Opinion Column

Laying the foundations for growth in Lacombe

As we embark on a new year filled with hope, expectation and excitement for our community, I would like some time to reflect on some of the City of Lacombe’s many accomplishments in 2016, and take a peek at initiatives planned for 2017.

QNX (BlackBerry) concept vehicle. (Handout)

Road to robo-car future filled with costly pothole

Every week it seems another news item heralds the imminent demise of the human-operated automobile. Latest to the party is Canada's BlackBerry, which aims to recast itself as a maker of software for autonomous cars. That's fine.

A truck unloads garbage on January 21, 2016 at the city's landfill site on Mohawk Street in Brantford, Ont. (Brian Thompson/Brantford Expositor/Postmedia Network)

Ontario plan to cut waste won't be cheap or easy

The Ontario government is planning a total revamp of the province's garbage-handling programs, from blue boxes to fluorescent bulbs to kitchen scraps, hoping to cut the waste we make by 80 per cent over the next 35 years.

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