Opinion

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Damian Kurek

MP COLUMN: C-10, social media and censorship

‘I have heard from many constituents expressing concerns about Bill C-10 in recent weeks’

  • May 14, 2021
Aaron

Federal budget spends more on everything with no plan to pay for it

Budget projections show that by 2026, total spending will be $466 billion

  • Apr 21, 2021
Letters to the editor.

Letter to the editor: ‘The hospice makes a huge difference’

‘There are no words to express the gratitude our whole family feels’

  • Apr 13, 2021
Letters to the editor.
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Budget opinion: Cutting advanced education funding will stunt central Alberta growth

RDC offers certificates, diplomas, degrees, apprenticeship and continuing education programs

  • Feb 24, 2021
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John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
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LETTER: A few more thoughts about the Community Builders Project

‘Thanks so much again, and thanks to our great citizens for their interest.’

  • Jan 29, 2021
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Damien Kurek

COLUMN: Let’s talk about vaccines

‘The approval of several vaccines brings hope that we may soon see the end of the pandemic’

  • Jan 8, 2021
Damien Kurek
Damien Kurek

MP column: A year in review

‘We are a government in waiting that will represent the best of our nation, always fighting for the unity and prosperity of Canadians’

  • Dec 28, 2020
Damien Kurek
Mark Weber

Reflecting on the meanings of Christmas

Mark Weber reflects on what Christmas means to him

  • Dec 24, 2020
Mark Weber
Damien Kurek

Perspective in the Christmas season

‘May God bless you and may we all be reminded of the hope that comes from the birth of Jesus’

  • Dec 17, 2020
Damien Kurek
nate

Merry Christmas to the people of Drumheller-Stettler

‘Have the best Christmas possible, take care of each other and know better times are around the bend’

  • Dec 16, 2020
nate
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
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MLA column: Nate Horner discusses Municipal Stimulus Funding

‘Investing in our communities will pay off in the future while getting our economy back on track.’

  • Dec 9, 2020
Nate
Jason Nixon
Jason Nixon
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On not hitting the ‘pause’ button in the rough times

‘Life is not coming to me ‘in pieces’; it’s unfolding regardless of the emotional rollercoaster of a given day or week’

  • Dec 3, 2020
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Damien Kurek

Liberal hyper-spending in focus as debt hits record

Canada’s debt is set to rise over $1 trillion this year, with the deficit reaching nearly $400 billion this fiscal year

  • Dec 3, 2020
Damien Kurek
Aaron Wudrick

Freeland looks to take the federal debt to infinity and beyond

The fall economic statement should worry anyone concerned with Canada’s long-term economic future

  • Dec 1, 2020
Aaron Wudrick
Damien Kurek

COLUMN: MP Damien Kurek on ‘Christmas on the horizon’

Consider making a donation to one of the many local charities, food banks and churches

  • Nov 20, 2020
Damien Kurek
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Letter: ‘Help should only be 3-digits away’

‘As your Member of Parliament, I have heard many tragic stories of how suicide has impacted our communities’

  • Nov 17, 2020
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