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Letter: Worst is yet to come with COVID-19

Since my first letter concerning Red Deer College Polytechnic merely following the…

  • Sep 2, 2021
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A dry cycle that impacted crops in central Alberta commenced in 1918 and carried into 1922. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)

Michael Dawe: Hot, dry summer of 1922

Another harvest season is now upon us. Over the past 140 years…

  • Sep 1, 2021
A dry cycle that impacted crops in central Alberta commenced in 1918 and carried into 1922. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)
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Opinion: Canada needs pharmacare now

Nearly a quarter century ago, the federal government hosted a conference on…

  • Sep 1, 2021
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Letter: Gardening project a huge success in Red Deer

We would like to pass on our appreciation to the Bower Place…

  • Aug 28, 2021
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Letter: Cases rising but no word from Alberta government

I can’t believe our current UCP government – what an embarrassment. We…

  • Aug 26, 2021
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Opinion: Liberals far from ‘open and transparent’

On Aug. 17, Tim Houston and the Progressive Conservative Party won a…

  • Aug 25, 2021
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Fire at the Lakeview Garage, in September 1935. (Photo by Syd Wardle via Red Deer Archives)

Michael Dawe: Sylvan Lake’s Soup a canine hero

This year (2021) marks the centennial of the Sylvan Lake Cemetery. There…

  • Aug 25, 2021
Fire at the Lakeview Garage, in September 1935. (Photo by Syd Wardle via Red Deer Archives)
March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield.    DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR

Opinion: How do parties stack up on long-term care?

They were the darkest of days for Canadians during the pandemic, but…

  • Aug 24, 2021
March 14, 2019 - Head shot of Toronto Star columnist Heather Scoffield.    DAVE CHAN FOR THE TORONTO STAR
The new Sylvan Lake pier decorated for the first regatta, July 1913. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Dawe: The First Sylvan Lake Regatta

This summer has been marked as one of the very hottest summers…

The new Sylvan Lake pier decorated for the first regatta, July 1913. (Red Deer Archives photo)
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Dyer: Afghanistan: Recycled Wars

In the year 2000, five years after the Taliban came to power…

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Letter: Alberta’s decision to lift restrictions was reckless

Over the past month the Alberta government has announced the ending of…

  • Aug 14, 2021
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Letter: Canadian journalism matters

These days, when I open my newspaper I’m always wondering whether it’s…

  • Aug 14, 2021
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Letter: Don’t wait any longer to get vaccinated

For those who have not yet been vaccinated – I have one…

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Letter: Understanding victim blaming

I write this letter in response to the Aug. 9 article All…

  • Aug 13, 2021
Mounties in central Alberta say they will not be charging a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home and beat him with a baseball bat. (Photo by Advocate Staff)

Opinion: Kenney turns Red Deer area shooting tragedy into renewed call for provincial police service

On the afternoon of Aug. 2, a Penhold couple called 9-1-1 after…

  • Aug 12, 2021
Mounties in central Alberta say they will not be charging a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home and beat him with a baseball bat. (Photo by Advocate Staff)
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Job search: Interviews are modern Greek tragedies

Odds are the person interviewing you has a similar story as mine…

  • Aug 12, 2021
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Letter: Need help with housing but not eligible

My frustration level is very high at the moment. Red Deer has…

  • Aug 12, 2021
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Travellers trying to free a car from the mud on the Sylvan Lake Trail in 1911. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Michael Dawe: Early burials in central Alberta

This year (2021) marks the centennial of the Sylvan Lake Cemetery. Since…

  • Aug 11, 2021
Travellers trying to free a car from the mud on the Sylvan Lake Trail in 1911. (Red Deer Archives photo)
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Opinion: Navigating a pandemic is tough and politicians don’t help

When Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Wednesday evening that her party…

  • Aug 10, 2021
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Actress Markie Post arrives at the Spike TV "Guys Choice" award show in Los Angeles, Friday, May 30, 2008. Markie Post, who played the public defender in the 1980s sitcom “Night Court” and was a regular presence on television for four decades, has died. She was 70. Post's manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, said Post died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 after a years-long battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, file)

Markie Post, TV veteran actor of ‘Night Court,’ dies at 70

Markie Post, TV veteran actor of ‘Night Court,’ dies at 70

Actress Markie Post arrives at the Spike TV "Guys Choice" award show in Los Angeles, Friday, May 30, 2008. Markie Post, who played the public defender in the 1980s sitcom “Night Court” and was a regular presence on television for four decades, has died. She was 70. Post's manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, said Post died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 after a years-long battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, file)