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Tara Veer: Public safety and the economy top council’s agenda

Of all the municipal issues that matter to Red Deerians, there are…

  • Sep 4, 2019

Michael Dawe: Past provides strong proof our weather is unpredictable

The summer of 2019 has turned into a disappointing one, weather-wise, with…

  • Sep 3, 2019

Britain seems determined to crash out of EU without a deal

Shock! Horror! British Prime Minister Boris Johnson prorogues parliament! End of democracy…

  • Sep 2, 2019
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The characters who enriched my life

The other day, I was scrolling through some of the columns I…

  • Aug 31, 2019

Scooters are oodles of fun, so long as you don’t fall off

Well, cross that one off the bucket list. I finally got to…

  • Aug 31, 2019

Opinion: Canadian politicians a model for Britain’s brash leader

One of the most successful slogans in the history of modern political…

  • Aug 30, 2019

Opinion: It’s high time students learned cursive writing again

Teaching connected-style handwriting, otherwise known as cursive handwriting, has fallen out of…

  • Aug 29, 2019

Michael Dawe: Central Alberta no stranger to cool, wet summers

Unfortunately, the summer of 2019 has generally been cool and wet. July,…

  • Aug 28, 2019

Brazil taking too much heat over fires in the Amazon

The Amazon is not on fire. There are fires in the Amazon…

  • Aug 26, 2019

Opinion: SNC-Lavalin affair isn’t hurting PM in the polls

Even before the Liberals used their majority on a parliamentary committee on…

  • Aug 22, 2019

Opinion: Don’t count on Trudeau’s lazy math

There’s a short but jarring paragraph in Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion’s report…

Opinion: Converging crises

Maybe we can get through the climate crisis without a global catastrophe,…

  • Aug 21, 2019

Opinion: Alberta, Quebec in each other’s faces over pipeline

Keeping track of Quebec and Alberta’s premiers these days is like watching…

  • Aug 20, 2019

Origins of CNR in Red Deer go back to 1910-1911

This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most important…

  • Aug 20, 2019

Opinion: Greenland’s gamble

From his purchase of New Jersey casinos to his proposed acquisition of…

  • Aug 19, 2019

Opinion: Let the man speak. That’s not debatable

In the lead-up to its first national campaign this fall, Maxime Bernier’s…

  • Aug 19, 2019

Sadly, we keep repeating our mistakes

“I looked at all the injustice that goes on in this world.…

  • Aug 17, 2019

I’ve got the perfect antidote to the rain: The Dumbrella

Is it wet enough for ya? This is a question that has…

  • Aug 17, 2019

Treachery and betrayal combine to add to Middle East tensions

Things have gotten so complicated in the Middle East that the players…

  • Aug 16, 2019

Opinion: Voters will hand Trudeau their verdict on his ethics breach

By Chantal Hebert Where to start? The ethics commissioner’s report on the…

  • Aug 15, 2019