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Michael Dawe: Sylvan Lake has long been a retreat for central Albertans

Friday is the beginning of the annual May long weekend. To many…

  • May 13, 2020

Opinion: Those masks are proving useful

Canada’s own Dominic LeBlanc was way out front in the debate over…

  • May 12, 2020

David Marsden: Our oil industry has too few friends

Elizabeth May and Yves-Francois Blanchet are just the latest in a long…

  • May 11, 2020
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Reg Warkentin: COVID-19 helps us appreciate the importance of business

If you want to take a look at the bright side of…

  • May 11, 2020

Harley Hay: I can’t wait to go out to eat again

So, our much-appreciated Social Distancing Decision Makers have opened the door a…

  • May 9, 2020

Peter Nunoda: Red Deer College undertaking thoughtful planning in preparation for fall term

When I shared my last column with you, Red Deer College –…

  • May 9, 2020

Sylvan Lake’s ‘field of dreams’ needs help to become reality

By Rick Peterson There’s something happening in Sylvan Lake these days that…

  • May 8, 2020

PM blows chance for gender equality

There’s never been a more important time for a feminist approach to…

  • May 7, 2020

Struggling Albertans can’t afford a sales tax

Every time Alberta faces a financial challenge, some academics recommend the same…

  • May 6, 2020

Michael Dawe: Vital victory over Germany marked by massive parade

Friday is an important anniversary in world history. On May 8, 75…

  • May 6, 2020

Forgive health-care workers’ student debt

Thanking front-line workers has become a national pastime — a welcome one…

  • May 5, 2020

David Marsden: We know who our heroes are

So, respite is soon at hand. We all knew in our hearts…

  • May 4, 2020

It’s no use blaming China for slow response to virus

It was completely predictable that U.S. President Donald Trump would try to…

  • May 4, 2020

A light look at social distancing

To quote a famous philosopher whose name I can’t remember right now:…

  • May 2, 2020

Opinion: Internet giants should help fund fact-based journalism

By Bob Cox Newspapers have never been so loved — and never…

  • May 1, 2020

Running out of time and money

This is the week when worries about the pandemic economy moved from…

  • Apr 30, 2020

Michael Dawe: Celebrating Canada’s special connection to the Netherlands

Tuesday, May 5, is an important day and a national holiday in…

  • Apr 29, 2020

Opinion: Civility reigns in virtual Parliament

In cyberspace, no one can hear you heckle. It turns out that…

  • Apr 29, 2020

In this crisis, the provinces are leading

No one ever expected a pandemic to sort out Canada’s eternal, federal-provincial…

  • Apr 28, 2020

Five worrying signs about federal government spending

The federal government swooped in yet again with a dramatic plan last…

  • Apr 27, 2020