LATEST FROM WARD 6


EDMONTON’S GROWTH REQUIRES SMART DEBT

Several candidates in the civic election campaign are raising debt as a major Edmonton issue. Perfect. We should discuss and debate civic finances and financial strategies. My concern is that reasonable discussion about civic borrowing will be lost in the shrill, “sky is falling” tenor of some campaigns. The comparison of Edmonton’s financial situation to

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VOTING WITH DOLLARS EMPOWERS LOCAL BUSINESS

Individually, we influence the future direction of our communities at elections. We choose the candidate, or political party, that best reflects our values, concerns and aspirations. Yet we do something similar each and every day by voting with our dollars. A column I wrote back in 2007 in The Edmonton Journal described this in some

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MOLSON SITE DECISION BUILDS CYNICISM

More than a week after city council’s decision on the Molson site and I keep running into upset citizens. I wonder if councillors are feeling the bitterness, as we are on the doorsteps of Ward 6. Council members are often so steeped in the technical details of a decision they lose the cultural ramifications. Mayor

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