LATEST FROM WARD 6


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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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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