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WestJet reports first-quarter profit falls from year ago mark, revenue up

WestJet reports first-quarter profit falls from year ago mark, revenue up

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. shares plummeted to their lowest levels in…

WestJet reports first-quarter profit falls from year ago mark, revenue up
Nestle takes over sales of Starbucks in grocery aisles

Nestle takes over sales of Starbucks in grocery aisles

SEATTLE — Nestle is paying more than $7 billion to handle global…

Nestle takes over sales of Starbucks in grocery aisles
Russia’s Putin sworn in for 4th term; vows economic reforms

Russia’s Putin sworn in for 4th term; vows economic reforms

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin took the oath of office Monday for his…

Russia’s Putin sworn in for 4th term; vows economic reforms
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Replay Red Deer April 22, 2018

Watch weekly news highlights from Red Deer and Central Alberta

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Sales are slower than anticipated. (CP Photo).                                Sales are slower than anticipated. (CP Photo).

Recent retail sales far weaker than initial estimates, revisions suggest

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales during the crucial holiday shopping season were…

Sales are slower than anticipated. (CP Photo).                                Sales are slower than anticipated. (CP Photo).
Dashing to make a flight? Order food to your gate through a delivery app

Dashing to make a flight? Order food to your gate through a delivery app

TORONTO — P.J. Mastracchio is used to dashing through airports only to…

Dashing to make a flight? Order food to your gate through a delivery app
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Power largely restored across Puerto Rico after blackout

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s power company said Thursday that…

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Bank of Canada to make interest rate announcement, predictions for the economy

Bank of Canada to make interest rate announcement, predictions for the economy

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada will decide today whether to continue…

Bank of Canada to make interest rate announcement, predictions for the economy
Budget watchdog says a national basic income would cost $76 billion

Budget watchdog says a national basic income would cost $76 billion

OTTAWA — A federal spending watchdog says it could cost federal coffers…

Budget watchdog says a national basic income would cost $76 billion
Sunday summit: Trudeau pledges money, new law to make Trans Mountain happen

Sunday summit: Trudeau pledges money, new law to make Trans Mountain happen

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting taxpayer money where his…

Sunday summit: Trudeau pledges money, new law to make Trans Mountain happen
Red Deer’s Point in Time Count and Survey results to come in June

Red Deer’s Point in Time Count and Survey results to come in June

Results from Red Deer’s latest Point in Time Homeless Count and Survey…

Red Deer’s Point in Time Count and Survey results to come in June
Olds’ Graysen Cameron (centre) in hospital with Humboldt Broncos teammates Derek Patter and Nick Shumlanski holding hands after a bus crash that killed 14 and left 14 injured. (Photo courtesy R.J. Patter Twitter)
Olds’ Graysen Cameron (centre) in hospital with Humboldt Broncos teammates Derek Patter and Nick Shumlanski holding hands after a bus crash that killed 14 and left 14 injured. (Photo courtesy R.J. Patter Twitter)
Interior Secretary: ‘Opposition’ to offshore drill plan

Interior Secretary: ‘Opposition’ to offshore drill plan

PLAINSBORO, N.J. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acknowledges there is “a lot…

Interior Secretary: ‘Opposition’ to offshore drill plan
Stocks skid again after US proposes more China tariffs

Stocks skid again after US proposes more China tariffs

NEW YORK — Another increase in trade tensions has stocks reversing course…

Stocks skid again after US proposes more China tariffs
A Rocky Mountain resident, Becky Hoppe, is giving away her old grad dress to someone in need. Photo via Facebook
A Rocky Mountain resident, Becky Hoppe, is giving away her old grad dress to someone in need. Photo via Facebook
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21-year-old charged with drug trafficking in Rocky Mountain House

RCMP seized drugs after conducting a traffic stop and charged a 21-year-old…

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January residential sales jumped 21 per cent from the same month last year. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
January residential sales jumped 21 per cent from the same month last year. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Guest speaker Kristi Pinkney, founder and director of Hines Health Services and a registered nurse, speaks to dozens in attendance at the Marijuana in the Workplace - What You Need to Know luncheon Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel in Red Deer. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

WATCH: Marijuana in the Workplace information luncheon held in Red Deer

Central Alberta businesses need to prepare for the legalization of marijuana. That…

Guest speaker Kristi Pinkney, founder and director of Hines Health Services and a registered nurse, speaks to dozens in attendance at the Marijuana in the Workplace - What You Need to Know luncheon Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel in Red Deer. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
A community potluck is taking place at the Coconut Room Thursday evening at 4 p.m. Photo via Facebook

Community potluck at the Coconut Room

It’s time for renewal, sharing of stories and food to welcome the…

A community potluck is taking place at the Coconut Room Thursday evening at 4 p.m. Photo via Facebook
Red Deer RCMP seized 29 firearms, ammunition, four crossbows and a large amount of stolen property in a pair of operations last month. Supt. Ken Foster was joined by Mayor Tara Veer at a news conference on Monday morning to talk about the seizures. A man and a woman are facing nearly 200 charges.                                Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Red Deer police seize rifles and shotguns from storage locker

A man and a woman facing nearly 200 charges after 29 firearms seized last month

Red Deer RCMP seized 29 firearms, ammunition, four crossbows and a large amount of stolen property in a pair of operations last month. Supt. Ken Foster was joined by Mayor Tara Veer at a news conference on Monday morning to talk about the seizures. A man and a woman are facing nearly 200 charges.                                Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff