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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
Hay's Daze
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: Finding ways to deal with loss

In a way, the title of this column is ironic — most…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
Canadian soldiers getting ready to go “Over the Top” on the frost lines of the Western Front, 1917. (Red Deer Archives)

Dawe: Vimy Ridge helped form a sense of nationhood in Canada

Saturday, April 9th, marks an important anniversary in the history of Canada.…

  • Apr 6, 2022
Canadian soldiers getting ready to go “Over the Top” on the frost lines of the Western Front, 1917. (Red Deer Archives)
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: The great gondola debate rages on

Who could have guessed a little ol’ gondola could stir up so…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
A family sit in the Kyiv subway, using it as a bomb shelter in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. In Ukraine's capital, many residents hurried underground for safety overnight Thursday and Friday as Russian forces fired on the city and moved closer. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Opinion: Thoughts of my friend and the devastation of her home in Ukraine

It’s easy to forget how much Ukraine has endured. During WW2, millions…

  • Mar 30, 2022
A family sit in the Kyiv subway, using it as a bomb shelter in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. In Ukraine's capital, many residents hurried underground for safety overnight Thursday and Friday as Russian forces fired on the city and moved closer. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Doris Forbes with her pet beaver Mikey. (Red Deer Archives)

Dawe: Remembering Mickey the Beaver

Red Deer is noted for the abundant wildlife within the City. One…

  • Mar 30, 2022
Doris Forbes with her pet beaver Mikey. (Red Deer Archives)
Gondola Red Deer river.

Do you think building a gondola over the Red Deer river is a good idea?

Do you think building a gondola over the Red Deer river is…

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

Hackett: UCP leadership review simply a debacle

Stunning, exhausting, shocking. All those adjectives can easily sum up the past…

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

Johnston: Uniting our community

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

  • Mar 25, 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-South MLA Jason Stephan speaks during a town hall event at the Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer hotel Thursday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff )

Stephan: Kenney’s leadership review is a circus

Alberta’s legislature begins with a daily prayer asking leaders to “never lead…

  • Mar 24, 2022
Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan speaks during a town hall event at the Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer hotel Thursday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff )
A look at Rover’s Scout Cabin in 1979. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)

Dawe: History of the Scout cabin

There has been a considerable amount of media attention recently on the…

  • Mar 23, 2022
A look at Rover’s Scout Cabin in 1979. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: Reconnecting with the community

What a journey it has been. Nearly 11 years ago, I first…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
W.E. Lord with his staff in front of his store on Gaetz Avenue, c. 1925. (Red Deer Archives P2127)

Dawe: 100th anniversary of Red Deer Golf and Country Club

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Red Deer Golf and…

  • Mar 16, 2022
W.E. Lord with his staff in front of his store on Gaetz Avenue, c. 1925. (Red Deer Archives P2127)
Treena Mielke

Mielke: Taking it one day at a time

They say if March comes in like a lion, it will go…

Treena Mielke
Downtown Red Deer in the early 1990s. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Dawe: Red Deer Food Bank celebrates 50th anniversary

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, members of the Red Deer East Rotary…

Downtown Red Deer in the early 1990s. (Red Deer Archives photo)
Treena Mielke

Mielke: The familiar feelings of travel

One week! That’s all it took for me to discover what lies…

Treena Mielke
opinion column

Everyone has a role to play in Ukraine crisis

As a high school student in Tanzania, I had lodged a one-person…

  • Mar 4, 2022
opinion column
LtE bug

Letter: Red Deer hospital staff go above and beyond

This is a note of thanks to all the staff who are…

  • Mar 3, 2022
LtE bug
Bruno Comis, Red Deer Sportsman of the Year, 1960. (Photo courtesy of the Red Deer Recreation Department)

Dawe: Celebrating Bruno Comis

This year marks the 70 anniversary of the Central Lions Speed Skating…

Bruno Comis, Red Deer Sportsman of the Year, 1960. (Photo courtesy of the Red Deer Recreation Department)
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Gwynne Dyer: Ten new realities with Russian invasion in Ukraine

Now that Russian President Vladimir Putin has invaded Ukraine and foreclosed his…

  • Feb 25, 2022
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