Paul Cowley

Rainbow flag raised at Red Deer College to kick off Pride Week

Central Alberta Pride Week runs next week

Updated: Red Deer region unemployment hits 14%

Unemployment in Red Deer region nearly double July 2019 rate of 7.4%

Residents urged to fight energy industry tax breaks

County of Stettler and Lacombe County say tax breaks could cost them millions

Central Alberta pharmacies ramp up COVID-19 testing

Province extended 20-pharmacy pilot project to more than 90 last month

Red Deer family relieved that Lebanese relatives are safe after explosion

Lebanese relatives live 45 minutes from blast and said it felt like an earthquake

Heatwave welcomed by farmers

Warmth will help some crops catch up after wet spring

Central Alberta rural officials protest energy industry tax break plan

Rural elected officials fear tax break will shift unfairly burden on to ratepayers

Municipalities debating stricter mask rules as COVID cases increase

Red Deer not following Calgary’s lead in bringing in mask requirements at all indoor public spaces

Updated: Muncipalities to get $1.1 billion in recovery help

Federal and provincial cash to go towards infrastructure and municipal operating costs

Piece of Red Deer history up for sale

Willson House was built in 1911 and has been completely restored

China finds energy expertise in central Alberta

Red Deer County companies Icon Energy Services and C-Sense Consulting find success in China

Frontline rural police will benefit from new support positions say municipal representatives

Province says of 43 new RCMP officers on the job, 18 will provide support and specialized services

Red Deer takes to Twitter to talk finances

City provides rationale for COVID-19 Borrowing Bylaw

Red Deer’s bird cannons aim to protect

Recurring booms heard in river valley are effort to keep birds away from wastewater ponds

Central Alberta mayors pan municipal sales tax idea

Proposal calls for 1% temporary provincial sales tax dedicated to municipal infrastructure

Tax watchdog takes aim at municipal labour costs

Blackfalds mayor says “blatant sensationalism” behind Canadian Taxpayer Federation’s report

Hearings into $500 million Rocky Mountain House-area pipeline expansion remain on schedule despite pandemic

Canada Energy Commission grants more time for evidence but rules against hearing adjournment

Convictions upheld for pair arrested in RCMP Sylvan Lake drug operation

Kyle Schellenberger and Robyn Lehner convicted of drug and weapons charges in 2019

New abattoir approved near Innisfail

More meat processing capacity is badly needed in county, says council members

Municipal elections no place for equalization referendum: local leaders

Premier Jason Kenney wants equalization referendum question in 2021 municipal elections