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  • Varcoe: Another puzzler in Alberta's power contract mess August 17, 2017
    Here’s another head-scratcher in Alberta’s power agreement free-for-all. New documents show the Alberta Balancing Pool’s board of directors didn’t accept internal advice this spring to take measures that could eventually save consumers between $188 million and $209 million. The advice called on Alberta’s independent agency that manages power purchase arrange […]
  • Your letters for Thursday, Aug. 17 August 17, 2017
    There should be a cost to proponents for expensive development appeals  Re: Delay of controversial bridge costs over $100,000 a day, Aug. 15. It seems to me that it is too easy to appeal and delay major projects even after they have gone through a rigorous approval process and add enormous sums to their cost. […]
  • Vanderburg: Get real with exercise based on planes of movement August 17, 2017
    The human body is designed to move with power, efficiency and grace in a wide range of planes of motion. In everyday life we bend, extend, twist, turn and swing. However, exercise programs are often designed to strengthen in one or two planes of action. Fitness professionals have terms for each of these dimensions, or […]
  • Balzer: Secrets of city transformation through private gardens August 17, 2017
    When I arrived at the first of many private gardens in the city of Buffalo last week, I saw first-hand how small individual effort changes a city, it’s outlook and it’s optimism. I joined other garden writers in Buffalo even though I assumed, before I went there, that Buffalo is just a big dirty American […]
  • Nelson: 'Pipelines are us' is Premier Notley's latest mantra August 17, 2017
    John D. Rockefeller couldn’t have looked any happier founding Standard Oil way back in 1870 than our premier did in donning an Enbridge hard hat in Hardisty last week. Unlike most politicians, who invariably end up at these over-orchestrated photo ops with the wrong size hard hat stuck on their heads — to quote Dylan […]