To the Editor;

It has taken me a while to prepare a written response to the announcement regarding the termination and later resignation of Michael Bauer from the Torrington Fire Department after 25 years of service. I have taken the time to get my emotions and thoughts in order as it has been a very emotional time for the Bauer family. Being on the Torrington Fire Department is something the Bauer family has done for generations, it was like a right of passage from boy to man in our family. We

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To the Editor;

Re: “Jumping through hoops to defend Canada’s equalization system”

In reference to this letter, I would suggest people go to the official Government of Canada website, then go to the Department of Finance Canada to read three articles. One is entitled “Letters to the Provinces and Territories: Alberta”, the second one is entitled “Letters to the Provinces and Territories: Quebec”, and the third article is entitled “Federal Support to

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To the Editor;

This past week was interesting for a news junkie like myself. The fully expected spectacle of the federal government announcing the purchase of the Kinder Morgan pipeline with the support and approval of the Alberta NDP with no firm time-line or cost analysis means that the present and future generations of Canadians will be paying for these decisions with no guarantee of any pipeline expansion taking place. This even though Kinder Morgan had financing and approvals in place and o

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To the Editor;

A vital component in the health care picture is, of course, the medical support staff who work daily and tirelessly with our physicians to ensure wellness in the region. These people may be front and centre or quite often, behind the scenes. They do, however, cover all the bases from nursing care to physical plant maintenance, dietary needs to office duties, paramedical team work to technical and lab procedures and everything in between.

You may already know of our “Medical

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