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High school reunion brings back memories

Columnist enjoys time spent at a high school reunion

Remember volunteers and say a big thank you

What is it and why would anyone become involved in doing something for which there is no financial reward?

The race is on; get to know your council candidates

Unless at least one brave soul stepped forward on nomination day, Rimbey will not have a race for mayor in the October municipal elections.

Help wanted

Your municipality needs help; it needs direction, a vision for the future. Do you have what it takes to be a councillor?

Countdown to municipal election scandal in Rimbey

It’s been politically quiet in Rimbey since the rabble was successful in defeating council’s plans to move the town office

PM’s accountability at heart of scandal

Disgraced Conservative senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin are giving old, fat journalists a bad name.

Do we need cops in public schools?

In the absence of public discussion, inter-agency collaboration and hard data proving need, Ponoka town council was right

Time to step up and take action

In six months, Rimbey will have elected a mayor and councillors. What are you planning to do about it?

Martha and Henry will miss Ralph’s political charm

The king is dead. Ralph Klein, the straight-shootin’, smokin’, drinkin’ populist premier, died Good Friday

On Twitter, BS campout

I’m going to admit something to you that MLA Joe Anglin has been telling Rimbey residents.

Is it or is it not a deficit?

With the release of its 2013-14 budget estimates, the provincial government is requiring Albertans to accept and understand

More smoking bans in our nanny state

Putting the “red” in Red Deer, that city’s politburo has enacted a bylaw under the same authority Ponoka town council used to restrict

What’s the plan to stabilize Alberta’s revenue?

At some point, Albertans will have to decide whether they are progressive or conservative.

Natives need honest leadership from within

At what point did the Idle No More movement switch gears; from being the information picket we saw Hobbema natives stage last month

Will ethics investigation clear Redford of conflict?

Ethics commissioner Neil Wilkinson advised Premier Alison Redford he will investigate allegations she mislead the legislature

Honour the sacrifices of Canada’s veterans

Canada is the greatest county in the world today because of the men and women who served in our armed forces

Businesses will drive growth here

Every week should be Small Business Week. The growth of Rimbey’s economy doesn’t just happen — it’s driven

Lougheed had a way of leading Albertans

A lot of people who knew Peter Lougheed have had a lot to say about the great former Alberta premier who died recently at age 84.

Will policy create trust?

A little shame could go a long way to improving openness and transparency in spending at all feeding stations along the public trough.

The change we need is better gov’t

Just about the time you were finally planting your garden, getting your kids ready for the big end-of-school track and field meet, and