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Gwynne Dyer

Opinion: Lenin comes to town again

When Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny returned to Moscow on Sunday after…

  • Jan 20, 2021
opinion

Sloan and Conservative party: a right good fit

At least one party leader in Canada is taking some delight in…

  • Jan 20, 2021
Red Deer’s Intermediate Hockey Team - provincial champions, 1925-1926. Ossie Asmundson is the second from the right. (Contributed photo)

Michael Dawe: Golden age of hockey

The NHL has finally started a new season. It is very different…

  • Jan 20, 2021
Opinion

Opinion: A trend that should keep Freeland up at night

With a raft of fresh economic forecasts and a promised $100 billion…

  • Jan 19, 2021
Opinion
Reg Warkentin

Reg Warkentin: What if cure is worse than disease

It can seem impolite if not downright offensive to discuss ending the…

  • Jan 8, 2021
Reg Warkentin
opinion

Opinion: Kenney needs to reverse income tax hike

The last thing Albertans need right now is a provincial government reaching…

  • Jan 8, 2021
opinion
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Opinion piece by Susan Delacourt

Opinion: Sun-soaked vacations show why Albertans need recall legislation

Albertans have every right to hate the hypocrisy coming from United Conservatives…

  • Jan 7, 2021
Opinion piece by Susan Delacourt
Planting too deep or two shallow will impact germination rates, says a central Alberta gardening expert. Seed rows may look far apart in the spring but the plants grow fast and do best if given room to grow. (Patrick Davies photo)

Gardening: Seed displays will start appearing in stores by January end

This year’s seed catalogues are out in print or online. Seed displays…

  • Jan 7, 2021
Planting too deep or two shallow will impact germination rates, says a central Alberta gardening expert. Seed rows may look far apart in the spring but the plants grow fast and do best if given room to grow. (Patrick Davies photo)
opinion

Opinion: Trump is making his stale threats terrifying again

DALTON, Ga.-“I don’t do rallies for other people,” President Donald Trump told…

  • Jan 6, 2021
opinion
Opinion piece by Susan Delacourt

Opinion: A non-essential travellers’ wall of shame

Ontario’s recent finance minister may have characterized his Caribbean vacation as a…

  • Jan 6, 2021
Opinion piece by Susan Delacourt
Somebody voiced their unhappiness with Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan’s decision to travel to Arizona over the holidays with a makeshift protest display outside his constituency office on Sunday night. Photo from @AlohaUCP on Twitter

Opinion: Red Deer MLA Jason Stephan setting bad example

While most of Alberta stayed put, sticking to their households over the…

Somebody voiced their unhappiness with Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan’s decision to travel to Arizona over the holidays with a makeshift protest display outside his constituency office on Sunday night. Photo from @AlohaUCP on Twitter
Gwynne Dyer

Opinion: Defending the indefensible

The recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan made sense, in an old-fashioned…

  • Jan 1, 2021
Gwynne Dyer
Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan says the plan is to develop additional capacities outside of the Red Deer hospital. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Jason Stephan: Construction to commence at Red Deer hospital in 2021

Notwithstanding COVID, there is some encouraging, good news to report on pressing,…

  • Dec 31, 2020
Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan says the plan is to develop additional capacities outside of the Red Deer hospital. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Opinion

Opinion: Pandemic changed gamed for politicians

The retail business took a massive hit in 2020. So did retail…

  • Dec 30, 2020
Opinion
A woman standing on Ross Street in the winter of 1920 with the Lyric Theatre in the background. Just like this year, the year 1919 was a tough one for the Red Deer Region. (Red Deer archives)

Michael Dawe: New Year 1920 was full of hardships

Another New Year will soon be upon us. However, after the incredible…

  • Dec 30, 2020
A woman standing on Ross Street in the winter of 1920 with the Lyric Theatre in the background. Just like this year, the year 1919 was a tough one for the Red Deer Region. (Red Deer archives)
Gwynne Dyer

Opinion: European Union free at last

Blaming the victims is never a good look. As Britain finally leaves…

  • Dec 29, 2020
Gwynne Dyer
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
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
Chantal Hebert

Chantal Hébert: Trudeau growing up

The federal Conservatives and the Green party changed leaders in 2020. The…

  • Dec 23, 2020
Chantal Hebert
Robbin and Michael Dawe on Christmas Day in, 1956 in front of the fireplace in the old family home in Michener Hill. Contributed photo

Michael Dawe: Christmases past remembered

Christmas this year is going to be very different than in years…

  • Dec 23, 2020
Robbin and Michael Dawe on Christmas Day in, 1956 in front of the fireplace in the old family home in Michener Hill. Contributed photo