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Editorial

Is it time to defund the CBC?

Posted on April 11, 2024

The CBC just got another cash infusion from the Trudeau government and treated itself to a fresh round of bonuses. Cabinet documents show the government boosted the… Read More »

Canada’s illegal tobacco trade a global boon for organized crime and terrorism

Posted on April 4, 2024

Canada’s illegal tobacco trade is not just a domestic issue but a substantial financial boon to organized crime and terrorist organizations worldwide, including terrorist groups… Read More »

Rural communities face higher risk of lung cancer from radon

Posted on March 21, 2024

In 2022, research from the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health made the surprising observation that one in five (or more) Canadian lung cancers are diagnosed in people… Read More »

Alberta Budget is balanced, but where is the income tax cut?

Posted on March 14, 2024

Well, that was close. The good news is the Alberta budget is balanced, spending is restrained and money is being saved for the future. But… Read More »

Grocery shoppers evolving into dedicated bargain hunters

Posted on March 7, 2024

The grocery market in Canada has changed a lot. Grocery shoppers have evolved into dedicated bargain hunters, as revealed by a comprehensive survey conducted by… Read More »

Proposed beer tax hike brews trouble for barley and brewing industry

Posted on February 29, 2024

As one of the earliest, widely grown grains in Canada, barley shares a long and trusted history with the brewing industry that it supplies. Renowned… Read More »

Why Canada’s energy sector is key to boosting productivity

Posted on February 26, 2024

Canada’s productivity performance is dismal, with no improvement over the last nearly 10 years. Economists calculate productivity by dividing output value by the hours worked… Read More »

Government policies favour urban ignorance over the realities farmers face

Posted on February 15, 2024

In Europe, there has been growing unrest for some time now, and with farmers’ protests reaching Paris, the media is beginning to pay closer attention… Read More »

Without advertising newspapers can’t do their jobs

Posted on February 8, 2024

Every day, we at The Westwind Weekly  News and other newspapers get press releases about upcoming events. And of course we are often asked to… Read More »

Cracking the case of the secret chicken price hike

Posted on February 1, 2024

No one begrudges farmers a fair living. However, chicken farmers need to be up-front as to why they need a price increase. We deeply value… Read More »

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