Leo Paré

Canada’s rebuild incomplete

The special article on your Focus page by Squadron Leader Stewart J. Staudinger (retired) was exciting to read and educational.

  • Sep 4, 2013

Bentley man survives rollover on Hwy 766

Witnesses say a 24-year-old Bentley man is lucky to be alive following a single-vehicle rollover on Hwy 766 south of Hwy 53 early Thursday morning.

School track injury incident causing post-traumatic stress disorder

Earlier this year, I was caught up in a liability issue with my high school track coach. I had a knee injury and was being treated by a sports chiropractor, with the full approval of the superintendent of the school district. My coach, however, rejected the note from the chiropractor and caused me horrible stress and anxiety with the unnecessary demand that I see an internist. The principal said I had to do it.

  • Aug 28, 2013

Fort Hood gunman rests case in trial’s penalty phase

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood decided not to call witnesses or testify Tuesday during his trial’s penalty phase, which is his last chance to plead for his life before the jury begins deliberating whether to sentence him to death.

  • Aug 28, 2013

Trudeau says Canadians positive about marijuana-smoking admission

Justin Trudeau says he’s received “almost universal” praise for his frank admission that he smoked marijuana after becoming a member of Parliament.

  • Aug 28, 2013

Man fined $500 for purposely swallowing toe at Yukon hotel

A man has left a Dawson City, Yukon, hotel in a bit of a toe jam. The man was at the Downtown Hotel Saturday night drinking the infamous Sourtoe Cocktail, which involves swigging a shot of whiskey with a human toe in the glass and allowing the toe to touch the drinker’s lips.

  • Aug 28, 2013

Woman hates sex but pretends to enjoy it

Dear Annie: I am 46-years-old and have one problem. I hate sex.

  • Aug 27, 2013

City seeks volunteers for graffiti cleanup

The city’s first community Graffiti Clean Up day needs more volunteers on Saturday.

Noisy neighbours making it hard to enjoy summer

My husband and I are teachers and are home most of the summer. Our next-door neighbors have two toddler boys and a couple of barking dogs. They are a nice family except for the continuous noise and chaos, which is especially noticeable in the summer when windows are open. We can’t enjoy coffee in the morning on our deck or a drink outside in the late afternoon.

  • Aug 21, 2013

Big seniors’ spending forecast

The Canadian economy may not need to fear the advent of the frugal aging shopper after all, according to a new report. The paper from Bank of Montreal senior economist Sal Guatieri suggests the impact of the aging baby boomer generation on consumption may not be as great as some have feared, if tomorrow’s seniors continue to be the big spenders they were in their youth.

Alberta government says 14,500 homes affected by June floods

The Alberta government says more than 14,500 homes were damaged during severe flooding in June.

  • Aug 21, 2013

Canadians detained in Egypt are among nine foreign nationals held

Egyptian news sources say two Canadians being detained in Cairo could be behind bars for more than two weeks while their case is examined.

  • Aug 21, 2013

Red Deer man faces 23 charges in alleged scam

A 47-year-old Red Deer man faces numerous criminal offences after an extensive investigation by the Red Deer City RCMP commercial crime investigation section.

Alhambra horse trials starts today

The Alhambra Victory Track Summer Event opened today at Alhambra Stables, which are located on the banks of the Red Deer River near Fort Normandeau.

  • Aug 16, 2013

British stuntman dies in fall

He wasn’t a competitor, but Mark Sutton still got one of the biggest cheers of the 2012 Olympics.

  • Aug 16, 2013

Utah man convicted of smuggling guns

The Canada Border Services Agency says a man from Utah has been convicted of smuggling firearms across the U.S.-Canada border in southern Alberta.

  • Aug 16, 2013

Both U16 Renegades tier II teams to play for provincial title at home Friday

Both Red Deer Renegades teams will be in action at 6 p.m. Friday in the provincial U16 tier II boys’ and girls’ soccer championships at Edgar Park.

  • Aug 15, 2013

Rocky-area kidnapping suspect remains in custody

The man accused of attacking an O’Chiese First Nation woman after their vehicle got stuck in the bush remains in custody after an appearance in Rocky Mountain House provincial court on Wednesday.

  • Aug 15, 2013

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners

Israel released 26 Palestinian inmates, including many convicted in grisly killings, on the eve of long-stalled Mideast peace talks, angering families of those slain by the prisoners, who were welcomed as heroes in the West Bank and Gaza.

  • Aug 14, 2013