Drayton Valley eyes upcoming election, hoping result will bring boom, not more bust

Drayton Valley has been riding Alberta’s boom-and-bust economy for decades, but many residents say it seems the next boom may never come. The town, southwest of Edmonton, is home to just over 7,000. Many residents rely on the oil and…

Family politics: Staying civil at the dinner table during a heated election campaign

Canadian families are digesting hot, spicy and sometimes bitter conversations for dinner ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election. Sharing a home does not necessarily mean family members share political views. But families can still enjoy a healthy and even…

Why immigration policy means so much to the people of Brooks, Alberta

With a population of just 15,000, Brooks, Alberta is vastly different than the city Deepak Badola once called home. “I’m from India,” the cheerful father of two says from his living room in the southern Alberta city.  “I lived in…