Dave Nagy

Markerville Creamery employee Amber Longacre helped dish out lunch made with local produce and meat at Taste of Markerville preview on Wednesday.

Time to taste Markerville

Tuck in your napkin and get ready to take a big, juicy bite out of Taste of Markerville on Saturday.

Markerville Creamery employee Amber Longacre helped dish out lunch made with local produce and meat at Taste of Markerville preview on Wednesday.

Bashaw hosts Calgary seniors evacuated during flood

Forty-eight Calgary seniors who were evacuated due to flooding in their home city have found temporary accommodation in Bashaw.

Study finds little environmental enforcement in infractions

EDMONTON — A survey of thousands of environmental problems in Alberta’s oilsands attacks the province’s claims to having strict control over the industry’s environmental impact.

  • Jul 24, 2013
Tammy Blanchard

Credit card fee decision disappoints Red Deer businesses

Tammy Blanchard has worked at Don’s Tire & Automotive Repair Ltd. for 13 years.

Tammy Blanchard

‘Enemy’ list is petty, childish: critics

OTTAWA — Immigration lawyer Barbara Jackman doesn’t know if the Conservative government has an “enemies” list, but if they do, she figures she’s probably on it.

  • Jul 16, 2013

Schools boost permit tally

Construction approvals for a pair of schools in Red Deer gave the city’s June building permit tally a $20-million boost and helped push the six-month total for 2013 ahead of the figure for the same period in 2012.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau

Trudeau turns heads at Alberta premier’s breakfast

ALDERSYDE — Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau popped up at an unexpected place on Sunday as he continues to drum up political support from voters.

  • Jul 8, 2013
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau
Alberta Premier Alison Redford surveys the flood damage in High River

Redford announces $1B for first phase of flood relief

The Alberta government is approving $1 billion to kick start the first phase of recovery from what the premier has called the worst flooding in the province’s history.

Alberta Premier Alison Redford surveys the flood damage in High River

Nurses fear cuts coming in Red Deer

The loss of almost 200 registered nurse positions since May has the United Nurses of Alberta concerned it could mean layoffs in Red Deer.

Alberta seeking input into social policy

Albertans will once again be asked to take part in discussions on social policy, this time focusing on improving child development, government responsibilities for children and poverty reduction.

Top court hears bawdy house challenge

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada grappled Thursday with the constitutionality of Canada’s prostitution law, as demonstrators from both sides of the issue aired their views with colourful flair on its outdoor steps.

  • Jun 13, 2013
Men using the Internet to find a good time are getting more than they bargained for and local police are issuing a warning.

RCMP issue warning about Internet escorts

Men using the Internet to find a good time are getting more than they bargained for and local police are issuing a warning.

Men using the Internet to find a good time are getting more than they bargained for and local police are issuing a warning.

Brothel boss ready to pounce on Canada

OTTAWA — Before she became a part-time prostitute late last year, 24-year-old Krissy Summers was looking up at a mountainous $25,000 student loan from the University of Michigan.

  • Jun 11, 2013
Harry Watchmaker (third from left) leads a drumming performance at the Feast to Remember the Children on Saturday. Playing along with Watchmaker are

Residential school era survivors tell stories

Early Wednesday morning, Harry Watchmaker set out on the highway from Red Deer to Edmonton for a meeting. Not far along his journey, he looked up and saw what appeared to be two suns, one on top of the other. On Saturday,

Harry Watchmaker (third from left) leads a drumming performance at the Feast to Remember the Children on Saturday. Playing along with Watchmaker are
Construction crews are continuing to work on the new Penhold School to be operated by Chinooks Edge School Division.

Outlook for permits appears optimistic

Central Alberta’s development officers won’t be able to tally their municipalities’ 2013 building permit values for seven months.

Construction crews are continuing to work on the new Penhold School to be operated by Chinooks Edge School Division.
Photographer Tim Van Horne explains his Red Deer Centennial photo mosaic project to Elizabeth Cundict

Red Deer mosaic being created

Tim Van Horn has photographed some of this nation’s celebrities and many of its homeless.

Photographer Tim Van Horne explains his Red Deer Centennial photo mosaic project to Elizabeth Cundict
Principal Angie Bishop of Parkview Adventist Academy with new graduate Claire Ritchey

Great-grandmother graduates high school

An 85-year-old great-grandmother received her high school diploma more than six decades after leaving the classroom behind.

Principal Angie Bishop of Parkview Adventist Academy with new graduate Claire Ritchey

CSIS knew of navy spy’s activity, held file back

OTTAWA — Canada’s spy agency clandestinely watched a navy officer pass top secret information to Russia for months without briefing the RCMP — a previously unknown operation that raises questions about whether Jeffrey Delisle could have been arrested sooner.

  • May 26, 2013

NEXT business plan rejected

Residents living near the site of a proposed business to blend compounds used in oilfield fracking urged Lacombe County’s municipal planning commission to reject the project.

Atress Angelina Jolie at the Women in the 2012 World Summit in New York. Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer. The Oscar-winning actress and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in an op-ed she authored for Tuesday's New York Times under the headline

Jolie reveals double mastectomy

“I hope that other women can benefit from my experience,” Angelina Jolie wrote in a powerful op-ed article Tuesday, explaining her decision to go public with having her breasts removed to avoid cancer.

  • May 14, 2013
Atress Angelina Jolie at the Women in the 2012 World Summit in New York. Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer. The Oscar-winning actress and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in an op-ed she authored for Tuesday's New York Times under the headline