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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
Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor

VAUGHAN: Local news stands up against authoritarianism, corruption

Supporting local newspapers ensures fairness in society

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
WCPS Board Chair Pamela Hansen

COLUMN: WCPS starts school year with new Mission and Vision

Wolf Creek Public Schools’ (WCPS) staff, students and families are back from the summer break

WCPS Board Chair Pamela Hansen
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Vandriel: Meet My New Favourite Novel

Caroline Vandriel’s monthly book review

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Local media is changing

Local media is changing

Community papers have to adapt to reader demands

Local media is changing
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.
(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)
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

Mielke: Thoughts on being a mom and a reporter

Treena Mielke’s regular column about life and family

  • Feb 28, 2019
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
Bighorn consultations a charade, says Nixon

Bighorn consultations a charade, says Nixon

MLA Jason Nixon believes the consultations being done for Bighorn County are a sham

Bighorn consultations a charade, says Nixon