Wire Service

Norman Bergdal

April 19, 20211932-2021 ~ J. Norman Bergdal of Red Deer, passed Away…

  • Apr 19, 2021
Letters

Letter: Go camping in B.C.

The news is reporting that a lot of people are threatening to…

  • Apr 17, 2021
Letters
Muskrats can occupy any wetland that is shallow enough to permit the growth of their aquatic food.

Pearman: Muskrats numbers rebounding in central Alberta

I have spent many pleasant hours muskrat watching. Time spent in the…

  • Apr 17, 2021
Muskrats can occupy any wetland that is shallow enough to permit the growth of their aquatic food.
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: Shenanigans on the links

It must be something about my Scottish heritage but I seem to…

  • Apr 17, 2021
Harley Hay
Opinion

Opinion: Canada’s self-esteem needs Trump

Well, it was fun while it lasted. For four years, with Donald…

  • Apr 17, 2021
Opinion
LtE bug

Letter: MLAs expected to toe the party line

I am writing this letter to express my disappointment with my MLA…

  • Apr 16, 2021
LtE bug
Have an opinion you'd like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Letter: MLAs who are against tougher restrictions have no plan for consequences

The group of UCP MLAs pushing to end lockdowns are exacerbating what…

  • Apr 16, 2021
Have an opinion you'd like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Gwynne Dyer

Opinion: Biden’s words have no meaning

“If they go, we’ll all have to go. That’s the reality of…

  • Apr 16, 2021
Gwynne Dyer
opinion

Shadow pandemic: Domestic violence has risen worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic has left a devastating mark on communities across the…

  • Apr 16, 2021
opinion

Kathleen Rose Vanden Brink (nee Archibald)

August 25, 1928 - April 16, 2021Kathleen Rose (Kay) VandenBrink passed away…

  • Apr 16, 2021
FILE - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during the “Topping Off” ceremony of the New York Islanders new home, the UBS Arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Altaffer

Islanders close to selling out inaugural season at UBS Arena

Arena capacity of about 17,000 for hockey

  • Apr 15, 2021
FILE - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during the “Topping Off” ceremony of the New York Islanders new home, the UBS Arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Altaffer
An Uber Eats delivery person carries items near the Japan National Stadium, where opening ceremony and other events are planned for postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with engravings in honor of 1964 Tokyo Olympics seen on the side of the stadium wall behind the fence Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Tokyo. Two top officials of Japan’s ruling LDP party on Thursday, April 15, 2021, said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One went as far to suggest they still could be canceled, and the other that even if they proceed, it might be without any fans.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Officials say Olympic cancellation, no fans still an option

COVID-19 cases have been rising across Japan

  • Apr 15, 2021
An Uber Eats delivery person carries items near the Japan National Stadium, where opening ceremony and other events are planned for postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with engravings in honor of 1964 Tokyo Olympics seen on the side of the stadium wall behind the fence Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Tokyo. Two top officials of Japan’s ruling LDP party on Thursday, April 15, 2021, said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One went as far to suggest they still could be canceled, and the other that even if they proceed, it might be without any fans.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
FILE - Diane Warren poses for a portrait at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Warren is nominated for an Oscar for best original song for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for ‘awesome’ win

Third movie adaptation of the 1975 Romain Gary novel ‘The Life Before Us’

  • Apr 15, 2021
FILE - Diane Warren poses for a portrait at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Warren is nominated for an Oscar for best original song for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, co-directors Jim LeBrecht, left, and Nicole Newnham, center, from the documentary “Crip Camp” pose with film subject Judith Heumann during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The disabled have a moment in the Oscar spotlight that they hope becomes a movement. LeBrecht, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, says a golden age for disabled films could come if Hollywood lets them tell their own stories. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

The disabled hope their Oscar moment can become a movement

Traditionally the disabled appear only when an actor seeking an Oscar-worthy role plays one on screen

  • Apr 15, 2021
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, co-directors Jim LeBrecht, left, and Nicole Newnham, center, from the documentary “Crip Camp” pose with film subject Judith Heumann during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The disabled have a moment in the Oscar spotlight that they hope becomes a movement. LeBrecht, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, says a golden age for disabled films could come if Hollywood lets them tell their own stories. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Coordination Center of the Russian Government in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The centre was set up as a line of communication with the whole of Russia for analysing and collecting information, promptly using big data and solving arising problems. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Months after hack, US poised to announce sanctions on Russia

First retaliatory action against the Kremlin for last year’s hack

  • Apr 15, 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Coordination Center of the Russian Government in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The centre was set up as a line of communication with the whole of Russia for analysing and collecting information, promptly using big data and solving arising problems. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
For the most part, hardy fruit trees and vines will thrive in Alberta if given a good location. To achieve a better crop, ensure the correct pollinators are planted and prune regularly. (Priyanka Ketkar photos)

Gardening: Hardy fruit trees can thrive in Alberta

Thanks to many determined individuals, professional and hobbyists, fruit on the prairies…

  • Apr 15, 2021
For the most part, hardy fruit trees and vines will thrive in Alberta if given a good location. To achieve a better crop, ensure the correct pollinators are planted and prune regularly. (Priyanka Ketkar photos)
Letter to the editor

Letter: Stop variants at airports

We have been in this pandemic over a year now and cases…

  • Apr 15, 2021
Letter to the editor
opinion

Opinion: Waiting 4 months between vaccine doses too long

“It’s not just a matter of potency, it’s a matter of the…

  • Apr 15, 2021
opinion

Leonard Gordon ‘Len’ Campbell

July 22, 1955 - April 15, 2021Leonard "Len" Gordon Campbell passed away…

  • Apr 15, 2021
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Chris Kempczinski, then-incoming president of McDonald’s USA, speaks during a presentation at a McDonald’s restaurant in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood. On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, McDonald’s said the company will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting in 2022. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

McDonald’s to mandate anti-harassment training worldwide

New standards starting in January 2022

  • Apr 14, 2021
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Chris Kempczinski, then-incoming president of McDonald’s USA, speaks during a presentation at a McDonald’s restaurant in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood. On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, McDonald’s said the company will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting in 2022. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)