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Trails groomed

Don Wales pulls a large toboggan behind a snowmobile as John Dickin uses a snowblower to fill the sled at Heritage Ranch on Tuesday.

Alaska looking at equity stake in TransCanada pipeline

An Alaska official said Monday the state is looking at taking a multibillion-dollar equity stake in a major natural gas pipeline project as a way to protect its interests and help make the long-hoped-for project a reality.

Two hunters found safe after cold night lost in B.C. Interior

A pair of hunters, including a 71-year-old, are safe after spending a cold night stuck in the wilderness of the British Columbia Interior.

  • Nov 18, 2013

Vince Gill at peace with his place in music

The band shows up here just about every Monday night.

  • Nov 15, 2013

Speeding motorcyclist caught after foot chase

A speeding motorcyclist pulled off Hwy 2 and led police on a foot chase near the Olds overpass on Thursday.

Producers join board

A pair of Central Alberta barley producers have been acclaimed to the board of Alberta Barley. Mike Ammeter of Sylvan Lake is returning for his second term, while Jason Lenz of Bentley joins the board as a replacement for Trevor Petersen of Penhold.

  • Nov 13, 2013

Red Deer’s Canada Games bid takes shape

Red Deer’s bid for the 2019 Canada Winter Games is taking shape as the deadline for submissions draws closer.

Traditions unfold at war memorial

In wet snow under grey skies, the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies played out Monday with all their sombre dignity.

  • Nov 12, 2013

Toronto mayor dogged by controversy at ceremony

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford couldn’t escape controversy at a Remembrance Day ceremony Monday, where a veteran refused to shake his hand.

Woman faces trial over drugs and weapons charges

After spending the better part of the year evading custody, a Red Deer woman is heading to trial on drug trafficking and weapons charges.

  • Nov 8, 2013

Survey suggests colon cancer screening rates may be levelling off

After years of steady increases, testing for colon cancer may be levelling off, a federal report suggests.

  • Nov 7, 2013

Sweet adventures in Cadbury World

The holidays — starting with Halloween — are primetime for sweets. And chocolate ranks as one of the most popular of all North American treats. It’s a temptation that has a long history and if you ever want to learn about it, Cadbury World in the village of Bournville, England, is the place to go.

Canadians among top nations for living well

When it comes to measuring the good life, Canada is among the world’s top spots for individual well-being, according to report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Nov 6, 2013

Obama’s homeland security pick is unfamiliar name

Barack Obama would nominate Jeh Johnson to run the Homeland Security Department, the response on the other end of the line was brief: Who?

  • Nov 6, 2013

Rebels at Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Red Deerians have a chance to meet their local hockey heroes as the Rebels will visit the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

  • Nov 6, 2013

Western winter wonderland

Nature’s beauty is seen in this image taken in the Ya Ha Tinda, west of Sundre. The blankets of snow create a amazing backdrop of the rolling hills and mountains, situated on the eastern border of Banff National Park.

  • Nov 6, 2013

Drug case accused sentenced

One of nine people arrested in an undercover drug operation was sentenced on Tuesday to two and a half years in prison, minus credit for the time he has served in remand.

Elderly woman injured in rollover near Lacombe

An elderly woman is in critical condition in Edmonton hospital after a crash west of Lacombe on Tuesday morning.

’Tis the season to smarten up

It breaks the heart. And the nightmare never ends — for the victim, for the accused, for the community.

Man charged with impaired driving after deadly crash

A Brooks man has been charged with impaired driving causing death after a collision that killed a taxi passenger early Saturday morning.