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Michael Dawe: Businessman was among the victims of virulent flu

History is being made as the COVID 19 coronavirus pandemic sweeps across…

  • Apr 22, 2020

Reg Warkentin: Charities need our support now

When the Alberta government announced emergency funding for charities and not-for-profits, it…

  • Apr 21, 2020

David Marsden: With the amount of money being spent, costly virus fight should pay off

It’s worth acknowledging the city’s admission that community garden plots should be…

  • Apr 20, 2020
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Michael Dawe: A sales tax and a new currency were tested during the Depression

The onset of the pandemic has led to a lot of speculation…

  • Apr 15, 2020

Opinion: Rock-star doctor isn’t beyond reproach

Sooner or later, someone was going to say it: Who made Dr.…

  • Apr 15, 2020

David Marsden: Kenney’s priorities are misplaced

Taxpayers’ dollars are deservedly flowing freely as countries around the world respond…

  • Apr 13, 2020

Michael Dawe: Caregivers gave it their all battling pandemic of 1918

History is being made as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the…

  • Apr 10, 2020

Michael Dawe: Spanish flu struck Red Deer hard more than a century ago

History is being made as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe.…

  • Apr 10, 2020

Virus fight destined to become whack-a-mole

It’s wrong to say that there is no exit strategy from the…

  • Apr 8, 2020

For Trump, virus is about trade

Pandemics don’t come with detailed instruction manuals for government. But Canada does…

  • Apr 7, 2020

David Marsden: Hospital parking should always be free

If you need to visit a patient at a hospital or other…

  • Apr 6, 2020

Opinion: Once again, the Queen leads while others let us down

“We will meet again.” Queen Elizabeth channelled her inner Vera Lynn on…

  • Apr 6, 2020

Spring cleaning can’t be avoided

It’s the perfect time for spring cleaning now that we are confined…

  • Apr 4, 2020

Heather Scoffield: The challenge will be getting COVID-19 relief money in Canadians’ hands

The income supports are in place, the wage subsidy is set to…

  • Apr 3, 2020

Fiscal transparency would help

Way back before the COVID-19 crisis came upon us, the federal government…

  • Apr 1, 2020

Opinion: Get accustomed to self-isolation

Whenever the COVID-19 crisis is over, this will be the week likely…

  • Mar 31, 2020

Michael Dawe: Public projects often play a role in creating jobs during tough times

At the end of October 1929, the New York stock market collapsed…

  • Mar 31, 2020

David Marsden: Signs of kindness lift our spirits during COVID-19 pandemic

From teddy bears, to colourful cutouts of hearts, to expressions of support…

  • Mar 30, 2020

Delay in tackling COVID-19 adds mightily to death toll

The basic choice all along with COVID-19 has been: do we let…

  • Mar 30, 2020

CALKINS/DREESHEN: Legislated MP pay raises

Bill C-30, adopted 15 years ago, mandates salary and allowance increases for MPs and senators