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Not all gloom and doom

As Alberta's economy continues its sluggish recovery, it's nice to see not all news is bad news on the economic front.

Youth voices should not be silenced

They might not be old enough to vote, but youth across the country and around the world are no longer content being seen and not heard especially about issues that affect their lives.

Get in the game

The value of sport has been well documented as a healthy outlet for youth.

Police/youth relations are vital

Police officers often do not get a fair shake in the public.

Alberta has spoken

As the dust settles on the 2019 provincial election, there will be a slurry of emotions around the province – joy, sadness and even outrage – at the results. During the week-long advance polling 700,000 Albertans voted.

Leaders fail at debate

Leadership debates are usually a time when candidates have an opportunity to sway the minds of undecided or uncommitted voters, unfortunately no one seemed to tell the leaders that last week.

Blind faith is dangerous

To say this election is contentious would be an understatement. In fact, there is a level of hostility that is almost unprecedented – at least in terms of Alberta elections.

UCP and NDP hammer away

The gloves are off as the provincial election campaign went into full tilt last week.

Vaccinations key to herd immunity

The overall vaccination rate of Albertans is around 81 per cent, according to research conducted in 2017. While many might think that number sufficient to ensure protection, it isn't.

Gender equality is still an issue

March 8 was International Women's Day and that date kicked off a year-long campaign under the theme #balanceforbetter, which is aimed at improving gender equality and building a "gender-balanced world.