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Hay’s Daze: Worm charming or chess boxing?

Doesn’t it seem like everything is some sort of competition these days?…

  • Feb 3, 2023
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

HACKETT: Red Deer failed yet again in latest shelter announcement

One hundred and four. And not one will work. How? How is…

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Lady Justice: The Importance of Being an Ally

Education is a lifelong process, but with limited bandwidth and time, we…

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DYER: How to Avoid a War With China

“I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me we will fight…

  • Feb 2, 2023
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Nita Thorne, circa 1945 (Photo by Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: The importance of Nita Thorne

One outstanding individual from Red Deer, who was to attain national importance,…

  • Feb 1, 2023
Nita Thorne, circa 1945 (Photo by Red Deer Archives)
In this photo provided by climate scientist Rob Jackson, researcher Eric Lebel attaches sensors to a stove to measure how often it is used in Stanford, Calif., in 2020. According to a study published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, gas stoves are worse for the climate than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks even while they’re off. (Rob Jackson via AP)

WEB POLL: Do you have a gas stove in your home?

Do you have a gas stove in your home?

  • Feb 1, 2023
In this photo provided by climate scientist Rob Jackson, researcher Eric Lebel attaches sensors to a stove to measure how often it is used in Stanford, Calif., in 2020. According to a study published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, gas stoves are worse for the climate than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks even while they’re off. (Rob Jackson via AP)
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Editorial: The economics of going plastic-free

The 2022 holiday season saw the launch of Canada’s phased nationwide single-use…

  • Feb 1, 2023
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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
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)
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
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)
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…

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

DYER: A shocking disclosure

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

  • Jan 18, 2023
Gwynne Dyer
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)
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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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