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TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER, 7 - Susan Delacourt Logo headshots of Toronto Star staff shot in Star studio. December 7, 2015

Opinion: MPs deserve a ‘thanks’ from Trudeau

Parliament Hill felt bracingly normal on Monday morning, with MPs traipsing through…

  • Nov 9, 2021
TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER, 7 - Susan Delacourt Logo headshots of Toronto Star staff shot in Star studio. December 7, 2015
Opinion

Opinion: Mayoralty wins testimony of Alberta’s racial tolerance

The election of mayors of colour in Alberta’s two major cities is…

  • Nov 9, 2021
Opinion
Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Devin Dreeshen, then Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Dreeshen has resigned from cabinet amid concerns over his alcohol consumption. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Devin Dreeshen: More time and freedom to serve Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

I would like to start by thanking everyone for the outpouring of…

  • Nov 8, 2021
Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Devin Dreeshen, then Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Dreeshen has resigned from cabinet amid concerns over his alcohol consumption. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Opinion: AFSC head office remains in Lacombe

Recently, there have been some suggestions that Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)…

  • Nov 6, 2021
The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre is partnering with several organizations to help bring awareness to sexual harassment in the workplace. (Photo courtesy of CASASC)

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Centre: Changing how we talk about consent

The words we use matter. Our words have impact, positive and negative…

  • Nov 4, 2021
The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre is partnering with several organizations to help bring awareness to sexual harassment in the workplace. (Photo courtesy of CASASC)
Ross Street looking east towards the Cenotaph in1922. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Michael Dawe: Poppy remains an enduring symbol of honour and remembrance

Another annual Veterans’ Week is upon us, culminating in Remembrance Day on…

  • Nov 3, 2021
Ross Street looking east towards the Cenotaph in1922. (Red Deer Archives photo)
Opinion

Opinion: Trudeau must support national unity especially for health benefits for all Canadians

Can Justin Trudeau redeem himself? The image of his new government has…

  • Nov 2, 2021
Opinion
Crowd at the Red Deer Fair Grounds. (Photo via Red Deer Archives)

Michael Dawe: How rodeos started up in Central Alberta

On the Labour Day long weekend, as part of the celebrations of…

  • Oct 20, 2021
Crowd at the Red Deer Fair Grounds. (Photo via Red Deer Archives)
Gwynne Dyer

Economy and war: Lebanon is sinking

Off the Lebanese coast about 60 km north of Beirut a 104-metre…

  • Oct 19, 2021
Gwynne Dyer
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan said he’d like to see quicker action on the permanent homeless shelter project for the city. (Advocate file photo).

Jason Stephan: Why I voted equalization should be removed

On Thanksgiving, I voted in the municipal election. It was very encouraging…

  • Oct 15, 2021
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan said he’d like to see quicker action on the permanent homeless shelter project for the city. (Advocate file photo).
Gwynne Dyer

88% of Poles want to stay in EU

It’s possible that the tide which brought hard-right populist governments to power…

  • Oct 13, 2021
Gwynne Dyer
AHS

AHS: Ivermectin is a useful drug, but not a treatment for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been long and tiresome to say the least.…

  • Oct 12, 2021
AHS
March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield. DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR

Opinion: Canada can’t count on smooth sailing

Canada’s job market has finally bounced back to something resembling its pre-pandemic…

  • Oct 12, 2021
March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield. DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR
opinion column

Opinion: How COVID-19 is creating ‘lost cohorts’ for HPV vaccination

Opinion: How COVID-19 is creating ‘lost cohorts’ for HPV vaccination

  • Oct 6, 2021
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Opinion: Facts the only cure for epidemic of vaccine misinformation

It is a stressful time in Alberta with the current COVID-19 pandemic.…

  • Oct 5, 2021
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Hay's Daze

Hay’s Daze: We all need a pandemic pet

Is there room in your home for a nice wombat? How about…

  • Oct 2, 2021
Hay's Daze
March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield.    DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR

Canada can afford to take a tougher line with China

With the Michaels home, Ottawa has room to manoeuvre

  • Sep 30, 2021
March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield.    DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR
Luca ‘Lazylegz’ Patuelli co-founded Project RAD, which was Canada’s first inclusive urban dance program offering people of all ages, all abilities the possibility to participate in accessible dance studios. (Contributed photo)

Opinion: Fighting for basic accessibility

New infrastructure funding should be tied to accessibility standards

  • Sep 25, 2021
Luca ‘Lazylegz’ Patuelli co-founded Project RAD, which was Canada’s first inclusive urban dance program offering people of all ages, all abilities the possibility to participate in accessible dance studios. (Contributed photo)
Gwynne DYer

Gwynne Dyer: Traffic-light coalition after Merkel

Last January Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) were ahead in the German…

  • Sep 24, 2021
Gwynne DYer
There are multiple social media options for learning information about political candidates and their party platforms. (Contributed)

Are you using social media to try to impress?

Social media has many addictive qualities. The primary one: Social media is…

  • Sep 23, 2021
There are multiple social media options for learning information about political candidates and their party platforms. (Contributed)