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40 Mile Commentator

Electricity narrative skewed by Schow’s wishful thinking

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I spent 32 years with the Royal Bank, working in 16 different branches throughout the province and was the manager of seven of them. My father was a power plant engineer for 38 years and Lougheed’s energy minister Bill Dickie was a brother-in-law of one of my uncles. I have never forgotten how furious all of them were at Ralph Klein for forcing his deregulation… Read More »

Many questions remain with Winnifred Raw Water project

The Winnifred Raw Water Phase 2 project is certainly in need of a review and I commend Reeve Barrows for recognizing this and the divisions… Read More »

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Cypress Courier

Ag conference focuses on farm to table

By Collin Gallant Southern Alberta Newspapers Medicine Hat and other cities, towns and counties along the length of St. Mary River Irrigation District will be asked to renew a partnership to get reservoirs and spillways built to handle flood waters and bolster water supply for new agri-food industry projects. That will likely include funding commitments for water management projects drawn up several years ago to… Read More »

Should municipal politics include party affiliations, UCP asks

By Collin Gallant Southern Alberta Newspapers The provincial government is asking Albertans about whether party affiliation should be noted on local elections ballots, but councillors… Read More »

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Senate ag committee investigating the roots of soil health in Canada

By Trevor Busch Commentator/Courier As part of an effort to better understand soil health on the Canadian prairies, the Senate Committee on Agriculture and… Read More »

Early shutdown for SMRID after challenging 2023

By Trevor Busch Commentator/Courier The 2023 growing season has seen its fair share of difficulties for the St. Mary River Irrigation District (SMRID). “It’s… Read More »


Alberta Parents’ Union fights for the right to know

In a nation united by shared values and divided by conflicting ones, a debate over the curriculum in public education simmers on the stovetop. It’s… Read More »

Smith’s plans to disband AHS is engineering chaos

The recent news of the UCP’s plans to disband Alberta Health Services (AHS), effectively shattering the organization into four factions, has re-ignited the discourse surrounding… Read More »


Badlands Baseball earning nationwide reputation

By Samantha Johnson Commentator/Courier Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Prairie Rose Public Schools’ Badlands Baseball Academy has been running for about a dozen years and continues… Read More »

Bow Island softball tournament wild success

By Anna Smith Commentator/Courier June 9th–11th marked Bow Island’s annual softball tournament, which saw 16 teams spend the weekend in the hot sun in Bert… Read More »

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