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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to speakers appearing by video during a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday May 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada will align policy on ‘vaccine passports’ with international allies: Trudeau

Canada will align policy on ‘vaccine passports’ with international allies: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to speakers appearing by video during a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday May 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Jose Marchand prepares Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination doses at a mobile clinic for members of First Nations and their partners, in Montreal, Friday, April 30, 2021. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they're offered. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Trudeau says he is glad he got AstraZeneca, vaccines are only way out of pandemic

Trudeau says he is glad he got AstraZeneca, vaccines are only way out of pandemic

Jose Marchand prepares Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination doses at a mobile clinic for members of First Nations and their partners, in Montreal, Friday, April 30, 2021. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they're offered. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)

Red Deer COVID-19 cases keep climbing

Province reports 1,743 additional cases

This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)
Residential building permits are up so far this year in Red Deer.
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City of Red Deer building permits up in 2021

Residential building permit numbers stronger this year

Residential building permits are up so far this year in Red Deer.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Canadians that anti-lockdown rallies could potentially prolong the country’s battle with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Anti-lockdown rallies hurting Canada in the long run: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians to follow public health orders.…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Canadians that anti-lockdown rallies could potentially prolong the country’s battle with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The front door of the Heritage Chiropractic clinic was smashed last fall and a window was broken more recently — examples of the crime and vandalism that Red Deer businesses near the homeless shelter are enduring. (Contributed photo)

Downtown Red Deer business owners dealing with crime, disorder feel unsupported

Owners say they aren’t heartless, but empathy has been worn down

The front door of the Heritage Chiropractic clinic was smashed last fall and a window was broken more recently — examples of the crime and vandalism that Red Deer businesses near the homeless shelter are enduring. (Contributed photo)
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The City of Red Deer encourages residents to maintain a 72-hour emergency supply kit. (Photo contributed)
The City of Red Deer encourages residents to maintain a 72-hour emergency supply kit. (Photo contributed)
Conservative member of Parliament Candice Bergen rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, April 26, 202. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tories say NDP comments around call for Telford firing are ‘patronizing,’ ‘sexist’

OTTAWA — Conservative deputy leader Candice Bergen says comments from the NDP…

Conservative member of Parliament Candice Bergen rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, April 26, 202. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
President Joe Biden speaks at Tidewater Community College, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Portsmouth, Va. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Evan Vucci

Canada needs more help with COVID-19, prominent U.S. vaccine expert urges White House

WASHINGTON — A prominent Texas doctor says the United States has a…

President Joe Biden speaks at Tidewater Community College, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Portsmouth, Va. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Evan Vucci
Jose Marchand prepares Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination doses at a mobile clinic for members of First Nations and their partners, in Montreal, Friday, April 30, 2021. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they're offered. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Trudeau says he is glad he got AstraZeneca, vaccines are only way out of pandemic

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the only way Canada brings…

Jose Marchand prepares Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination doses at a mobile clinic for members of First Nations and their partners, in Montreal, Friday, April 30, 2021. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they're offered. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions during a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday May 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Justin Trudeau says MPs from all parties must do better to support assault victims

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he believes his own Liberal…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to questions during a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday May 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Airline groundcrew walks past grounded Air Canada planes as they sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Passenger refund issues flagged to federal government a year before pandemic

OTTAWA — An air passenger rights advocate says he flagged problems with…

Airline groundcrew walks past grounded Air Canada planes as they sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Many Albertans reported feeling the financial pinch due to COVID-19-related impacts. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld).

Central Alberta reports worst financial impacts, due to pandemic: survey

More than half of surveyed residents say they are worse off

Many Albertans reported feeling the financial pinch due to COVID-19-related impacts. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld).
A church service that took place at GraceLife Church on Dec. 13, 2020, n Spruce Grove, Alta., is shown in this handout image taken by an inspector with Alberta Health Services and provided by Alberta’s provincial court. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Provincial Court of Alberta *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Alberta government wanted to censor church pastor on trial: lawyer

EDMONTON — A lawyer for an Alberta pastor accused of violating COVID-19…

A church service that took place at GraceLife Church on Dec. 13, 2020, n Spruce Grove, Alta., is shown in this handout image taken by an inspector with Alberta Health Services and provided by Alberta’s provincial court. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Provincial Court of Alberta *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Pumpjacks draw oil out of the ground in a canola field near Olds, Alta., Thursday, July 16, 2020. One year after oil prices crashed to their first and only negative close during a perfect storm of energy demand bad news, Canada’s oilpatch is poised to report a first-quarter gusher of cash flow thanks to a dramatic recovery in global demand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta’s economy shrank by 8.2% in 2020

Low world oil prices and pandemic hit Alberta hard

  • May 4, 2021
Pumpjacks draw oil out of the ground in a canola field near Olds, Alta., Thursday, July 16, 2020. One year after oil prices crashed to their first and only negative close during a perfect storm of energy demand bad news, Canada’s oilpatch is poised to report a first-quarter gusher of cash flow thanks to a dramatic recovery in global demand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A 2021 census questionnaire. (Black Press Media file photo)

2021 census responses due May 11

By law, every household must complete a census questionnaire

A 2021 census questionnaire. (Black Press Media file photo)
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UPDATE: Red Deer College to become polytechnic

Red Deer College is on the road to polytechnic status. On Tuesday,…

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Syringes are readied at a COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic for members of First Nations and their partners, Friday, April 30, 2021, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Syringes are readied at a COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic for members of First Nations and their partners, Friday, April 30, 2021, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz