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Virus fight destined to become whack-a-mole

It’s wrong to say that there is no exit strategy from the…

  • Apr 8, 2020

For Trump, virus is about trade

Pandemics don’t come with detailed instruction manuals for government. But Canada does…

  • Apr 7, 2020

David Marsden: Hospital parking should always be free

If you need to visit a patient at a hospital or other…

  • Apr 6, 2020

Opinion: Once again, the Queen leads while others let us down

“We will meet again.” Queen Elizabeth channelled her inner Vera Lynn on…

  • Apr 6, 2020

Spring cleaning can’t be avoided

It’s the perfect time for spring cleaning now that we are confined…

  • Apr 4, 2020

Heather Scoffield: The challenge will be getting COVID-19 relief money in Canadians’ hands

The income supports are in place, the wage subsidy is set to…

  • Apr 3, 2020
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Fiscal transparency would help

Way back before the COVID-19 crisis came upon us, the federal government…

  • Apr 1, 2020

Opinion: Get accustomed to self-isolation

Whenever the COVID-19 crisis is over, this will be the week likely…

  • Mar 31, 2020

Michael Dawe: Public projects often play a role in creating jobs during tough times

At the end of October 1929, the New York stock market collapsed…

  • Mar 31, 2020

David Marsden: Signs of kindness lift our spirits during COVID-19 pandemic

From teddy bears, to colourful cutouts of hearts, to expressions of support…

  • Mar 30, 2020

Delay in tackling COVID-19 adds mightily to death toll

The basic choice all along with COVID-19 has been: do we let…

  • Mar 30, 2020

CALKINS/DREESHEN: Legislated MP pay raises

Bill C-30, adopted 15 years ago, mandates salary and allowance increases for MPs and senators

I am still facing that existential angst

Stir crazy. I looked the phrase up, just for fun. “Restless or…

  • Mar 28, 2020

Red Deer College adapting and adjusting to COVID-19

I have worked in post-secondary education for more than 30 years, and…

  • Mar 28, 2020

The world hasn’t changed forever, but COVID-19 has definitely left its mark

9 ways the virus has reshaped how we do things

  • Mar 25, 2020

Opinion: Spring break partiers should have stayed on the couch

Yo, dudes. Partying like it’s 1984, huh? Or probably — since millennials…

  • Mar 23, 2020

David Marsden: When it comes to COVID-19, let science be our guide

Central Albertans can take comfort in the fact that all the decisions…

  • Mar 23, 2020

We’re putting public health ahead of the state of our economy

Most of the countries in Asia, Europe and North America are now…

  • Mar 19, 2020

Mike Parker: Value of our public health workers has never been more apparent

As Alberta deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, an important word is making…

  • Mar 18, 2020

Michael Dawe: Quarantines are a common defence against diseases

The outbreak of the coronavirus has put the words “epidemic,” “pandemic” and…

  • Mar 18, 2020