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    In case you're not aware, a social movement is...

    In case you're not aware, a social movement is underway — led by many prominent Albertans — to abolish Alberta's duplicate, wasteful and exclusive Catholic school system.

    If you're already aware...
  2. Hi Richard. A mutual friend just alerted me to...

    Hi Richard. A mutual friend just alerted me to your situation. I will be in contact with you shortly to see when you're up for a visit. Hang in there my friend. Kenn
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    The staff are all in place and the studio looks...

    The staff are all in place and the studio looks fantastic with some remarkable equipment. Owner Mark Tamagi is totally dedicated to creating a classy, community-based operation.
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    I believe most citizens (including EEDC staff)...

    I believe most citizens (including EEDC staff) would agree that EEDC's influence, respect and deliverables have significantly diminished in recent years. Hopefully this will improve with the new...
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    I find it more than a bit ironic that a...

    I find it more than a bit ironic that a three-term mayor is lamenting that we haven't been able to "get the word out about our city." Who is ultimately responsible for this failure?

    The bottom...
  6. Here is an excellent, well-researched article on...

    Here is an excellent, well-researched article on this issue by David Climenhaga:

    http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/djclimenhaga/2012/04/where-theres-smoke-theres-fire-danielle-smith-and-big-tobacco
  7. Wild Rose opposes tobacco reduction measures for youth

    A coalition of six public health groups issued a news release today (April 16) that summarized the position of Alberta's political parties on youth tobacco reduction measures.

    Although it's...
  8. Non-emergency line / customer service

    I have called EPS's non-emergency number (423-4567) periodically over many years to report dangerous drivers. I seem to get a different level of response each time I call, ranging from complete...
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    I agree with Marcel's comment ^ And I'm very...

    I agree with Marcel's comment ^

    And I'm very pleased this long-standing issue is finally being publicly discussed with hope of changes precipitated by the coming provincial election.
  10. I'm amazed that taxpayers aren't protesting in...

    I'm amazed that taxpayers aren't protesting in the streets at the waste of tax money on this website. This failed experiment has been completely ineffective as an online marketing tool as it is...
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    The Superstore off Whitemud at 17th Street has a...

    The Superstore off Whitemud at 17th Street has a beautiful community meeting room on the 2nd floor that can be booked at no charge for not-for-profit groups.
  12. Thanks for sharing this SDM. I wonder why...

    Thanks for sharing this SDM.

    I wonder why the City of Edmonton is leading this rather than EEDC?
  13. Thread: Fire!

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    Interesting photos.

    Interesting photos.
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    We have some financial security in the short-term...

    We have some financial security in the short-term for a status quo operation. But our greatest deficit currently is the lack of leaders who have the volunteer hours to market C2E ... myself...
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    I regularly forward C2E discussion links.

    I regularly forward C2E discussion links.
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    This is a great summary of economic development...

    This is a great summary of economic development trends in recent decades. Thanks for sharing this with C2E readers.
  17. Thread: Garden Program

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    I know some public schools have gardens. As...

    I know some public schools have gardens.

    As well, some organizations dealing with children utilize a community garden as a group project ... for all the good reasons that you've mentioned.
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    I have the greatest respect for Alex Preston. ...

    I have the greatest respect for Alex Preston. For those that don't know her, she is an extraordinarily committed young woman who is passionate about promoting the best ideals that Canada offers. ...
  19. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    Are there any municipalities in the region beside...

    Are there any municipalities in the region beside Edmonton that regularly spray mosquitos (in the larvae stage)?
  20. ^And I completely agree with you. No one...

    ^And I completely agree with you.

    No one would be foolish enough to suggest building duplicate / adjacent municipal infrastructure such as libraries, fire stations, recreation centres or LRT...
  21. Why should taxpayers pay for adjacent high schools???

    I am very dismayed to see plans, yet again, for public and Catholic high schools on essentially the same site, creating ridiculous duplication or infrastructure and an aesthetic monstrosity of a...
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    Edmonton Catholic Schools is not "separate"

    Another thing that really galls me is the convenient misnomer that Catholic schools in Alberta and Ontario are somehow "separate."

    I have always forcefully opposed that incorrect term as this...
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    Alberta petition to disestablish separate schools

    For those that aren't aware, Albertans owe Dave King a debt of gratitude for trying to create some public awareness on this issue in our province:
    http://www.separateschooleducation.ca/index.php
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    The Cost of Religious Discrimination

    This is one of the better articles on the absolute stupidity of providing public funding to religion-based schools.
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    Thanks for this great suggestion. I have a...

    Thanks for this great suggestion. I have a number of slightly dates textbooks, including some medical textbooks, that I'll be donating.
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