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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
opinion column
Red Deer Regional Hospital under construction, 1980. (Contributed photo)

Michael Dawe: It’s been 40 years since Red Deer hospital opened

Perhaps because of all the turmoil in the past two years, one…

  • Dec 29, 2021
Red Deer Regional Hospital under construction, 1980. (Contributed photo)
Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer: Kast joined Nazi Party in 1944

The right enemy can be a major asset in politics, as Chilean…

  • Dec 22, 2021
Gwynne Dyer
City Hall Park and the Hudson’s Bay store at Christmas, in 1970. (Contributed photo)

Michael Dawe: Opening of mall in Red Deer

Another Christmas will soon be upon us. Last minute shoppers will be…

  • Dec 22, 2021
City Hall Park and the Hudson’s Bay store at Christmas, in 1970. (Contributed photo)
Chantal Hebert

Opinion: A strong position, but only in comparison

Justin Trudeau snatched a second victory from the jaws of defeat earlier…

  • Dec 21, 2021
Chantal Hebert
Opinion

Opinion: Christmas spirit alive and well in my Muslim home

Being a Muslim in a predominantly Christian country, especially during Christmas, can…

  • Dec 18, 2021
Opinion
Jason Schilling

Opinion: Disciplinary process for our province’s public education teachers

A recent opinion article by former minister of education Jeff Johnson, printed…

  • Dec 16, 2021
Jason Schilling
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Opinion: Trade row aside, PM backs Biden

Justin Trudeau is not happy about current trade tensions with the United…

  • Dec 14, 2021
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Opinion

ATA: Teachers and parents score curriculum victory, but much work remains

There is an important victory embedded in today’s (Monday’s) announcement for students,…

  • Dec 14, 2021
Opinion
Red Deer Firefighters with toys that they had collected for repair and refurbishment for gifts for the disadvantaged children in Red Deer. The Christmas Bureau coordinated the distribution of these and other toys and hampers at Christmastime. Included in the photo are Ron Munroe, Viggo Nielsen, Wayne Butts, Eddie Aronitz, Dennis Calvert and Doug May in 1968. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Red Deer Christmas Bureau giving back since 1961

Christmastime is a very special time of year when generosity and goodwill,…

  • Dec 14, 2021
Red Deer Firefighters with toys that they had collected for repair and refurbishment for gifts for the disadvantaged children in Red Deer. The Christmas Bureau coordinated the distribution of these and other toys and hampers at Christmastime. Included in the photo are Ron Munroe, Viggo Nielsen, Wayne Butts, Eddie Aronitz, Dennis Calvert and Doug May in 1968. (Red Deer Archives photo)
Opinion

Former minister of education: Education reform necessary in Alberta

Imagine you’re a parent of a young child who was sexually, emotionally…

  • Dec 13, 2021
Opinion
Opinion piece

Gwynne Dyer: Russia will not invade Ukraine

I must admit that I googled the plot of the 1997 film…

  • Dec 10, 2021
Opinion piece
Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference in Calgary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The Alberta government says it won’t be closing any provincial parks, whether it can find someone to run them or not. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Jason Nixon: Moving Alberta’s recovery plan forward

This past week, Alberta government wrapped up the fall legislative session in…

  • Dec 10, 2021
Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference in Calgary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The Alberta government says it won’t be closing any provincial parks, whether it can find someone to run them or not. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol