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Downtown Red Deer in the early 1990s. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Dawe: Red Deer Food Bank celebrates 50th anniversary

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, members of the Red Deer East Rotary…

Downtown Red Deer in the early 1990s. (Red Deer Archives photo)
Treena Mielke

Mielke: The familiar feelings of travel

One week! That’s all it took for me to discover what lies…

Treena Mielke
opinion column

Everyone has a role to play in Ukraine crisis

As a high school student in Tanzania, I had lodged a one-person…

  • Mar 4, 2022
opinion column
Bruno Comis, Red Deer Sportsman of the Year, 1960. (Photo courtesy of the Red Deer Recreation Department)

Dawe: Celebrating Bruno Comis

This year marks the 70 anniversary of the Central Lions Speed Skating…

Bruno Comis, Red Deer Sportsman of the Year, 1960. (Photo courtesy of the Red Deer Recreation Department)
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Gwynne Dyer: Ten new realities with Russian invasion in Ukraine

Now that Russian President Vladimir Putin has invaded Ukraine and foreclosed his…

  • Feb 25, 2022
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Opinion

Letter: Viruses can change over time

Over the two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot has happened:…

  • Feb 25, 2022
Opinion
Mayor Ken Johnston

Advancements happening in north Red Deer

Hello Red Deer, thank you for taking the time to read this…

  • Feb 23, 2022
Mayor Ken Johnston
Opinion

Opinion: Is China poised to invade Taiwan?

“To put it simply, Russia just announced that it is carving out…

  • Feb 23, 2022
Opinion
Red Deer’s women’s hockey team in 1912. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Michael Dawe: Looking back at Red Deer’s women’s hockey roots

The Beijing Olympics are now over. Canada turned in a commendable showing,…

  • Feb 22, 2022
Red Deer’s women’s hockey team in 1912. (Red Deer Archives photo)
Queen Elizabeth greeting well wishers during her visit to Red Deer, June 28, 1990. (Red Deer Archives)

Dawe: Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Visit to Red Deer

On Wednesday, February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne of…

Queen Elizabeth greeting well wishers during her visit to Red Deer, June 28, 1990. (Red Deer Archives)
Sam Watt, a Central Alberta Black Canadian in the 187 Battalion Band. He was later killed in action overseas. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Michael Dawe: Black settlements in Alberta

For several years now, February has been designated as Black History month…

  • Feb 8, 2022
Sam Watt, a Central Alberta Black Canadian in the 187 Battalion Band. He was later killed in action overseas. (Red Deer Archives photo)
Chantal Hebert

Opinion: Veering right could destroy the Tories

With Erin O’Toole gone, the Canadian conservative movement finds itself at a…

  • Feb 7, 2022
Chantal Hebert
Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer: Military coups on the rise in Africa

Military coups are back in fashion in Africa. There have been over…

  • Feb 3, 2022
Gwynne Dyer
March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield. DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR

Opinion: As prices soar, Ottawa underwhelms

Remember the “worthwhile Canadian initiative” joke? The New York Times coined the…

  • Feb 3, 2022
March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield. DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR
opinion

Opinion: Indigenous child welfare revamp requires solutions focused on mental health and two-generation solutions

The federal government and First Nations of Canada have reached a landmark…

  • Feb 2, 2022
opinion
UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)

Opinion: Use positive power to shift bullying behaviour

Each year in February, since 2007, Canadian schools and communities have recognized…

  • Feb 2, 2022
UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their Royal Visit to Edmonton, 1951. (Photo from Louise Sloan Busby)

Michael Dawe: Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

On Wednesday, February 6, 1952, George VI, the King of the United…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their Royal Visit to Edmonton, 1951. (Photo from Louise Sloan Busby)
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Job search: Accept what you can’t change

You probably know this extract from The Serenity Prayer. God grant me…

  • Jan 28, 2022
Job search
Don Denton/Boulevard - Tasting beer with Joe Wiebe, from left, a Saison Noel from Howl Brewing and a Humans Hazy IPA from Parkside Brewing and a Beets by Sinden Beet Sour from Electric Bicycle Brewing, at Refuge Tap Room on Fort Street.

Opinion: Be mindful of your alcohol consumption

The duration of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has challenged many Albertans and…

  • Jan 27, 2022
Don Denton/Boulevard - Tasting beer with Joe Wiebe, from left, a Saison Noel from Howl Brewing and a Humans Hazy IPA from Parkside Brewing and a Beets by Sinden Beet Sour from Electric Bicycle Brewing, at Refuge Tap Room on Fort Street.
Opinion

Opinion: In Ottawa, a trade war comes to a boil

P.E.I. potato farmers say federal ban on exports to U.S. over fungus will lead to disaster

Opinion