Letter To The Editor

Trans Awareness Week: Lived Experience

November 18, 2017 - 1:23pm Updated: November 18, 2017 - 11:15pm

Friday marked the end of Transgender Awareness Week.

You might be thinking, “I don’t know any transgender people. Why does this apply to me?” The truth is that gender diverse people don’t look a certain way. We could be your family, friends, neighbours, co-workers, or even that stranger you chit-chat with every morning going into work.

Raising Philanthropists (Celebrating National Philanthropy Day)

November 15, 2017 - 9:01am

A few months ago I started working at the Red Deer & District Community Foundation. Until that time, the word ‘philanthropy’ was not an everyday word in our home. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying philanthropic acts weren’t everyday behaviours in our home, but the word itself wasn’t regularly rolling off my tongue. 

Five Terrible Reasons to Run for Municipal Office

September 15, 2017 - 11:29pm

Ever wonder what motivates a person to run for municipal council? It seems that, in many Alberta communities this year, there are a record number of candidates for Council, as well as many mayoral hopefuls. I’ve heard a lot of different reasons for why people choose to run, many of them misguided and some even mendacious. Here are my top five bad reasons to run:

1) “People are ready for change!” 

Economics of starting or growing a family business in Canada just got worse, local lawyer says

September 6, 2017 - 3:36pm

What Happened on July 18?

On July 18, 2017 the Liberal Government released a “Discussion Paper” and related “draft” tax legislative proposals (“Proposals”) which fundamentally changes (and dramatically increases in many cases) the taxation of family business corporations in Canada.

Rev. Rock confident Red Deer will make Khadr feel welcome

September 1, 2017 - 7:46am

Recently at National Aboriginal Week celebrations, I witnessed a family walking by in their hijabs celebrating Eid, the end of the month-long Muslim fast of Ramadan. One of the Indigenous participants invited them in, and they soaked in the culture, and posed for pictures in front of a tipi. Never before had I witnessed something so Canadian; newer residents, perhaps Syrian refugees, intermingling with the traditional people of this territory. It got me thinking, what does it mean to be Canadian and what are Canadian values?

Blackfalds mayor defends storm water plan

July 14, 2017 - 3:25pm Updated: July 17, 2017 - 8:43am

Dear Editor,

Over the past few weeks I have noticed that there has been considerable misinformation being shared regarding the Town of Blackfalds Northwest Area Master Stormwater Management Plan. I wanted to take a few moments to share some thoughts with your readers and direct those who are interested to additional resources to learn about the project.

"Be smarter than that," says Red Deer WIC in wake of Anti-Muslim protest

May 28, 2017 - 9:59am

The Red Deer Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Network is made up of over 50 members who represent the diversity of our community and Red Deer Public Schools is one of our members. We work in a collective impact model to help The City of Red Deer achieve its commitments as a signatory of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination.

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