Opinion

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?
Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?
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The importance of personal memory on Remembrance Day

‘Our interdisciplinary research leads us to explore how memory can provide a powerful tool’

  • Nov 9, 2019
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LETTER: On the future of salmon farming in B.C.

Ecologists have been sounding the alarm for decades

  • Oct 20, 2019
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VAUGHAN: Local news stands up against authoritarianism, corruption

Supporting local newspapers ensures fairness in society

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
PODCAST: The Expert discusses local hockey with Advocate Sports Reporter Byron Hackett

PODCAST: The Expert discusses local hockey with Advocate Sports Reporter Byron Hackett

Episode 2 features a talk on Red Deer Rebels, the AAA Lacombe Generals, the Eckville Eagles and more

PODCAST: The Expert discusses local hockey with Advocate Sports Reporter Byron Hackett
PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Burman University political professor to discuss the federal election

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Burman University political professor to discuss the federal election

Marc Froese and host Todd Vaughan discuss a variety of Canadian election issues

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Burman University political professor to discuss the federal election
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Thursday August 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray

POLL: Will the photos/video of Trudeau in skin-darkening makeup impact your decision at the polls?

Take part in our online poll to share your thoughts on current events and news items

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Thursday August 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray
POLL: What issues are important to you in the federal election?

POLL: What issues are important to you in the federal election?

Take part in our online poll to share your thoughts on current events and news items

POLL: What issues are important to you in the federal election?
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Vandriel: Meet My New Favourite Novel

Caroline Vandriel’s monthly book review

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Elizabeth Phillips (seated) is the last remaining fluent speaker of Halq’emeylem. Phillips and Mission Indigenous educator Peggy Janicki were honoured in a blanket ceremony at Abbotsford’s UFV campus on June 12, 2019. (Darren McDonald/ UFV)

What does ‘We are all treaty people’ mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus?

Universities have mostly adopted a top-down approach to Indigenization

  • Aug 31, 2019
Elizabeth Phillips (seated) is the last remaining fluent speaker of Halq’emeylem. Phillips and Mission Indigenous educator Peggy Janicki were honoured in a blanket ceremony at Abbotsford’s UFV campus on June 12, 2019. (Darren McDonald/ UFV)
Local media is changing

Local media is changing

Community papers have to adapt to reader demands

Local media is changing
OPINION: Why do we keep having debates about video-game violence?

OPINION: Why do we keep having debates about video-game violence?

The presence of video games in the online habits of perpetrators is one relevant piece of information

  • Aug 10, 2019
OPINION: Why do we keep having debates about video-game violence?
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 5, 2019
Michael Dawe: Red Deer greeted D-Day with mix of joy and apprehension
Looking beyond the invisible symptoms on World MS Day

Looking beyond the invisible symptoms on World MS Day

For World MS Day Canadians should take a moment to think about the invisible symptoms of MS

  • May 30, 2019
Looking beyond the invisible symptoms on World MS Day
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OPINION: Liberal environmental contradictions could pave way for Conservative win

Carbon pricing, the Trans Mountain pipeline to be key facets in upcoming election

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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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

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Steve Cardinal participates in a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver on Tuesday February 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

COLUMN: On National Day of Action, expert says overdose crisis is not about pain

There were 1,486 illicit drug overdose deaths last year in British Columbia

Steve Cardinal participates in a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver on Tuesday February 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Mary Ann McColl is Associate Director at the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Queen’s University. (Queen’s University photo)

Should I say ‘disabled person’ or ‘person with a disability’??

Disability is a sensitive topic, and fear of saying the wrong thing stops some from saying anything at all

Mary Ann McColl is Associate Director at the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Queen’s University. (Queen’s University photo)
Omeme: What is Love? The bond between a father and his daughter

Omeme: What is Love? The bond between a father and his daughter

Sally “Omeme” Sandusky’s monthly column on life and her adventures

Omeme: What is Love? The bond between a father and his daughter