Columnists

W.J. McLean’s credential for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Michael Dawe: Notable contributions by former central Albertan

Another Olympics is currently being staged in Tokyo, Japan. This Olympics is…

  • Aug 4, 2021
opinion

AHS CEO: Facilities open and ready to provide care

Every day, our healthcare teams carefully manage hospital beds to ensure Albertans…

  • Jul 30, 2021
Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer: Democracy is default mode

At first I was going to write about the ‘Arab Problem,’ because…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Gary Boyle is known as the backyard astronomer. (Contributed photo)

Backyard astronomy: Sirius is 8.6 light-years away and is brightest star in night sky

July and August are typically deemed the hottest months of the year…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Gary Boyle is known as the backyard astronomer. (Contributed photo)
Forest fire at Nordegg in the 1920s. (Contributed photo)

Michael Dawe: Wildfires a serious problem in central Alberta

Tragically, this year has been marked again by a series of wildfires,…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Forest fire at Nordegg in the 1920s. (Contributed photo)
Opinion

MLA Drew Barnes: Premier’s boondoggles starting to add up

A large number of Albertans tend to think of themselves as fiscal…

  • Jul 27, 2021
Opinion
Opinion piece by Susan Delacourt

Opinion: It is most opportunistic for Liberals to call an early, unnecessary election

Nova Scotia is about to have an election. So far, all premiers…

  • Jul 21, 2021
Opinion piece by Susan Delacourt
Gwynne Dyer

Opinion: Climate change troubling issue

‘Zeitgeist’ is a slippery word. At best it’s just a fancy German…

  • Jul 21, 2021
Gwynne Dyer
Opinion

Opinion: Is conversion therapy wrong? Of course it is!

Chevi Rabbit talks about conversation therapy

Opinion
opinion

Opinion: Canadian disability benefit too important to leave solely to government

A life with disability should not mean a life in poverty. Unfortunately,…

  • Jul 17, 2021
opinion
Opinion piece

‘Faster and stronger than ever’: Canada’s Olympic delegation is biggest since 1984

Despite a qualification process ravaged by a global pandemic and a yearlong…

  • Jul 16, 2021
Opinion piece
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro makes an announcement in Calgary on October 7, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Shandro: 1,400 pharmacies stepped up to fight COVID-19

Since day one, Alberta has worked hard to get vaccines into arms…

  • Jul 15, 2021
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro makes an announcement in Calgary on October 7, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Opinion piece by Susan Delacourt

Opinion: Action needed to curb anti-Muslim hatred

The London, Ontario, incident where three generations of Afzaal-Salman family were killed,…

  • Jul 15, 2021
Opinion piece by Susan Delacourt
Opinion

From shelves to curbs: Future of commerce, retail and delivery

The advent of the pandemic has challenged retailers and marketplaces to shift…

  • Jul 14, 2021
Opinion
After retiring in 1989, Rod and Sharon purchased the Harper property adjacent to the Red Deer Golf & Country Club and developed the Fountains community. (Contributed photo)

Michael Dawe: Rod Stephen reshaped broadcasting sector in central Alberta

On July 7, 2021, one of Red Deer’s most well-liked and accomplished…

  • Jul 14, 2021
After retiring in 1989, Rod and Sharon purchased the Harper property adjacent to the Red Deer Golf & Country Club and developed the Fountains community. (Contributed photo)
Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer: Haiti president’s assassination puzzle

The presidential dogs were still alive, which meant that something was very…

  • Jul 13, 2021
Gwynne Dyer
opinion

Opinion: Now is not the time for election

Justin Trudeau has shaved off his beard and trimmed his hair. Pre-writ…

  • Jul 12, 2021
opinion
Gary Boyle is known as the backyard astronomer. (Contributed photo)

Backyard astronomy: Embracing summer nights

It was this time last year that Comet Neowise graced our skies…

  • Jul 10, 2021
Gary Boyle is known as the backyard astronomer. (Contributed photo)
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Opinion: Protecting outdoor workers during heat wave

With the recent heat waves across Canada, people have felt the impact…

  • Jul 9, 2021
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Opinion

Opinion: A choice Trudeau should have made last time

Mary Simon is now officially the governor-general-in-waiting for Canada, until a swearing-in…

  • Jul 8, 2021
Opinion