Dave Nagy

Public voters offered largest slate since 1995

Red Deer Public School District voters will have the biggest field of candidates to choose from in nearly 20 years when they head to the polls next month.

Rebekah Caverhill looks through documents as she's interviewed at her home in Sylvan Lake

Freeman takes over senior’s house

SYLVAN LAKE— An Alberta pensioner says she feels like a prisoner after her rental property was claimed as an “embassy” by a man she says identified himself as a Freemen-on-the-Land, a growing movement of so-called sovereign citizens that is raising concerns with authorities both north and south of the border.

Rebekah Caverhill looks through documents as she's interviewed at her home in Sylvan Lake
Alberta energy minister Ken Hughes

Oil and gas expo future bright

Attendance may not have been as high as organizers had hoped for, but the 2013 Red Deer Oil & Gas Expo has set the stage for similar events in the future.

Alberta energy minister Ken Hughes

Indian court convicts four men of deadly rape on bus

NEW DELHI — An Indian court convicted four men Tuesday in the deadly gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, a brutal crime that galvanized public anger over the widespread — yet widely tolerated — sexual violence faced by Indian women.

  • Sep 11, 2013
Gord Bamford is presented the Single of the Year award during the Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton

Bamford back to the grindstone after big night

Gord Bamford won’t get much chance to rest on his laurels after winning five Canadian Country Music Association Awards on the weekend.

Gord Bamford is presented the Single of the Year award during the Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton

‘Edible forest’ takes root

The first 16 trees in an edible forest are now taking root on a utility corridor adjacent to the Red Deer subdivision of Normandeau.

Doctors demand that Alberta coal plants be phased out

EDMONTON — Health groups say the Alberta government should move more quickly to close coal-fired generating plants in response to a study suggesting they are causing respiratory problems.

  • Sep 4, 2013
Red Deer’s Braden Pruss has developed an app called Joblink that he thinks could revolutionize the way people find help for odd jobs.

App links experts to jobs

Got a leaky tap?

Red Deer’s Braden Pruss has developed an app called Joblink that he thinks could revolutionize the way people find help for odd jobs.

Syria hiding weapons, shifting troops

BEIRUT — As the Obama administration tries to prod Congress into backing armed action against Syria, the regime in Damascus is hiding military hardware and shifting troops out of bases into civilian areas.

  • Sep 3, 2013
Transgender student Wren Kauffman

Transgender boy shares story at school

EDMONTON — When 11-year-old Wren Kauffman goes back to school this week, he won’t be hiding the fact that he’s actually a girl.

  • Sep 3, 2013
Transgender student Wren Kauffman

U.S. lays groundwork for possible military action in Syria

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is laying the groundwork for potential military action in Syria in the coming days, with intelligence agencies readying additional evidence about last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack and high-ranking U.S. officials declaring there was “no doubt” that Bashar Assad’s government was to blame.

  • Aug 28, 2013

Inquiry confirms queue-jumping

EDMONTON — An inquiry has found that queue-jumping has occurred in Alberta’s health-care system and an environment exists in which it could happen again.

  • Aug 22, 2013

Cost to fix flood damage: more than $5B

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Alison Redford says provincial estimates show “well over” $5 billion will be needed to rebuild infrastructure after severe flooding in June.

  • Aug 20, 2013

Animals seized from pet shop

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — The man tasked to help seize reptiles from an exotic pet store in Campbellton, N.B., said wildlife crews will begin removing the animals Friday, days after two boys were killed by an African rock python in an apartment upstairs.

  • Aug 9, 2013

Baird defends stance on gay rights

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is brushing off criticism of Ottawa’s defence of sexual minorities’ rights in other countries, saying the vast majority of Canadians support the government’s stance despite claims from a conservative women’s group to the contrary.

  • Aug 9, 2013

Singer delivers supplies to High River

HIGH RIVER — The flood-ravaged southern Alberta town of High River has gotten another boost from Canadian performer Tom Jackson.

  • Aug 8, 2013
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Olds College brands new beers

The Olds College is busy branding these days — but livestock aren’t involved.

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Blackfalds-based Aquatech Diving Service works to recover a sailboat that capsized on Gull Lake on Sunday.

PHOTOS — Sailboat capsizes at Gull Lake

Sailboaters had to be rescued from their foundering craft on Sunday afternoon when a storm whipped up waves over a metre high on Gull Lake.

Blackfalds-based Aquatech Diving Service works to recover a sailboat that capsized on Gull Lake on Sunday.
Christie "Krusti" Whelan goes over the instruments on a PT-27 Stearman with cadet Sgt. Tim Wun. Whelan was one of several flight instructors with Vintage Wings

Cadets handed controls of vintage aircraft

As her flight instructor tells it, when Kaitlin Cullen, 12, was getting ready to fly a Second World War era training plane, the young girl was about already about a foot off the ground.

Christie "Krusti" Whelan goes over the instruments on a PT-27 Stearman with cadet Sgt. Tim Wun. Whelan was one of several flight instructors with Vintage Wings

Deadline for input on Identity project approaching soon

Red Deer’s unique identity is beginning to be officially defined.