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Well deserved

Well deserved

It’s amazing what a person can accomplish when they have the desire to succeed. And, when you reach a certain point in your life, those accomplishments can begin to add up, and people take notice.

False sense of security

Would Canadian voters benefit from a two party political system like they have south of the border? It’s something that has been discussed around many a dinner table in Canada, and there are several solid arguments both for and against the idea.

How can we stop punishing hard work?

Cochrane homeowners will be paying more in property taxes in the coming year, which is unlikely to be a surprise to most, as the notion that your taxes will decrease is an overly optimistic one at best.

Alberta painted orange

Wow. There’s not much more that can be said about what happened on Tuesday in the Alberta election, which brought in an NDP majority.

Yeh, another election

Are you looking forward to going to the polls for the Alberta election May 5? There seems to be little appetite for a provincial election at this time.

The Alberta advantage?

There are several aspects of last week’s provincial budget that are going to affect a lot of Alberta residents and families, some to their benefit, such as family tax credits, but many more to their detriment.

Migration slowdown

To what extent Cochrane will continue to grow over the next few years is not now as easy to predict as it was just a few months ago.

Washing your mouth out with revenue

Alberta’s ‘corn capital’ has been getting some flack lately, and several residents and officials aren’t too happy about it.

Every man's a winner, and every man's a loser

It’s funny how the world of politics works. It’s next to impossible to predict, but there are still those who try.

Where does this go?

Recycling is an effort that has evolved since the first curbside program was introduced in the U.S. in University City, Mo. in 1973 – the first Canadian program was in Kitchener, Ont. in 1981.