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Westerner Days lineup features many acts from Red Deer area

This summer’s Westerner Days entertainment lineup will seem like a big, old Central Alberta family reunion.

From Big Sugar and Wide Mouth Mason to The Boom Chucka Boys, Randi Boulton, Steve Arsenault and Spandy Andy, many acts appearing at this year’s fair from July 15-19 have a direct connection to the Red Deer area. READ

Apple contacts family of teen burned in iPhone fire

Apple has reached out to the family of the Rimbey teen who was burned by his iPhone 5c. READ

Man charged in fatal collision had been arrested twice previously for impaired driving

A man accused of driving drunk and causing a collision that killed a motorcyclist in Red Deer on May 20 had already been arrested for impaired driving twice since November. READ

Strychnine suspected in death of second dog

A second Kentwood-area dog has died in a suspected intentional strychnine poisoning. READ

Rocky RCMP seeking suspect in sexual assault

Rocky Mountain House RCMP are looking for a man who touched a woman’s breasts while she walked to work on Thursday. READ

Dogs involved in Rocky attacks to be put down

Three dogs have been ordered euthanized after a Rocky Mountain House judge convicted the dogs’ owner of eight charges laid following vicious dog attacks on a community trail. READ

RCMP investigating armed robbery in Clearview

Red Deer City RCMP are investigating a gunpoint robbery of a man as he walked in a city residential area. READ

Edmonton man convicted in dismemberment case shot dead in driveway

An Edmonton man convicted in the murder and dismemberment of a victim who had been stabbed 158 times has been shot dead in front of his home. READ

Bank of Canada’s Poloz nails his 'atrocious’ prediction for the first quarter

When Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz veered off script earlier this year to deliver a stunner that Canada’s first-quarter numbers would look “atrocious” — he wasn’t kidding. READ

Finance Department says Ottawa posted $3 billion deficit for March

Ottawa ran a deficit of $3 billion in March compared with a deficit of nearly $6.7 billion in the same month last year as federal government revenue outpaced increased spending. READ

Justice Minister Peter MacKay confirms he’s leaving federal politics

Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay is retiring from federal politics after nearly two decades of public service, much of it spent atop some of the most prestigious portfolios in government. READ

Zehaf Bibeau praises Allah in unedited version of pre-shooting video

Parliament Hill gunman Michael Zehaf Bibeau asks Allah to praise his actions and those of the mujahedeen in a newly released version of the video he recorded just before his attack last October. READ

Ex-Ontario deputy education minister sentenced to three years for child porn

A top Ontario educator urged people he met online to “sadistically sexually assault” their children in his quest for sexual thrills, an Ontario judge said in sentencing him to three years in prison. READ

Rogers, Shaw apologize for cutting away from David Letterman’s final goodbye

Rogers and Shaw say they’re sorry for cutting away early from David Letterman’s last show, preventing some viewers from seeing the late-night host’s final sign-off after more than three decades on the air. READ

Myanmar shows up, donors give money but no ’miracle’ solution at Asian migrant crisis talks

Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters. READ

Poison suspected in death of dog

One dog is dead after a suspected poisoning in a Red Deer neighbourhood. READ

Lightning sparks new fires in West Country; fire ban continues

Lightning storms sparked another six fires in the West Country on Wednesday. READ

Information and witness sought in connection with Feb. 2014 incident

Red Deer RCMP are looking for witnesses to an alleged assault where a man was robbed and dumped into a garbage bin in February 2014. READ

Desire to help Nepal deeply personal for garage sale organizers

It may be a local garage sale, but it comes with an international mission that could save lives. READ

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