Opinion

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Upgrades and Renovations at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library

Exciting improvements are ongoing at your Library. In the last couple of…

  • May 10, 2022
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Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
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Dansereau: Considerate Mother’s Day gifting

As spring rolls around again so does Mother’s Day. Although we should…

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Looking back at my first six months with Sylvan Lake News

Starting a new job at Sylvan Lake News wasn’t quite as terrifying…

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CHEF DEZ ON COOKING – Rice is Nice, but Quinoa is Better

Thanks to “protein” and “low carb” diets, the awareness of carbohydrate levels…

From left, Naomi Gaertner, Mariah Grams, Melissa Hall and Meghan Bowman showcase their creations during the “Paint with Melissa Hall” event at the library Feb. 26. Submitted photo

Expect the unexpected: community and connection at the library

Part of my work at the library is capturing our activities on…

  • Mar 31, 2022
From left, Naomi Gaertner, Mariah Grams, Melissa Hall and Meghan Bowman showcase their creations during the “Paint with Melissa Hall” event at the library Feb. 26. Submitted photo
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The Batman is what a Batman movie should be

As time allows, I love going to the movies. My latest foray…

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Canada can still help provide Europe with energy security

Canada’s chattering classes – often more accustomed to playing the ineffectual dovish…

  • Mar 29, 2022
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The devastating effects of the cost of living crisis

Canadians are hurting more than ever. Being at events throughout my constituency…

  • Mar 15, 2022
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Keeping something for yourself, a lesson for the younger me

In my past life as a first responder I would push myself…

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Shadow Riders 4H Club looks back at winter activities

All set for another exciting season

  • Mar 8, 2022
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Nothing brings you closer than ice fishing

This past weekend we had enough of annoying each other indoors and…

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Shanna Doupe, Sylvan Lake Municipal Library Marketing Consultant. Submitted photo

Escape if you want to: the freedom to read

We need a break! Workdays are long, chores at home are never-ending,…

  • Feb 24, 2022
Shanna Doupe, Sylvan Lake Municipal Library Marketing Consultant. Submitted photo

The dynamics of recent times

To Members of the Legislative Assembly; Writing to you today in the…

  • Feb 17, 2022
Hon. Tanya Fir, Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction. Submitted photo.

The Importance of Reducing Red Tape

Alberta has many advantages: abundant resources, beautiful natural landscapes, thriving cities, a…

  • Feb 17, 2022
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Hospital capacity urgently needs to be addressed

We have a problem with hospital capacity. It has been a problem…

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World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
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Sylvan Lake Municipal Library Programmer Corrie Brown. Submitted photo

The unexpected joy of audiobooks

Before last year, I never had any interest in listening to audiobooks.…

  • Jan 28, 2022
Sylvan Lake Municipal Library Programmer Corrie Brown. Submitted photo
According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS
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