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Lafleur and Eisen: Government’s spendthrift ways are burying Albertans in debt

By Steve Lafleur and Ben Eisen

Finance Minister Joe Ceci recently unveiled Alberta’s third-quarter fiscal and economic update.

Many observers expected the deficit to be reduced somewhat due to increased oil prices since the last update. 570 more words

Politics

Dinner Beyond the Sky | Sky 360 Restaurant Review

City lights and sumptuous fine dining, now that’s a perfect match! If you’re a sucker for a great view plus a phenomenal yet budget friendly food, Sky 360 is your go-to resto. 763 more words

Food

Foremost, Alta. reaches ‘milestone’ in Canadian aviation history

A crowd of drone industry leaders, politicians and residents gathered at the Foremost Aerodrome in south eastern Alberta Friday morning to watch the first Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) fly out of sight. 243 more words

Canada

Public funds should not subsidize private schools, advocates argue

Representatives from 14 organizations are calling on the provincial government to phase out funding for private schools.

“Continuing to support Alberta’s private schools means taking funds away from the children at public schools, thus limiting their opportunities and their success. 597 more words

Local News

Calgary's James Short Park

A splash of colour on the cupola of the old James Short School breathes a little visual life into this scene in downtown Calgary. Behind it is the Bow building on the left and a portion of the Suncor Energy Centre on the right.

Random

150 things about Canadian palaeo - part 3, early palaeontologists #FossilFriday

Now onto week 3 of my 150 things about Canadian palaeontology. So far I’ve introduced you to some general bits about palaeo in Canada, and discussed the… 605 more words

Miscellaneous

Berliner Dom

J.K. wanted to know how to paint one of his travel photos.  The easiest explanation seemed to be a demonstration.  I got carried away with it though, talking and painting and finishing in about 10 minutes!   36 more words

Art