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Despairing at the state of our politics

Everyone who is tired of politicians bashing their opponents, denouncing them to…

  • Apr 13, 2019

Outdoors: Southern Red-backed Vole: Seldom seen wild neighbour

Last summer, visitors at Ellis Bird Farm (EBF) were treated to some…

  • Apr 11, 2019

Gardening: What makes a good lawn is debatable

Originally, lawns were meadows or hayfields that were mowed once or twice…

  • Apr 11, 2019

Family: Election day looms closer

The political storm that is raging in Alberta right now is probably…

  • Apr 8, 2019

Some drones are a nuisance, but they’re changing the world

So, last week, I was droning on about drones and the fact…

  • Apr 6, 2019

Here’s what I’m looking for in a leader

Ah, our favourite time. And I’m not referring to springtime, although that…

  • Apr 6, 2019

Seniors: Choose wisely when it comes to your health

Making healthy food choices is a sensible thing to do at all…

  • Apr 4, 2019

Gardening: Plenty of misinformation floating about social media

How people obtain information has expanded from books, newspapers, TV, and radio…

  • Apr 3, 2019

Family: A holiday etched in awesomeness

Two weeks ago my holidays were nothing more than my imagination, while…

  • Apr 1, 2019

Going back to school can be uplifting

Sometimes, you do things that come right out of the blue, and…

  • Mar 30, 2019

An odd way of protecting children

An article in the Advocate earlier this month grabbed my attention. It…

  • Mar 30, 2019

Let’s Talk: Games transformed Red Deer

Earlier this month, the 2019 Canada Games Torch was extinguished and the…

  • Mar 29, 2019

Questions people ask about RDC

With the many events that have taken place at RDC during the…

  • Mar 29, 2019

Gardening: Wildflower and native plant gardens can be wonderful

Small packages of mixed annual flowers have always been available and make…

  • Mar 27, 2019

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