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The big stories

The big stories

The Canadian Press released its choice for news story of the year, based on submissions from newsrooms across the nation, including The Citizen. The Fort McMurray fire received 39 of the 67 votes cast.
Hotel boondoggle

Hotel boondoggle

What on earth has the city done by funding the Marriott Hotel? As a former longtime resident I remember the initial construction, trying to negotiate the entrance to the library, and the initial promises the developer made.
Insulting message sent by decision

Insulting message sent by decision

Re: "Risky business" editorial Dec. 16. If the underlying details and quotes are correctly stated, I agree with Neil Godbout's analysis and verdict of our city council's transaction.
‘My tax dollars would be better spent on city matters’

‘My tax dollars would be better spent on city matters’

It seems like deja vu all over again. Remember back in the 1960s and 1970s when Cadillac Fairview needed the city to help finance their business venture? Sounds about the same with the Marriott group.
Christmas gifts for the politically powerful

Christmas gifts for the politically powerful

Christmas is a season of joy, peace, and happiness - of goodwill to all. It is the season where smiles are a little quicker, laughter a little louder, and people generally are a little nicer, mall parking aside.
Talk about ‘icky’ topic

Talk about ‘icky’ topic

At parties, I am the person no one wants to talk to. People stare blankly at me and then politely say they need some more shrimp. My name is Laura Nordin, I am the executive director of SOS Society. What is that? We are the sexual assault centre.
Flowering plants add beauty to Christmas season

Flowering plants add beauty to Christmas season

Flowering plants are a great gift idea, especially this time of year. Whether you are receiving flowering plants as a gift or you decide to purchase your own flowering plant, you want to keep them looking good for as long as possible.
Christmas a story of redemption

Christmas a story of redemption

The movie Slumdog Millionaire won eight Academy Awards in 2009 and gained popular acclaim.
Thanks to hospital retirees

Thanks to hospital retirees

This is a sincere thank you to the Retiree Group from PGRH and UHNBC. I am most appreciative of their kindness and thoughtfulness to me.
Electoral reform about more than voting systems

Electoral reform about more than voting systems

This week, I received a very kind email from a reader asking if I could compare different types of electoral systems.