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Science Matters: Corporate influence inflames political cynicism

Science Matters: Corporate influence inflames political cynicism

In 1952, my Grade 10 civics teacher asked us what we hoped to become as adults. One of the most popular boys answered, “I hope to go into politics.” We were delighted because we knew he wanted to make the world and Canada better, and we admired him for it.
Extreme Esteem: Poking and prying with a purpose

Extreme Esteem: Poking and prying with a purpose

“Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance.”
Extreme Esteem: The art of self-appreciation

Extreme Esteem: The art of self-appreciation

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars and see yourself running with them.”
Mielke: Playing Santa’s elf’s helper

Mielke: Playing Santa’s elf’s helper

I took a giant step out of my safe little cocoon of comfort this weekend, also known as my kitchen, and bravely trod on unfamiliar ground.
Street Tales: A warm housecoat on a frosty morning

Street Tales: A warm housecoat on a frosty morning

At the beginning of November the warming centre opened for the winter season. A good thing really; the frost is hanging in the air longer every day as winter sets in. By the time this centre opens in the morning, the folks who will be using it will have been roused and ousted from the mats or cots they slept on for the night.
College Beat: Questions people ask about Red Deer College

College Beat: Questions people ask about Red Deer College

In my role at Red Deer College, I have the opportunity to connect with people from across central Alberta. Whether this is at events hosted by RDC or at other activities in the community, I always enjoy speaking with students, alumni, parents, partners and interested citizens. A great many people are connected with RDC, and what I’ve found through my conversations is that they truly care about what’s happening here.
Harley Hay: Every day is a gong show

Harley Hay: Every day is a gong show

My father-in-law looks into the mirror every day and says out loud: “I can’t wait until tomorrow, ’coz you’re lookin’ better every day!” I, however, try not to look in a mirror, but when I do I find myself saying, right out loud: “Hey doofus, what kind of stupid things are you going to do today?” Oh, and did I mention the father-in-law played more than 130 nine-hole rounds of golf last summer, parring the course several times and getting his fifth lifetime hole-in-one? I played five times, lost
American Kestrels: Colourful, migrant birds found in Alberta usually in Spring

American Kestrels: Colourful, migrant birds found in Alberta usually in Spring

American Kestrels are one of my favourite bird species. Colorful, tiny and fierce, they hold the distinction of being both North America’s smallest falcon and the only hawk species to nest in cavities. Historically called the “sparrow hawk,” this species is declining across much of its range. Thankfully, they still seem to be fairly common in Central Alberta, where they are usually seen perched on power line wires or poles that bisect open grasslands and parklands.
Mielke: Proud hockey grandmother

Mielke: Proud hockey grandmother

It was cold outside.
Extreme Esteem: Transcendence

Extreme Esteem: Transcendence

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.”