Dave Nagy

Artist’s rendering of expected appearance of part of Rocky Mountain House’s Main Street project.

Ground being broken for Rocky downtown facelift

Rocky Mountain House’s Main Street has gone under the blade — well, the shovel.

  • Apr 30, 2014
Artist’s rendering of expected appearance of part of Rocky Mountain House’s Main Street project.

Tensions soar in Ukraine’s east

KIEV, Ukraine — The mayor of Ukraine’s second-largest city was shot in the back Monday and hundreds of men attacked a peaceful pro-Ukraine rally with batons, bricks and stun grenades, wounding dozens as tensions soared in Ukraine’s volatile east.

  • Apr 29, 2014

Turfgrass program gets cash boost

The Olds College turfgrass research program should enjoy a growth spurt, thanks to a $2.3-million injection of money.

  • Apr 29, 2014

Power upgrading planned

Some downtown Red Deer businesses and residences, between 45th Street and 49th Street, west of 52nd Avenue and east of Taylor Drive, will experience a scheduled power outage early Sunday morning.

  • Apr 24, 2014

Anti-prohibition pot protesters hit Parliament Hill

OTTAWA — Frisbees, hula hoops, reggae and the slightly skunky aroma of burning bud masked a serious policy dispute Sunday afternoon on Parliament Hill.

  • Apr 21, 2014

Sylvan Lake hunting for commercial, industrial investment

Sylvan Lake’s new Business Recruitment Team is developing a game plan that it hopes will attract commercial and industrial investment.

  • Apr 15, 2014

Major retailers victorious against Quebec’s French signs law

MONTREAL — A judge has ruled that major retailers do not have to modify their commercial trademark English names into French, as the province’s language watchdog had hoped.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Senate Democrats pressure Obama

WASHINGTON — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested re-election races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Teen dies in rodeo training accident

THORSBY — Investigators say the death of a 16-year-old boy at a junior rodeo training event southwest of Edmonton appears to have been a freak accident.

  • Apr 7, 2014

Pengrowth to twin pipeline in Olds area

Pengrowth Energy Corp. is planning to twin a 6.4-km stretch of pipeline in the Olds area.

Tegan and Sara celebrate their Juno award for Group of the Year during the Juno Awards in Winnipeg

Tegan and Sara set the 43rd Juno Awards swooning

WINNIPEG — Tegan and Sara’s pop makeover Heartthrob set the 43rd Juno Awards swooning, Arcade Fire made its presence felt from almost 10,000 kilometres away while decorated co-host Serena Ryder worked overtime to keep things smooth in the Prairies on Sunday night.

  • Mar 31, 2014
Tegan and Sara celebrate their Juno award for Group of the Year during the Juno Awards in Winnipeg

Spring proves elusive in Central Alberta

Central Albertans drooling over the thought of stashing away those well-worn winter boots now that April is on the very near horizon may have to wait a little longer.

  • Mar 30, 2014

Eight-time Mr. Olympia stays busy

It’s been a few years since Ronnie Coleman oiled up for a Mr. Olympia competition — which he won eight times in a row — but he’s busier than ever.

  • Mar 24, 2014

B.C. government to end strike over Canada’s biggest port

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s government said Wednesday it preparing back-to-work legislation to force an end to a strike by container truck drivers at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s biggest port.

  • Mar 20, 2014

Modulars to add space to schools

Students in four Red Deer and Sylvan Lake schools will get some extra space in which to learn next year, with local school divisions getting a break on paying for that space.

  • Mar 18, 2014

Rebels’ season goes to OT

Rebels 5 Oil Kings 0 Oil Kings 7 Rebels 4 The Red Deer Rebels couldn’t clinch a Western Hockey League playoff spot after 72 regular-season games.

Routine runoff alert issued

A runoff advisory, which includes Central Alberta, from the Alberta Emergency Alert system is more routine than alarming, according to a government spokesperson.

  • Mar 11, 2014

Housing starts skyrocket

Red Deer builders weren’t deterred by the bad weather in February, as the number of local housing starts skyrocketed relative to the same month in 2013.

Sylvan still has shot at Hockeyville

Sylvan Lake still has a shot at becoming the 2014 winner of Kraft Hockeyville.

  • Mar 10, 2014

Canadian photographer killed in Syria

TORONTO — The sister of a Toronto photojournalist killed in a Syrian air strike says he worked tirelessly to document for the world the “tragedies” carried out in the volatile region.

  • Mar 10, 2014