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Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Wildfire smoke fills the air and obstructs the view of the mountains as people continue to take part in outdoor activities in Sicamous B.C., on Thursday July 29, 2021. British Columbia is gearing up to respond to another heat wave by taking several steps including opening civic centres that would otherwise be closed so people can escape to a cool place if they lack air conditioning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

B.C. readies response ahead of second heat wave expected this weekend

B.C. readies response ahead of second heat wave expected this weekend

Wildfire smoke fills the air and obstructs the view of the mountains as people continue to take part in outdoor activities in Sicamous B.C., on Thursday July 29, 2021. British Columbia is gearing up to respond to another heat wave by taking several steps including opening civic centres that would otherwise be closed so people can escape to a cool place if they lack air conditioning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Two travellers from U.S. fined $20,000 each for fake vaccination documents

Two travellers from U.S. fined $20,000 each for fake vaccination documents

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens as Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam is seen via videoconference during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. Federal officials are warning that Canada could be on the brink of a fourth wave of COVID-19 driven by the highly contagious Delta variant if the country opens too fast before enough people have been vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tam urges higher COVID vaccine rate, cautious reopening to avoid risk of fourth wave

Tam urges higher COVID vaccine rate, cautious reopening to avoid risk of fourth wave

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens as Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam is seen via videoconference during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. Federal officials are warning that Canada could be on the brink of a fourth wave of COVID-19 driven by the highly contagious Delta variant if the country opens too fast before enough people have been vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
New acting Tunisian Interior Minister Ridha Gharsallaoui , left, and Tunisian President Kais Saiedis poses after a sworn in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Carthage, outside Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, July 29, 2021. Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday appointed Ridha Gharsallaoui, a former national security adviser to the presidency, to run the Interior Ministry. (Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidency via AP)

Tunisian police detain lawmaker, Islamist party officials

Tunisian police detain lawmaker, Islamist party officials

New acting Tunisian Interior Minister Ridha Gharsallaoui , left, and Tunisian President Kais Saiedis poses after a sworn in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Carthage, outside Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, July 29, 2021. Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday appointed Ridha Gharsallaoui, a former national security adviser to the presidency, to run the Interior Ministry. (Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidency via AP)
Cars wait in line for COVID-19 testing at Barnett Park, in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, July 29, 2021. The line stretched through the park for more than a mile to the entrance to the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Orange County is under a state of emergency as coronavirus infections skyrocket in Central Florida. The Barnett Park site is testing 1,000 people a day and has closed early in recent days due to reaching capacity. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

Cars wait in line for COVID-19 testing at Barnett Park, in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, July 29, 2021. The line stretched through the park for more than a mile to the entrance to the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Orange County is under a state of emergency as coronavirus infections skyrocket in Central Florida. The Barnett Park site is testing 1,000 people a day and has closed early in recent days due to reaching capacity. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
City of Red Deer and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association are promoting the safe disposal of medications to protect Red Deer’s waterways. (File photo by Advocate staff)
City of Red Deer and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association are promoting the safe disposal of medications to protect Red Deer’s waterways. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Traffic delays next week on 32 Street in Red Deer

Red Deer drivers should watch out for traffic disruptions on 32 Street…

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Rocky Mountain House Health Centre is temporarily closing six acute care beds because of a nursing shortage. (Photo from Rocky Health Foundation)

AHS launches new website with information on bed reductions

NDP calls on provincial government to do more to combat bed reductions

Rocky Mountain House Health Centre is temporarily closing six acute care beds because of a nursing shortage. (Photo from Rocky Health Foundation)
The increase in the price of a litre of gas to 99.9 cents is attributed to rising demand. “All this is due to one major factor — recovery, recovery, recovery," says Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

ATB: Price of beer down, price of internet access up in Alberta

Albertans are paying more than ever for natural gas, gasoline, books and…

The increase in the price of a litre of gas to 99.9 cents is attributed to rising demand. “All this is due to one major factor — recovery, recovery, recovery," says Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The 64 students who graduated from Reading College this summer throw their graduation caps in the air at the end of the ceremony at Red Deer Polytechnic Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

VIDEO: 64 students graduate from Reading College in Red Deer

Sixty-four Grade 2 students tossed their graduation caps in the air, as…

The 64 students who graduated from Reading College this summer throw their graduation caps in the air at the end of the ceremony at Red Deer Polytechnic Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
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Low cost micro chip clinic in Lacombe Aug. 7

Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation offering cmicro chips for $25

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Premier Jason Kenney announced Friday that the province has reached 65 per cent of the eligible population fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

65 per cent of Albertans now fully vaccinated

56.5 per cent of eligible Red Deerians have at least one dose of the vaccine

Premier Jason Kenney announced Friday that the province has reached 65 per cent of the eligible population fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Demonstrators gathered in Ponoka on July 22 to protest UCP policies and budget cuts. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)

Health care cuts among concerns of Ponoka protesters

A group gathered for hours to see Kenney arrive at the Ponoka Golf Club

Demonstrators gathered in Ponoka on July 22 to protest UCP policies and budget cuts. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)
Rahr Malting Co., in Alix, will use steeping water, a byproduct of the malting process, on 100 hybrid poplar trees that were recently planted at its facility. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta malting plant reusing water on hybrid trees

A central Alberta malting facility is growing a forest of trees through…

Rahr Malting Co., in Alix, will use steeping water, a byproduct of the malting process, on 100 hybrid poplar trees that were recently planted at its facility. (Contributed photo)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Premier's annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary on Monday, July 12, 2021. The Canadian Paediatric Society has written an open letter to Alberta's top doctor urging her to reconsider lifting isolation and testing requirements to curb the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Still a ways to go in Alberta:’ Top doctors weigh in on plan to end isolation

Canada’s top doctors say Alberta’s decision to end isolation requirements for those…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Premier's annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary on Monday, July 12, 2021. The Canadian Paediatric Society has written an open letter to Alberta's top doctor urging her to reconsider lifting isolation and testing requirements to curb the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Police are seeking public assistance in locating Diego McKay, 13, of Red Deer. (Contributed photo)

Missing: 13-year-old Diego McKay

The Red Deer RCMP is looking for public assistance to locate Diego…

Police are seeking public assistance in locating Diego McKay, 13, of Red Deer. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer RCMP are seeking information about an aggravated assault. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer RCMP are seeking information about an aggravated assault. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Theressa and Shayleen and Greening dropped off some hand-made sleeping mats at Turning Point. (Photo contributed)
Theressa and Shayleen and Greening dropped off some hand-made sleeping mats at Turning Point. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer Public Schools is waiting for further direction from the province on how to address COVID-19 when classes start in the fall. (Screenshot from Red Deer Public School video)
Red Deer Public Schools is waiting for further direction from the province on how to address COVID-19 when classes start in the fall. (Screenshot from Red Deer Public School video)