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Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer: Boris Johnson’s long goodbye

The plot couldn’t be more familiar: criminal mastermind gets away with endless…

  • Jan 26, 2022
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Mayor Ken Johnston

Red Deer Mayor: Finding solutions to end homelessness

Hello Red Deer. I am so happy to be able to connect…

  • Jan 26, 2022
Mayor Ken Johnston
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) in the car during the Royal Visit to Calgary in May 1939. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Michael Dawe: Death of King George VI in 1952

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

  • Jan 26, 2022
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) in the car during the Royal Visit to Calgary in May 1939. (Red Deer Archives photo)
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Gwynne Dyer: Asian nations to see population decline

In the politics of population, the magic number is 2.1. That is…

  • Jan 25, 2022
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Melissa Corrente is the mother of two school aged children and an Ontario Certified teacher. (Contributed photo)

Opinion: Rather than focusing on teacher burn out, let’s talk about teacher burn in

The common narrative among teachers is one of feeling ‘burnt out.’ Burnout…

  • Jan 19, 2022
Melissa Corrente is the mother of two school aged children and an Ontario Certified teacher. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer Fire Hall pictured here in August 1962. The white vehicle, on the left, was Red Deer’s City operated ambulance. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)

Michael Dawe: How City of Red Deer implemented paramedic service

On Feb. 1, 1962, there was a significant advance in the provision…

  • Jan 19, 2022
Red Deer Fire Hall pictured here in August 1962. The white vehicle, on the left, was Red Deer’s City operated ambulance. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)
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Opinion: When being second was a first

Alexa McDonough might have been amused to see the spirited debate that…

  • Jan 18, 2022
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Gwynne Dyer

Opinion: Will Russia play the ‘Cuban Card’?

After a week of intense discussions about ‘security’ between Russia and the…

  • Jan 18, 2022
Gwynne Dyer
Opinion piece

Opinion: Biden to Democratic senators: Pick a side

U.S. President Joe Biden delivered a speech in Atlanta on Tuesday about…

  • Jan 13, 2022
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Opinion: Approach to skills must be reinvented in post-pandemic Canada

The transition from education to workplace and beyond used to be relatively…

  • Jan 12, 2022
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City of Red Deer (Fire Department) ambulance at the front entrance of the Dr. Richard Parsons Auxiliary Hospital, in 1969. (Photo by Red Deer Archives P4688)

Funeral homes provided ambulance service in Red Deer

There has been a lot of controversy recently on the level and…

  • Jan 12, 2022
City of Red Deer (Fire Department) ambulance at the front entrance of the Dr. Richard Parsons Auxiliary Hospital, in 1969. (Photo by Red Deer Archives P4688)
Gwynne Dyer

Kazakhstan: A quarrel among thieves

Two questions about recent events in Kazakhstan. First, was last week’s slaughterhouse…

  • Jan 11, 2022
Gwynne Dyer
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Opinion: What happens when you call 911 for help and no one comes?

Ever since I was a child, I was always taught that if…

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Gwynne Dyer: The industrialization of space

It will be a bumper year for big space launches to the…

  • Jan 6, 2022
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The new AGT microwave tower on the North Hill, 1958. In the foreground is the Gilbert Hermary house. (Photo courtesy of the Hermary family)

Michael Dawe: Microwave tower’s 65th anniversary

This year marks the 65th anniversary of one of the oldest landmarks…

  • Jan 6, 2022
The new AGT microwave tower on the North Hill, 1958. In the foreground is the Gilbert Hermary house. (Photo courtesy of the Hermary family)
Gwynne Dyer

Nuclear power: Missing piece of the puzzle

At the stroke of midnight last Friday, half of Germany’s remaining nuclear…

  • Jan 6, 2022
Gwynne Dyer
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Opinion: How Canada’s heath data gap harms everyone

In an ideal world, healthcare systems would be person-centred. Services would be…

  • Jan 5, 2022
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Opinion: My experience with COVID-19 and recognizing touch deficit

“I can’t believe he is gone.” My sunken red eyes stare back…

  • Jan 5, 2022
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Opinion: How to encourage respect and safety for your child while they are online

Both adults and youth have had to adapt the ways they communicate,…

  • Jan 4, 2022
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Opinion: Root causes of healthcare worker burnout

Over the last several years, there has been an increasing recognition that…

  • Dec 29, 2021
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