Opinion

Military posers insult real veterans: writer

Fake medals and bogus insignia insulting to service members

  • Oct 17, 2019

UPDATED Provincial police force demands consideration

UPDATED High cost of RCMP officers discussed recently

Early childhood care is federal election issue

Wetaskiwin voters should be asking candidates about childcare

  • Oct 10, 2019
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A Walk to Remember

We hope people know ‘Newspapers Matter’

Newsprint may not be needed, but news certainly is

VAUGHAN: Local news stands up against authoritarianism, corruption

Supporting local newspapers ensures fairness in society

A tale of politicians in a car crash

Writer says politicians and reliability could be mutually exclusive

  • Oct 4, 2019

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

Taxing not the answer to debt problem: MLA Smith

Alberta has a spending problem, not revenue problem

  • Oct 3, 2019

UFOs again in the headlines

Silly belief that advanced civilization would visit this place

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

Pesticide spraying harmful to local bees says writer

Simply cutting the ditches would be a great improvement over spraying

  • Sep 26, 2019

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau sets new standard for hypocrisy

Deeply hypocritical ‘brownface’ episodes should seal Trudeau’s fate

Wetaskiwin writer enjoyed Music in the Park

Living next to Wetaskiwin’s Jubilee Park was enjoyable for local writer

Amnesty International worried about Alberta’s publicity campaign

Meanwhile, critics of Vladimir Putin being murdered at alarming rate

Trudeau government accuses Scheer of spreading fake news

Prime Minister seems to want killers to move to Canada

  • Sep 12, 2019

Squeezing more and more out of consumers

Loot boxes in video game world are obviously gambling

Thorsby Hotel and Bar celebrates 90 years

MLA discovers set of 1965 plates for his wife’s Corvair

  • Sep 5, 2019

Looking back after 30th high school reunion

Editor hopes he’s had more success than mistakes

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

Local media is changing

Community papers have to adapt to reader demands