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Coronation Park, c,1950. Coronation Crescent on the lower right of the photo by the bridge. (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

On Tuesday, June 2, 1953, 70 years ago, Queen Elizabeth II was…

  • Jun 1, 2022
Coronation Park, c,1950. Coronation Crescent on the lower right of the photo by the bridge. (Red Deer Archives)
Harley Hay

Hay’s Daze: What’s that in my bed?

I’ve always unashamedly admitted to being a certifiable dog lover. Not just…

  • May 28, 2022
Harley Hay
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

HACKETT: Battle of Alberta thrills, ends too soon (for some)

Play La Bamba Baby! I am by no means an Edmonton Oilers…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
South west side of the Red Deer CPR line and yards in the late 1930s. (Photo from Curtiss Lund, Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: The Whale Show comes to Red Deer

It was a historic occasion back in 1936

  • May 25, 2022
South west side of the Red Deer CPR line and yards in the late 1930s. (Photo from Curtiss Lund, Red Deer Archives)
Treena Mielke

Mielke: Fond Battle of Alberta memories

When I was a kid, I didn’t know much. But I did…

  • May 24, 2022
Treena Mielke
Dyer

Dyer: Taiwan: The Codger Misspeaks Again

“Well, my dear, we didn’t know where to look. The old codger…

  • May 24, 2022
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Hay’s Daze: Splitting hairs and splitting logs, a May long weekend tradition

May Long already?? No, May long, finally! What we fossils used to…

  • May 21, 2022
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Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The main pier at Sylvan Lake in the 1930s. Note how low the lake level was in the very dry years of the Great Depression. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: May Long Weekend of 1937

The May long weekend is one of the most anticipated events on…

  • May 18, 2022
The main pier at Sylvan Lake in the 1930s. Note how low the lake level was in the very dry years of the Great Depression. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)
A doctor's assistant prepares a measles vaccination in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/dpa, Lukas Schulze

OPINION: Dealing with chronic pain

I have worked with individuals suffering from chronic pain, and although I…

  • May 18, 2022
A doctor's assistant prepares a measles vaccination in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/dpa, Lukas Schulze
Treena Mielke

Mielke: Life seems easier in summer

For me, one of the best things about these fresh, new days…

  • May 17, 2022
Treena Mielke
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: Renewing a sense of community in Red Deer and beyond

We’ve seen fans gather over the past several months at Red Deer…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
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Hay’s Daze: The Old Post Office

I see what I’ve always called “the old Post Office” has been…

  • May 14, 2022
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Trinity Lutheran Church, now St. Mary and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church. (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Coptic Orthodox Chruch in Red Deer

Red Deer County recently considered an application to have a Coptic Orthodox…

  • May 11, 2022
Trinity Lutheran Church, now St. Mary and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church. (Red Deer Archives)
Opinion

OPINION: Charest represents new Conservative fringe

Conservatives jockey for position in leadership race

  • May 9, 2022
Opinion
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
Hay's Daze

Hay’s Daze: Ten cent bubble challenge

FLEER. Isn’t that a great word? I like words that are funny…

  • May 7, 2022
Hay's Daze
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Dansereau: Considerate Mother’s Day gifting

As spring rolls around again so does Mother’s Day. Although we should…

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OPINION: Ukraine and the Orcs

We were talking recently about how clever the Ukrainians had been to…

  • May 6, 2022
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Opinion

OPINION: Trump aftershocks not going away soon

The annual “March for Life” in Ottawa, billed as “the nation’s premiere…

Opinion