Editorials

Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Editorial: Why Alberta is set to challenge federal firearms program

Last month, the federal minister responsible for the RCMP wrote to me…

  • Sep 27, 2022
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OPINION: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

While I love the magic of the holidays and the invigorating energy…

Dyer

DYER: The Risk of a Ceasefire Dwindles

Two months ago John Bolton wrote an article in ‘The Hill’, the…

  • Sep 15, 2022
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan, who was at the May 24, 2022 funding announcement to create 880 new seats at post-secondary institutions in central Alberta, says he has not chosen a candidate to support in the upcoming UCP leadership race. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

STEPHAN: Time for Kenney to put his straw men away

Kenney wanted a new base. The base wanted a new leader. Despite…

  • Sep 8, 2022
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan, who was at the May 24, 2022 funding announcement to create 880 new seats at post-secondary institutions in central Alberta, says he has not chosen a candidate to support in the upcoming UCP leadership race. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Masks are not required indoors when doing fitness activity, says city.
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EDITORIAL: The politicization of masks

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks have become a universal…

  • Sep 7, 2022
Masks are not required indoors when doing fitness activity, says city.
Advocate file photo
The Red Deer Food Bank is holding an online donations drive so that food stocks can be replenished to help a greater number of area residents who are in need. (Black Press file photo)

Canadian Taxpayers Federation: Ottawa should stop stoking food insecurity

Ottawa’s taxes and regulations are driving up costs for farmers and the…

  • Sep 7, 2022
The Red Deer Food Bank is holding an online donations drive so that food stocks can be replenished to help a greater number of area residents who are in need. (Black Press file photo)
Walmart is teaming up with Denver-based startup Guild Education to offer employees the chance to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business or supply-chain management. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

EDITORIAL: The Ongoing Problem of Supply Chain Management

“Sorry, we’re all out. Supply chain issues you know.” It seems that…

  • Sep 2, 2022
Walmart is teaming up with Denver-based startup Guild Education to offer employees the chance to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business or supply-chain management. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Red Deer RCMP  (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Editorial: Red Deer Should Embrace the Alberta Police Force

Once in a lifetime, a unique opportunity comes along. Great leaders seize…

Red Deer RCMP  (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan speaks during a town hall event at the Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer hotel Thursday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff )

STEPHAN: The Alberta Sovereignty Act is good for Alberta

I supported the concept of the Alberta Sovereignty Act before the UCP…

  • Aug 9, 2022
Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan speaks during a town hall event at the Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer hotel Thursday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff )
Jason Nixon, Finance Minister and Rimbey- Rocky Mountain House- Sundre MLA announced that Alberta ended the 2021-22 fiscal year with $3.9 billion surplus, instead of the $18.2 billion deficit that was expected. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Opinion: Alberta’s improved finances are an opportunity to right past wrongs

Last month, I was pleased to present Alberta’s 2021-22 year-end fiscal results,…

  • Jul 7, 2022
Jason Nixon, Finance Minister and Rimbey- Rocky Mountain House- Sundre MLA announced that Alberta ended the 2021-22 fiscal year with $3.9 billion surplus, instead of the $18.2 billion deficit that was expected. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Mayor Ken Johnston

Johnston: June is a time for reflections and celebrations

Hello Red Deerians! It is hard to believe we are looking back…

Mayor Ken Johnston
PSAC member survey results showed that there are almost 2,000 positions ready to be filled right now across Canada, with many more positions to be available in the coming month. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)

Editoral: Energy Sector needs workers

Canada’s energy service sector is bouncing back, but we need you! Now,…

  • Jun 21, 2022
PSAC member survey results showed that there are almost 2,000 positions ready to be filled right now across Canada, with many more positions to be available in the coming month. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)
Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Editorial: Alberta needs provincial police force

Policing can be improved to meet needs of all Albertans, says Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro

  • Jun 14, 2022
Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says all kindergarten to Grade 12 students, other than some in northern Alberta, can return to schools following the May long weekend. (Photo from Government of Alberta)

LaGrange: Bill 15 ensures unbiased process of discipline

On May 4, I was proud that Bill 15 – the Education…

  • Jun 1, 2022
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says all kindergarten to Grade 12 students, other than some in northern Alberta, can return to schools following the May long weekend. (Photo from Government of Alberta)
Opinion

OPINION: LaGrange needs to rethink opinion on Red Deer hospital

Last week, I joined a group of Albertans who were upset by…

  • May 20, 2022
Opinion
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools has about 600 teachers and shares access to 150 substitute teachers with other school jurisdictions. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: Financial literacy for young Albertans

Financial literacy is essential to successfully manage life’s big events. Many of…

  • May 12, 2022
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools has about 600 teachers and shares access to 150 substitute teachers with other school jurisdictions. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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Dansereau: Considerate Mother’s Day gifting

As spring rolls around again so does Mother’s Day. Although we should…

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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)

Editorial: Red Dress Day acknowledges long-lasting impact of historical colonial and sexist practices

With the increasing number of unmarked graves of Indigenous children who attended…

  • May 3, 2022
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)
Mayor Ken Johnston spoke to participants at the CommUnity Power of One event on March 19, 2022, at Red Deer Polytechnic. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Johnston: Uniting our community

Hello, once again Red Deerians and thank you for taking the time…

  • Mar 25, 2022
Mayor Ken Johnston spoke to participants at the CommUnity Power of One event on March 19, 2022, at Red Deer Polytechnic. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Treena Mielke

Mielke: Taking it one day at a time

They say if March comes in like a lion, it will go…

Treena Mielke