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Remembering the construction of the original Content Bridge

Remembering the construction of the original Content Bridge

Creamery business boomed with the completion of the bridge

  • Apr 8, 2020
Remembering the construction of the original Content Bridge
CALKINS/DREESHEN: Legislated MP pay raises

CALKINS/DREESHEN: Legislated MP pay raises

Bill C-30, adopted 15 years ago, mandates salary and allowance increases for MPs and senators

CALKINS/DREESHEN: Legislated MP pay raises
COLUMN: Overcoming COVID-19 - Damien C. Kurek, M.P. (Battle River-Crowfoot)

COLUMN: Overcoming COVID-19 – Damien C. Kurek, M.P. (Battle River-Crowfoot)

‘A crisis is not a time for partisanship; however, a crisis does not mean there should not be accountability’

  • Mar 27, 2020
COLUMN: Overcoming COVID-19 - Damien C. Kurek, M.P. (Battle River-Crowfoot)
COLUMN: Canada Safety Council encourages proactivity in COVID-19 containment efforts

COLUMN: Canada Safety Council encourages proactivity in COVID-19 containment efforts

‘Prevention is most effective when it’s proactive’

  • Mar 18, 2020
COLUMN: Canada Safety Council encourages proactivity in COVID-19 containment efforts
A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. VIEWS: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting

A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard

A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
COVID-19 update from MP Damien Kurek

COVID-19 update from MP Damien Kurek

‘It is important to flatten the curve or simply put, slow down the spread of the virus’

  • Mar 13, 2020
COVID-19 update from MP Damien Kurek
More observations from my journey of grief

More observations from my journey of grief

As a writer, I find journaling a helpful process in the wake of losing my mom

More observations from my journey of grief
COLUMN: Recession fears plague economy

COLUMN: Recession fears plague economy

The lack of concern expressed by the Liberals in a time where we are facing so much economic adversity is alarming

  • Mar 12, 2020
COLUMN: Recession fears plague economy
COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

Longer, sunnier days are one of the reasons why March has the most avalanche fatalities

  • Feb 21, 2020
COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest
More thoughts about the grief journey

More thoughts about the grief journey

Support is invaluable, but walking this road is still a solitary journey

  • Feb 21, 2020
More thoughts about the grief journey
Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins (Black Press file photo)

CALKINS: Needles Don’t Belong in Prisons

‘I invite you to join me in sharing your concerns with Minister Bill Blair’

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins (Black Press file photo)
Grief: the most painful journey we face

Grief: the most painful journey we face

The start of navigating life in the wake of overwhelming loss

  • Feb 3, 2020
Grief: the most painful journey we face
In this March 2, 2019 photo, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Houston in Storrs, Conn. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Gianna also died in the crash. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

VAUGHAN: Childhood heroes like Kobe are supposed to be immortal

Kobe Bryant tragically passed away in a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of nine people

In this March 2, 2019 photo, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Houston in Storrs, Conn. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Gianna also died in the crash. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Column: ‘A Made in Canada Economic Disaster’

Column: ‘A Made in Canada Economic Disaster’

Local MP Damien Kurek on the federal government’s fiscal update

  • Jan 16, 2020
Column: ‘A Made in Canada Economic Disaster’
Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor

VAUGHAN: Critical thinking in the curriculum crucial to a functioning electorate

Students need to understand multiple perspectives in order to make informed choices

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor

VAUGHAN: Local news stands up against authoritarianism, corruption

Supporting local newspapers ensures fairness in society

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
Dan Bates / The Herald Isaias Komok, 12 (center) and Zakary Wagner, 10 (right) pool their efforts to aim a water cannon and spray other youngsters they are playing with Tuesday at Marysville’s brand new Spray Park in Comeford Park, downtown. With rising temperatures, the new water features appeared a big hit with kids.
Dan Bates / The Herald Isaias Komok, 12 (center) and Zakary Wagner, 10 (right) pool their efforts to aim a water cannon and spray other youngsters they are playing with Tuesday at Marysville’s brand new Spray Park in Comeford Park, downtown. With rising temperatures, the new water features appeared a big hit with kids.
Michael Dawe: Red Deer greeted D-Day with mix of joy and apprehension

Michael Dawe: Red Deer greeted D-Day with mix of joy and apprehension

Poor weather delayed invasion by a day

  • Jun 6, 2019
Michael Dawe: Red Deer greeted D-Day with mix of joy and apprehension
I bought their ‘Patriot’ story

I bought their ‘Patriot’ story

Some critics of Gulf War missile say it had zero success rate

I bought their ‘Patriot’ story
(THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Peanut allergies: Research shows ‘oral immunotherapy’ is safe for preschoolers

Child eats small amounts of an allergenic food, dose gradually boosted to target maintenance amount

(THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)