta's northeast: Highways and healthcare
Inflate me, inflate me not

Inflate me, inflate me not

If we get right down to it, the word ‘tips’ stands for “To Insure Proper Service.” I cannot tell you how many times I have paid for poor service simply because that is what Canadians do. But the more I ponder the social norm of tipping, which is predominantly a North American custom, the more I am over the whole social contract of it. 
Premier or pawn? Which awaits new UCP leader?

Premier or pawn? Which awaits new UCP leader?

Will the party rally or rebel around her?
Giving back helps drive a community forward

Giving back helps drive a community forward

Participating in your community and donating your time is a valuable way to help shape a better environment for everyone, and Lac La Biche residents are doing just that.
Knock, knock, fall is coming

Knock, knock, fall is coming

I think we learn a lot from the change that is forced on us by the natural world. We learn that nothing stays the same and that things must change for them to be new.