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An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown on a lectern at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Police say a missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl has been found alive in the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Edmonton police say they have made arrest in deadly random attack

Edmonton police say they have arrested a 25-year-old man after one person…

An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown on a lectern at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Police say a missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl has been found alive in the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Suspect in Saskatchewan stabbing dies in custody

A massive four-day manhunt came to an end north of Saskatoon on…

An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Conservative leadership candidates Jean Charest and Pierre Poilievre wait at their positions as other leadership candidates take to the stage at the start of a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Ottawa. The Conservative party is giving itself a head start on counting the tens of thousands of ballots it received to determine who will be its next leader. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Counting ballots to determine next Conservative leader to begin Thursday

The Conservative party is giving itself a head start on counting the…

Conservative leadership candidates Jean Charest and Pierre Poilievre wait at their positions as other leadership candidates take to the stage at the start of a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Ottawa. The Conservative party is giving itself a head start on counting the tens of thousands of ballots it received to determine who will be its next leader. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Tribute band Abra Cadabra will bring ABBA’s music to the Red Deer Memorial Centre stage this month. (Contributed photo)

Musical tributes and comedy abound at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre this fall

From comedian Ron James to The Wiggles, a diverse season of entertainment is coming up

Tribute band Abra Cadabra will bring ABBA’s music to the Red Deer Memorial Centre stage this month. (Contributed photo)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. People who had COVID-19 are more susceptible to nightmares and those who had more severe infections had more bad dreams, according to a new study involving a Université Laval researcher. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP

Alberta adds 42 new COVID-19 related deaths over past 7 days

Alberta reported 42 new COVID-19 related deaths over the past seven days.…

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. People who had COVID-19 are more susceptible to nightmares and those who had more severe infections had more bad dreams, according to a new study involving a Université Laval researcher. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP
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Sunchild First Nation to offer child and family services programs

Sunchild becomes Delegated First Nations Agency under new agreement

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An online safety expert is coming to Red Deer to speak to Red Deer Regional Catholic Schools middle school parents and students. (Black Press file photo)
An online safety expert is coming to Red Deer to speak to Red Deer Regional Catholic Schools middle school parents and students. (Black Press file photo)

Online safety expert to speak to Red Deer parents and students

Social media, sexting, digital trails, online security among topics in presentation

  • Sep 7, 2022
An online safety expert is coming to Red Deer to speak to Red Deer Regional Catholic Schools middle school parents and students. (Black Press file photo)
An online safety expert is coming to Red Deer to speak to Red Deer Regional Catholic Schools middle school parents and students. (Black Press file photo)
People use electronics outside a coffee shop in Toronto amid a nationwide Rogers outage, affecting many of the telecommunication company's services, Friday, July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Major telecoms agree to emergency outage deal: Minister Champagne

The federal industry minister says Canada’s major telecom companies have reached a…

People use electronics outside a coffee shop in Toronto amid a nationwide Rogers outage, affecting many of the telecommunication company's services, Friday, July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Lori Shatto is the new executive director of The Lending Cupboard. (Photo contributed)

The Lending Cupboard names new executive director

Lori Shatto previously worked at charity in marketing and fundraising

Lori Shatto is the new executive director of The Lending Cupboard. (Photo contributed)
A 37-year-old man is facing first-degree murder and arson charges following a March 31 fatal fire at this home in West Park. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Preliminary hearing set for Red Deer man accused in fatal house fire

21-year-old woman died after being rescued from March 2022 house fire

A 37-year-old man is facing first-degree murder and arson charges following a March 31 fatal fire at this home in West Park. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
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Fundraising Walk for Veterans held Sept. 25 in Sylvan Lake

A Canadian Walk for Veterans will be held Sept. 25 in Sylvan…

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Alberta premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday the province hopes to provide 1,350 surgeries a year in the Central zone charter clinic and 1,250 more surgeries annually at the South zone clinic. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Red Deer-area to get a private surgical clinic to reduce wait times, says Premier Jason Kenney

1,350 hip and knee, hernia and other non-urgent operations would be done there annually

Alberta premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday the province hopes to provide 1,350 surgeries a year in the Central zone charter clinic and 1,250 more surgeries annually at the South zone clinic. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Security personell at Olds College called the RCMP on July 26 about a vehicle doing burnouts on a pride crosswalk. Police are now looking to speak with the driver of the truck. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)

Pride crosswalk vandalized at Olds College

It was not the first time that security had seen this vehicle doing burnouts on the crosswalk

Security personell at Olds College called the RCMP on July 26 about a vehicle doing burnouts on a pride crosswalk. Police are now looking to speak with the driver of the truck. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)
Workers stand in the cave in East Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, where the human skeleton found dated to about 31,000 years ago, on March 1, 2020. The remains, which have been dated to 31,000 years old, mark the oldest evidence for amputation yet discovered. And the prehistoric “surgery” could show that humans were making medical advances much earlier than previously thought, according to the study published Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in the journal Nature. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Maloney/Griffith University via AP)

One-legged Stone Age skeleton may show oldest amputation

The 31,000-year-old skeleton of a young adult found in a cave in…

Workers stand in the cave in East Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, where the human skeleton found dated to about 31,000 years ago, on March 1, 2020. The remains, which have been dated to 31,000 years old, mark the oldest evidence for amputation yet discovered. And the prehistoric “surgery” could show that humans were making medical advances much earlier than previously thought, according to the study published Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in the journal Nature. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Maloney/Griffith University via AP)
An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Police release names of 10 victims killed in Saskatchewan stabbings

RCMP have released the names and photos of the 10 people killed…

An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
The Bank of Canada is pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday Sept. 6, 2022. The Bank of Canada is expected to announce it will be raising its key interest rate today, making it the fifth consecutive increase this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bank of Canada raises key interest rate by 0.75%, says rates likely need to go higher

The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate by three-quarters of…

The Bank of Canada is pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday Sept. 6, 2022. The Bank of Canada is expected to announce it will be raising its key interest rate today, making it the fifth consecutive increase this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Delburne village council recently voted to provide a $75,000 grant to ensure the local medical clinic stays open. (Photo from Village of Delburne)

Delburne helps fund medical clinic to keep it open

Delburne council approves $75,000 grant for community’s only medical clinic

Delburne village council recently voted to provide a $75,000 grant to ensure the local medical clinic stays open. (Photo from Village of Delburne)
Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Voting wraps up in Conservative leadership race ahead of Saturday convention

Voting has ended in the Conservative party’s leadership election — but its…

Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney answers questions during a press conference in Victoria on July 12, 2022. He said Tuesday that his party was founded on a strong Alberta within Confederation and he won’t sit idly by while a “risky, dangerous, half-baked,” “banana republic” plan for more provincial independence is floated by one of the candidates vying to replace him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Kenney says won’t stay quiet as possible successor pitches separation plan

Premier Jason Kenney says his party was founded on a strong Alberta…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney answers questions during a press conference in Victoria on July 12, 2022. He said Tuesday that his party was founded on a strong Alberta within Confederation and he won’t sit idly by while a “risky, dangerous, half-baked,” “banana republic” plan for more provincial independence is floated by one of the candidates vying to replace him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Non-Profit Agency Alberta Prairies Life Enrichment Training Studio (APLETS) has partnered with the  Central Alberta Brain Injury Society (CABIS) to offer a life enrichment support program certificate course. (Contributed photo)

Life enrichment skills for living program starts Sept. 26

The Central Alberta Brain Injury Society and the Alberta Prairies Life Enrichment…

Non-Profit Agency Alberta Prairies Life Enrichment Training Studio (APLETS) has partnered with the  Central Alberta Brain Injury Society (CABIS) to offer a life enrichment support program certificate course. (Contributed photo)