Cameron Kennedy

Memorial Cup tourney to start with a bang

Red Deer is ready to welcome hockey fans from across Canada when the MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament returns to Alberta after a 42-year hiatus.

Man fights treatment of obese plane passengers in court: ‘It’s a slippery slope’

Delta Airlines' practice of bumping obese travellers or making them buy two seats is discriminatory and should be banned in Canada, says a Halifax man who advocates on behalf of airline passengers.

Provincial budget fails to address transportation funding shortfall

Central Alberta school jurisdictions were happy for the stable education funding in the provincial budget, but say a zero per cent increase won’t address old and new funding shortfalls.

  • Apr 22, 2016

Trudeau carries ‘D’ climate grade, oil support into UN Paris signing ceremony

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be dragging plenty of baggage to the United Nations on Friday when he joins some 150 other countries in signing the Paris climate accord.

Rescuers race to find survivors as Ecuador quake toll mounts

Despite the grief roiling this earthquake-stricken town, Pablo Cordova has something to be thankful for: He can return the coffin his wife had obtained for his funeral.

Two pregnant women among seven B.C. residents who test positive for Zika virus

Two pregnant women are among seven British Columbians who recently tested positive for the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.

Generals to face Thunder in Allan Cup final

The Bentley Generals have found themselves in familiar territory after a semi-final win.

Unite-the-Right group hopes for high turnout at April 30 event

A group of people has been busy criss-crossing Alberta trying to drum up support for an upcoming meeting in Red Deer intended to lead to unification of the “tarnished” Wild Rose and Progressive Conservative parties.

Gavin Agecoutay

Aboriginal community protests $100k support grant

Members of Red Deer’s aboriginal community are speaking out against a recent funding allocation to end homelessness.

  • Apr 6, 2016
Gavin Agecoutay

Canadian bank fined $1.1 million for failing to report suspicious dealing

The federal anti-money laundering agency has levied a $1.1-million penalty against an unnamed Canadian bank for failing to report a suspicious transaction and various money transfers.

Jayden Campbell

El Nino sends March temperatures almost five degrees above normal

Golfers are loving it, farmers maybe aren’t so sure.

Jayden Campbell
Josh Sullivan

Sullivans’ passion for lacrosse visible on, off field

It takes more than just playing lacrosse to make a living in the sport.

  • Apr 2, 2016
Josh Sullivan

Red Deer County plan to chop trees panned

HolmeHus Antiques owner Susan Manyluk has fought before to save trees near her Red Deer County home from being chopped down.

  • Mar 30, 2016

Quiet changes to Syrian private sponsorship program create confusion

Hundreds of Canadians who've come together to sponsor Syrian refugees are being told it could be next year before their new charges arrive, after a series of changes to the Liberals' resettlement program.

Keeping retirement age at 65: PM shares some budget plans with New York audience

Next week's federal budget will restore the eligibility for old-age security to 65 as promised, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday, committing to undo one of his predecessor's policies.

Annual march against perceived Montreal police brutality set for tonight

A Montreal march against perceived police brutality is set to take place tonight.

Protesters repeatedly interrupt Trump at rally in St. Louis

Facing intensifying criticism for the violent clashes between supporters and protesters that have come to define his rallies, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump continued to taunt those who interrupt his events in St. Louis Friday afternoon, while promising that police and security would be "gentle" as they removed them.

UN cites ‘horrendous’ human rights situation in South Sudan

A UN report describing sweeping crimes like children and the disabled being burned alive and fighters being allowed to rape women as payment shows South Sudan is facing "one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world," the UN human rights chief said Friday.

Economy, rumour driving petition: reeve

Inaccurate information and the poor economy likely fuelled much of the concern that drove a petition against a plan to borrow millions in the County of Stettler, says the reeve.

  • Mar 11, 2016

First lady’s death stirs memories of Reagan era

They came to mourn the stylish, influential first lady and celebrate an era.