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Verdict in Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial set for March 24

TORONTO — The judge at Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial says he will deliver his verdict on March 24.

Justice William Horkins announced the date after the Crown and the defence wrapped up their closing arguments. READ

Closing arguments in Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial set to begin Thursday

"Trailer Park Boys" actress Sarah Dunsworth has been identified as the final Crown witness at Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial. READ

Judge at Ghomeshi sex assault trial to look at evidence from Crown witness

The judge at Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial agreed Tuesday to look at evidence from one final witness the Crown wanted to call in the closely watched case. READ

An exhibit brimming with contradictions

You can turn a blind eye to scruffy back alleys or industrial subdivisions — or you can see some artiness in their deterioration. Vanessa Mastronardi, who has a fine arts degree from the University of Alberta, has chosen to do the latter. READ

Stompin' Tom celebration brings fresh attention to Canadian musical legend

Celebrating Stompin' Tom Connors' legacy is starting to take on a life of its own. READ

Handel speaks in symphony and song

The full range of George Frideric Handel’s genius was dramatically showcased at a choral chamber concert, Saturday, co-produced by the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra and Early Music Voices. READ

Light hearts at work on heavy issues

When Father Tim Farley takes the pulpit, he’s used to feeling the love of his Catholic congregation — so nothing prepares him for being heckled from the pews by Mark Dolson. READ

Two local bands earn top honours

A couple of Central Alberta country bands scored big wins at the recent Alberta Country Music Awards. READ

Artist introduces local heroes into fantasy world

Red Deer artist Mike Villasana unveils real-life “superheroes” in his first solo exhibit at The Hub on Ross. READ

Ghomeshi's accusers exchanged 5,000 messages before and after going to police

Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial is hearing that two of the complainants who testified against the disgraced broadcaster discussed the allegations in thousands of messages they exchanged before and after they went to police. READ

The Trews still electric, just unplugged

So far, 2016 is shaping up to be the year of the acoustic show in Red Deer. The Trews are the latest rockers to unplug their instruments for a Valentine’s Day concert at the Memorial Centre on Feb, 14. READ

Local singer regains voice — and a new album

Alecia Aichelle’s soon-to-be-released debut country album is very appropriately called Golden. READ

Native spirit takes flight

Painted in the verdant greens of B.C.’s West Coast, with screens suggesting mist and fog, Red Deer College’s The Tempest is truly a “brave new world.” READ

Trailer Park Boys' Lucy on stand at Jian Ghomeshi's sex assault trial

"Trailer Park Boys" actress Lucy DeCoutere told Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial Thursday that the former broadcaster suddenly choked and slapped her while they were kissing at his home, and a year later joined her in a karaoke version of the Britney Spears song "(Hit Me) Baby One More Time." READ

Iconic band gets crowd dancing

If the live music scene is under threat, as 54-40 frontman Neil Osborne suggests, then a small but devoted fan base managed to keep it thriving for another night in Red Deer. READ

Flirtatious emails to Ghomeshi after alleged attacks were bait, woman says

A woman who testified that she went to great lengths avoiding any contact with Jian Ghomeshi after he allegedly attacked her acknowledged during intense cross-examination on Tuesday that she sent him flirtatious emails long after their encounters. READ

Red Deer Players dramedy pits idealism against convention

Easy-going Catholic priest Father Tim Farley is popular with parishioners because of his entertaining, but unchallenging, sermons. READ

Canadian wrestling legend Bret (Hitman) Hart says he has prostate cancer

Canadian professional wrestler Bret Hart says he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery "in the next few days." READ

Ghomeshi a ‘perfect gentleman’ who suddenly turned violent, trial told

Former radio star Jian Ghomeshi came across as a humble, charming and chivalrous gentleman who, without warning, would turn violent, his sexual assault trial heard Monday. READ

Shakespeare lands in Haida Gwaii

In a bold move, Red Deer College students are absorbing some of the spiritual beliefs and wood carvings of West Coast Haida culture into their upcoming production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. READ

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