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Unite the right group votes for new party

A “family reunion” of more than 400 right-wing Albertans — both Progressive Conservative Party and Wildrose Party supporters — was held Saturday in Red Deer.

The majority of participants at the Alberta Can’t Wait meeting endorsed the idea of forming a new, unified right-of-centre party by 2019. READ

Day of Mourning marked in Red Deer

A sombre crowd took time to remember those who lost their lives or were injured on the job on the National Day of Mourning at City Hall on Thursday. READ

Gas leak creates major traffic headaches

A City of Red Deer firefighter opens the valve on a hydrant charging a line to a nearby engine at the corner of 32nd Street and 40th Avenue. READ

Urgent remedy sought for pediatrician shortage

The departure of two local pediatricians has seen Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre calling in pediatricians more often from Calgary and Edmonton to cover on-call duties at the hospital. READ

Man dies in crane accident at Nova Chemicals' Joffre site

A man was killed while taking apart a crane at the Nova Chemicals’ Joffre site just one day before the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. READ

Condor girl among lucky Canadians chosen to name RCMP puppies

Future Const. Jude, your picture is on its way to Condor, home of the schoolgirl who named you. READ

Jury convicts couple in son's death

The mother of a toddler who died of meningitis began weeping uncontrollably Tuesday after a jury found her and her husband guilty of failing to provide their ill son with the necessaries of life. READ

No tax increase in 2016 in Red Deer County

Red Deer County will hold the line on taxes. READ

Tax deadline extended

Procrastinators rejoice! READ

Social media blamed for spike in sexually-transmitted infections

Gonorrhea and syphilis rates dramatically spiked across Alberta last year mostly due to the use of social media, according to health officials. READ

Nominees announced for 2016 Women of Excellence Awards

Red Deer & District Community Foundation has named 29 nominees for the the 2016 Women of Excellence Awards. READ

Canada 'does not and will not' pay ransom to terrorists, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making it clear that Canada "does not and will not" pay ransom to terrorists. READ

Philippine troops hunt extremists who beheaded Canadian

The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in how to succeed and also ensure the safety of the remaining captives. READ

Father charged with murder in death of five-year-old girl recovered from home

A Newfoundland father has been charged with the first-degree murder of his five-year-old daughter after her body was found in a burned-out home. READ

Mountie denies tying up 11-year-old son during Florida family vacation

A boy at the centre of a horrific abuse case lied when he told investigators he had been tied up in a hotel room during a family vacation, his father testified Tuesday at his trial on charges including assault and forcible confinement. READ

Aboriginals overrepresented in youth justice system — data

Figures from the Justice Department paint a dark picture of the state of indigenous incarceration, with aboriginals seriously overrepresented in the youth criminal justice system. READ

Vancouver medical marijuana businesses must close by Friday if breaking rules

Vancouver medical marijuana businesses that are operating without a licence must close by Friday. READ

Harper lawyer: former PM didn't impact RCMP decision to charge Duffy

Stephen Harper's lawyer says the former prime minister played no role in the decision by the RCMP and Crown attorneys to charge and prosecute Sen. Mike Duffy. READ

Pensions should brace for new normal of lower neutral interest rates: Poloz

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is recommending pension funds get ready for a new normal: neutral interest rates lower than they were before the financial crisis. READ

CN Rail warns Ottawa not to impose or extend regulations on railways

Canadian National Railway is calling on Ottawa to refrain from imposing or extending service regulations on the country's railways that it fears will stifle innovation and discourage investment. READ

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