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Companies should hire Canadians

Companies should hire Canadians

Editor: I want to write about how Canadian companies should be ashamed and should have their corporate tax breaks taken away for not hiring Canadians. This is a stain on our economy, thus we can't move forward or out of the depression.
Good-for-nothing Red Chamber's time has passed

Good-for-nothing Red Chamber's time has passed

As the Senator spending scandal continues to dog Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government this week, the calls for the outright abolition of the Red Chamber have, not surprisingly perhaps, grown louder and louder.
Our cheese is on the move

Our cheese is on the move

Some people see change as a threat. Other people prefer to pretend that change doesn't exist. But those who adapt best see change as an opportunity to make things better.
Cancer research fundraiser makes an impact

Cancer research fundraiser makes an impact

June 7 will be an emotional night in Innisfail. That's when cancer survivors, their caregivers, friends, families and others will gather in the field at Innisfail Jr./Sr. High School for the 12-hour overnight Relay for Life fundraiser.
Shameful butt flicking

Shameful butt flicking

It's pretty shameful that many of us still need to be reminded not to throw a lit cigarette butt out of a vehicle. It's especially shameful that people are still doing so in rural or forested areas at a time when the landscape is tinder-dry.
Start your whiskers

Start your whiskers

Gentlemen, it's time to get growing. On May 16 you're encouraged to start a beard to support the local Motorcycle Ride For Dad group to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in men.
Education investment always worthwhile

Education investment always worthwhile

Editorial Keeping more students in school and giving them good opportunities to pursue career goals will benefit all Albertans over the long term by creating a vibrant and well-educated workforce.
Mothers

Mothers

If there's any day that deserves as much attention as Christmas receives it's definitely Mother's Day. Mother's Day takes place this Sunday, May 12. Many of us will use this day to make mom breakfast in bed or maybe take her out for lunch.
A lesson in compassion learned

A lesson in compassion learned

My two boys and I were visiting the Kootenays area during the week of April 22 to celebrate my older son's 16th birthday as well as my first year of being cancer-free, and we were excited about a holiday and much-needed break from routines.
School needs to set proper lunch hours

School needs to set proper lunch hours

I am writing this letter on behalf of myself, many parents, and some high school students, to express our concerns in regards to the lunch schedule at the Olds High School.
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