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Tribe restaurant owner Paul Harris, left, consults with manager Brandon Bouchard about how to proceed under pandemic rules that make it hard for eateries to be profitable. (Contributed photo).

New pandemic rules deemed workable for Red Deer retailers

Stricter COVID-19 reduction measures introduced in lead-up to Christmas

Tribe restaurant owner Paul Harris, left, consults with manager Brandon Bouchard about how to proceed under pandemic rules that make it hard for eateries to be profitable. (Contributed photo).
Dow Chemicals employees recently volunteered at Habitat for Humanity's Blackfalds project. The federal government announced Wednesday that it is also supporting the affordable housing project. Photo contributed

Habitat for Humanity gets funding for Blackfalds housing project

Habitat for Humanity’s Blackfalds housing project will get some support from the…

Dow Chemicals employees recently volunteered at Habitat for Humanity's Blackfalds project. The federal government announced Wednesday that it is also supporting the affordable housing project. Photo contributed
The tournament was cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Image courtesy of WHL)

2020 WHL Cup cancelled

A tournament featuring the top under 16 male hockey prospects in Western…

The tournament was cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Image courtesy of WHL)
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Outdoor Christmas Wish Breakfast helps central Alberta families
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Peaceful anti-racism protest in Red Deer Sunday
WWII veteran celebrates 97th birthday
Three George Canyon concerts slated for Red Deer’s Westerner Park next month have been postponed to 2021. (image from Youtube.com.)
Three George Canyon concerts slated for Red Deer’s Westerner Park next month have been postponed to 2021. (image from Youtube.com.)
City of Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer (Advocate file photo).

Veer urges indoor mask wearing immediately

We must protect hospital capacity and each other, says Tara Veer

City of Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer (Advocate file photo).

Thanksgiving lessons jettison Pilgrim hats, welcome truth

Thanksgiving lessons jettison Pilgrim hats, welcome truth

Election workers recount ballots at the presidential election recount at the Wisconsin Center Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Milwaukee. Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification

Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification

Election workers recount ballots at the presidential election recount at the Wisconsin Center Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Milwaukee. Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, right, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

‘America is back’: Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

‘America is back’: Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, right, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FILE - This June 2020, file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, seeking a court order to prevent the shutdown of its Line 5 oil pipeline. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP, File)

Enbridge sues Michigan over oil pipeline shutdown order

Enbridge sues Michigan over oil pipeline shutdown order

FILE - This June 2020, file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, seeking a court order to prevent the shutdown of its Line 5 oil pipeline. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP, File)
A man and child walk by a Santa Claus reindeer display on a street in Montreal, Sunday, November 22, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Fever, loss of taste or smell and nausea among telltale COVID symptoms in kids

Fever, loss of taste or smell and nausea among telltale COVID symptoms in kids

A man and child walk by a Santa Claus reindeer display on a street in Montreal, Sunday, November 22, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Pedestrians stroll along Spring Garden Road in Halifax on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Nova Scotia imposes tough restrictions on Halifax after 37 new COVID cases reported

Nova Scotia imposes tough restrictions on Halifax after 37 new COVID cases reported

Pedestrians stroll along Spring Garden Road in Halifax on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
People work out at an outdoor gym in downtown Montreal, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. A new poll suggests many Canadians are gaining weight because they're eating more and exercising less during COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Many Canadians gaining weight during COVID-19: poll

Many Canadians gaining weight during COVID-19: poll

People work out at an outdoor gym in downtown Montreal, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. A new poll suggests many Canadians are gaining weight because they're eating more and exercising less during COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk to the podium for a news conference outside of Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Tuesday November 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Lack of Canadian vaccine production means others could get inoculations first: PM

Lack of Canadian vaccine production means others could get inoculations first: PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk to the podium for a news conference outside of Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Tuesday November 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to attend a hearing at B.C. Supreme Court, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mountie doesn’t recall talk about sharing information about Meng’s devices with FBI

Mountie doesn’t recall talk about sharing information about Meng’s devices with FBI

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home to attend a hearing at B.C. Supreme Court, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

B.C. Indigenous man files human rights complaints over detainment at Bank of Montreal

B.C. Indigenous man files human rights complaints over detainment at Bank of Montreal

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Assisted-death bill sends wrong message to Indigenous people, advocates say

Assisted-death bill sends wrong message to Indigenous people, advocates say

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
James Oler, who was found guilty of practising polygamy in a fundamentalist religious community, leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., on Monday, July 24, 2017. A special prosecutor in British Columbia has declined to approve any further charges against people associated with the community of Bountiful in the province's southeastern Interior. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

No further charges related to investigation in Bountiful, B.C.: special prosecutor

No further charges related to investigation in Bountiful, B.C.: special prosecutor

James Oler, who was found guilty of practising polygamy in a fundamentalist religious community, leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., on Monday, July 24, 2017. A special prosecutor in British Columbia has declined to approve any further charges against people associated with the community of Bountiful in the province's southeastern Interior. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Men sentenced for killing grizzly, threatening witness at Alberta hunting camp

Men sentenced for killing grizzly, threatening witness at Alberta hunting camp

A partially torn down living wall is pictured at the Federal Building in Edmonton on Tuesday November 24, 2020. The UCP says it is removing the wall to save $70,000 a year in maintenance costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Fall of the wall: Alberta government takes down plant installation early due to bugs

Fall of the wall: Alberta government takes down plant installation early due to bugs

A partially torn down living wall is pictured at the Federal Building in Edmonton on Tuesday November 24, 2020. The UCP says it is removing the wall to save $70,000 a year in maintenance costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Finance Minister Travis Toews, left, delivers the budget as Alberta Premier Jason Kenney watches in Edmonton on February 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

Alberta finance minister says outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3 billion

Finance Minister Travis Toews, left, delivers the budget as Alberta Premier Jason Kenney watches in Edmonton on February 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson