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The Disney Dream sails out of Port Canaveral, Fla. on a two night test sailing, also known as a simulation cruise, Saturday, July 17, 2021. The cruise included about 300 Disney cruise employees and their guests. This is the first cruise activity out of Port Canaveral since March of 2020 when cruising was shut down due to COVID-19. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)

Court unblocks order lifting CDC virus rules on cruise ships

Court unblocks order lifting CDC virus rules on cruise ships

The Disney Dream sails out of Port Canaveral, Fla. on a two night test sailing, also known as a simulation cruise, Saturday, July 17, 2021. The cruise included about 300 Disney cruise employees and their guests. This is the first cruise activity out of Port Canaveral since March of 2020 when cruising was shut down due to COVID-19. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)
Three sisters from the Fakeley family, of Red Deer, finished in a top-three position within their age category for strings at the annual Canadian Music Competition. Kathryn (right) finished first, Clare (second from right) finished third, and Sofia (third from right) finished first. Emily was not in the competition. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer sisters put on a show at Canadian Music Competition

The musical abilities of three Red Deer sisters were on full display…

Three sisters from the Fakeley family, of Red Deer, finished in a top-three position within their age category for strings at the annual Canadian Music Competition. Kathryn (right) finished first, Clare (second from right) finished third, and Sofia (third from right) finished first. Emily was not in the competition. (Contributed photo)
At around 2:40 pm Thursday afternoon dark clouds rolled in and hail came down on Lacombe (Photo by Chevi Rabbit/Blackpress news services)

PHOTOS: Lacombe hit with hail storm

Dark clouds and hail hit the city July 22

At around 2:40 pm Thursday afternoon dark clouds rolled in and hail came down on Lacombe (Photo by Chevi Rabbit/Blackpress news services)
The Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House reopened earlier this month, after closing in March due to the pandemic. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House hosting activities once again

Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House is once again open for weekly…

The Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House reopened earlier this month, after closing in March due to the pandemic. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s emergency department continues to be open and operational. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Seven emergency department spaces closed at Red Deer hospital: AHS

Rocky Mountain House, Lacombe, Rimbey and Elk Point have all had closures or cancelled surgeries

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s emergency department continues to be open and operational. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire danger high in Rocky Mountain House Forest Area

A fire advisory remains in effect for the Rocky Mountain House forest…

A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Westerner Park’s Exhibition Hall is being used as a COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic over the weekend. (Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Walk-in vaccine clinic for first and second doses open this weekend in Red Deer

Alberta Health Services will open its walk-in vaccine clinic this weekend in…

Westerner Park’s Exhibition Hall is being used as a COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic over the weekend. (Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
Ross Drummond, along with his family accepts the keys to the Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home from Bill Robinson of Sorento Homes and Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Keys to Red Deer Hospital Dream Home handed out

The Mega Bucks 50 raffle reached its highest jackpot ever at $822,950

Ross Drummond, along with his family accepts the keys to the Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home from Bill Robinson of Sorento Homes and Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
New solar-powered lights are being installed at more than 100 transit bus stops in Red Deer. (Contributed photo)

Solar-powered lights brightening Red Deer transit stops

The City of Red Deer began installing solar-powered lights to illuminate more…

New solar-powered lights are being installed at more than 100 transit bus stops in Red Deer. (Contributed photo)
Missing, 13-year-old Jacob Kopriva.

Missing: 13-year-old Jacob Kopriva

The Red Deer RCMP are seeking public help to locate 13-year-old Jacob…

Missing, 13-year-old Jacob Kopriva.
The Alberta Recyling Management Authority will host a used paint and oil recycling day on May 15. (Photo courtesy of ARMA)

Red Deer Paint and Used Oil Materials Roundup goes ahead

Central Albertans will have the chance to recycle used oil, filters, containers,…

The Alberta Recyling Management Authority will host a used paint and oil recycling day on May 15. (Photo courtesy of ARMA)
The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Drug investigation at Bowden Institution leads to charges

A year and a half-long investigation into drugs at the Bowden Institution…

The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - In this April 19, 2021 file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, talks with Michael Tubbs, founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, after holding his annual State of the City address from the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles. In experiments across the country, dozens of cities and counties, some using money from the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package approved in March, and the state of California are giving some low-income residents a guaranteed income of $500 to $1,000 each month to do with as they please, and tracking what happens. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool File)

Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change

By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the…

FILE - In this April 19, 2021 file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, talks with Michael Tubbs, founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, after holding his annual State of the City address from the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles. In experiments across the country, dozens of cities and counties, some using money from the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package approved in March, and the state of California are giving some low-income residents a guaranteed income of $500 to $1,000 each month to do with as they please, and tracking what happens. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool File)
The widow of President Jovenel Moise, Martine Moise, is escorted out after a ceremony in remembrance of her husband, at the Hotel Roi Christophe in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Thursday, July 22, 2021. President Moise was assassinated at his home in Port-au-Prince on July 7, and Mrs. Moise was wounded in the attack. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Haitian president’s hometown holds funeral amid violence

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — The hometown of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse…

The widow of President Jovenel Moise, Martine Moise, is escorted out after a ceremony in remembrance of her husband, at the Hotel Roi Christophe in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Thursday, July 22, 2021. President Moise was assassinated at his home in Port-au-Prince on July 7, and Mrs. Moise was wounded in the attack. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
A woman throws rubbish from the window of her home onto a pile of discarded goods in the district of Blessem, in Ergfstadt, Germany, Thursday July 22, 2021. In the flood disaster area of Erftstadt-Blessem, some residents are being allowed back into their homes to clear debris after heavy rains caused devastating floods. (Marius Becker/dpa via AP)

German railway: Floods caused $1.5 billion damage to network

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s national railway operator estimated on Friday that last…

A woman throws rubbish from the window of her home onto a pile of discarded goods in the district of Blessem, in Ergfstadt, Germany, Thursday July 22, 2021. In the flood disaster area of Erftstadt-Blessem, some residents are being allowed back into their homes to clear debris after heavy rains caused devastating floods. (Marius Becker/dpa via AP)
Currency traders gesture at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 23, 2021. Asian markets were mixed on Friday after major indexes edged higher on Wall Street, preserving their gains for the week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

World markets mixed after modest gains on Wall St

BANGKOK (AP) — European markets opened higher on Friday after a mixed…

Currency traders gesture at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 23, 2021. Asian markets were mixed on Friday after major indexes edged higher on Wall Street, preserving their gains for the week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. says expanding emergency alert for wildfires is a priority, but no timeline set

British Columbia’s emergency co-ordination agency is working to expand its use of…

Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CSIS warns of increasingly sophisticated state-sponsored activity targeting elections

CSIS warns of increasingly sophisticated state-sponsored activity targeting elections

Auditor General Karen Hogan listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday May 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Conservatives ask auditor general to review tax-change confusion

Conservatives ask auditor general to review tax-change confusion

Auditor General Karen Hogan listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday May 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld