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Ag Policy, or Even Ideas, Lacking in Campaign - WILL VERBOVEN
Twisted perceptions continue... city columnist dwells in agriculture fearmongering  Full Story >
Gwynne Dyer - Burma -- Rohingya Genocide
During the past 65 years of military rule in Burma, the army has killed thousands of people from almost every one of the country’s numerous minorities: Shans, Karens, Kachins, Karennis, Mon, Chin and many smaller groups. But the only ones who have faced a genocide are the Rohingya, and it is happening right now.
Only two-thirds of Burma’s 52 million people are ethnic Burmese, and almost all the other groups have rebelled from time to time because they have no autonomy. Indeed, the original military take-over in 1962 occurred to stop an elected civilian leader from creating a federal state where the minorities would have some control over their own affairs. But the 1.1 million Rohingya are special, because they are almost all Muslim.  Full Story >
Is having a seat a big deal? - NATIONAL AFFAIRS by Chantal Hebert
Should Thomas Mulcair’s successor be in a position to cross swords with Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons on the morning after his or her NDP leadership victory?
With rival and possible front-runner Jagmeet Singh in his sights at the party’s last official all-candidates debate on Sunday, Ontario MP Charlie Angus forcefully argued the New Democrats need a leader who can take the fight to the Liberals in the House this fall.
If he wins, Singh, who currently sits in the Ontario legislature, plans to wait until the 2019 election to run federally, leaving the NDP without a permanent leader in the Commons for the better part of two years.   Full Story >
Sports by Bruce Penton
CANADA’S SHAPOVALOV WOWS THE TENNIS WORLD  Full Story >
You! be the Judge
A $200,000 schoolyard fight  Full Story >
Fildebrandt backs Jason Kenney for UCP leader 

Fuel cost in Brooks 45th highest in the country, according to GasBuddy 

Many activities for Alberta Culture Days in Brooks starting Friday 

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