February 2020 Archive

The rail blockades

Your editorial “It’s really complicated” presented the rail-blockage problem well.  It is a complicated matter, but chiefly because of differences in opinion about the power ...

Focus on renewable energy

Now that the Trans Mountain pipeline appears to be going ahead, Teck Frontier wants approval for another tar sand mine. The biggest ever and one ...

EDITORIAL: New law needed for blockades

WE USED TO THINK railway blockades were caused either by avalanches or by train robbers in the Wild West. Not any more in Canada. They ...

EDITORIAL: How about new plates for everyone?

FOR THE FIRST TIME since 1973, when the government of the day decided against replacing all licence plates annually as a cost-saving measure, our current ...

Back to the glory days

By Mike Baker Be honest, who else threw down 80 bucks over the weekend to watch the much-hyped rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder? ...

Tangled webs

By Constance Scrafield Anyone with long hair or who has a child with long hair, knows about untangling and the patience it takes to untangle.  ...

The bags controversy

By Brian Lockhart It’s time to go grocery shopping. For some people that’s a big deal.  I’ve noticed there seem to be three kinds of ...

The free market and citizens

By Laura Campbell It is the free market and its citizens that are slowly killing the oil sands, not the federal government.  When Alberta Premier ...

The Assange hearing

By Gwynne Dyer The cost of being a whistle-blower is going up. When Daniel Ellberg stole and published the ‘Pentagon Papers’ in 1971, revealing the ...

Westside Thunder junior boys compete at District championship

By Brian Lockhart After good season that saw them finish in second place in the District 4 standings, the Westside Secondary School Thunder junior boys ...

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