Michael Dawe

Molly’s Coffee Bar, a local historic hot spot

Over the years, a great many businesses operated in the old Village…

Remembering the very pleasant Easter of 1905

This year, Easter falls between April 22 (Good Friday) and April 24…

History of the old Merchants Bank building

Over the years, Red Deer has lost a number of beautiful old…

Local efforts to make Red Deer a nuclear-free zone

The on-going tragedy in Japan has brought to the forefront the 65-year-old…

The agony of dealing with a late spring

Unfortunately, this past winter seems to have hung on forever. Cold weather…

Earthquakes felt in places closer to home

The recent tragic earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand have been sharp…

Pondering the history of International Women’s Day

On March 8, people around the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of…

A look at one of the earliest industries in North Red Deer

One of the earliest industries in North Red Deer, but one that…

Remembering Const. Dennis M.N. Shwaykowski

In August 1886, 125 years ago, the first permanent North West Mounted…

Village of North Red Deer marks 100-year anniversary

February 17 marks an important event in our community’s history. It was…

Local pioneer William M. Jarvis left a lasting legacy

One of the most interesting of Central Alberta’s pioneers and one who…

Community visionary Percy Jarvis remembered

One of the most popular residents of North Red Deer (Riverside Meadows)…

Rich community history of Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is generally known as a dynamic town, populated with large…

Remembering visionary educator Joseph Welsh

Red Deer has been home to a number of distinguished educators. One…

A look at the Canadian Northern Railway

The origins of the Canadian Northern Railway (later Canadian National) in Red…

North Red Deer was a community all its own

When the Calgary-Edmonton Railway first laid out the townsite of Red Deer…

New Year’s 1926 proceeded happier times for Red Deer

Every year, during the holiday season, there are frequent greetings of ‘Happy…

An old-fashioned Red Deer Christmas

Another Christmas will soon be upon us. Since people often like to…

Surviving the harshness of winters gone by

Another winter is now upon us. While it can be a very…

History of health care in Central Alberta

Health care and health care governance have been major issues in the…