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Harley Hay: DIY plumbing made easy

I hate to be a know-it-all but I occasionally like to pass…

  • May 1, 2021
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Earl Dreeshen, Red Deer-Mountainview MP

MP Earl Dreeshen on budget 2021, economic recovery and environment policy

This year has continued to be a challenging one after a turbulent…

  • May 1, 2021
Earl Dreeshen, Red Deer-Mountainview MP
Otter, a member of the Chinese music group Produce Pandas, reacts while watching other group members practice dance choreography during rehearsals in Beijing, Thursday, April 15, 2021. The Produce Pandas proudly call themselves “the first plus-sized boy band in China.” That’s a radical departure from the industry standard set by Korean super groups such as BTS, whose lanky young members are sometimes referred to in China as “little fresh meat.” (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

‘Plus-size’ boy band in China seeks to inspire fans

Produce Pandas rose to fame after making it about halfway idol talent competition

  • Apr 30, 2021
Otter, a member of the Chinese music group Produce Pandas, reacts while watching other group members practice dance choreography during rehearsals in Beijing, Thursday, April 15, 2021. The Produce Pandas proudly call themselves “the first plus-sized boy band in China.” That’s a radical departure from the industry standard set by Korean super groups such as BTS, whose lanky young members are sometimes referred to in China as “little fresh meat.” (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
FILE - The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Weeknd was snubbed by the Grammys but he’s the leading nominee at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Billboard Awards: 16 nods for Weeknd, 6 for Morgan Wallen

Weeknd up for top artist

  • Apr 30, 2021
FILE - The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Weeknd was snubbed by the Grammys but he’s the leading nominee at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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Letter: UCP government failing on numerous accounts

My senior friends and I all proudly supported the Lougheed and Getty…

  • Apr 30, 2021
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Firearms and drugs were seized by Sylvan Lake RCMP and a man and a woman from Sylvan Lake are facing charges.
(Photo from RCMP)

Sylvan Lake RCMP bust leads to drug and weapons charges

Sylvan Lake man and woman facing trafficking and firearms charges

  • Apr 29, 2021
Firearms and drugs were seized by Sylvan Lake RCMP and a man and a woman from Sylvan Lake are facing charges.
(Photo from RCMP)
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, goalie Shannon Szabados (1), of Canada, stares at the flying puck during the second period of the women’s gold medal hockey game against the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Tyler Tumminia is leaving the door open should members of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association ever want to reach out to the National Women’s Hockey League in a bid to thaw what’s been a chilly relationship. PWHPA member and former Canadian national team goalie Shannon Szabados was skeptical. “Until I see a league in North America that I would want my daughter to play in, my stance with the PWHPA remains united to create a better opportunity for future generations,” Szabados wrote in a text. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

NWHL holds door open in bid to thaw relationship with PWHPA

PWHPA members sought fresh start

  • Apr 29, 2021
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, goalie Shannon Szabados (1), of Canada, stares at the flying puck during the second period of the women’s gold medal hockey game against the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Tyler Tumminia is leaving the door open should members of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association ever want to reach out to the National Women’s Hockey League in a bid to thaw what’s been a chilly relationship. PWHPA member and former Canadian national team goalie Shannon Szabados was skeptical. “Until I see a league in North America that I would want my daughter to play in, my stance with the PWHPA remains united to create a better opportunity for future generations,” Szabados wrote in a text. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo when former Vice President Joe Biden was running for president, Biden works the grill during the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry in Des Moines, Iowa. President Joe Biden spent only a weekend as the “Hamburglar” in the conservative media world, but the incident illustrated the speed at which a false and damaging story can spread. The Daily Mail wrote about things that could potentially be in a Biden climate change plan, and cited an academic study that mentioned reductions in greenhouse gases that could be achieved with limits on beef consumption. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Hamburglar? How a story about meat limits fell apart

Story spread rapidly on social media

  • Apr 29, 2021
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo when former Vice President Joe Biden was running for president, Biden works the grill during the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry in Des Moines, Iowa. President Joe Biden spent only a weekend as the “Hamburglar” in the conservative media world, but the incident illustrated the speed at which a false and damaging story can spread. The Daily Mail wrote about things that could potentially be in a Biden climate change plan, and cited an academic study that mentioned reductions in greenhouse gases that could be achieved with limits on beef consumption. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Gardening: Understanding different varieties of fertilizer

Stores that sell fertilizers typically have a long row dedicated to the…

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Opinion piece

Opinion: Canada needs paid sick leave for all workers

“What we need to do is bring (transmission) down and we can’t…

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Surrey is to start hosting outdoor fitness classes. (City of Surrey image)

Red Deer outdoor fitness classes starting May 4

Classes set for Setters Place in Great Chief Park

  • Apr 28, 2021
Surrey is to start hosting outdoor fitness classes. (City of Surrey image)
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Letter: Disappointed with council’s postponement decision on Westerner

I am extremely disappointed in council’s decision to table the motion dealing…

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Letter: Keep the temporary homeless shelter downtown in Red Deer

Once again I’m ashamed to be Red Deerian. Are we as citizens…

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Letter: We shouldn’t be waiting so long for second dose

I would like to know who said it’s OK for people to…

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a COVID-19 update in front of Rideau Cottage on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (CPAC)

Opinion: Costly government child care isn’t a winning solution

There’s a big difference between making something affordable and playing a shell…

  • Apr 28, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a COVID-19 update in front of Rideau Cottage on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (CPAC)
Dr. Nick Savidov, senior research scientist (top) and Penny Takahashi, aquaculture coordinator, in Lethbridge College’s Aquaculture Centre of Excellence.
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Olds and Lethbridge Colleges form agriculture research partnership

Colleges have signed a memorandum of understanding focused on applied agriculture research

  • Apr 28, 2021
Dr. Nick Savidov, senior research scientist (top) and Penny Takahashi, aquaculture coordinator, in Lethbridge College’s Aquaculture Centre of Excellence.
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The memorial display in the Samson Cree Nation band office window. (Photo courtesy of Samson Cree Nation)

Samson Cree Nation memorial display honours murder victim Billie Johnson

By Chevi Rabbit/Black Press News Services Samson Cree Nation (SCN) erected a…

  • Apr 28, 2021
The memorial display in the Samson Cree Nation band office window. (Photo courtesy of Samson Cree Nation)
FILE - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against Ohio State during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, in this Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, file photo. Jacksonville’s draft prospects helped lure Urban Meyer out of coaching retirement. The No. 1 choice, an opportunity to grab Clemson star Trevor Lawrence and secure a franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

NFL draft could see record run of QBs taken

QBs widely expected to go 1-2-3 for just the third time

  • Apr 28, 2021
FILE - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against Ohio State during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, in this Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, file photo. Jacksonville’s draft prospects helped lure Urban Meyer out of coaching retirement. The No. 1 choice, an opportunity to grab Clemson star Trevor Lawrence and secure a franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1979 file photo, Montreal Canadiens goalie Ken Dryden reaches to cover the puck in front of the Montreal net as teammate Doug Jarvis (21) holds Pittsburgh Penguins Gregg Sheppard during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. Patrick Marleau passing Gordie Howe for the most games played in NHL history could soon be followed by another record of hockey longevity falling. Florida’s Keith Yandle, Marleau and Arizona’s Phil Kessel are all less than a full season away from Doug Jarvis’ NHL ironman record of 964 consecutive games played. (AP Photo/R.C. Greenawalt, File)

Jarvis’ ironman streak could be next major NHL record broken

Keith Yandle is the front-runner

  • Apr 28, 2021
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1979 file photo, Montreal Canadiens goalie Ken Dryden reaches to cover the puck in front of the Montreal net as teammate Doug Jarvis (21) holds Pittsburgh Penguins Gregg Sheppard during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. Patrick Marleau passing Gordie Howe for the most games played in NHL history could soon be followed by another record of hockey longevity falling. Florida’s Keith Yandle, Marleau and Arizona’s Phil Kessel are all less than a full season away from Doug Jarvis’ NHL ironman record of 964 consecutive games played. (AP Photo/R.C. Greenawalt, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 file photo, from left, actor Malachi Kirby, Director Steve McQueen, Rochenda Sandall, Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes pose for photographers during the photo call for the film ‘Mangrove’, as part of London Film Festival at the BFI Southbank, in central London. Small Axe,” a series of dramas exploring the experiences of London’s West Indian community from the 1960s to the 1980s, received 15 nominations on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 for the British Academy Television Awards. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

‘Small Axe,’ ‘The Crown’ lead race for UK’s BAFTA TV awards

‘The Crown’ nominated in 10 categories

  • Apr 28, 2021
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 file photo, from left, actor Malachi Kirby, Director Steve McQueen, Rochenda Sandall, Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes pose for photographers during the photo call for the film ‘Mangrove’, as part of London Film Festival at the BFI Southbank, in central London. Small Axe,” a series of dramas exploring the experiences of London’s West Indian community from the 1960s to the 1980s, received 15 nominations on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 for the British Academy Television Awards. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)