Opinion

Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
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Dansereau: Considerate Mother’s Day gifting

As spring rolls around again so does Mother’s Day. Although we should…

The subtle things my mom has taught me

Mother’s Day is coming up and each year I struggle to find…

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Where are all the swine assistants?

I share my house with a few creatures. Cats, birds, humans and…

(Christi ALbers-Manicke/RIMBEY REVIEW)
A woman holds a dog while crossing the Irpin River on an improvised path under a bridge as people flee the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Saturday, March 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Ukraine, Taiwan, and the politics of big neighbour resentment

Anyone who resists is a “traitor” and therefore deserving of brutal retribution. Massacres are part of a strategy of annihilation

  • Apr 25, 2022
A woman holds a dog while crossing the Irpin River on an improvised path under a bridge as people flee the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Saturday, March 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Rimbey’s remaining payphone to make final call in April

I nearly wept. My publisher Leah, stood beside me obviously shook. We…

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Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Saving the planet from climate disaster, one bite at a time

A new UN report estimates that almost half of 2050 GHG emissions related to food could be cut through things like eating less animal protein

  • Apr 14, 2022
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
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Bay du Nord oil project needs swift approval

With the market prices of hydrocarbons soaring, accelerated by the Russian invasion…

  • Apr 12, 2022
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Luci Henry
Luci Henry
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Alberta will not accept a plan that explicitly plans to reduce economic activity

Alberta’s government will not accept any federal plan on emissions that will…

  • Apr 2, 2022
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New oil and gas megaprojects going ahead, just not in Canada

This year’s investment is about 6 per cent of the global total

  • Mar 15, 2022
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Franco Terrazzano

Politicians, bureaucrats shielded from the pain they cause

Politicians and government decision-makers are financially divorced from the Canadians they’re supposed to represent

  • Mar 9, 2022
Franco Terrazzano
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Nothing brings you closer than ice fishing

This past weekend we had enough of annoying each other indoors and…

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Trudeau response to Freedom Convoy turned it into a global movement

The world is watching Canada. Trudeau needs to separate the dangerous blend of public health and authoritarian politics

  • Feb 26, 2022
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The urgent need to end the uncertainty over restrictions

The more time that passes, the more the restrictions on our lives seem to have run their course in the eyes of the population

  • Feb 22, 2022
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Free expression is still under threat with Bill-C11

It allows the Trudeau government to download its responsibilities to the CRTC

  • Feb 20, 2022
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Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Invoking the Emergencies Act will help Canada’s reputation abroad

The last thing supply chains needed was more human-induced logistical predicaments created by the very disruptive truckers’ convoy

  • Feb 20, 2022
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Family team building exercise, room cleaning

With Spring around the corner I figured it was time for the…

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World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
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Franco Terrazzano

Can taxpayers really trust O’Toole to hold Trudeau accountable?

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole should be hammering the government over the soaring…

  • Jan 31, 2022
Franco Terrazzano