Letter To The Editor

Honouring Gary Swanson

June 15, 2018 - 9:05pm

Following Gary’s and Cec’s (his dad) recent passing, my husband and I (friends of the family and Santa business partnership) have kept in contact with the family and are very sensitive to their needs and wishes and are being as helpful as possible, which includes sharing the below information.

LETTER: Keep talking about mental health

January 30, 2018 - 9:12pm Updated: January 31, 2018 - 9:18am

Last summer a dear friend of mine was taken too soon. He died from suicide.

As I got ready for work on a Monday morning, running around slightly frazzled and half unpacked after being in Winnipeg for the weekend, I got a call just as I was heading out the door. I sat at the kitchen table and cried, heartbroken.

It had been a while since I lost someone I knew so suddenly, no chance for goodbyes. Instead all I had were questions, and guilt.

MLA Schreiner disappointed with RDRH project status

January 22, 2018 - 3:00pm Updated: January 23, 2018 - 3:19pm

This week Red Deer received some incredibly disappointing news from AHS – hospital improvements that we so desperately need in Central Alberta are not very high on their priority list.

I have spoken with many of the concerned doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel, all of whom agree that our hospital is the highest priority. I also see this as a high priority. The constituents I hear from on this issue daily consider it a high priority.

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!” 


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