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Camrose cannabis shop allegedly sold drugs to minors

Owners, two employees, face several charges

  • Jun 23, 2022
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Road construction sign. (File photo)

Roadway sealing to begin in Burnt Lake Industrial subdivision

Roadway sealing work will begin Friday in the Burnt Lake Industrial subdivision,…

Road construction sign. (File photo)
The Red Deer and District Community Foundation. (File image).

Red Deer and District Community Foundation ending Women of Excellence program

Women of Excellence Gala has celebrated more than 400 women since 2017

The Red Deer and District Community Foundation. (File image).
Great Chief Park and other city ball diamonds and sports fields were closed Thursday because of rain. (Advocate file photo)

Rain closes city ball diamonds and and sports fields

Great Chief Park, community ball diamonds and sports fields closed temporarily

  • Jun 23, 2022
Great Chief Park and other city ball diamonds and sports fields were closed Thursday because of rain. (Advocate file photo)
The Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo).
The Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo).
Vesta Energy provided an update on its operations in central Alberta to Lacombe County council on Thursday. (Photo contributed)

Vesta Energy says drilling not triggering earthquakes

Company has not triggered any earthquakes since March 2019 incident

Vesta Energy provided an update on its operations in central Alberta to Lacombe County council on Thursday. (Photo contributed)
Clients at Shunda Creek, an addictions treatment centre located near Nordegg, participate in outdoor activities as part of their therapy. (Photo from GoFundMe)

Funding secured for central Alberta addictions treatment centre

Wilderness-based therapy program near Rocky Mountain House

Clients at Shunda Creek, an addictions treatment centre located near Nordegg, participate in outdoor activities as part of their therapy. (Photo from GoFundMe)
Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rempel Garner bows out of running for Alberta UCP leadership, citing caucus divisions

Rempel Garner says not running “has been the hardest decision I have ever had to make.

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
RCMP said a van, reported stolen earlier the same day from Three Hills, was abandoned at the dealership. (File photo by Advocate staff)
RCMP said a van, reported stolen earlier the same day from Three Hills, was abandoned at the dealership. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Safety City in Red Deer has been targeted by vandals this spring. The non-profit society is asking passing members of the public to help watch out for crime, and to report it to police. (Contributed photo).

Vandals strike Safety City in Red Deer

Non-profit society asks passing motorists help watch out for crime

Safety City in Red Deer has been targeted by vandals this spring. The non-profit society is asking passing members of the public to help watch out for crime, and to report it to police. (Contributed photo).
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Joint RCMP operation seizes guns, drugs and cash in B.C. and Alberta

Springbrook among communities RCMP target to break up drug trafficking and money laundering ring

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Alecia Aichelle. (Amy Allmand Photography)

Live music day and night at Ponoka Stampede’s new Big Top Tent Dance Hall

Tent replaces beer gardens and will be located right on the Stampede Grounds

  • Jun 23, 2022
Alecia Aichelle. (Amy Allmand Photography)
FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. British health officials said Monday, June 13, 2022 they have detected another 104 cases of monkeypox in England, in what has become the biggest outbreak beyond Africa of the normally rare disease.  (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, file)

WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

WHO said it did not expect to announce any decisions made by its emergency committee before Friday

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. British health officials said Monday, June 13, 2022 they have detected another 104 cases of monkeypox in England, in what has become the biggest outbreak beyond Africa of the normally rare disease.  (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, file)
Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Garner is mulling a possible run at Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s job as leader of the United Conservative Party following his announcement last month that he was resigning after only narrowly surviving a leadership review. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Brown’s campaign manager joins Michelle Rempel Garner for possible UCP leadership bid

Rempel Garner has yet to declare whether or not she’s going to enter the contest

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Garner is mulling a possible run at Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s job as leader of the United Conservative Party following his announcement last month that he was resigning after only narrowly surviving a leadership review. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to questions next to Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in Great Britain, during a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada hopes to spur action at Commonwealth to address impact of Russian war: Goodale

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press KIGALI, RWANDA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to questions next to Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in Great Britain, during a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Pope Francis arrives to attend his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis' visit to Canada next month, which includes a visit to the site of a former residential school in Alberta with survivors of the institutions.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis’ visit to Canada to include stop in Central Alberta

Pope will visit Ermineskin Indian Residential School in Maskwacis

Pope Francis arrives to attend his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis' visit to Canada next month, which includes a visit to the site of a former residential school in Alberta with survivors of the institutions.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Police don’t release information:’ Why the RCMP withheld details after N.S. massacre

The Liberals have denied the allegation, saying Lucki wasn’t told to do anything

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Red Deer and central Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Red Deer and central Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Sylvan Lake sign located on the pier is the perfect spot for a photo op. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake one of SiriusXM Canada’s 16 Music Town finalists

Sylvan Lake competing with three other Western communities for chance at Dallas Smith concert

  • Jun 22, 2022
The Sylvan Lake sign located on the pier is the perfect spot for a photo op. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
RDP Students’ Association president Savannah Snow and chair of the Alberta Students’ Executive Council applauds a new government bursary to help out 3,000 low-income students pursue their education dreams. (Advocate file photo)

Province announces $15 million in bursaries for low-income students

3,000 students to get $5,000 each to pursue higher education

  • Jun 22, 2022
RDP Students’ Association president Savannah Snow and chair of the Alberta Students’ Executive Council applauds a new government bursary to help out 3,000 low-income students pursue their education dreams. (Advocate file photo)