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COVID response fuels growing levels of skepticism

News that not one, but two COVID-19 vaccines have tested 95 per…

  • Nov 20, 2020
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COVID vaccine breakthrough may be first of many medical advances

All the usual caveats apply: don’t go out and celebrate, don’t let…

  • Nov 19, 2020
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Opinion: Hong Kong’s protesters made matters worse for themselves

One Hong Kong lawmaker, Claudia Mo, said it was “the death-knell of…

  • Nov 18, 2020
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Michael Dawe: Just like America, Red Deer has had its own tight elections

There has been a huge amount of attention to the closely fought…

  • Nov 18, 2020
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Only the ignorant, or the manipulative, will ignore COVID’s threat

Lest we forget, lest we fail to comprehend. Lest we forget, the…

  • Nov 17, 2020
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The Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park will be taken down, as scheduled, on Nov. 14. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

David Marsden: Let’s raise a flag for freedom

It seems extraordinary that anyone would be taken to task for flying…

  • Nov 17, 2020
The Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park will be taken down, as scheduled, on Nov. 14. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Warkentin: Public-sector wages must reflect public-sector realities

Comprising 54 per cent of our provincial budget, government of Alberta employees…

  • Nov 16, 2020
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Readers support bylaw requiring face masks

Action now will prevent future COVID spread Re: “City councillor shows leadership…

  • Nov 16, 2020
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Yes, I enjoyed dinner, but I missed the phones on every table

Everybody has a favourite restaurant, especially when there’s a looming possibility you…

  • Nov 14, 2020
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Leaders refuse to rebuke Quebec

The great furor over the poppy ban at Whole Foods lasted less…

  • Nov 12, 2020
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Cynicism is a real threat to survival of democracy

Recently, in the locker room of the local curling rink, someone told…

  • Nov 12, 2020
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Michael Dawe: Illness took a heavy toll on our dedicated veterans

Remembrance Day is an important annual event in Canada, occurring ever year…

  • Nov 12, 2020
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Opinion: Trumpism hasn’t been defeated

Canadians who were shocked by the election of Donald Trump in 2016…

  • Nov 10, 2020
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Opinion: We can’t turn our back on COVID

The economic grind of the second wave is coming into sharp focus.…

  • Nov 9, 2020
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Red Deer city councillor shows leadership on mask bylaw

Thank you, Coun. Dianne Wyntjes. The mask debate is ongoing and will…

  • Nov 6, 2020
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The Cranbrook Virtual Clinic for patients without a family physician is still operational, at least until August 31, says the EK Division of Family Practice.

Opinion: Let’s protect doctors’ incomes in the event they catch COVID

“Sourcing masks from Orpyx, an established Calgary-based company, helps us continue protecting…

  • Nov 6, 2020
The Cranbrook Virtual Clinic for patients without a family physician is still operational, at least until August 31, says the EK Division of Family Practice.
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Opinion: Canada can learn from the U.S. election

Behold America’s democracy. Canadians beware. We can learn a thing or two…

  • Nov 5, 2020
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McDonalds drive-thru attendant Mayor Richard Atwell serves lunch to a customer during McHappy Day at the Saanich location at Oak and Saanich roads. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Do you take a fake commute to help you cope with COVID?

Fake commutes are apparently a thing. According to human resources professionals, some…

  • Nov 5, 2020
McDonalds drive-thru attendant Mayor Richard Atwell serves lunch to a customer during McHappy Day at the Saanich location at Oak and Saanich roads. Travis Paterson/News Staff
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There’s a reason political parties quarrel over curriculum

At the heart of the curriculum debate brewing between the UPC and…

  • Nov 5, 2020
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