Opinion

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
(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)
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
Takhar: Literacy: the life skill needed to succeed

Takhar: Literacy: the life skill needed to succeed

Brynne Takhar is a Grade 12 student at H.J. Cody School and writes a monthly column for the paper

  • Feb 28, 2019
Takhar: Literacy: the life skill needed to succeed
McDermott: Building Bubbles

McDermott: Building Bubbles

Scott McDermott’s monthly column on health and wellness

McDermott: Building Bubbles
OPINION: Yet another adult decision ruins what is ‘just a game’

OPINION: Yet another adult decision ruins what is ‘just a game’

A minor hockey team won’t play out their season since a teammate is now ineligible to play

OPINION: Yet another adult decision ruins what is ‘just a game’
Chocolate and Novels: For What Ails You in February

Chocolate and Novels: For What Ails You in February

Caroline Vandreil’s monthly column reviewing a recent read.

Chocolate and Novels: For What Ails You in February
COLUMN: Cut it out with the ‘Not all men’ argument

COLUMN: Cut it out with the ‘Not all men’ argument

Gillette commercial can be a watershed moment for self-improvement

COLUMN: Cut it out with the ‘Not all men’ argument
Takhar: Exam season is upon us

Takhar: Exam season is upon us

Brynne Takhar writes a monthly column on life as a student in Sylvan Lake

Takhar: Exam season is upon us
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OPINION: MLAs Ron Orr and Jason Nixon comment on Bighorn Country consultations

UCP MLA Jason Nixon penned a letter to Minister Shannon Phillips

Black Press File Photo
Ramona Paul, a resident who relies on the Salvation Army Food Bank, said she doesn’t know what she would do without this organization and the generosity the community has shown. (Jordyn Thomson/Western News)

OPINION: What’s Your Generosity Story?

For some, there reason for giving is because they were recipients of generosity themselves

  • Jan 4, 2019
Ramona Paul, a resident who relies on the Salvation Army Food Bank, said she doesn’t know what she would do without this organization and the generosity the community has shown. (Jordyn Thomson/Western News)
OPINION: Trudeau’s carbon tax has arrived

OPINION: Trudeau’s carbon tax has arrived

MP Blaine Calkins takes on Prime Minister Trudeau’s carbon tax

  • Jan 3, 2019
OPINION: Trudeau’s carbon tax has arrived
The Season of Advent

The Season of Advent

This week’s Faith Column is submitted by Darrel Hilman

  • Dec 6, 2018
The Season of Advent