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Canada plans $5M embassy threat assessment

The Foreign Affairs Department plans to spend up to $5 million next year for a sweeping intelligence study of potential threats to Canada’s foreign embassies and missions.

  • Dec 19, 2011

City again looking for a contractor to paint the water tower

The City of Red Deer hopes to find a business that wants to paint the city’s green onion. Tenders are once again being sought to repaint the water tower that overlooks downtown Red Deer. The deadline to bid on the project is Dec. 16.

  • Dec 6, 2011

Vancouver voters don’t punish Mayor Robertson

Gregor Robertson proved impervious to charges of weak leadership over his handling of the Occupy Vancouver protest and the lead-up to the Stanley Cup riot, as he easily won a second term as mayor.

  • Nov 21, 2011

Asian markets important for Canada after recent U.S. decisions: Harper

A series of U.S. decisions which run counter to Canadian interests highlight the need for Canada to secure access to Asian markets for its energy products, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday.

More than 3,000 police seize Rio’s largest slum

More than 3,000 police and soldiers backed by armoured personnel carriers raced into Brazil’s biggest slum before dawn Sunday, quickly gaining control of a shantytown ruled for decades by a heavily armed drug gang.

  • Nov 14, 2011

Eskimos focus on stopping Stampeders’ Cornish, Lewis

According to Edmonton Eskimos linebacker T.J. Hill, the main weapons in Calgary’s arsenal don’t have names — just numbers. Nine and 82.

  • Nov 13, 2011

Canada won’t pre-negotiate to get into Asia Pacific trade pact

The international trade minister says Canada has expressed interest in being at the table for talks on a new Asia-Pacific free trade group, but won’t pre-negotiate entry into the club.

  • Nov 13, 2011

Local dentist pays $30,000 for John Lennon’s rotten tooth

Spending $30,000 for a rotten tooth of John Lennon’s was a sweet deal, says Red Deer dentist Michael Zuk, who bought the celebrity molar through a U.K. auction house on the weekend.

  • Nov 7, 2011

Storm leaves 3.2 million without power in U.S. northeast

A freak October snowstorm knocked out power Sunday to more than 3.2 million homes and businesses across the U.S. Northeast, with close to two feet (60 centimetres) of snow falling in some areas over the weekend.

  • Oct 31, 2011

Cards’ Holliday to miss World Series Game 7

Matt Holliday will miss Game 7 of the World Series, leaving the St. Louis Cardinals without one of their top hitters for the final game of the season.

  • Oct 28, 2011

Charest determined after inquiry controversy

A defiant Quebec Premier Jean Charest tried to shift the focus to the economy on Sunday after months of intense criticism for his handling of an inquiry into the province’s construction industry.

  • Oct 23, 2011

Libya’s new leaders to declare liberation Sunday

Libya’s new leaders will declare liberation on Sunday, officials said, a move that will start the clock for elections after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

  • Oct 22, 2011

Canada takes gold in women’s badminton

Canada’s Michelle Li is like a gazelle on the badminton court, using lightning speed and incredible reflexes to her full advantage.

  • Oct 20, 2011

Veterans’ mental health travel costs not being covered

Former members of the Canadian military who are struggling with mental health problems say they’re being denied benefits from Veterans Affairs to cover travel costs to their psychologists and other medical professionals.

  • Oct 11, 2011