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A Government of Canada sign sits in front of a Library and Archives Canada building next to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014. Researchers say service cuts at Canada’s national archives are making their work — already hampered by COVID-19 — even more challenging. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Library and Archives Canada service cuts hindering research, historians complain

Library and Archives says it has had to prioritize some services and reduce others

 

The New Heritage Marker at St. Michael’s Manfred Cemetery. <ins>(Photo by Marc DeCnodder) </ins>

Historical heritage marker dedicated at Bashaw-area cemetery

Marker in Manfred honours first Hungarian settlers

 

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Michael Dawe: The soliders outnumbered civilians at one point in war

The annual Remembrance Week commemorations commence on Nov. 5 this year, culminating…

  • Nov 4, 2020

 

Michael Dawe: End of the Second World War seldom gets its recognition

Michael Dawe: End of the Second World War seldom gets its recognition

One Red Deer native, Horace “Gerry” Gerrard, was taken as a PoW on Christmas Day

  • Sep 10, 2020
Michael Dawe: End of the Second World War seldom gets its recognition
The statue of Sir John A. MacDonald is shown torn down following a demonstration in Montreal on August 29, 2020. A new survey suggests that while Canadians are divided over removing statues of politicians who harboured racist views or pushed racist policies, many oppose the “spontaneous” toppling of statues of Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald. The Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies survey follows the controversial tearing down and vandalism of a Macdonald statue in Montreal last month by activists angry at his anti-Indigenous views and policies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The statue of Sir John A. MacDonald is shown torn down following a demonstration in Montreal on August 29, 2020. A new survey suggests that while Canadians are divided over removing statues of politicians who harboured racist views or pushed racist policies, many oppose the “spontaneous” toppling of statues of Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald. The Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies survey follows the controversial tearing down and vandalism of a Macdonald statue in Montreal last month by activists angry at his anti-Indigenous views and policies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
COVID-19 puts brakes on further exploration of Franklin wrecks

COVID-19 puts brakes on further exploration of Franklin wrecks

OTTAWA — For only the second time in 12 years, Marc-Andre Bernier…

COVID-19 puts brakes on further exploration of Franklin wrecks
Michael Dawe: ‘Three minutes of hell’ left extensive damage to region in 1927

Michael Dawe: ‘Three minutes of hell’ left extensive damage to region in 1927

Alberta has been experiencing some wild weather this year. On June 13,…

  • Jul 22, 2020
Michael Dawe: ‘Three minutes of hell’ left extensive damage to region in 1927
Piece of Red Deer history up for sale

Piece of Red Deer history up for sale

Willson House was built in 1911 and has been completely restored

Piece of Red Deer history up for sale
Line of cars along Lakeshore Drive at Sylvan Lake during a hot summer’s afternoon, c. 1930. (Red Deer ArP3417)

Michael Dawe: Sylvan Lake has long been a retreat for central Albertans

Friday is the beginning of the annual May long weekend. To many…

  • May 13, 2020
Line of cars along Lakeshore Drive at Sylvan Lake during a hot summer’s afternoon, c. 1930. (Red Deer ArP3417)
Markerville historic society gets funding help

Markerville historic society gets funding help

Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society gets $125,000 from Red Deer County to buy historic home

Markerville historic society gets funding help