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Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: Lessons learned in disastrous 2020

How carefully have you been reading our column over the past year?…

  • Dec 29, 2020
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 19 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Updated: Alberta tops 1,000 COVID-19 deaths over holidays

Red Deer records fourth COVID death, all residents of Point West Living seniors facility

  • Dec 28, 2020
Alberta Chief Medicial Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported an additional 19 deaths due to the COVID-19 virus. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Opinion

Opinion: The year that turned America inside out

My family’s memories of life in 2020 will be much like those…

  • Dec 28, 2020
Opinion
A resident takes a photograph of the damage caused by an earthquake in Sisak, Croatia, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. A moderate earthquake has hit central Croatia near its capital of Zagreb, triggering panic and some damage south of the city. There were no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo)

Moderate 5.0 magnitude quake hits Croatia, damages buildings

ZAGREB, Croatia — A moderate earthquake hit central Croatia near the capital…

  • Dec 28, 2020
A resident takes a photograph of the damage caused by an earthquake in Sisak, Croatia, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. A moderate earthquake has hit central Croatia near its capital of Zagreb, triggering panic and some damage south of the city. There were no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo)

Clarence W. Duckering

December 28, 2020The Duckering family is sad to say goodbye to their…

  • Dec 28, 2020

Owen Henry Jennings

September 19, 1929 - December 28, 2020Dad (Owen) passed away at the…

  • Dec 28, 2020
These bold stripes provide a youthful and adventurous background for an upbeat living space. (Contributed photo)

House to Home: Recurring themes

Creating a home that nurtures, that looks and feels right, has many…

  • Dec 27, 2020
These bold stripes provide a youthful and adventurous background for an upbeat living space. (Contributed photo)

Sonny Chandler

July 27, 1929 - December 27, 2020Mr. Andrew Oliver John 'Sonny' Chandler…

  • Dec 27, 2020
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: The ghost of Christmas

Boxing Day. I remember Boxing Day before it was all about boxes.…

  • Dec 26, 2020
Harley Hay
Coyotes have found cities to their liking given they can find plenty of denning sites as well as food in urban parks and neighbourhoods. (Contributed photo)

Myrna Pearman: Lone coyote in Sylvan Lake neighbourhood

During my early years, I remember coyotes being common wild neighbours in…

  • Dec 26, 2020
Coyotes have found cities to their liking given they can find plenty of denning sites as well as food in urban parks and neighbourhoods. (Contributed photo)
Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer: Underpants, beards and consonants

Surely you don’t want to read about the new, faster-spreading variant of…

  • Dec 25, 2020
Gwynne Dyer

Henry Krebs

September 8, 1929 - December 25, 2020Henry Krebs went home in the…

  • Dec 25, 2020

Robert Julian ‘Bob’ Lawrence

December 25, 2020Robert (Bob) Julian Lawrence of Pine Lake, Alberta passed away…

  • Dec 25, 2020
A baby is dressed in a Santa hat at a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Africa CDC: New virus variant appears to emerge in Nigeria

New virus variant in South Africa is now the predominant one there

  • Dec 24, 2020
A baby is dressed in a Santa hat at a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is seen on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Packers’ LaFleur ready to match up with former boss Vrabel

Green Bay has one of the NFL’s most dynamic offences

  • Dec 24, 2020
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is seen on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
ILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, the Olympic rings for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 pass by on a barge by tugboats off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic officials said Thursday, Dec. 24, they have reached a “basic agreement” with all 68 domestic sponsors to extend their contracts into next year to support the postponed Games. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)

Tokyo Games: All 68 domestic sponsors agree to new contracts

Domestic sponsors contribute a record $3.5 billion

  • Dec 24, 2020
ILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, the Olympic rings for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 pass by on a barge by tugboats off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic officials said Thursday, Dec. 24, they have reached a “basic agreement” with all 68 domestic sponsors to extend their contracts into next year to support the postponed Games. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)
Japanese writer Yu Miri speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Miri’s novel “Tokyo Ueno Station” has won the National Book Award 2020 for Translated Literature in the United States. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

Delayed recovery after March 2011 meltdowns at Fukushima nuclear plant

  • Dec 24, 2020
Japanese writer Yu Miri speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Miri’s novel “Tokyo Ueno Station” has won the National Book Award 2020 for Translated Literature in the United States. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film “Soul.” (Disney Pixar via AP)

Review: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ joins mid-life crisis, jazz fantasia

‘A a wondrous whirligig of daily life”

  • Dec 24, 2020
This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film “Soul.” (Disney Pixar via AP)

Ronald Jackson Tiffin

March 10, 1945 - December 24, 2020It is with deep sadness that…

  • Dec 24, 2020
Fire crews responded to a blaze in an apartment building on Ross Street near 46 Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. The City of Red Deer reported that no one was injured in the fire. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Downtown apartment building hit by fire

Fire crews on scene on Wednesday afternoon for blaze near Ross Street and 46th Avenue

  • Dec 23, 2020
Fire crews responded to a blaze in an apartment building on Ross Street near 46 Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. The City of Red Deer reported that no one was injured in the fire. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)