Editorial & Opinion

Editorial & Opinion

Editorials, columns and letters to the editor from our readers.

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British Columbians often complain they are an afterthought - that the big decisions are made in central Canada and only then relayed to those lucky enough to live west of the Rockies.

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Morinville won’t be quite as colourful this June as some of our Albertan neighbours following a discussion from Council that axed a proposal to paint a small Morinville crosswalk rainbow in honour of pride month. In place of this, Council unanimously passed a motion to raise a pride flag outside of Town Hall for some of June, in addition to an official proclamation from Mayor Lisa Holmes marking the occasion.

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by Chantal Hebert On the morning after Tuesday's British Columbia election, there was no ready acknowledgement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office of the results...

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South Korea has elected a new president. This may not seem of much import to Canadians. But it is. Tuesday's election adds a new dynamic to the nuclear crisis gripping the divided Korean Peninsula.

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As British Columbians go to the polls today, government insiders on Parliament Hill and in the provincial capitals of the larger provinces mostly have their fingers crossed in hope of the re-election of the outgoing premier.

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Is Donald Trump crazy like a fox or just crazy? I pick the former. His abrupt reversals on policy and his Twitter rants probably reflect his personality. But they also seem deliberately designed to keep everyone guessing as to what he might do.

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At week's end, it looks like Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will live to fight another day. Unless the opposition parties come up with fresh ammunition, they are unlikely to exact his resignation for having embellished his role in the planning of a major military offensive in Afghanistan.

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I was recently diagnosed with a heart condition which necessitated a week-long stay at the Sturgeon community hospital.

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The good news for Toronto animal activist Anita Krajnc is that she's been acquitted of the crime of giving water to a thirsty pig. The bad news is that the judge hearing her case didn't accept her crucial argument - that sentient animals such as pigs are more than mere property.

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So much for sunny ways! As Justin Trudeau's government nears the halfway mark of its first mandate, finding some willingness to engage in adult conversation on either side of the House of Commons is almost as hard as it was on the worst days of the previous Conservative government.