Dave Nagy

Minister promises budget won’t penalize towns, cities

EDMONTON — Alberta’s municipal affairs minister says while next month’s provincial budget will be difficult, the days of off-loading all the pain onto towns and cities are over.

  • Feb 15, 2013

Keeping up with the gen Yers

Holly Bilton has spent the last decade working with members of generation Y — young people born between 1980 and 2000, and who are becoming an increasingly important part of the labour force.


Wanna talk trash? City needs your ideas

The City of Red Deer is ready to talk trash — in public.


Ward, Thompson among lowest paid post-secondary executives

The pay of post-secondary senior executives came under fire after the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees issued a list showing some earned more than $600,000 in 2010-11.

Brazeau forced to take leave of absence

OTTAWA — Senators have voted to force Sen. Patrick Brazeau, who is facing criminal charges, to take a leave of absence from the upper chamber.

  • Feb 12, 2013

WestJet going regional

Canadian passengers flying in Western Canada will see some relief from rising airfares this summer as WestJet’s new Encore regional service takes flight in June, analysts say.

Thompson has steep learning curve on way to WSK victory

Red Deer’s kart racing phenom, Parker Thompson, set the bar pretty high in his first race with his new team, Energycourse.

Province on track to meet homelessness goal

Alberta has six years left to meet its deadline to end homelessness and the province says it’s on track.

Earl Dreeshen

Dreeshen leads delegation to Central America

Ending family violence was the top subject on Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen’s recent Central America trip.

Earl Dreeshen

BlackBerry sales impress

The launch of the new BlackBerry smartphone is getting off to a better start than some had predicted.

  • Feb 5, 2013

Tuition credit can be used for training

Central Alberta employers have until Feb. 14 to apply for a $5,000 tuition credit from Red Deer College.

Mounties snooped on Occupy movement

OTTAWA — The Mounties compiled a dossier on the Occupy Ottawa movement, scouring social media sites and even quizzing campus security after protesters held planning sessions at a university, newly released documents show.

  • Feb 3, 2013

Fieldhouse gives Blackfalds record development year

Blackfalds’ new $15.3-million fieldhouse helped propel the community to a record year on the development front in 2012.

Farmers adapting to life without Wheat Board

Farmers appear to be adjusting to life without the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly powers over the marketing of wheat and barley, says an official with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s competitiveness and market analysis branch.

Fiscal woes prompt province to push back schools

Alberta Education’s postponement of future capital school projects because of a bleak fiscal outlook is raising both alarm and understanding among Central Alberta education leaders.

Sports Awards and Banquet postponed

The 2013 Red Deer Community Sports Awards and Banquet has been postponed because of a lack of nominations.

Weather hinders search for missing plane in Antarctica

Rescuers looking for three Canadians aboard an airplane presumed to have gone down in Antarctica were grappling with bad weather conditions Wednesday, as low visibility and strong winds hampered search efforts.

  • Jan 24, 2013

Strike, lockout to hit seniors’ home

A Red Deer seniors care facility that houses 154 people is set to be hit by a strike/lockout on Friday.

  • Jan 23, 2013

Alberta pleased with Nebraska OK on Keystone

EDMONTON — Alberta’s energy minister says he is pleased to hear that a major hurdle has been cleared on the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • Jan 23, 2013

Beer Haus planned for downtown Red Deer

The former Tequila Nightclub is expected to reopen late next month — although it will bear little resemblance to the drinking establishment that was ordered to close in November.