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Hay’s Daze: Simple poetry captures the wonder of spring

“It’s about darn time!” This is a phrase I’ve heard bandied about,…

  • Mar 23, 2019

Street Tales: Why I’m thankful for retirement

For the past several years, I had it in my head that…

  • Mar 23, 2019

Seniors: Exposing the hype surrounding supplements

Do we need dietary supplements as we age? Do these supplements actually…

  • Mar 21, 2019

Why Solar: Canada needs to get its collective house in order

Canada needs to get a grip. The country has one of the…

  • Mar 20, 2019

Gardening: Take care when making plant purchases

After a cold February, the longer sunny days and warmer weather triggers…

  • Mar 20, 2019

Can’t afford to lose integrity

“Integrity: the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising…

  • Mar 15, 2019

Hay’s Daze: No news is bad news

For more than eight years I went around with, well, not a…

  • Mar 15, 2019

Mielke: Reflections on the pros and cons of Daylight Savings Time

It’s a glorious morning here in central Alberta with the temperature hovering…

  • Mar 11, 2019

Hay’s Daze: What’s in a name?

U of Eh? U of See. RDU. Red Deer University. Simple and…

  • Mar 9, 2019

Street Tales: Aging with addiction

On October 3, 2009 at 3:00 A.M. I wrote my first Street…

  • Mar 9, 2019

2019 Canada Winter Games: Unity through sport

One last reflection as we close the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Although…

  • Mar 8, 2019

Veer: What’s in a sign

To build a sign, or not build a sign, has been one…

  • Mar 8, 2019

Red Deer College: Twelve months of transformation

Remember to breathe! We in central Alberta should heed this slogan for…

  • Mar 8, 2019

Nicole MacDonald reads the Advocate

Nicole MacDonald, 32, shares why she picks up the Advocate. “There is…

Seniors: Spot and stop frauds and scams

Last year several Canadians, including myself, received threatening calls from people claiming…

  • Mar 7, 2019

Travel: Six-day sail down the Nile with Humpty

This is the second in a two-part series “Sailing the Nile”. There…

  • Mar 6, 2019

Gardening: Start thinking Community Supported Agriculture gardens

Calling all vegetable gardeners and people who like eating fresh vegetables. Now…

  • Mar 6, 2019

Family: Earthquake disrupts Monday morning routine

Monday morning. Ho Hum! Another day in the life of me. It…

  • Mar 4, 2019

2019 Canada Winter Games: This was our moment

On Saturday night Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Science and Sport…

  • Mar 1, 2019

Sylvan Lake woman spreads love of reading to Africa

Library Director Caroline Vandriel recently returned from Uganda where she helped build a library