Opinion

Michael Dawe: New indoor shopping mall boosted city’s spirits in 1970

As another year, and another decade, draws to a close, it is…

  • Nov 27, 2019

Opinion: LaGrange stands up to Calgary school trustees

Living within a budget isn’t easy. Living within a leaner budget is…

  • Nov 25, 2019

Stance on social issues isn’t winning Scheer many friends

With every passing week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer looks more like a…

  • Nov 25, 2019
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Nice surprise arrives in the mail

I got a pleasant surprise in the mail this week. The surprise…

  • Nov 22, 2019

Opinion: Freeland has plenty to do, but little guidance from PM

Justin Trudeau frittered away a full month after the election to come…

  • Nov 22, 2019

Trump’s sanctions on Iran risk unexpected changes

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. It begins…

  • Nov 21, 2019

Dealing with provinces will test Freeland’s talents

In the game of dominoes that is behind the making of Justin…

  • Nov 21, 2019

Future of medicare hangs in the balance

A marathon British Columbia court case that could end up deciding the…

  • Nov 20, 2019

Michael Dawe: All the western provinces had their own police force at one time

The provincial government recently announced a formal investigation is being launched into…

  • Nov 20, 2019

Opinion: Progress at city hall provides good reason for optimism

In May, the City of Red Deer hired its new city manager,…

  • Nov 20, 2019

U.S. support for Israeli settlements is no surprise

As British newspaper magnate Viscount Northcliffe said: “When a dog bites a…

  • Nov 19, 2019

Opinion: Climbing cost of drinking water a drain on low-income earners

Environmentalists and water economists have long argued Canadian households have not conserved…

  • Nov 19, 2019

Opinion: The buck stops with Red Deer city council

Red Deer city council has taken measures to distance itself from decisions…

  • Nov 18, 2019

Streaming threatens to wash us away with too much content

Remember when your TV “remote control” used to be talking someone else…

  • Nov 16, 2019

Childhood experiences can shape the future

He showed up on our doorstep at 3 a.m. He had been…

  • Nov 16, 2019

Opinion: Lady backpacks and manly beer — the folly of gendered goods

As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes…

  • Nov 14, 2019

Leaders quiet about Cherry’s firing

Justin Trudeau has not said anything publicly about the firing of Don…

  • Nov 13, 2019

Michael Dawe: Penhold was quick to honour those who served their country

Another Remembrance Day has passed. It is a time to remember and…

  • Nov 13, 2019

Election handed federal leaders a lesson in humility

Three weeks after the votes were counted, the point of the 2019…

  • Nov 12, 2019

Opinion: Kenney plainly explains why Alberta deserves a fairer deal

By David Marsden It had been expected that Premier Jason Kenney would…

  • Nov 11, 2019