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Opinion: Don’t set deadlines you can’t keep, a lesson for Trudeau

Justin Trudeau has broken big promises before. Canada’s budget was not balanced…

  • Dec 3, 2020
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Letter: Thank you for your sacrifices for seniors amid COVID

As a Red Deer senior citizen, I wish to say thank you…

  • Dec 3, 2020
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Opinion: $150B stands out in a weak economy

There’s a good reason why the cry to “buy local” for Christmas…

  • Dec 2, 2020
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Opinion: A down payment on recovery, details to come

Just to be clear: Justin Trudeau’s government has not acquired the ability…

  • Dec 1, 2020
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Rev. G.N. Finn (left), pictured here with friends in 1918. Finn was the former rector at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, who resigned to serve with the original 78 Battery, Canadian Field Artillery during the First World War. He was seriously injured overseas when he was run over by a gun carriage. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Active artillery militia in the post-war period in Red Deer

One important historical event, which has largely gone unnoticed, has been the…

  • Dec 2, 2020
Rev. G.N. Finn (left), pictured here with friends in 1918. Finn was the former rector at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, who resigned to serve with the original 78 Battery, Canadian Field Artillery during the First World War. He was seriously injured overseas when he was run over by a gun carriage. (Red Deer Archives photo)
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Letter: I wear a mask to protect others

I am amazed how we have been in this pandemic for many…

  • Dec 2, 2020
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Letter: First responders putting their life on the line daily

It seems it is human nature to be quick to criticize and…

  • Dec 2, 2020
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Ethiopia: War in Tigray

  • Dec 1, 2020
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Letter to editor: Christmas Eve dinner delivery for seniors

Dear editor, Usually, I drive to Calgary for Christmas week, to spend…

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Opinion: We’re weary of the wait for COVID vaccine

It’s official: vaccines are the new toilet paper. Justin Trudeau appears to…

  • Nov 27, 2020
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Opinion: These are among the ways we’ll pay off our crippling debt

Ordinary Canadians have begun worrying about something that usually only dismal scientists…

  • Nov 26, 2020
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Opinion: Don’t blame Trump for vaccine wait

Canadians will be getting COVID-19 vaccinations after Americans, Justin Trudeau has admitted,…

  • Nov 25, 2020
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What the heck is a hot rock?

Last week, I was on about a funky timeless restaurant in Banff…

  • Nov 21, 2020
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COVID response fuels growing levels of skepticism

News that not one, but two COVID-19 vaccines have tested 95 per…

  • Nov 20, 2020
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COVID vaccine breakthrough may be first of many medical advances

All the usual caveats apply: don’t go out and celebrate, don’t let…

  • Nov 19, 2020
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Opinion: Hong Kong’s protesters made matters worse for themselves

One Hong Kong lawmaker, Claudia Mo, said it was “the death-knell of…

  • Nov 18, 2020
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Michael Dawe: Just like America, Red Deer has had its own tight elections

There has been a huge amount of attention to the closely fought…

  • Nov 18, 2020
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Only the ignorant, or the manipulative, will ignore COVID’s threat

Lest we forget, lest we fail to comprehend. Lest we forget, the…

  • Nov 17, 2020
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The Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park will be taken down, as scheduled, on Nov. 14. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

David Marsden: Let’s raise a flag for freedom

It seems extraordinary that anyone would be taken to task for flying…

  • Nov 17, 2020
The Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park will be taken down, as scheduled, on Nov. 14. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)