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Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair listens to a speaker during a news conference Tuesday June 9, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Red Deer part of project to support victims of human trafficking

Federal government sends $500k over next four to Alberta-based project

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair listens to a speaker during a news conference Tuesday June 9, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
AstraZeneca vaccine is ready to be used at a homeless shelter in Romford, east London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Augstein

Select Alberta physicians to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine next week

Some Alberta physicians will now be offering the COVID-19 vaccine. In an…

AstraZeneca vaccine is ready to be used at a homeless shelter in Romford, east London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Augstein
An example of zero lot line properties. Red Deer County council approved rezoning to allow zero lot line properties on three streets in Gasoline Alley. Photo from Red Deer County

Narrower house lots being tested in Gasoline Alley to improve affordability

Zero lot line homes will be built on three streets in Springbrook

An example of zero lot line properties. Red Deer County council approved rezoning to allow zero lot line properties on three streets in Gasoline Alley. Photo from Red Deer County
Mayzie the Canada goose is back nesting in a flower pot on a backyard balcony in Anders on the Lake. (Contributed)

Canada goose back nesting on Red Deer balcony

Third year in a row geese return

Mayzie the Canada goose is back nesting in a flower pot on a backyard balcony in Anders on the Lake. (Contributed)
So far, three mayoral candidates are campaigning for the job now held by Tara Veer – who hasn’t yet announced whether she will be seeking re-election. (Black Press file photo)

A third candidate enters Red Deer’s fall mayoral race

Two additional people are campaigning for seats on city council

So far, three mayoral candidates are campaigning for the job now held by Tara Veer – who hasn’t yet announced whether she will be seeking re-election. (Black Press file photo)
The Best of Red Deer, Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

Have you cast your votes for the Best of Red Deer?

Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

The Best of Red Deer, Readers’ Choice Awards 2021
Red Deer County council does not intend to raise property taxes in 2021. (Image via Zoom)

Red Deer County holds the line on taxes

Red Deer County plans to freeze property taxes for another year. Council…

Red Deer County council does not intend to raise property taxes in 2021. (Image via Zoom)
TELUS recommends that customers never volunteer personal, or sensitive information, like banking or credit card account numbers, passwords, or social insurance number. (File photo)
TELUS recommends that customers never volunteer personal, or sensitive information, like banking or credit card account numbers, passwords, or social insurance number. (File photo)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney updates media on measures taken to help with COVID-19, in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. Alberta is set to join three other provinces in exploring the feasibility of small modular reactors as a clean energy option. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Four provinces to sign memorandum of understanding to explore small nuclear reactors

Alberta government said in August that it would enter into the agreement to help diversify its energy sector

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney updates media on measures taken to help with COVID-19, in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. Alberta is set to join three other provinces in exploring the feasibility of small modular reactors as a clean energy option. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Street art by Red Deer artist Bronson Wilson was stolen from the downtown Dose Cafe last week. (Photo contributed)
Street art by Red Deer artist Bronson Wilson was stolen from the downtown Dose Cafe last week. (Photo contributed)
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, and United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken participate in a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Brussels on Wednesday for talks with European and NATO allies about Afghanistan, Ukraine and other matters. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool via AP)

US co-ordinates Afghanistan pullout with NATO withdrawal

Attacks on U.S. troops have largely paused but that Taliban attacks on the Afghans increased

  • Apr 14, 2021
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, and United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken participate in a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Brussels on Wednesday for talks with European and NATO allies about Afghanistan, Ukraine and other matters. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool via AP)
Demonstrators take cover from crowd-dispersal munitions from police outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department while protesting the shooting death of Daunte Wright, late Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Minnesota shooting charging decision awaited, protests go on

Police and protesters faced off once again after nightfall Tuesday

  • Apr 14, 2021
Demonstrators take cover from crowd-dispersal munitions from police outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department while protesting the shooting death of Daunte Wright, late Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Storage tanks are shown at the Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery in Detroit on April 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya

U.S. oil comprised 77 per cent of Canada’s foreign oil imports last year: regulator

U.S. absorbed 96 per cent of Canadian oil exports last year

Storage tanks are shown at the Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery in Detroit on April 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney updates media on measures taken to help with COVID-19, in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. Alberta is set to join three other provinces in exploring the feasibility of small modular reactors as a clean energy option. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Four provinces to sign memorandum of understanding to explore small nuclear reactors

Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick sign memorandum of understanding

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney updates media on measures taken to help with COVID-19, in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. Alberta is set to join three other provinces in exploring the feasibility of small modular reactors as a clean energy option. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A Surete du Quebec police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec man charged in partner’s death as domestic violence advocate sounds alarm

Quebec man charged in partner’s death as domestic violence advocate sounds alarm

A Surete du Quebec police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Canadian Forces flag flies outside office buildings in Ottawa, Tuesday March 9, 2021. The commander of Canada’s military police found himself under the microscope this afternoon as members of a parliamentary committee grilled him over how his officers deal with cases of sexual misconduct.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Top military police officer defends unit’s handling of sex misconduct cases

Top military police officer defends unit’s handling of sex misconduct cases

The Canadian Forces flag flies outside office buildings in Ottawa, Tuesday March 9, 2021. The commander of Canada’s military police found himself under the microscope this afternoon as members of a parliamentary committee grilled him over how his officers deal with cases of sexual misconduct.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Children's backpacks and shoes are seen at a daycare, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. nbsp; THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Liberals set to dive deeply into child care in April 19 federal budget

Liberals set to dive deeply into child care in April 19 federal budget

Children's backpacks and shoes are seen at a daycare, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. nbsp; THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Indigenous leaders, experts urge Ottawa to quickly pass UNDRIP bill before election

Indigenous leaders, experts urge Ottawa to quickly pass UNDRIP bill before election

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is seen during a news conference on Parliament hill in Ottawa, Tuesday April 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Opposition parties lay out priorities ahead of Liberal government budget next week

Opposition parties lay out priorities ahead of Liberal government budget next week

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is seen during a news conference on Parliament hill in Ottawa, Tuesday April 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Sharis Carr, a nurse at the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Service Center in Clarksdale, Miss., holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that was administered to seniors, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. A second COVID-19 vaccine is being investigated for possible links to blood clots, though the syndrome appears to be extremely rare. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rogelio V. Solis

Vaccine-induced blood clots under more scrutiny as Canada reports first case

Vaccine-induced blood clots under more scrutiny as Canada reports first case

Sharis Carr, a nurse at the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Service Center in Clarksdale, Miss., holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that was administered to seniors, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. A second COVID-19 vaccine is being investigated for possible links to blood clots, though the syndrome appears to be extremely rare. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rogelio V. Solis