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Campaign Management 101: Finding the perfect candidate is easier than you think

Okay, let’s get one thing out of the way right now. My name is Nathan Anderson. I am not the Nathan Anderson running for mayor in Crossfield. I’m not even related to that Nathan Anderson. He is a hard working, no-nonsense kind of guy.

Some candidates need to spend more time learning the facts

In last week’s City View I asked candidates to do their homework for the purpose of understanding the powers and authority involved in an elected position such as mayor or alderman.

Faith Matters: You are loved… really!

Have you ever had someone say to you, “I’ll love you if…” or “If you will do this and this, then I’ll love you?” Sometimes the sentiment doesn’t come in words, but it’s not hard to get the message.

The municipal election is not a popularity contest

This is an article that I have wanted to write for some time but was unable to do so because I worked for the City of Airdrie and saw it as a conflict of interest. Now that I have retired from that position, I can say my piece.

Canada: The world's most ethical oil

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Fort McMurray’s oilsands with my Wildrose Caucus colleagues. It was truly an amazing site to behold.

Matters of Faith: You can panic or pray, it's your choice

In the movie Alice in Wonderland, Alice came to an icy fork in the road. Panic stung her as she stood frozen with indecision. She lifted her eyes upward looking for guidance.

Why use coercion to collect census data?

I get confused so often, it’s practically a normal state of mind. So many things simply don’t make sense to me.

Police Chiefs' do not reflect the views of rank and file officers d

An Angus Reid poll out this week shows a vast majority of Canadians - 72 per cent - think the long-gun registry has done nothing to prevent crime.

Police Chiefs' long-gun registry is fool's gold

An Angus Reid poll out this week shows a vast majority of Canadians - 72 per cent - think the long-gun registry has done nothing to prevent crime.

Provincial government must intervene to save Health Resource Centre

Health care is an emotional issue for Albertans. Conventional wisdom says politicians shouldn’t touch the subject other than to offer meaningless platitudes and promise more money. Well, the Wildrose Party is not going to do that.