Letter To The Editor

Scheer: Fighting for energy jobs

December 22, 2018 - 11:25am

I had one of the most inspiring days of my political life this week in Nisku, Alberta.

I was there as an endless line of trucks rolled through town in a show of support for Alberta’s energy sector. The convoy stretched back almost 22 kilometres, with hundreds of men and women making their voices heard loud and clear. Heading to a townhall meeting to talk to these struggling workers, I got out of my car and walked the rest of the way.

Is a Bighorn Park what we want?

November 17, 2018 - 12:44pm

As we approach the potential announcement of a Bighorn Wildland Park West of Rocky Mountain House, I can’t help but wonder how we get this far without any studies specifically examining the sustainability of the Bighorn Public Land Use Zones (PLUZ) as they are currently managed. As far as I can tell, this hasn’t been done.  

Reader shares his solution for Red Deer’s growing drug-related problems

September 26, 2018 - 4:38pm

I don't agree with safe consumption sites, but I do think they are part of the solution to clean, happy and prosperous communities.

The solution comes in multiple stages and I hope to get the community’s opinion on my thoughts. Maybe others could pitch in their ideas as well.

I'll start with safe consumption sites. I am not completely educated on them, nor am I going to pretend that I am. I do believe that they should have 3 things:

1.  On-hand nurses

2. Mental health workers

3. A safe place to consume narcotics

Minister: Housing solutions for Indigenous people, by Indigenous people

July 17, 2018 - 2:41pm

In my travels across Alberta speaking with First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, one concern that comes up repeatedly is the need for affordable housing. Many Indigenous people – especially families and seniors – are priced out of the conventional housing market. Even when affordable housing is available, other barriers exist.

Honouring Gary Swanson

June 15, 2018 - 9:05pm

Following Gary’s and Cec’s (his dad) recent passing, my husband and I (friends of the family and Santa business partnership) have kept in contact with the family and are very sensitive to their needs and wishes and are being as helpful as possible, which includes sharing the below information.

LETTER: Keep talking about mental health

January 30, 2018 - 9:12pm Updated: January 31, 2018 - 9:18am

Last summer a dear friend of mine was taken too soon. He died from suicide.

As I got ready for work on a Monday morning, running around slightly frazzled and half unpacked after being in Winnipeg for the weekend, I got a call just as I was heading out the door. I sat at the kitchen table and cried, heartbroken.

It had been a while since I lost someone I knew so suddenly, no chance for goodbyes. Instead all I had were questions, and guilt.

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