Dave Nagy

Top court hears arguments on Senate’s fate

OTTAWA — Federal and provincial governments drew sharp battle lines Tuesday as Canada’s top court began hearing arguments in a historic case that will determine how — or even if — the scandal-plagued Senate can be reformed or abolished.

  • Nov 13, 2013

Province gives cash back to colleges

Central Alberta colleges will get about $1.8 million back from the province, almost eight months after the Alberta budget cut operational grant funding across the province by 7.2 per cent.

  • Nov 7, 2013

Crews still clearing streets after snowfall

Red Deer city crews continue to clear the streets after the first major snowfall of the year.

Griffiths under fire for oil bounty remarks

EDMONTON — Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths took some heat in the legislature Monday for recent comments saying the province’s oil and gas wealth “sucks the life” out of everything else in the province.

  • Nov 5, 2013

CN train derails, county says there’s no fire or safety risk

PEERS — There has been another derailment of a CN Rail train, this time near the hamlet of Peers in west-central Alberta.

  • Nov 4, 2013

Vote to suspend senators pushed back to Monday

OTTAWA — After repeatedly blaming the Liberals for stalling its bid to suspend three disgraced former Conservative senators, the Harper government has decided it’s in no rush after all.

  • Nov 1, 2013

Premier under fire for handing of traffic bill

EDMONTON — Alberta Speaker Gene Zwozdesky says he will study and make a ruling as early as Wednesday on whether Premier Alison Redford’s government broke parliamentary rules by prematurely spilling the details of its new transportation bill.

  • Oct 30, 2013

Beef industry battles labelling

A Central Alberta farmer who chairs the Alberta Beef Producers says the Canadian beef industry is working diligently to force an end to country-of-origin meat labelling requirements by the United States.

Duffy reveals second cheque in expense scandal

OTTAWA — The $90,000 from Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff wasn’t the only secret, five-figure payment made on Mike Duffy’s behalf during the Senate expense scandal, the senator at the heart of the controversy says.

  • Oct 29, 2013

Council candidates quizzed

There was little opportunity for prepared answers on Thursday as 29 of the 30 candidates for Red Deer city councillor positions fielded questions at an election forum hosted by the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce. Members of the audience,

Things loooking up for Banner Pharamacaps

It’s looking increasingly likely that a highly specialized manufacturing plant in Olds will continue to operate — albeit under new ownership.

  • Oct 17, 2013

Sherman shares Liberal alternative

Laying the groundwork for the growth of his party, Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman spoke about health care, education and the budget in Red Deer.

Duffy subject of RCMP allegations

OTTAWA — An RCMP allegation that Sen. Mike Duffy awarded $65,000 in Senate contracts to a friend who did little actual work is the latest twist in the case of the troubled former Conservative.

  • Oct 8, 2013

Protests mark anniversary of landmark document

OTTAWA — Groups affiliated with the Idle No More movement held protests across Canada and in parts of the United States on Monday as an important document for aboriginal land claims and self-government marked its 250th anniversary.

  • Oct 8, 2013

Harper courts Asia

OTTAWA — Stephen Harper and some of his senior ministers will depart Thursday for Southeast Asia in an effort to drum up support for trade and foreign investment at a leaders’ summit in Bali.

  • Oct 2, 2013

Campfire Room set up at Rocky school

Students in Rocky Mountain House now have the opportunity to learn from a school in Red Deer.

Tourism Red Deer gifting ghosts with technology

You soon won’t need a crystal ball or Ouija board to communicate with Red Deer ghosts.

PST stands for ‘political suicide tax’

There is zero appetite in Alberta for a provincial sales tax, despite recent suggestions by a tax expert that it would lure investment and benefit businesses, says a small business advocate.

RDC campaign aims to boost scholarships, awards

Red Deer College kicked off its 50th anniversary on Tuesday by unveiling an extensive mural documenting the institution’s history and announcing a drive for more donations.

Judge takes time to decide Khadr’s fate

EDMONTON — An Edmonton judge deciding if former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr should be transferred from a federal prison says his ruling will come down to whether he believes the 27-year-old is serving time as a youth or an adult.

  • Sep 24, 2013