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There have been no reported grizzly bear sightings near Penhold since two were reported in mid-June. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Parks Canada steps up enforcement after three grizzly bear deaths in three weeks

A third grizzly bear was hit by a transport truck on Highway 16 last week in Jasper National Park

There have been no reported grizzly bear sightings near Penhold since two were reported in mid-June. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Trick rider Jayna Hale. (Photo by Wildwood Imagery)

Constant entertainment in Ponoka Stampede’s infield

It’s not just rodeo action at the Ponoka Stampede ­­– crowds will…

  • Jun 21, 2022
Trick rider Jayna Hale. (Photo by Wildwood Imagery)
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Full ban on six single-use plastics coming by end of 2025: Guilbeault

June 2023 targeted for stopping production and import, and June 2024 to ban their sale

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Crown Prince Guillaume is shown in a handout photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS /HO-Maison du Grand-Duc/Sophie Margue **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Luxembourg’s royal family took refuge in Canada during Second World War: crown prince

Prince Guillaume stressed that his family also has close connections with Canada

The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Crown Prince Guillaume is shown in a handout photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS /HO-Maison du Grand-Duc/Sophie Margue **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Jayden Calvert. (Photo submitted)

Miss Rodeo Canada feels honoured to take part in ‘triumphant comeback’ of Ponoka Stampede

Jayden Calvert: ‘The Ponoka Stampede is the most highly anticipated professional rodeo in Canada’

Jayden Calvert. (Photo submitted)
Cheyenne Stonechild, lead representative plaintiff, speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, on Monday, June 20, 2022. The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit against the federal government on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children who were taken from their families and placed in non-Indigenous care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Federal Court approves class-action on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children

The class-action claim is based on Canada’s duty to protect Indigenous children

Cheyenne Stonechild, lead representative plaintiff, speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, on Monday, June 20, 2022. The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit against the federal government on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children who were taken from their families and placed in non-Indigenous care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman competed at the 2022 Olympics. (Instagram photo/ gettysport)

This year’s Ponoka Stampede parade marshal is Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman

By Carlie Sanderson For Ponoka News Olympic Speedskater Maddison Pearman will be…

  • Jun 20, 2022
Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman competed at the 2022 Olympics. (Instagram photo/ gettysport)
An SUV smashed through a brick wall at Sproule's Mountview IDA Pharmacy shortly before 10 a.m. on Saturday. The pharmacy is expected to remain closed for at least two weeks for repairs. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

SUV smashes into Mountview pharmacy

SUV ended up entirely inside building after 10 a.m. collision

An SUV smashed through a brick wall at Sproule's Mountview IDA Pharmacy shortly before 10 a.m. on Saturday. The pharmacy is expected to remain closed for at least two weeks for repairs. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
The noon-hour Grand Entry at the Waskasoo Seepee Traditional Pow Wow, on June 20, 2022, included dignitaries and dancers. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
The noon-hour Grand Entry at the Waskasoo Seepee Traditional Pow Wow, on June 20, 2022, included dignitaries and dancers. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Rumpelstiltskin, played by Danya Rachkov, and Red (Lacey Oake), are part of ‘Grimm,’ a topsy-turvy staged fairy tale, as performed by Cornerstone Youth Theatre. It is running for three more shows on June 24 and 25 at New Life Fellowship in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Rumpelstiltskin, played by Danya Rachkov, and Red (Lacey Oake), are part of ‘Grimm,’ a topsy-turvy staged fairy tale, as performed by Cornerstone Youth Theatre. It is running for three more shows on June 24 and 25 at New Life Fellowship in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Three vehicles were damaged in an early morning collision in Deer Park on Friday. (Photo from Tammy Stevens/Advocate staff)

Suspected drunk driver slams into parked vehicles in Deer Park

Driver of a vehicle that hit three others early on Friday was arrested at the scene

  • Jun 20, 2022
Three vehicles were damaged in an early morning collision in Deer Park on Friday. (Photo from Tammy Stevens/Advocate staff)
FILE - Executive director Dawna Morey will soon be retiring from The Lending Cupboard. (Photo by Advocate staff).

Lending Cupboard executive director to retire

Change in executive in store for charity that serves Red Deer and central Alberta

FILE - Executive director Dawna Morey will soon be retiring from The Lending Cupboard. (Photo by Advocate staff).
Schulich School of Engineering Prof. Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano leans on one of his robots at the University of Calgary’s unmanned vehicles robotarium lab in Calgary on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Schulich School of Engineering Prof. Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano leans on one of his robots at the University of Calgary’s unmanned vehicles robotarium lab in Calgary on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
People pay their respects at a roadside memorial in Portapique, N.S. on Sunday, April 26, 2020.The RCMP struggled to inform families promptly about the loss of their loved ones in the aftermath of the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting, with a single officer handling most cases amid an "astronomical" flow of information. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

RCMP struggled to promptly inform families in aftermath of Nova Scotia mass shooting

Michael Tutton and Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press HALIFAX — The RCMP…

People pay their respects at a roadside memorial in Portapique, N.S. on Sunday, April 26, 2020.The RCMP struggled to inform families promptly about the loss of their loved ones in the aftermath of the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting, with a single officer handling most cases amid an "astronomical" flow of information. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

The final countdown to banning some single-use plastics in Canada begins today

The Feds listed plastics as toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act last year

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
During an April 25, 2022 press conference, NDP energy critic Kathleen Ganley and NDP Leader Rachel Notley said they have a plan to help Albertans receive utility rebates faster. (Photo contributed)
During an April 25, 2022 press conference, NDP energy critic Kathleen Ganley and NDP Leader Rachel Notley said they have a plan to help Albertans receive utility rebates faster. (Photo contributed)
Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)

RCMP cancel alert about armed men in Saskatchewan, but still seek one suspect

The suspect is considered dangerous and should not be approached

Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, takes part in the East German Economic Forum (OWF) in Bad Saarow, Germany, Monday, June 13, 2022. Habeck is stepping up an appeal for the country's residents to save energy after Russia's Gazprom announced significant cuts in natural gas deliveries through a key pipeline. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP, File)

Germany to limit use of gas for electricity production

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s economy minister said Sunday that the country will…

FILE - Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, takes part in the East German Economic Forum (OWF) in Bad Saarow, Germany, Monday, June 13, 2022. Habeck is stepping up an appeal for the country's residents to save energy after Russia's Gazprom announced significant cuts in natural gas deliveries through a key pipeline. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP, File)
In this file photo, a lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (By THE CANADIAN PRESS)

No winning ticket for Saturday’s $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot…

In this file photo, a lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (By THE CANADIAN PRESS)