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Ask questions to fully understand the job opportunity, which wlil shed light on the company’s operations and your future boss’s management style. (File photo)

Job search: Influence what your interviewer thinks of you

There’s a good chance you’ve read Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book How to…

  • Dec 10, 2021
Job search
Ask questions to fully understand the job opportunity, which wlil shed light on the company’s operations and your future boss’s management style. (File photo)
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Opinion: In an intolerant world, Canada stands out

Canada has always been a bit of a beacon, albeit outshone by…

  • Dec 7, 2021
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Red Deer Firefighters preparing toys for their annual Christmas charity drive. (forerunner of the Christmas Bureau) in 1961. Photo taken in the old Red Deer Fire Hall on Ross Street. (Photo via Red Deer Archives)

Michael Dawe: Giving back during holidays

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

  • Dec 7, 2021
Red Deer Firefighters preparing toys for their annual Christmas charity drive. (forerunner of the Christmas Bureau) in 1961. Photo taken in the old Red Deer Fire Hall on Ross Street. (Photo via Red Deer Archives)
Gwynne Dyer

Nuclear deal dead: Long live deterrence

“We reviewed the proposals … carefully and thoroughly and concluded that Iran…

  • Dec 6, 2021
Gwynne Dyer
Opinion

New mantra: Keep calm and Omicron

It’s too soon to tell what damage the new Omicron variant of…

  • Dec 3, 2021
Opinion
Opinion piece

Opinion: Olympic Games boycott ineffective

The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing recently as critics intensified calls for…

  • Dec 2, 2021
Opinion piece
Opinion piece

Opinion: Creating safe spaces in sport for survivors to disclose abuse

Staying silent is not possible for many survivors of sexual violence. Under…

  • Dec 2, 2021
Opinion piece
Audrey Turner in her Highland outfit in 1925. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Michael Dawe: Scots played a key role in first settlement of Red Deer

Yesterday, Nov. 30, was St. Andrew’s Day. According to the New Testament,…

  • Dec 1, 2021
Audrey Turner in her Highland outfit in 1925. (Red Deer Archives photo)
Opinion

Opinion: Treat nurses and doctors with fairness especially during pandemic

Recently, ministers Seamus O’Regan, Jr and David Lametti introduced Bill C-3, which…

  • Nov 30, 2021
Opinion
Opinion

Omicron threat around the world and Canada

Just recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified Omicron (B.1.1.529) as SARS-CoV-2…

  • Nov 30, 2021
Opinion
Earl Dreeshen, Red Deer-Mountainview MP

Red Deer area MP: Trudeau’s environmental plan hurts Canadians

With Trudeau’s performance at COP26, Canadians witnessed firsthand his government’s attack on…

  • Nov 29, 2021
Earl Dreeshen, Red Deer-Mountainview MP
Opinion piece by Susan Delacourt

A strain of uncertainty: living with the new Mu variant

The novel mu strain of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, also referred to as…

  • Nov 29, 2021
Opinion piece by Susan Delacourt
Opinion piece

Opinion: Canadians counting on compromise

Now that the throne speech is said and done, one of the…

  • Nov 26, 2021
Opinion piece
Opinion

Opinion: Solving homelessness requires compassion, creativity and collaboration

Homelessness is a not a crisis unique to Alberta. Cities around the…

  • Nov 25, 2021
Opinion
Zion Willowdale Presbyerian Church has found a new home at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. (Photo via Facebook)

Michael Dawe: Zion Willowdale Presbyterian Church’s roots go back almost 140 years

There was extensive media coverage recently on the move of Zion Willowdale…

  • Nov 24, 2021
Zion Willowdale Presbyerian Church has found a new home at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. (Photo via Facebook)
opinion column

Calkins Fiscal responsibility top of mind for Albertans

It’s time to get to work. Conservatives have been waiting anxiously for…

  • Nov 19, 2021
opinion column
Opinion piece

National Grief and Bereavement Day: Recognizing grief as we reconnect

Life in Red Deer this year looks much different compared to last,…

  • Nov 15, 2021
Opinion piece
Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced more learning supports for students who have fallen behind because of the pandemic. )Advocate file photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson).

Adriana LaGrange: New act to protect students coming

Fourteen years ago, as a newly elected school board trustee in Red…

  • Nov 12, 2021
Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced more learning supports for students who have fallen behind because of the pandemic. )Advocate file photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson).
opinion

Health: Tips on visiting pharmacy for someone else

Last month we observed International Day of Older Persons, which is meant…

  • Nov 12, 2021
opinion
Sam Watts – front left – marching with the 187 Battalion band in 1916 in Calgary. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Michael Dawe: Samuel Watts was first Black Canadian from central Alberta to enlist

Another annual Veterans’ Week is upon us, culminating in Remembrance Day on…

  • Nov 10, 2021
Sam Watts – front left – marching with the 187 Battalion band in 1916 in Calgary. (Red Deer Archives photo)