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

HACKETT: Kenney not going away quietly

It’s not clear who the next UCP leader will be

Ian Gustafon

Ian Gustafson joins Red Deer Advocate team

Gustafson comes to Red Deer after spending the past few years in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

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OPINION: Charest represents new Conservative fringe

Conservatives jockey for position in leadership race

  • May 9, 2022
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Treena Mielke

COLUMN: Return to baseball

As the sun shines in Central Alberta, columnist Treena Mielke enjoys time at the ballpark

  • May 9, 2022
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Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

HACKETT: Abortion rights need to be fought for

U.S. Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade could have consequences in Canada

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

DYER: The Reversal of Expectations

Two months ago, when Russian tanks first rolled into Ukraine, every message…

Gwynne Dyer

RANDALL-YOUNG: Real communication

“When people talk listen completely. Most people never listen.” ~ Ernest Hemingway…

  • Apr 28, 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)

Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston: April is the season of renewal

Hello, once again Red Deerians and thank you for taking the time…

  • Apr 27, 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)
Ellis House during the visit of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, August 1910. (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Longstanding history at MacKenzie house

One of the grandest historic homes in Red Deer recently went up…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Ellis House during the visit of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, August 1910. (Red Deer Archives)
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Scoffield: Cash or crypto, worry over money is real

Cash or crypto, worry over money is real There were warning signs…

  • Apr 26, 2022
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Delacourt: Partisan toxicity is seeping into our daily lives

The Steam Whistle brewery in Toronto is not a politics-free zone. Back…

  • Apr 22, 2022
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Treena Mielke

Mielke: Small things make a big difference

It sure is cold out, isn’t it? That seems to be the…

  • Apr 19, 2022
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HAY: A brief history of chocolate

Please accept my essay entitled, “A Brief History of Chocolate” (below) as…

  • Apr 15, 2022
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Shaver: MLK riots and the Quebec referendum

“We very much felt the weight of history on our shoulders, that…

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Dr. John Collison, Mayor of Red Deer, greeting Lord and Lady Baden Powell at the CPR Station in 1923. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Dr. Collison’s lasting impact

This year marks the centennial of the Red Deer Golf and Country…

  • Apr 13, 2022
Dr. John Collison, Mayor of Red Deer, greeting Lord and Lady Baden Powell at the CPR Station in 1923. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)
Hay's Daze

Hay’s Daze: To Gondola or not to Gondola

Sarcasm. Cynicism. Satire. The three sisters of ironic contempt. Some people just…

  • Apr 9, 2022
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