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Even pandemic can’t spoil July

July. Finally. It’s seems like the last three weird months have taken…

  • Jul 4, 2020

Opinion: Why the fuss about wearing a mask?

Do the non-medical reasons for not wearing masks in a pandemic outweigh potential benefits?

Opinion: Canada needs allies’ support in its dealings with China

Canadians are tying themselves in knots trying to fathom the China conundrum.…

  • Jul 2, 2020

Michael Dawe: Canada Day festivities have been interfered with before

Because of the restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

  • Jul 2, 2020

Opinion: Virus is now an economic crisis

It’s not the end of the COVID-19 crisis in Canada, but it…

  • Jun 30, 2020

David Marsden: Our oil could use a good friend

Yes, it’s old news that Justin Trudeau failed to win a coveted…

  • Jun 29, 2020
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Trudeau doesn’t want advice from his dad’s friends

If China was setting out to sow political divisions in Canada in…

  • Jun 29, 2020

Hay’s Daze: Rain is both a friend and an enemy

“Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day.” Maybe you’ve been…

  • Jun 27, 2020

Syria won’t bend to tougher sanctions

Last week, the United States imposed new sanctions on Syria: a “sustained…

  • Jun 25, 2020

Gerry Feehan: My adventures in Pandemica

Our trip to Pandemica was unplanned. It began March 17, on a…

  • Jun 24, 2020

Reg Warkentin: City council sends a bad message to businesses and investors

In their Monday council meeting, councillors Lawrence Lee, Tanya Handley, Frank Wong,…

  • Jun 24, 2020

Michael Dawe: Today is a day of celebration for central Alberta’s francophones

Today, June 24, is an important holiday and day of celebration in…

  • Jun 24, 2020

David Marsden: Conduct the public’s business in public

We’ve become accustomed to calling people who do their jobs heroes. We…

  • Jun 23, 2020

Opinion: There’ll be no recovery without a solution to child care

On the heels of back-to-back leadership debates, the campaign to succeed Andrew…

  • Jun 22, 2020

Hay’s Daze: Eating granola is bad for my teeth

Breakfast. The most important meal of the day, they say. Maybe so,…

  • Jun 20, 2020

China and India battle without bullets

Never bring a knife to a gunfight, the saying goes, but China…

  • Jun 18, 2020

Opinion: Four-day work week is wise, but don’t hold your breath waiting

Like any crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to rethink how…

  • Jun 18, 2020

I want my future children to know their lives matter

I was born and raised in Alberta and I have always been…

  • Jun 18, 2020

Franco Terrazzano: Alberta must avoid picking winners and losers

Businesses need help, but it’s important to provide the right help the…

  • Jun 17, 2020

Michael Dawe: In 1892, mayor had little sympathy for victims of racial rioting

There are an incredible amount of dramatic events taking place around the…

  • Jun 17, 2020