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What the heck is a hot rock?

Last week, I was on about a funky timeless restaurant in Banff…

  • Nov 21, 2020

 

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

 

Harley Hay

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

 

The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre could be affected by cuts to Alberta Health Services announced by the government Tuesday. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

David Marsden: Yes, we know how to do laundry

Union leaders would have us believe there’s something special about their members:…

  • Oct 26, 2020
The Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre could be affected by cuts to Alberta Health Services announced by the government Tuesday. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Student taking a math test. (Pixabay photo)

David Marsden: Students need more testing, not less

Testing has been central to Alberta’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s…

  • Oct 19, 2020
Student taking a math test. (Pixabay photo)
The search for Thanksgiving

The search for Thanksgiving

Long ago, and far away, a brave cadre of adventuring souls set…

  • Oct 10, 2020
The search for Thanksgiving
Second carbon tax will be a disaster

Second carbon tax will be a disaster

Whenever Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to solve a problem, his solution…

  • Oct 7, 2020
Second carbon tax will be a disaster
David Marsden: Journalism is worth supporting

David Marsden: Journalism is worth supporting

It’s National Newspaper Week. And while it’s a time to acknowledge the…

  • Oct 5, 2020
David Marsden: Journalism is worth supporting
We could use a smile right now

We could use a smile right now

Time for an update. Way back — six or so long months…

  • Oct 3, 2020
We could use a smile right now
A mind-boggling tale of idiocy

A mind-boggling tale of idiocy

Some people have the IQ of a piece of second-hand furniture

  • Sep 26, 2020
A mind-boggling tale of idiocy
David Marsden: Big Education gets a failing grade for its response to COVID-19

David Marsden: Big Education gets a failing grade for its response to COVID-19

We’re told more teachers are the answer

  • Sep 14, 2020
David Marsden: Big Education gets a failing grade for its response to COVID-19
Hay’s Daze: How to fix a dead Monorail

Hay’s Daze: How to fix a dead Monorail

I decide to finally give up when the Better Half says, “Let me see that for a second…”

  • Sep 12, 2020
Hay’s Daze: How to fix a dead Monorail
Going the distance for toy monorail

Going the distance for toy monorail

‘It’s amazing to me how addictive, compelling and occasionally disastrous online shopping can be’

  • Sep 5, 2020
Going the distance for toy monorail
David Marsden: Kenney needs a proper plan

David Marsden: Kenney needs a proper plan

The government has made no progress at putting Alberta on a better financial footing

  • Aug 31, 2020
David Marsden: Kenney needs a proper plan
Why a stick is like a good friend

Why a stick is like a good friend

‘I always seemed to have a stick in my hand when I was exploring’

  • Aug 29, 2020
Why a stick is like a good friend
Opinion: There are dangers to privatizing more Alberta surgeries

Opinion: There are dangers to privatizing more Alberta surgeries

Changes risk undermining the public health-care system, increasing costs and decreasing quality

  • Aug 27, 2020
Opinion: There are dangers to privatizing more Alberta surgeries
Opinion: Time to trim bureaucrats’ wages

Opinion: Time to trim bureaucrats’ wages

Long gone are the days when Alberta taxpayers could afford to pay…

  • Aug 24, 2020
Opinion: Time to trim bureaucrats’ wages
COVID transforms all of us into readers

COVID transforms all of us into readers

Have you read a good book lately? Chances are, you have, or…

  • Aug 15, 2020
COVID transforms all of us into readers
Take comfort — it could be hotter

Take comfort — it could be hotter

If it’s one thing we humans are pretty good at, it’s complaining…

  • Aug 10, 2020
Take comfort — it could be hotter
B.C. Premier John Horgan risks justifying the mistreatment of fellow Canadians and those who enter the province from the United States, writes David Marsden. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

David Marsden: Hey, B.C., fear of COVID-19 is no reason to be mean

No doubt if you bumped into B.C. Premier John Horgan on the…

  • Jul 28, 2020
B.C. Premier John Horgan risks justifying the mistreatment of fellow Canadians and those who enter the province from the United States, writes David Marsden. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito