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From the Archives of Western Newspapers

Posted on February 8, 2024

By Samantha Johnson For Southern Alberta Newspapers February 6, 1908 – The Advertiser and Central Alberta News A motor canal boat has been tested in… Read More »

Without advertising newspapers can’t do their jobs

Posted on February 8, 2024

Every day, we at The Commentator and other newspapers get press releases about upcoming events. And of course we are often asked to cover the… Read More »

Cracking the case of the secret chicken price hike

Posted on February 1, 2024

No one begrudges farmers a fair living. However, chicken farmers need to be up-front as to why they need a price increase. We deeply value… Read More »

Believe it or not, there is good news about rising interest rates

Posted on January 25, 2024

The era of continuously declining interest rates, which lasted for 40 years, has come to an end. Businesses and governments now face a new period… Read More »

CEO pay in Canada continues to soar unrestrained

Posted on January 18, 2024

As Canadians struggle with a cost-of-living crisis, Canada’s top CEOs are making more than ever before. The 100 highest-paid CEOs broke every compensation record on… Read More »

The alarming reality of Trudeau’s immigration policy

Posted on January 11, 2024

Statistics Canada reported record population growth of 1,050,000 in 2022, with 96 percent coming from international migration. Permanent residents accounted for 437,000 of those immigrants,… Read More »

Canada’s Premiers have failed the basic needs test

Posted on January 4, 2024

In days of old, kings and queens were often judged by some pretty basic criteria: Did the people have enough to eat? Did they have… Read More »

Rent inflation starting to moderate, but at a very slow pace

Posted on December 27, 2023

The latest National Rent Report by and Urbanation reveals that asking rents for all types of residential properties in Canada remained near record highs… Read More »

The problem with Trudeau’s fiscal responsibility message

Posted on December 24, 2023

There’s only one problem with the federal government’s messaging about saving money: the feds aren’t actually saving money.  “The foundation of our Fall Economic Statement is our… Read More »

Politicians must stop weaponizing food prices for political gain

Posted on December 14, 2023

In an era where food inflation has become a contentious political issue, it’s all too tempting for politicians to target the grocery industry. Sadly, that’s… Read More »

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