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Main Street of Evarts, Alberta, c. 1906 (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Forgotten places in Central Alberta

The history of Red Deer has often followed boom and bust cycles.…

  • May 4, 2022
Main Street of Evarts, Alberta, c. 1906 (Red Deer Archives)
Treena Mielke

MIELKE: Students tackle journalism assignment

Who! What! Why! Where! When! The five ‘W’s of journalism. Today was…

  • May 3, 2022
Treena Mielke

RANDALL-YOUNG: Real communication

“When people talk listen completely. Most people never listen.” ~ Ernest Hemingway…

  • Apr 28, 2022
Ellis House during the visit of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, August 1910. (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Longstanding history at MacKenzie house

One of the grandest historic homes in Red Deer recently went up…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Ellis House during the visit of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, August 1910. (Red Deer Archives)
Opinion

Scoffield: Cash or crypto, worry over money is real

Cash or crypto, worry over money is real There were warning signs…

  • Apr 26, 2022
Opinion
Opinion

Delacourt: Partisan toxicity is seeping into our daily lives

The Steam Whistle brewery in Toronto is not a politics-free zone. Back…

  • Apr 22, 2022
Opinion
Treena Mielke

Mielke: Small things make a big difference

It sure is cold out, isn’t it? That seems to be the…

  • Apr 19, 2022
Treena Mielke
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HAY: A brief history of chocolate

Please accept my essay entitled, “A Brief History of Chocolate” (below) as…

  • Apr 15, 2022
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Dr. John Collison, Mayor of Red Deer, greeting Lord and Lady Baden Powell at the CPR Station in 1923. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Dr. Collison’s lasting impact

This year marks the centennial of the Red Deer Golf and Country…

  • Apr 13, 2022
Dr. John Collison, Mayor of Red Deer, greeting Lord and Lady Baden Powell at the CPR Station in 1923. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)
Gwynne Dyer

Dyer: French Election, Round Two

French President Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the presidential election…

  • Apr 13, 2022
Gwynne Dyer
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: Finding ways to deal with loss

In a way, the title of this column is ironic — most…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
Canadian soldiers getting ready to go “Over the Top” on the frost lines of the Western Front, 1917. (Red Deer Archives)

Dawe: Vimy Ridge helped form a sense of nationhood in Canada

Saturday, April 9th, marks an important anniversary in the history of Canada.…

  • Apr 6, 2022
Canadian soldiers getting ready to go “Over the Top” on the frost lines of the Western Front, 1917. (Red Deer Archives)
A family sit in the Kyiv subway, using it as a bomb shelter in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. In Ukraine's capital, many residents hurried underground for safety overnight Thursday and Friday as Russian forces fired on the city and moved closer. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Opinion: Thoughts of my friend and the devastation of her home in Ukraine

It’s easy to forget how much Ukraine has endured. During WW2, millions…

  • Mar 30, 2022
A family sit in the Kyiv subway, using it as a bomb shelter in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. In Ukraine's capital, many residents hurried underground for safety overnight Thursday and Friday as Russian forces fired on the city and moved closer. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Doris Forbes with her pet beaver Mikey. (Red Deer Archives)

Dawe: Remembering Mickey the Beaver

Red Deer is noted for the abundant wildlife within the City. One…

  • Mar 30, 2022
Doris Forbes with her pet beaver Mikey. (Red Deer Archives)
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: UCP leadership review simply a debacle

Stunning, exhausting, shocking. All those adjectives can easily sum up the past…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan speaks during a town hall event at the Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer hotel Thursday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff )

Stephan: Kenney’s leadership review is a circus

Alberta’s legislature begins with a daily prayer asking leaders to “never lead…

  • Mar 24, 2022
Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan speaks during a town hall event at the Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer hotel Thursday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff )
A look at Rover’s Scout Cabin in 1979. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)

Dawe: History of the Scout cabin

There has been a considerable amount of media attention recently on the…

  • Mar 23, 2022
A look at Rover’s Scout Cabin in 1979. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)
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Hay: Scout hut brings back fond memories

“Ahh-kee-laa! Dib dib dib! Dob dob dob!” A bunch of young males…

  • Mar 19, 2022
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Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: Reconnecting with the community

What a journey it has been. Nearly 11 years ago, I first…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
W.E. Lord with his staff in front of his store on Gaetz Avenue, c. 1925. (Red Deer Archives P2127)

Dawe: 100th anniversary of Red Deer Golf and Country Club

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Red Deer Golf and…

  • Mar 16, 2022
W.E. Lord with his staff in front of his store on Gaetz Avenue, c. 1925. (Red Deer Archives P2127)