Columnists

COLUMN: Has social media passed its peak?

Saul Klein at the University of Victoria writes about erosion of trust at Facebook and Twitter

  • Aug 2nd, 2018

Mayor’s column: Notes from Halifax

Mayor Grant Creasey recently attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference

MLA Lacombe-Ponoka Ron Orr Column

Since the NDP took office, there are 240,860 less workers in Alberta covered by WCB

Who pays for journalism? One way or another — you

Tim Shoults of Aberdeen Publishing writes about Ed Greenspon’s report on the Canadian media industry

  • Apr 13th, 2018

CHEF DEZ ON COOKING – Herbs: Fresh or Dried?

Dried herbs are suitable for certain recipes, however there are many recipes that benefit from fresh

STAR Catholic trustees hit the road for tour of school division

St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic School Division serves six communities across Central Alberta

  • Mar 15th, 2018
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Gord Bamford Foundation Charity Gala brings the stars to Central Alberta
Bug Jamboree at Ellis Bird Farm
Lacombe Community Market selling local all summer
2018 Lacombe Composite grads walk the stage

OPINION: Nova Scotia’s decision to dismantle English school boards is a mistake

Speaking in favour of keeping local school boards, in this opinion from the ASBA

  • Feb 14th, 2018

Calkins: Getting NAFTA negotiated correctly

MP Blaine Calkins wants to see the Trudeau government sort out its NAFTA negotiations

COLUMN: Is celebrity gossip your ‘local news’? Ottawa seems to think so

News Media Canada board chair reflects on heritage minister’s response to newspaper closures

  • Nov 29th, 2017

OPINION: Battle against intolerance will be fought in history classrooms

A complete accounting of the past – not platitudes – is our best weapon against racist mistruths

The NBA has a parity problem

Columnist Todd Colin Vaughan discusses issues of competitive balance in sports.

Spark ’em up, but with our eyes wide open

Political commentator Doug Firby weighs in on pot legalization

  • Dec 29th, 2016

Assisted suicide not the only response to suffering

It is eloquent, persuasive and based in law; it almost had me convinced that physician-assisted dying is the correct response to suffering.

  • Mar 5th, 2015

Dying badly is a fact of life here in Canada

A few days after the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the prohibition against doctor-assisted suicide,

  • Feb 26th, 2015

Editor bids fond farewell to the Lacombe Express

It is time for me to say goodbye. After a year and a half with the Lacombe Express

  • Nov 27th, 2014

Columnist responds to query about a Lacombe pioneer

I was delighted to see Mr. Mobley’s letter to the editor in the Lacombe Express in May.

  • Jul 3rd, 2014