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Emily Jaycox editorial

COLUMN: Please remember journalists are people too

It’s now been six months since I took on the position of…

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
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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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Controlling what I can to enjoy life

The end of April means that my annual geek-fest in Calgary is…

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Bean Weevil the cat and Garfunkle the pig, both trying to nap in the kitchen. (Christi ALbers-Manicke/RIMBEY REVIEW)

Where are all the swine assistants?

I share my house with a few creatures: cats, birds, humans and…

Bean Weevil the cat and Garfunkle the pig, both trying to nap in the kitchen. (Christi ALbers-Manicke/RIMBEY REVIEW)
Marilyn Burke. (Photo submitted)

Welcoming spring: a season of renewal, hope, and rebuilding

“Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering,…

  • Apr 29, 2022
Marilyn Burke. (Photo submitted)
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Looking back at my first six months with Sylvan Lake News

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

Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Blaine Calkins, CPC (File photo)

Calkins: the NDP-Liberal budget neglects the needs of Albertans

The Trudeau Liberal government has once again neglected the needs of central…

  • Apr 15, 2022
Blaine Calkins, CPC (File 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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Emily Jaycox editorial

Ways to help an overburdened animal shelter

Spring is here and with it comes warmer weather and looking forward…

Emily Jaycox editorial
Blaine Calkins/MP for Red Deer-Lacombe

MP Report: The devastating effects of the cost of living crisis

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

Blaine Calkins/MP for Red Deer-Lacombe
Marilyn Burke.

STAR trustee column: Full of gratitude for substitute teachers

“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you…

  • Mar 3, 2022
Marilyn Burke.
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Albertans in rural communities deserve equal access to lifesaving care and doctors

Recruitment and retention has been an ongoing struggle for many in rural Alberta

  • Mar 2, 2022
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Emily Jaycox editorial

How we spent our February school break

Kids don’t have to dread doing chores

Emily Jaycox editorial
Tim De Ruyck. Superintendent, WCPS.

Pink Shirt Day crucial for schools around Wolf Creek Public Schools

When you see a cluster of pink shirts on students, it makes…

  • Feb 25, 2022
Tim De Ruyck. Superintendent, WCPS.
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)

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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The Matrix: Resurrections is a prime example of a sequel that shouldn’t have been made

Dr. Ian Malcolm, a fictional character in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park franchise,…

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Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer Editor

Dansereau: Re-evaluating the age of medical consent

I was at the young age range of my grade growing up…

Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer Editor
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