Column: Time to renew efforts to get off the budget roller-coaster

Uncertainty in the form of the whims of President Donald Trump, the future of NAFTA, future interest rate changes and pipeline approvals and construction schedules, should all be weighing heavily on Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci. Maybe more so than appears given the recently released first-quarter update. Citizens have a contract with government. They provide governments with a substantial share of their income in exchange for government providing health care to those who are ill, education to our children, and social assistance to those in need. Citizens reasonably expect that their governments not take gambles that threaten the amount they need to pay in taxes or threaten the viability of… Read More

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‘My job is to put fear in the eyes’ | Giants returner Kaelin Clay all about ‘speed, speed, speed’

Ryan Dunleavy may be reached at rdunleavy@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter Kaelin Clay had 2 stints each with Panthers and Bills in last 17 months until familiar face Dave Gettleman stepped in with a waiver claim by Giants looking for explosive returner. Watch video Like a baseball player caught between Triple-A and the majors, Kaelin Clay spent 17 months on a shuttle between Buffalo and Carolina. Clay had two stints with each NFL organization, beginning when he signed a one-year contract with the Panthers in March 2017. He was traded to the Bills before the season-opener only to be claimed off waivers by the Panthers during the season. The Bills… Read More

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Your letters for Friday, Sept. 7

More pipeline consultation is futile So the court has said there was not enough consultation with the Indigenous groups before approval was given by the government and now they need to reopen those discussions. The prime minister and his cohorts have said the pipeline is going to go ahead — eventually. But the Indigenous bands of the Lower Mainland of B.C. (but not elsewhere) have said they don’t want the pipeline under any circumstances. Any new discussions will end up in the same place except that will take another year or two. What then is the purpose of arranging for more meetings when the two sides will not ever be… Read More

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Courts cannot crush our abilities to dream

Days after judges crushed the dreams of pipeline supporters everywhere, another court stomped on the dreams of a B.C. researcher trying to prove the existence of the legendary sasquatch. Documentary filmmaker Todd Standing launched a lawsuit against the provincial government, trying to force it to acknowledge that the alleged hairy beast is indeed real and hiding in the forests of the northwest. He also accused the government of infringing on his beliefs and failure to protect the as yet elusive primate. Standing said he could not provide specific locations where sasquatch sightings occur out of security and safety fears. One could only imagine what would happen if bigfoot colonies were… Read More

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Rutgers-Ohio State bold predictions: Did someone pick Scarlet Knights to pull stunning upset?

Rutgers is an overwhelming underdog against No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday, September 8, 2018 (9/8/18) at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. But they play the games for a reason, and one brave NJ.com reader thinks (perhaps tongue-in-cheek) this one will end up shaking the college football universe at its core. Bold predictions time! …read more Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports       

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The Back Half #30: Paul McCartney, Cold War and Tubthumping

The culture podcast with Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman. On this episode of The Back Half, Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman discuss the new Paul McCartney album Egypt Station, the Polish film Cold War, and celebrate the noniversary of Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping”. Listen on iTunes here, on Acast here or via the player below: Getty …read more Source:: New Statesman       

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