Opinion

Red Deer College president Peter Nunoda. (Photo by contributed)

Peter Nunoda: Winter term will be busier on RDC campus

In my column last month, I shared details about Red Deer College’s…

  • Oct 31, 2020
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Letter to the editor: Kenney should know what he’s taking from handicapped

Re: “Camp for developmentally disabled loses funding,” Oct. 29. Today is a…

  • Oct 30, 2020
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Imagining the origins of Halloween

Long ago and far away, a small assemblage of English people gathered…

  • Oct 31, 2020
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Two readers express different views on hospital worker walkout

Union members deserve more respect Re: “Yes, we know how to do…

  • Oct 29, 2020
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Gift of groceries leaves couple ‘speechless’

Red Deer has got to be the No. 1 place in Alberta.…

  • Oct 29, 2020
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The problem isn’t dispatching, it’s a shortage of ambulances

Having worked in EMS for more than 43 years, and having lobbied…

  • Oct 28, 2020
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March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield.    DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR

Opinion: Canada is missing a recovery plan

The glitches should have been a sign of what was to come.…

  • Oct 28, 2020
March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield.    DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR
A recent Lock it or Lose it campaign at Parkland Mall found only 35 per cent of drivers took action to make their vehicles less tempting to criminals. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Michael Dawe: Parkland Mall transformed region’s retail landscape

Fifty years ago, on Nov. 3, 1970, there was a major boost…

  • Oct 28, 2020
A recent Lock it or Lose it campaign at Parkland Mall found only 35 per cent of drivers took action to make their vehicles less tempting to criminals. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre could be affected by cuts to Alberta Health Services announced by the government Tuesday. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

David Marsden: Yes, we know how to do laundry

Union leaders would have us believe there’s something special about their members:…

  • Oct 26, 2020
The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre could be affected by cuts to Alberta Health Services announced by the government Tuesday. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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Removing Molly Banister extension makes no sense

Re: “Removing road extension would be ‘terrible,’ says former city manager,” Oct.…

  • Oct 26, 2020
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NDP is certain to tire of propping up Trudeau’s Liberals

To impose his will on the House of Commons, Prime Minister Justin…

  • Oct 26, 2020
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Don’t try to teach a turtle tricks

I got Smokey at Woolworths. Woolworths was an awesome department store downtown,…

  • Oct 24, 2020
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world affairs

British brinkmanship leaves little hope of a Brexit trade deal

The British pantomime is a traditional Christmas entertainment in which stock characters…

  • Oct 22, 2020
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I ask myself: ‘What the hell’ has happened to Red Deer?

I moved to Red Deer on Nov. 1, 2001, and I fell…

  • Oct 22, 2020
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Red Deer city council will hold a public hearing on Oct. 28 about whether to take the future expansion of Molly Banister Drive off the table. (Photo by MAMTA LULLA/Advocate staff).

Opinion: Molly Banister extension isn’t as important as quality of life

Citizen opposition to the Molly Banister Drive extension has grown since the…

  • Oct 22, 2020
Red Deer city council will hold a public hearing on Oct. 28 about whether to take the future expansion of Molly Banister Drive off the table. (Photo by MAMTA LULLA/Advocate staff).
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Opinion: Alberta’s health-care system already is being privatized

Premier Jason Kenney must make it clear: either he believes in a…

  • Oct 21, 2020
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George Orme, owner of Jacques-Orme Funeral Home, and Dr. Henry George are seen with the city’s first ambulance at the Red Deer Exhibition around 1925. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Archives)

Michael Dawe: Red Deer’s first ambulances were also used as hearses

There has been a great deal of media attention in recent weeks…

  • Oct 21, 2020
George Orme, owner of Jacques-Orme Funeral Home, and Dr. Henry George are seen with the city’s first ambulance at the Red Deer Exhibition around 1925. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Archives)
Student taking a math test. (Pixabay photo)

David Marsden: Students need more testing, not less

Testing has been central to Alberta’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s…

  • Oct 19, 2020
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It’s a mistake to meddle with dispatching ambulances

As per usual UCP tactics, on Friday afternoon, our “esteemed” minister of…

  • Oct 19, 2020
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Harley Hay: Nifty mint tins have many uses

I picked them up at London Drugs on a whim. You know,…

  • Oct 17, 2020
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