Opinion Column

Camrose Canadian summer reporter Ryan Stelter enjoys an ice cream cone at Big Valley Jamboree. Josh Aldrich/Camrose Canadian

Summer of learning how to be a journalist over

It did not feel that long ago that I was writing my welcome column, introducing myself to this Prairie city. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned about journalism in the past three months.

Embrace and nurture the chaos of BVJ

In the work of putting together our preview section for the Big Valley Jamboree, Camrose Chamber of Commerce president Julie Girard told me, as a city, “we should embrace the chaos.”

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the US Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut, May 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Trump's sharing of intel with Russians a disaster

The president of the United States is very powerful. The so-called leader of the free world has a lot of influence and a great deal of leeway in deciding what to say and do. Donald Trump is exercising this freedom to the max.

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House, on May 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump's dysfunction cannot be contained

All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. No amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best, even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then.

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission delivers his speech in front of the Romanian Parliament backdropped by members of Romanian government in Bucharest on May 11, 2017. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Is French about to make international comeback?

This month, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a speech at the annual state of the union conference in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. The theme of the gathering was "Building a People's Europe."

Ontario Senator Peter Harder speaks with Calgary Herald reporter James Wood in Calgary in this April 26, 2017 file photo. (Gavin Young/Postmedia Network)

Democracy loses when senators independent

This week, Sen. Peter Harder, embarked on a herculean political mission aimed at helping get Canada's Senate working the way the government wants it to. Which is to say, passing Liberal legislation.

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