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Family practice physician Christina Tuomi, D.O., (right) gets Homer's first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine from Emergency Department nurse Steve Hughes (left) on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Tuomi has been the hospital's medical lead throughout the pandemic. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro/South Peninsula Hospital)

Alberta physicians: Vaccines are our path forward

As the AMA representatives for Alberta’s family physicians, we were immensely relieved…

  • May 14, 2021
A pumpjack is silhouetted against the setting sun in Oklahoma City, March 22, 2012. No surprises are expected today as shareholders in ARC Resources Ltd. and Seven Generations Energy Ltd. vote virtually on an all-shares transaction to form Canada's sixth-largest oil and gas producer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sue Ogrocki

Opinion: Canada needs to have conversation about energy needs

Another month and another “expert” report calling for fewer pipelines. Attacks on…

  • May 13, 2021
Opinion piece

Opinion: Stop with the division, be part of progress

I moved to Red Deer in April 2017 and have lived here…

  • May 13, 2021
An Empire Day/Victoria Day gathering of school children on Ross Street by the Cenotaph in the 1920s. On the right hand side, are members of the Red Deer Citizens Band (forerunner of the Red Deer Royals). (Photo via Red Deer Archives)

Victoria Day event helped after war

One hundred years ago, on May 24, 1921, a major community event…

  • May 12, 2021
An Empire Day/Victoria Day gathering of school children on Ross Street by the Cenotaph in the 1920s. On the right hand side, are members of the Red Deer Citizens Band (forerunner of the Red Deer Royals). (Photo via Red Deer Archives)
Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer: Independence is a one-way gate

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland declared in 2014 that the referendum…

  • May 12, 2021
Gwynne Dyer
Opinion

Opinion: Cut Kenney some slack

Politics is a tough and nasty business – more so these days…

  • May 11, 2021
Opinion
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Opinion: Paid sick leave needed to curb COVD cases

How can Alberta overcome its dire pandemic situation? It has twice the…

  • May 11, 2021
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Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan's decision to travel to Arizona for a holiday has been sharply criticized by many.
Advocate file photo

Jason Stephan: Mothers are unsung heroes during these challenging times

During these challenging times, politicians of all persuasions have recognized “front line”…

  • May 10, 2021
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan's decision to travel to Arizona for a holiday has been sharply criticized by many.
Advocate file photo
Opinion piece

Opinion: O’Toole’s carbon taxes would come with big costs for families

Erin O’Toole’s proposed carbon taxes would cost you more to heat your…

  • May 10, 2021
Opinion piece
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Job search: More ways to stand out

Last week I provided five suggestions on how you can make your…

  • May 8, 2021
jobs - T - 3-6-2020
Red Deer River Canyon, looking north, 1907. (Contributed photo)

Michael Dawe: Bower Wildlife Sanctuary

Recently, two life-long and highly respected Red Deer residents, Ruth and Dorothy…

  • May 5, 2021
Red Deer River Canyon, looking north, 1907. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan's decision to travel to Arizona for a holiday has been sharply criticized by many.
Advocate file photo

Jason Stephan: As polytechnic, RDC well positioned to compete and excel

Today is a great day for RDC, for Red Deer, and for…

  • May 4, 2021
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan's decision to travel to Arizona for a holiday has been sharply criticized by many.
Advocate file photo
opinion

Opinion: Time to go hard on overseas tax evasion

It is time to put overseas tax evaders in jail. Canada is…

  • May 4, 2021
opinion
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Opinion: Yet another blow to PM’s feminist credentials

News of the appointment last week of former Supreme Court justice Louise…

  • May 3, 2021
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Abandoned shopping carts were seen on the northwest side of the temporary Safe Harbour homeless shelter in downtown Red Deer on Tuesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Opinion: Stop vilifying Red Deer downtown business owners

It has come to my attention that a petition has been circulating…

  • May 3, 2021
Abandoned shopping carts were seen on the northwest side of the temporary Safe Harbour homeless shelter in downtown Red Deer on Tuesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Earl Dreeshen, Red Deer-Mountainview MP

MP Earl Dreeshen on budget 2021, economic recovery and environment policy

This year has continued to be a challenging one after a turbulent…

  • May 1, 2021
Earl Dreeshen, Red Deer-Mountainview MP
Opinion piece

Opinion: Canada needs paid sick leave for all workers

“What we need to do is bring (transmission) down and we can’t…

  • Apr 29, 2021
Opinion piece
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a COVID-19 update in front of Rideau Cottage on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (CPAC)

Opinion: Costly government child care isn’t a winning solution

There’s a big difference between making something affordable and playing a shell…

  • Apr 28, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a COVID-19 update in front of Rideau Cottage on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (CPAC)
The Aurora Café on the east side of Gaetz Avenue, south of Ross Street, 1913. (Photo via Red Deer Archives)

Michael Dawe: Armenians suffered horribly over the centuries

On Saturday, U.S. President Joe Biden officially recognized the century-old mass killings…

  • Apr 28, 2021
The Aurora Café on the east side of Gaetz Avenue, south of Ross Street, 1913. (Photo via Red Deer Archives)
Lyn Radford, a community advocate for Red Deer, says Red Deer deserves a higher ranking referring to the 271st spot the city received out of 415 communities recently ranked by Maclean's magazine. File photo by Advocate staff

Lyn Radford: Stop delaying Westerner’s financial decision

In this unprecedented time of the pandemic, of polarized political views I…

  • Apr 27, 2021
Lyn Radford, a community advocate for Red Deer, says Red Deer deserves a higher ranking referring to the 271st spot the city received out of 415 communities recently ranked by Maclean's magazine. File photo by Advocate staff