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MagCan a lesson for Alberta

If there is a silver lining in what was the MagCan debacle it is the lessons learned by the Alberta government.

Review shows government can work

A trio of MLAs faced more than 200 people who attended an open house on Saturday in High River and questioned the Tories on the controversial Alberta Land Stewardship Act.

University picking the wrong fight

This is the fight the University of Calgary will surely lose and it should set down now before it ruins its reputation.

Former mayor gets roasted

A ticket raffle will kick off the second annual NHL-Flames Alumni game and gala scheduled for April 16 at the Centennial Arena and Foothills Centennial Centre.

Lessons to be learned from tragedy

The investigation into the shooting of Corey Lewis found the actions of RCMP officer who fired the fatal shots were justified and it was the correct decision. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) investigated the incident and on Feb.

McAlpine deserves honour

A group of Okotoks residents is pushing for the new 32nd St. bridge to be named in honour of the man who relentlessly dogged the various levels of government to secure funding for the project.

Council whiffing at pitch

Okotoks town council should not drag its heels in regards to a new baseball diamond near Seaman Stadium. On Monday Coun.

Patience needed for Pegler renos

Ecole Percy Pegler School students and their parents got a lump of coal for Christmas last week. Now, they have to be patient until the real present arrives sometime in 2011.

Council priorities for 2011

As foothills residents recuperate from their Christmas celebrations local councils must get back to work in earnest. As councils flip the calendar, hopefully they will realize 2011 will be a key year.

Citizens need to get out and vote

It’s been a busy month on the campaign trail in the Foothills. With more than 80 candidates across the region in municipalities and school boards, Foothills, residents have some big decisions to make on Monday.