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Go figure! Jim Prentice, failed former politician, resurfaces with sweet gig at Washington think tank: PHOTOS: Those were the days! This time last year, Jim Prentice was everyone else’s favourite Albertan, or so it seemed. Now look at him, already the last Conservative premier of Alberta. Below: Woodrow Wilson, the only American president with a PhD and Norman Levi, minister in the Dave Barrett ND...
Uniting the Right: Is Wildrose Leader Brian Jean starting to wonder, ‘With friends like these, who needs enemies?’: PHOTOS: It’s getting crowded on the Wildrose Party’s “unite the right” bandwagon … and not necessarily with the “right” people from leader Brian Jean’s perspective. Actual Alberta political bandwagons may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Alberta Prosperity Fund spokesperson Barry McNamar...
Will simply uniting Alberta’s right add up to victory over the NDP? A conservative strategist concludes it won’t: PHOTOS: Oh, what fools these Tories be? Please forgive this Puckish caption. Former Progressive Conservative campaign manager Susan Elliott, below left, suggests that her party’s members think carefully before they let themselves get hitched to the party led by Brian Jean, below right. In the bac...
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Opposition parties gear up for a spring by-election in Calgary-Greenway: Greens first to name a candidate in Calgary-Greenway by-election Alberta’s opposition parties are preparing for a spring by-election in Calgary-Greenway. The east Calgary constituency was represented by Progressive Conservative MLA Manmeet Bhullar from 2008 until late 2015, when Mr. Bhullar was k...
Let’s end the myth of partisan-free city council elections: We need to keep politics out of elections: That sums up recent comments made by Edmonton City Councillor Michael Oshry. The west Edmonton councillor has waded into the 32-candidate by-election race in southeast Edmonton’s Ward 12, questioning the decision of some MLAs to endorse candidates... Con...
My name is Dave Cournoyer and I love winter in Edmonton: Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Make Something Edmonton community jury that sifted through the many applications for this year’s Winter Project Accelerator Grant. It was a fun experience and I was excited to see the ideas and projects that... Continue Reading →
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Lotto winner runs out of luck in Edmonton court: An Edmonton judge has rejected a $10-million lottery winner’s claim that he was the victim of police entrapment during a prostitution-related sting operation. In a decision Thursday, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Dawn Pentelechuk ruled that Cecil Underwood, 67, had not proven he committed the of...
'I see a lot of people who are damaged,' says Edmonton former soldier trying to bring attention to PTSD: Sgt. Greg Gorecki remembers the day his best friend, Sherwood Park’s Sgt. George Miok, died in combat. On Dec. 30, 2009, an improvised explosive device struck an armoured vehicle in Afghanistan, killing Miok along with four others, including Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang. Gorecki, an Edmo...
'I see a lot of people who are damaged,' says former soldier trying to bring attention to PTSD: Sgt. Greg Gorecki remembers the day his best friend, Sherwood Park’s Sgt. George Miok, died in combat. On Dec. 30, 2009, an improvised explosive device struck an armoured vehicle in Afghanistan, killing Miok along with four others, including Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang. Gorecki, an army...
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Why I’m Supporting Don Iveson: In tomorrow’s civic election, Don Iveson is my pick for Mayor. First, a disclosure and a couple of comments: Don and his wife Sarah are friends, and I am a part of Don’s campaign team. It’s worth reiterating that this is purely a personal opinion, not an endorsement on behalf of any organization...
Arenas and Civic Myopia: This afternoon, Edmonton City Council will consider the Master Agreement for the proposed downtown arena. It will almost certainly pass, with some contingency to cover the missing $100 million if provincial funds don’t materialize. The purpose of this post isn’t to rehash the debate. The argumen...

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