Editorials

Mayor Ken Johnston

Johnston: June is a time for reflections and celebrations

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

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
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
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
The 26th annual Victoria Pride Parade filled downtown streets with glitter, music, rainbows and joy Sunday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Opinion: Red Deer Public School division needs to have Pride Week

To err is human. We have often heard that adage. But the…

The 26th annual Victoria Pride Parade filled downtown streets with glitter, music, rainbows and joy Sunday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
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A lone passenger stands outside the International Arrivals area at Pearson Airport in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. As the federal government prepares to slap new restrictions on foreign arrivals, Health Canada data suggest a growing number of infections directly connected to international travel.

Bending the curve: Trudeau’s travel restrictions similar to Australia’s rules

The new normal has been with Canadians for about a year now…

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A lone passenger stands outside the International Arrivals area at Pearson Airport in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. As the federal government prepares to slap new restrictions on foreign arrivals, Health Canada data suggest a growing number of infections directly connected to international travel.
Canada's 29th Governor General Julie Payette looks on alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Senate chamber during her installation ceremony, in Ottawa on Monday, October 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Opinion: Trudeau needs to take responsibility

Julie Payette, who resigned Thursday, as Canada’s Governor General, was hand-picked by…

Canada's 29th Governor General Julie Payette looks on alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Senate chamber during her installation ceremony, in Ottawa on Monday, October 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this undated photo issued by the University of Oxford, a volunteer is administered the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday Nov. 23, 2020, that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. (University of Oxford / John Cairns)

Opinion: Alberta vaccine rollout lacking transparency

If a provincial election was called tomorrow, Premier Jason Kenney and his…

In this undated photo issued by the University of Oxford, a volunteer is administered the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday Nov. 23, 2020, that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. (University of Oxford / John Cairns)
Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer: Love Jihad

The ‘Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance’ was passed into law in…

  • Dec 22, 2020
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A lack of family physicians in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area is worsening. (Pixabay photo)

Opinion: Whether you believe COVID is real, Albertans need to do what’s best for health system

Alberta’s daily COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise with the hospital and…

A lack of family physicians in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area is worsening. (Pixabay photo)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Quebec Premier Francois Legault leave a news conference in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Kenney says Alberta’s largest hospitals are at 91 per cent capacity due to COVID-19 cases and widespread cancellation of more non-urgent surgeries may be necessary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Christmas Grinch: Albertans are paying for Kenney’s tardy response to pandemic

Opinion: Acting sooner would have cleared us all by the time December hit

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Quebec Premier Francois Legault leave a news conference in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Kenney says Alberta’s largest hospitals are at 91 per cent capacity due to COVID-19 cases and widespread cancellation of more non-urgent surgeries may be necessary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Editor of the Pipestone Flyer, Shaela Dansereau
Editor of the Pipestone Flyer, Shaela Dansereau
Reg Warkentin: Our schools deserve top marks

Reg Warkentin: Our schools deserve top marks

The education and development of our kids is the most important asset our province has

  • Sep 21, 2020
Reg Warkentin: Our schools deserve top marks
Editor of the Pipestone Flyer, Shaela Dansereau
Editor of the Pipestone Flyer, Shaela Dansereau