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Red Deer College president Peter Nunoda. (Photo by contributed)

Peter Nunoda: Winter term will be busier on RDC campus

In my column last month, I shared details about Red Deer College’s…

  • Oct 31, 2020
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Imagining the origins of Halloween

Long ago and far away, a small assemblage of English people gathered…

  • Oct 31, 2020
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Letter to the editor: Kenney should know what he’s taking from handicapped

Re: “Camp for developmentally disabled loses funding,” Oct. 29. Today is a…

  • Oct 30, 2020
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Two readers express different views on hospital worker walkout

Union members deserve more respect Re: “Yes, we know how to do…

  • Oct 29, 2020
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March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield.    DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR

Opinion: Canada is missing a recovery plan

The glitches should have been a sign of what was to come.…

  • Oct 28, 2020
March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield.    DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR
A recent Lock it or Lose it campaign at Parkland Mall found only 35 per cent of drivers took action to make their vehicles less tempting to criminals. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Michael Dawe: Parkland Mall transformed region’s retail landscape

Fifty years ago, on Nov. 3, 1970, there was a major boost…

  • Oct 28, 2020
A recent Lock it or Lose it campaign at Parkland Mall found only 35 per cent of drivers took action to make their vehicles less tempting to criminals. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
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AUPE Protest
Peaceful anti-racism protest in Red Deer Sunday
WWII veteran celebrates 97th birthday
Anti-racism and counter protesters rally in Red Deer
The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre could be affected by cuts to Alberta Health Services announced by the government Tuesday. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

David Marsden: Yes, we know how to do laundry

Union leaders would have us believe there’s something special about their members:…

  • Oct 26, 2020
The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre could be affected by cuts to Alberta Health Services announced by the government Tuesday. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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Removing Molly Banister extension makes no sense

Re: “Removing road extension would be ‘terrible,’ says former city manager,” Oct.…

  • Oct 26, 2020
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NDP is certain to tire of propping up Trudeau’s Liberals

To impose his will on the House of Commons, Prime Minister Justin…

  • Oct 26, 2020
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Don’t try to teach a turtle tricks

I got Smokey at Woolworths. Woolworths was an awesome department store downtown,…

  • Oct 24, 2020
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world affairs

British brinkmanship leaves little hope of a Brexit trade deal

The British pantomime is a traditional Christmas entertainment in which stock characters…

  • Oct 22, 2020
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Opinion: Alberta’s health-care system already is being privatized

Premier Jason Kenney must make it clear: either he believes in a…

  • Oct 21, 2020
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George Orme, owner of Jacques-Orme Funeral Home, and Dr. Henry George are seen with the city’s first ambulance at the Red Deer Exhibition around 1925. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Archives)

Michael Dawe: Red Deer’s first ambulances were also used as hearses

There has been a great deal of media attention in recent weeks…

  • Oct 21, 2020
George Orme, owner of Jacques-Orme Funeral Home, and Dr. Henry George are seen with the city’s first ambulance at the Red Deer Exhibition around 1925. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Archives)
Student taking a math test. (Pixabay photo)

David Marsden: Students need more testing, not less

Testing has been central to Alberta’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s…

  • Oct 19, 2020
Student taking a math test. (Pixabay photo)
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Harley Hay: Nifty mint tins have many uses

I picked them up at London Drugs on a whim. You know,…

  • Oct 17, 2020
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Opinion piece

We must protect workers from COVID’s second wave

The economic health of a country, like that of a household, depends…

  • Oct 15, 2020
Opinion piece
The site of the proposed EB Eddy factory, looking south from the Red Deer River, 1951.  Because there were strong hopes the factory would eventually be built, the 40 acre site remained vacant for a great many years. Red Deer Archives P4434

Michael Dawe: Plans for match factory failed to ignite in Red Deer

While many people think of the 1920s as a period of good…

  • Oct 14, 2020
The site of the proposed EB Eddy factory, looking south from the Red Deer River, 1951.  Because there were strong hopes the factory would eventually be built, the 40 acre site remained vacant for a great many years. Red Deer Archives P4434

A sales tax won’t balance the budget

Alberta’s finances are a mess. By the end of the year, Alberta…

  • Oct 12, 2020

The search for Thanksgiving

Long ago, and far away, a brave cadre of adventuring souls set…

  • Oct 10, 2020

National Newspaper Week: Reporting the truth is important

Journalists know one thing for certain — readers can handle the truth.…

  • Oct 9, 2020