Columns

Opinion: When is it time to get help for your mental health?

(NC) Canadians’ perception of mental health has come a long way. Far from the stigma that once made people feel ashamed to admit to experiencing mental health issues, nowadays it’s common for people to seek out supports and treatment. […]

Columns

Guest Column: God’s 5 Cent Nickel?  

In 1939 I was 5-years-old, sent from Edmonton with my three older brothers to live on a farm near Morinville owned by my widowed Grandmother Ida Gibeault and managed by her 17-year-old son, our Uncle Ivan Gibeault. It was depression and wartime. […]

Columns

Column: How to explore your family history

(NC) Many of us are curious about our family history. We want to know who our relatives were, where they came from and what their lives were like. You might think this information has been lost to time, but with some perseverance and a little luck, you find lots to uncover. […]

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Column: Budget 2021 shows a lack of effort to find savings

Budget 2021 blew the roof off spending restraint, leaving taxpayers with a simple question: businesses and families have found ways to save money during the pandemic and downturn, so why is the Alberta government the only place that can’t find savings? […]

Business

Opinion: CFIB weighs in on CEWS and CERS extension announcement

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) welcomes today’s news that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) have been extended to June 5 at current levels, including the 25 per cent additional lockdown support. […]

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Guest Column: It’s time to get serious about rural broadband

Municipalities have long been ringing the alarm bell of why high-speed internet is a necessity, not a luxury. Since the early 2000s and broken promises of the Last Mile of the Supernet, rural municipalities have been calling upon the provincial and federal governments to address rural connectivity. […]