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Hay’s Daze: Everybody needs a clubhouse

Everybody should have a clubhouse – especially when you’re a young rabblerousing…

  • Jan 28, 2023
Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston is optimistic about what 2023 will bring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Johnston: What can you do to make a difference?

Greetings Red Deer, and happy New Year! I, like many of you,…

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HAY’S DAZE: What’s up doc?

True story: this guy is at the doctor’s and during his examination…

  • Jan 21, 2023
Miners’ cabins under construction at Nordegg Alberta by Baird and McKenzie, 1913. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Baird and McKenzie an early success story in Red Deer

One of Red Deer’s most important early businesses, and one which exemplified…

  • Jan 17, 2023
Miners’ cabins under construction at Nordegg Alberta by Baird and McKenzie, 1913. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)
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Hay’s Daze: When zoomers sit down and zoom

By now, what with the pandemic lockdown and technology taking over the…

  • Jan 14, 2023
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Lady Justice: Sport and the Law

Often there is more than one source for a quote, so I…

  • Jan 13, 2023
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Piper’s Brickyard, looking west, c. 1910. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Piper family brickyard

Some families are so important to the history of Red Deer that…

  • Jan 11, 2023
Piper’s Brickyard, looking west, c. 1910. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)
A campaign worker steams the wrinkles from a large Alberta flag at an event venue in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The posting for a new high-level Alberta government job supposed to help the province align with environmental concerns from financial markets seems more about talk than action, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WEB POLL: Do you plan to apply to receive provincial affordability payments?

Do you plan to apply to receive provincial affordability payments?

  • Jan 11, 2023
A campaign worker steams the wrinkles from a large Alberta flag at an event venue in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The posting for a new high-level Alberta government job supposed to help the province align with environmental concerns from financial markets seems more about talk than action, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre is partnering with several organizations to help bring awareness to sexual harassment in the workplace. (Photo courtesy of CASASC)

Victims deserve support and a voice in true crime stories

For many of us, we are highly fascinated with true crime stories.…

  • Jan 10, 2023
The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre is partnering with several organizations to help bring awareness to sexual harassment in the workplace. (Photo courtesy of CASASC)
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HAY’S DAZE: Keep an eye out for the white ninja

First of all, let me say that I’m so sad that I…

  • Jan 7, 2023
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Lady Justice: Predictions for 2023

Having exhausted year end countdowns (including the one before midnight on December…

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New Year’s Fireworks at Bower Ponds in 1979. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: New Year’s 1992

Another New Year is now well upon us. While this is generally…

  • Jan 4, 2023
New Year’s Fireworks at Bower Ponds in 1979. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Archives)
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Remembering Treena Mielke

It was with sadness that I heard the news of Treena Mielke’s…

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Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: Reflections and resolutions

What a year 2022 has been. Here we thought 2021 was a…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: Barns, duct tape and hockey jerseys, my Christmas chronicles

I still distinctly remember the smell of cow manure, or horse poop,…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
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Hay’s Daze: Merry Christmas Eve!

It was the day before Christmas and all through the place, Shoppers…

  • Dec 24, 2022
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Children’s Christmas party at the Elks Lodge, c. 1952. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Christmas time 1952

Christmastime will soon be upon us. It is a time when tradition…

  • Dec 21, 2022
Children’s Christmas party at the Elks Lodge, c. 1952. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)
Candle. (needpix.com)

Faith and hope on the fourth week of advent

May the Joy, Love and Peace of Jesus be will you. The…

  • Dec 18, 2022
Candle. (needpix.com)
Red Deer's "iconic" Buffalo Hotel from 1903, with 1939 addition, has been purchased by the City of Red Deer and will be demolished so the site can eventually be redeveloped by a private developer. (Photo by Advocate file photo).

HACKETT: Unfortunate goodbye for the Buffalo

Even the historical society didn’t know. What a travesty, for a mayor…

Red Deer's "iconic" Buffalo Hotel from 1903, with 1939 addition, has been purchased by the City of Red Deer and will be demolished so the site can eventually be redeveloped by a private developer. (Photo by Advocate file photo).
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Lady Justice: The last dance

Most lawyers and judges who I know are strong supporters of the…

  • Dec 16, 2022
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