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Future of medicare hangs in the balance

A marathon British Columbia court case that could end up deciding the…

  • Nov 20, 2019

Michael Dawe: All the western provinces had their own police force at one time

The provincial government recently announced a formal investigation is being launched into…

  • Nov 20, 2019

U.S. support for Israeli settlements is no surprise

As British newspaper magnate Viscount Northcliffe said: “When a dog bites a…

  • Nov 19, 2019

Opinion: Climbing cost of drinking water a drain on low-income earners

Environmentalists and water economists have long argued Canadian households have not conserved…

  • Nov 19, 2019

Opinion: The buck stops with Red Deer city council

Red Deer city council has taken measures to distance itself from decisions…

  • Nov 18, 2019

Streaming threatens to wash us away with too much content

Remember when your TV “remote control” used to be talking someone else…

  • Nov 16, 2019
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Childhood experiences can shape the future

He showed up on our doorstep at 3 a.m. He had been…

  • Nov 16, 2019

Opinion: Lady backpacks and manly beer — the folly of gendered goods

As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes…

  • Nov 14, 2019

Leaders quiet about Cherry’s firing

Justin Trudeau has not said anything publicly about the firing of Don…

  • Nov 13, 2019

Michael Dawe: Penhold was quick to honour those who served their country

Another Remembrance Day has passed. It is a time to remember and…

  • Nov 13, 2019

Election handed federal leaders a lesson in humility

Three weeks after the votes were counted, the point of the 2019…

  • Nov 12, 2019

Opinion: Kenney plainly explains why Alberta deserves a fairer deal

By David Marsden It had been expected that Premier Jason Kenney would…

  • Nov 11, 2019

Bolivian president learns it’s best to rig votes from the start

“Democracy is in danger in Bolivia as the result of legitimate pressures…

  • Nov 11, 2019

Salomons: Election aftermath leaves us reeling

In the almost three weeks since the federal election, many changes have…

  • Nov 9, 2019

I can write the old-fashioned way, but you won’t be able to read it

Have you written a letter lately? I don’t mean shooting off an…

  • Nov 9, 2019

Brexit is a poor model for the West

It was former Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard who coined the expression “winning…

  • Nov 7, 2019

Kenney knows his budget contains a hidden tax grab

The United Conservatives promised to balance the budget without raising taxes, but…

  • Nov 7, 2019

Brexit ignores reality of Europe

The fall of the Berlin Wall, 30 years ago on Saturday, was…

  • Nov 6, 2019

Obama and Thunberg injected themselves into federal election

Ahead of the 2019 federal election, many Canadians were concerned about the…

  • Nov 6, 2019

Michael Dawe: Red Deer embraced armistice amid grim economic conditions

The First World War was a searing experience for Red Deer and…

  • Nov 6, 2019