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Whibbs: Exciting opportunities bring bittersweet goodbyes

Kaylyn Whibbs’ last column for the Sylvan Lake News and Eckville Echo

Editor of the Pipestone Flyer, Shaela Dansereau

DANSEREAU: A statue is not history

Opinion: A statue is not history

WHIBBS: Looking for: Puppy in need of forever home

WHIBBS: Looking for: Puppy in need of forever home

‘I probably don’t need a puppy, but I am always willing to open my door to one in need’

WHIBBS: Looking for: Puppy in need of forever home
Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor

VAUGHAN: Ending systemic racism is on everyone

Privilege in society cannot come at the expense of of our neighbours

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
WHIBBS: Taking steps to become an adultier adult

WHIBBS: Taking steps to become an adultier adult

“We are all on different paths as we try to navigate our way through life”

WHIBBS: Taking steps to become an adultier adult
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ROTH: Falling into old patterns

ROTH: Falling into old patterns

Megan Roth writes a regular column about life and pop culture

ROTH: Falling into old patterns
WHIBBS: Don’t judge my screen time

WHIBBS: Don’t judge my screen time

“The time flies by as I stare into my phone screen, but sometimes that’s exactly what I need”

WHIBBS: Don’t judge my screen time
Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor

VAUGHAN: Hairstylists and barbers shouldn’t be in phase one of Alberta relaunch plan

Impossibility of social distancing means more government protocols, access to PPE needed

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
Vandriel: Boys and Badlands

Vandriel: Boys and Badlands

Caroline Vandriel writes a monthly column discussing her latest read

Vandriel: Boys and Badlands
ROTH: Waving the white flag: Keeping a clean home

ROTH: Waving the white flag: Keeping a clean home

Megan Roth writes a semi-regular column about life and pop culture

ROTH: Waving the white flag: Keeping a clean home
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WHIBBS: Revisiting an old love to pass the time

Using a previously read series and encouragement to re-spark a love of reading

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WHIBBS: Using technology to stay positive and connected

WHIBBS: Using technology to stay positive and connected

Video chatting allows us to still be close to our friends and family during a time of distancing

WHIBBS: Using technology to stay positive and connected
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
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
Roth: I want to be a superhero

Roth: I want to be a superhero

Megan Roth writes a regular column about nerd culture and how it influences life

Roth: I want to be a superhero
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
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)
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)
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