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COMMUNITY IS FOR EVERYONE

The residents of Terwillegar Towne are frightened and angry. They are frightened and angry because a 60-unit, housing-for-homeless development is to be built in their community. It is common for neighbourhoods to rise up against development. But communities are most upset when “non-market” housing is proposed for the neighbourhood. What does this say about us?

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KEEPING OUR CORE COMMUNITIES HEALTHY

It is a curious thing to run for public office. We are naturally skeptical of the wannabe politician. A common assumption is that candidates crave power, or glory. I spent nearly 13 years as a reporter and columnist writing about the machinations of civic government for The Edmonton Journal. In my experience, civic politicians are

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DEATH AND DYING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

City council candidates don’t normally talk about death and dying. Campaigns are about hope and assurances. Let me assure you, this will likely be my only mention of death during the campaign. But I couldn’t NOT write about my recent visit to the inspirational Pilgrims Hospice. It’s a curious thing, how a place devoted to

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