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I am still facing that existential angst

Stir crazy. I looked the phrase up, just for fun. “Restless or…

  • Mar 28, 2020

Red Deer College adapting and adjusting to COVID-19

I have worked in post-secondary education for more than 30 years, and…

  • Mar 28, 2020

The world hasn’t changed forever, but COVID-19 has definitely left its mark

9 ways the virus has reshaped how we do things

  • Mar 25, 2020
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Opinion: Spring break partiers should have stayed on the couch

Yo, dudes. Partying like it’s 1984, huh? Or probably — since millennials…

  • Mar 23, 2020

David Marsden: When it comes to COVID-19, let science be our guide

Central Albertans can take comfort in the fact that all the decisions…

  • Mar 23, 2020

We’re putting public health ahead of the state of our economy

Most of the countries in Asia, Europe and North America are now…

  • Mar 19, 2020

Mike Parker: Value of our public health workers has never been more apparent

As Alberta deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, an important word is making…

  • Mar 18, 2020

Michael Dawe: Quarantines are a common defence against diseases

The outbreak of the coronavirus has put the words “epidemic,” “pandemic” and…

  • Mar 18, 2020

Making the best of a bad situation

Amid the pandemonium of coronavirus deterrence and financial turbulence, there was a…

  • Mar 16, 2020

Britain is playing ‘routlette’ with its response to COVID-19 pandemic

“I must level with the British public: many more families are going…

  • Mar 16, 2020

Harley Hay: Treehouses help nurture a child’s ever-growing curiosity

It was fairly early in the morning and it sounded like a…

  • Mar 14, 2020

Trudeau’s $1B coronavirus plan won’t do for long

With his $1-billion package to stare down what is now officially a…

  • Mar 12, 2020

Marlin Schmidt: Alberta’s parks belong to us all — they’re not Kenney’s to sell

Alberta’s parks are part of our identity. They are representative of our…

  • Mar 12, 2020

Reg Warkentin: Private sector workers can sympathize with public service cuts

As the United Conservative government attempts to tackle the massive deficit resulting…

  • Mar 11, 2020

Michael Dawe: Irish-born cleric made his mark supporting Indigenous peoples

Next Tuesday, people in Red Deer and across North America will be…

  • Mar 11, 2020

MPs aren’t immune from virus fears

Life on Parliament Hill often resembles life on a cruise ship —…

  • Mar 10, 2020

Finally, China takes steps to stop the creation of new viruses

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has run afoul of the language…

  • Mar 10, 2020

David Marsden: Cutting Alberta’s parks budget is petty

Jason Kenney’s United Conservative government hasn’t shied away from butting heads, including…

  • Mar 9, 2020

Canada and U.S. politics aren’t alike

Officially, Justin Trudeau doesn’t have any favourites in the U.S. Democratic race,…

  • Mar 6, 2020

Opinion: We need a lesson in the importance of teachers

Across Canada, issues related to education are regularly making headlines. Ontario teachers…

  • Mar 5, 2020