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Sylvan Lake doctor’s child sexual exploitation charges stayed by Crown prosecutor

Doctor was accused of trying to arrange sex with a child

  • Nov 17, 2020
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Only the ignorant, or the manipulative, will ignore COVID’s threat

Lest we forget, lest we fail to comprehend. Lest we forget, the…

  • Nov 17, 2020
Letters to the editor. (File photo)
This combination photo shows the Universal Studios globe on Aug. 5, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., left, and the Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on May 11, 2016. Universal Pictures and Cinemark announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, a multiyear agreement that guarantees three full weekends, or 17 days, of theatrical exclusivity for Universal and Focus Feature titles before a film can become available to rent on demand. Films that open to $50 million or more, however, will stay in theaters exclusively for five full weekends, or 31 days. (AP Photo)

Universal and Cinemark agree to shorten theatrical window

Flexibility ensures blockbusters have a longer exclusive run

  • Nov 17, 2020
This combination photo shows the Universal Studios globe on Aug. 5, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., left, and the Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on May 11, 2016. Universal Pictures and Cinemark announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, a multiyear agreement that guarantees three full weekends, or 17 days, of theatrical exclusivity for Universal and Focus Feature titles before a film can become available to rent on demand. Films that open to $50 million or more, however, will stay in theaters exclusively for five full weekends, or 31 days. (AP Photo)
The Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park will be taken down, as scheduled, on Nov. 14. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

David Marsden: Let’s raise a flag for freedom

It seems extraordinary that anyone would be taken to task for flying…

  • Nov 17, 2020
The Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park will be taken down, as scheduled, on Nov. 14. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Barbara Hopfner

November 17, 20201948-2020 ~ With infinite love and deep sorrow, we announce…

  • Nov 17, 2020

Ronald Mayan

November 17, 20201950-2020 ~ The Rev. Ronald B. Mayan, Bishop of the…

  • Nov 17, 2020
Former vice president Joe Biden talks with officials after speaking at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Biden set to address plans for economy as pandemic rages

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden is set to outline his plans…

  • Nov 16, 2020
Former vice president Joe Biden talks with officials after speaking at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Warkentin: Public-sector wages must reflect public-sector realities

Comprising 54 per cent of our provincial budget, government of Alberta employees…

  • Nov 16, 2020
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Readers support bylaw requiring face masks

Action now will prevent future COVID spread Re: “City councillor shows leadership…

  • Nov 16, 2020
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Jayden Dicks, 6, waves to Santa from the other side of a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Malls are doing all they can to keep the jolly old man safe from the coronavirus, including banning kids from sitting on his knee, completely changing what a Santa visit looks like. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Here comes Santa Claus – with face masks and plexiglass

Safety measures in place

  • Nov 16, 2020
Jayden Dicks, 6, waves to Santa from the other side of a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Malls are doing all they can to keep the jolly old man safe from the coronavirus, including banning kids from sitting on his knee, completely changing what a Santa visit looks like. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan, 23, 2020 file photo, Nintendo Switch game consoles are on display at Nintendo’s official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University. The finding comes as video game sales this year have boomed as more people are stuck at home because of the pandemic and many countries have once again imposed limits on public life. The paper released Monday, NOv. 16, 2020 is based on survey responses from people who played two games, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Study suggests video games can help mental health

Oxford University researchers

  • Nov 16, 2020
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan, 23, 2020 file photo, Nintendo Switch game consoles are on display at Nintendo’s official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University. The finding comes as video game sales this year have boomed as more people are stuck at home because of the pandemic and many countries have once again imposed limits on public life. The paper released Monday, NOv. 16, 2020 is based on survey responses from people who played two games, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
The Central Alberta Podiatry team encourage you to treat your feet well this holiday season.

5 tips for happy, healthy winter feet

From preventing gout to protecting against frostbite, here’s what you need to know!

  • Nov 16, 2020
The Central Alberta Podiatry team encourage you to treat your feet well this holiday season.
The Iconic Beauty team poses together!

Face the world with confidence: Here’s how

Red Deer aesthetics studio shares confidence-boosting tips

  • Nov 16, 2020
The Iconic Beauty team poses together!

Ron Mannerfeldt

February 15, 1960 - November 15, 2020Ronald Phillip Ragnar Mannerfeldt lived his…

  • Nov 15, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Alberta reports a record 1,026 new COVID cases Saturday

The province has 9,103 active cases of the virus

  • Nov 14, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Red Deer City Hall. (File photo)

Red Deer administration recommends against COVID mask wearing bylaw

The City of Red Deer’s administration is not recommending council impose a…

  • Nov 14, 2020
Red Deer City Hall. (File photo)
Harley Hay

Yes, I enjoyed dinner, but I missed the phones on every table

Everybody has a favourite restaurant, especially when there’s a looming possibility you…

  • Nov 14, 2020
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Ponoka convenience store robbed at knifepoint

The Reddi Mart in Ponoka was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday. Ponoka RCMP…

  • Nov 13, 2020
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This album cover provided by Columbia Records shows “Power Up” by AC/DC. (Josh Cheuse/Columbia Records via AP)

AC/DC is back and fighting off the black with new album

‘Power Up’ album the first in six years

  • Nov 13, 2020
This album cover provided by Columbia Records shows “Power Up” by AC/DC. (Josh Cheuse/Columbia Records via AP)

Christine Hermary

November 13, 2020Christine Hermary passed away at the age of 88 years…

  • Nov 13, 2020