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Public Safety Canada says the Canadian Red Cross is also planning to send up to 20 medical professionals, some with intensive care experience, to augment or relieve staff working in Alberta’s hospitals. (Photo from Black Press)

Editorial: It’s time for governments to hear what nurses have to say about health care

A dire shortage of nurses is being felt nationwide. The crisis in…

  • Jan 31, 2023
Robert Saik is a professional agrologist and certified agriculture consultant. He is an author of FOOD 5.0 and The Agriculture Manifesto and CEO, of AGvisorPRO an app that connects those seeking agriculture advice with experts who provide answers. You can reach Rob by downloading and connecting to him on AGvisorPRO. (Contributed photo)

PrAGmatic: How Sustainable Intensification Feeds The World

Vegans, paleos, vegetarians, pescatarians. All have beliefs about the right way to…

  • Jan 31, 2023
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

HACKETT: Trust in journalism

Since you’re reading this, you must believe in journalism. I’m sure glad…

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Hay’s Daze: Everybody needs a clubhouse

Everybody should have a clubhouse – especially when you’re a young rabblerousing…

  • Jan 28, 2023
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Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston is optimistic about what 2023 will bring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Johnston: What can you do to make a difference?

Greetings Red Deer, and happy New Year! I, like many of you,…

Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston is optimistic about what 2023 will bring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer Crossing settlement and Fort Normandeau 1887. (Public Archives of Canada photo)

DAWE: Andrew Browning Baird and the early days of Red Deer

As we reflect back to the early days of Central Alberta’s recorded…

  • Jan 25, 2023
Red Deer Crossing settlement and Fort Normandeau 1887. (Public Archives of Canada photo)
Gwynne Dyer

Dyer: Return of the Alliances

Alliances are as old as civilization. Older, actually: almost every hunter-gatherer band…

  • Jan 24, 2023
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HAY’S DAZE: What’s up doc?

True story: this guy is at the doctor’s and during his examination…

  • Jan 21, 2023
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Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: Problems with new alcohol guidance

I enjoy going out for a beer or two with friends. After…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
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Lady Justice: Time Thieves Beware

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.”…

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Miners’ cabins under construction at Nordegg Alberta by Baird and McKenzie, 1913. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Baird and McKenzie an early success story in Red Deer

One of Red Deer’s most important early businesses, and one which exemplified…

  • Jan 17, 2023
Miners’ cabins under construction at Nordegg Alberta by Baird and McKenzie, 1913. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)
Gwynne Dyer

DYER: A shocking disclosure

Where do you look when somebody says: “In the age of Apaches…

  • Jan 18, 2023
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Hay’s Daze: When zoomers sit down and zoom

By now, what with the pandemic lockdown and technology taking over the…

  • Jan 14, 2023
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Lady Justice: Sport and the Law

Often there is more than one source for a quote, so I…

  • Jan 13, 2023
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Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan, who was at the May 24 funding announcement to create 880 new seats at post-secondary institutions in central Alberta, is thrilled that Alberta's budget is now back in the black. (Advocate file photo).

Stephan: “Just Transition” an attack on Alberta’s prosperity

Alberta is a land of opportunity and hope, welcoming families and individuals…

  • Jan 12, 2023
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan, who was at the May 24 funding announcement to create 880 new seats at post-secondary institutions in central Alberta, is thrilled that Alberta's budget is now back in the black. (Advocate file photo).
Piper’s Brickyard, looking west, c. 1910. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Piper family brickyard

Some families are so important to the history of Red Deer that…

  • Jan 11, 2023
Piper’s Brickyard, looking west, c. 1910. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

HACKETT: World Juniors shouldn’t be “medicine” for Hockey Canada

A collective cheer went up across Canada undoubtedly late Thursday night, when…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

HACKETT: Twice lucky with last-minute passport

There’s been a lot of talk of passports in the media lately…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
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HAY’S DAZE: Keep an eye out for the white ninja

First of all, let me say that I’m so sad that I…

  • Jan 7, 2023
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The Perfect Storm Group in Parksville Qualicum Beach is moving forward with a request for proposal following funding for a feasibility study from the Qualicum Beach town council. (Black Press media file photo)

Shaver: Retaining older physicians way out of crisis

Recently patients have died unexpectedly in emergency departments in New Brunswick and…

  • Jan 6, 2023
The Perfect Storm Group in Parksville Qualicum Beach is moving forward with a request for proposal following funding for a feasibility study from the Qualicum Beach town council. (Black Press media file photo)