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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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POLICE TRAINING ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Police make mistakes. Most are minor and the universe unfolds without notice. But when a cop shoots and kills a civilian, the world stops. The recent shooting of a Toronto man on an an abandoned streetcar appears, in hindsight at least, to be a mistake. The man was holding a relatively small knife. He was

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