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Dan Albas

COLUMN: Considering in-person or hybrid Parliament meetings

MP Dan Albas addresses choice of whether MPs need to be present in the House of Commons for debates

  • Nov 24, 2021

 

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COLUMN: Puzzle your way to the library

It is hard to walk away from a puzzle once it takes hold

 

Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Preparing for emergencies

Devastation and destruction result from flooding

  • Nov 17, 2021

 

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches at Normandy. This day is part of Canada’s military history. (Contributed)

COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches at Normandy. This day is part of Canada’s military history. (Contributed)
Lance Corporal Thomas Knowles (right) and Sergeant Alec Jack of the 54th Kootenay Battalion. Both men survived the war, becoming officers in the process. They returned to Hedley and were a key part of the Cenotaph Committee in August 1919. Copyright Knowles Family/ Hedley Museum. Photo colourized by Phil McLachlan, Black Press Media.

Remembering the sacrifices of the Hedley boys

52 young men from a small town signed up to fight in the First World War

Lance Corporal Thomas Knowles (right) and Sergeant Alec Jack of the 54th Kootenay Battalion. Both men survived the war, becoming officers in the process. They returned to Hedley and were a key part of the Cenotaph Committee in August 1919. Copyright Knowles Family/ Hedley Museum. Photo colourized by Phil McLachlan, Black Press Media.
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COLUMN: Thankfully, you don’t have to wear a poppy

You can pin it to your cowboy hat or paste it to the back pocket of your blue jeans

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Dan Albas

COLUMN: Concerns raised about federal climate action policy

Taking action on our environment should not be done divisively in a manner

  • Nov 10, 2021
Dan Albas
This image made available by NASA on Friday, July 24, 2015, showed a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft with enhanced colors to show differences in the composition and texture of Pluto’s surface. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, scientists said that Pluto may have rolled over on its axis eons ago, the result of tidal forces with jumbo moon Charon, and that a subsurface sea is the most likely explanation. (NASA/AP file photo)

Column: The mysteries of Pluto

Pluto defied many expectations and continues to puzzle scientists

  • Nov 7, 2021
This image made available by NASA on Friday, July 24, 2015, showed a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft with enhanced colors to show differences in the composition and texture of Pluto’s surface. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, scientists said that Pluto may have rolled over on its axis eons ago, the result of tidal forces with jumbo moon Charon, and that a subsurface sea is the most likely explanation. (NASA/AP file photo)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Reducing emissions from the oil and gas sector

Canadian delegates attending United Nations Climate Change Conference in Scotland

  • Nov 3, 2021
Dan Albas
An alien invasion did not occur in New Jersey in October, 1938. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: The night the Martians didn’t invade earth

Chaos and panic resulted from a radio drama

An alien invasion did not occur in New Jersey in October, 1938. (Pixabay.com)
As of 10:05p.m., Albas is up more than 10,000 votes over Liberal challenger Sarah Eves with over 80 per cent of the polls reporting, according to Elections Canada. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

COLUMN: Still waiting for the return of Parliament

New federal cabinet has 39 members

  • Oct 27, 2021
As of 10:05p.m., Albas is up more than 10,000 votes over Liberal challenger Sarah Eves with over 80 per cent of the polls reporting, according to Elections Canada. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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COLUMN: Fun and friendly stories for Halloween

Summerland Library branch to host afternoon of Halloween-themed fireside tales

  • Oct 23, 2021
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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson carries crew member Sirisha Bandla on his shoulders while celebrating their flight to space at Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, N.M., Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Andres Leighton/AP photo)

COLUMN: Spending money on the billionaires’ space race

Concerns have been raised about the present quest for private space flight

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson carries crew member Sirisha Bandla on his shoulders while celebrating their flight to space at Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, N.M., Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Andres Leighton/AP photo)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Waiting for Parliament to address data gathering

MP Dan Albas waits for the recall of Parliament to raise questions about data gathering

  • Oct 20, 2021
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Waiting for Parliament to resume

Canadians are awaiting news on federal pandemic relief programs

  • Oct 13, 2021
Dan Albas
A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Play it again… and again… and again

A 40-minute collection of instrumental music can feel stale after a while

A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Vaccination plan will affect travellers

Before I begin this week’s report, I would like to confirm my…

  • Oct 6, 2021
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Coming to terms with National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

MP Dan Albas offers thoughts on recent federal politics and a national day of reflection

  • Sep 30, 2021
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Where do we go from here?

Re-elected MP Dan Albas looks back at the Sept. 20 federal election

  • Sep 22, 2021
Dan Albas
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COLUMN: The problem with negative election campaigning

In a multi-party system, voters have plenty of choices at the polls

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang