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FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Israeli authorities said late Saturday, May 21, 2022, they have detected the country's first case of monkeypox in a man who returned from abroad and were looking into other suspected cases. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

Alberta expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility

As of Thursday, Albertans 18 and older who met the criteria will…

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Israeli authorities said late Saturday, May 21, 2022, they have detected the country's first case of monkeypox in a man who returned from abroad and were looking into other suspected cases. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
Red Deerians Don Wales and his grandson Thomas Zimmerman reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on June 18. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer grandfather and grandson reach peak of Mount Kilimanjaro

The best part was the journey together, say the men

Red Deerians Don Wales and his grandson Thomas Zimmerman reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on June 18. (Contributed photo).
A man receives a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says Canadians should practice safe sex and reduce the number of sexual partners to reduce the spread of monkeypox.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada’s top doc encourages safe sex, fewer partners to prevent spread of monkeypox

Canada’s chief public health officer says there are 745 confirmed cases of the monkeypox reported in Canada

A man receives a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says Canadians should practice safe sex and reduce the number of sexual partners to reduce the spread of monkeypox.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq holds a photo of Fr. Johannes Rivoire, who is wanted in Canada for abusing children in Nunavut but now resides in France, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Canada has requested France extradite the priest accused of sexually abusing children in Nunavut.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada asked France extradite priest facing sexual assault charge in Nunavut

The RCMP says Johannes Rivoire is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant,

NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq holds a photo of Fr. Johannes Rivoire, who is wanted in Canada for abusing children in Nunavut but now resides in France, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Canada has requested France extradite the priest accused of sexually abusing children in Nunavut.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., on February 25, 2022. A think tank that’s been compiling data on COVID-19 in Canadian long-term care homes says it has to stop its work because provinces are no longer making enough information public about the spread of the virus in the sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Project tracking COVID-19 in Canadian long-term care paused due to lack of data

The website for the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Tracker Project will remain available online

Residents are shown at Idola Saint-Jean long-term care home in Laval, Que., on February 25, 2022. A think tank that’s been compiling data on COVID-19 in Canadian long-term care homes says it has to stop its work because provinces are no longer making enough information public about the spread of the virus in the sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Riley Oldford, 16-years-old and who suffers from cerebral palsy, is the first N.W.T. youth to get the Pfizer vaccine, receives the needle from Nurse practitioner Janie Neudorf in Yellowknife on Thursday May 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Braden

Once months ahead, N.W.T. behind in COVID-19 vaccine rollout for 4th doses

The National Advisory Committee stressed the importance of a fall booster program

Riley Oldford, 16-years-old and who suffers from cerebral palsy, is the first N.W.T. youth to get the Pfizer vaccine, receives the needle from Nurse practitioner Janie Neudorf in Yellowknife on Thursday May 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Braden
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller speaks in Ottawa on May 16, 2022. Miller says the “gaps” in Pope Francis’s apology to residential school survivors cannot be ignored. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘Gaps’ in Pope’s apology can’t be ignored, says Crown-Indigenous relations minister

The minister said Indigenous people will decide for themselves what they think

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller speaks in Ottawa on May 16, 2022. Miller says the “gaps” in Pope Francis’s apology to residential school survivors cannot be ignored. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A federal sign indicates "No Camping" in a downtown square next to the Terry Fox statue across from the Parliament buildings, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

No-camping signs put up near Terry Fox statue across from Parliament Hill

The sudden no-camping warnings are believed to be a response to recent protests

A federal sign indicates "No Camping" in a downtown square next to the Terry Fox statue across from the Parliament buildings, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ambulances are parked outside the Emergency Department at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Doctors say lack of communication on epidural shortage ‘frustrating’

About 50 to 60 per cent of pregnant women across Canada rely on epidurals to manage pain

Ambulances are parked outside the Emergency Department at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Pope Francis prays at a gravesite at the Ermineskin Cree Nation Cemetery in Maskwacis, Alta., during his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. Pope Francis delivered a historic apology to survivors of the country’s residential school system, the majority of which were operated by the Catholic Church. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

What Pope Francis left out in his words of apology to residential school survivors

Pope Francis delivered a historic apology on Monday to survivors of Canada’s…

Pope Francis prays at a gravesite at the Ermineskin Cree Nation Cemetery in Maskwacis, Alta., during his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. Pope Francis delivered a historic apology to survivors of the country’s residential school system, the majority of which were operated by the Catholic Church. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. A leading proponent of stricter gun control says allowing owners of recently banned firearms to keep them would make it easier for a different government to reverse the ban in future. In a letter to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, the group PolySeSouvient urges the Liberal government to implement a mandatory buyback program for all assault-style guns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Ottawa proposes to pay $1,337 for AR-15 under mandatory firearms buyback program

The federal government is proposing $1,337 in compensation for turning in an…

A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. A leading proponent of stricter gun control says allowing owners of recently banned firearms to keep them would make it easier for a different government to reverse the ban in future. In a letter to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, the group PolySeSouvient urges the Liberal government to implement a mandatory buyback program for all assault-style guns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development Mary Ng speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, May 19, 2022. Washington has raised concerns about the trade implications of Ottawa's online-streaming bill, prompting a legal expert to warn that Canada could face hundreds of millions of dollars of retaliatory tariffs if it becomes law.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

U.S. raises trade concerns with Canada over online-streaming bill

Washington has raised concerns about the trade implications of Ottawa’s online-streaming bill,…

Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development Mary Ng speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, May 19, 2022. Washington has raised concerns about the trade implications of Ottawa's online-streaming bill, prompting a legal expert to warn that Canada could face hundreds of millions of dollars of retaliatory tariffs if it becomes law.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on June 13, 2022. The PBO's latest fiscal sustainability report says Canada's overall debt level is projected to decline steadily over the long term. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada’s debt level sustainable over long term: parliamentary budget officer

The parliamentary budget officer says Canada’s current fiscal policy is sustainable over…

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on June 13, 2022. The PBO's latest fiscal sustainability report says Canada's overall debt level is projected to decline steadily over the long term. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith tells reporters in Calgary, Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014, she has requested a leadership review after failing to win any of Alberta’s four byelections. Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith is coming back to Alberta politics and says she will vote against Premier Jason Kenney at the upcoming United Conservative Party leadership review. CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Danielle Smith defends sovereignty plan, cancer remarks in UCP leadership debate

Danielle Smith, considered one of the front-runners in the United Conservative Party…

Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith tells reporters in Calgary, Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014, she has requested a leadership review after failing to win any of Alberta’s four byelections. Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith is coming back to Alberta politics and says she will vote against Premier Jason Kenney at the upcoming United Conservative Party leadership review. CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calfrac reports higher revenue, lower net loss in second quarter amid higher pricing

Calfrac Well Services Ltd. reported a lower loss in its most recent…

A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Community Futures Central Alberta is accepting applications for SMARTstart. (Contributed)
Community Futures Central Alberta is accepting applications for SMARTstart. (Contributed)
Photo by ASHLI BARRETT/Advocate Staff CENTREFEST—murray story— Brayden Williams high-fives one of the Carisa Hendrix Stilt Walkers during the 2015 CentreFest Street Performer Festival downtown this past weekend. Stilt walkers, acro-rovers and magicians all roamed the downtown streets, entertaining children and adults alike with their acts.

Rotary Club of Red Deer donates $15,000 to local projects

The Lending Cupboard, downtown festivals and Ukrainian refugees get support

Photo by ASHLI BARRETT/Advocate Staff CENTREFEST—murray story— Brayden Williams high-fives one of the Carisa Hendrix Stilt Walkers during the 2015 CentreFest Street Performer Festival downtown this past weekend. Stilt walkers, acro-rovers and magicians all roamed the downtown streets, entertaining children and adults alike with their acts.
Ky Marshall of Bowden hangs on at last year’s CFR. All-In tickt packages are now on sale for this year’s even, which runs Nov. 2-6. (Advocate file photo)
Ky Marshall of Bowden hangs on at last year’s CFR. All-In tickt packages are now on sale for this year’s even, which runs Nov. 2-6. (Advocate file photo)

Ticket packages on sale for this year’s Canadian Finals Rodeo

CFR runs Nov. 2-6 at Peavey Mart Centrium

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Ky Marshall of Bowden hangs on at last year’s CFR. All-In tickt packages are now on sale for this year’s even, which runs Nov. 2-6. (Advocate file photo)
Ky Marshall of Bowden hangs on at last year’s CFR. All-In tickt packages are now on sale for this year’s even, which runs Nov. 2-6. (Advocate file photo)
(COVID-19 graphic from Black Press)

COVID-19 cases rising slightly

1,717 new cases in week ending July 25, compared with 1,691 the previous week

(COVID-19 graphic from Black Press)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has today recommended that Canada end the ban on gay men donating blood, in a submission to Health Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian Blood Services facing criticism over ending mask mandate this week

Cindy Wilinski, her husband and their four adult children all had upcoming…

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. Canadian Blood Services has today recommended that Canada end the ban on gay men donating blood, in a submission to Health Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh