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Commissioner Michele Audette speaks during ceremonies marking the release of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women report in Gatineau, Monday June 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Michèle Audette, commissioner of MMIWG inquiry, among five named to Senate

Michèle Audette, commissioner of MMIWG inquiry, among five named to Senate

Commissioner Michele Audette speaks during ceremonies marking the release of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women report in Gatineau, Monday June 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo, magic mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands. The Alberta Court of Appeal has convicted a Calgary man who attacked a professor in her home while he was high on magic mushrooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Peter Dejong

Appeal Court convicts Calgary man who attacked woman while he was high on mushrooms

Appeal Court convicts Calgary man who attacked woman while he was high on mushrooms

In this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo, magic mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands. The Alberta Court of Appeal has convicted a Calgary man who attacked a professor in her home while he was high on magic mushrooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Peter Dejong
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, an electronic sign warns travelers to maintain social distance in the terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver. About one-fifth of flight attendants say they've gotten into a physical incident with a passenger this year. That's according to a survey by their union. The Association of Flight Attendants says it wants people who act up during flights to face criminal prosecution — not just fines. Airlines have reported more than 3,600 cases of unruly passengers this year. Disputes over face masks are the most common trigger. Federal rules require face masks on planes until mid-Sept (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Flight attendants report high frequency of unruly passengers

Flight attendants report high frequency of unruly passengers

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, an electronic sign warns travelers to maintain social distance in the terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver. About one-fifth of flight attendants say they've gotten into a physical incident with a passenger this year. That's according to a survey by their union. The Association of Flight Attendants says it wants people who act up during flights to face criminal prosecution — not just fines. Airlines have reported more than 3,600 cases of unruly passengers this year. Disputes over face masks are the most common trigger. Federal rules require face masks on planes until mid-Sept (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
President Joe Biden holds a mask as he responds to a question as he arrives at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Biden is in the area to visit the Lehigh Valley operations facility for Mack Trucks and advocate for government investments and clean energy as ways to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

President Joe Biden holds a mask as he responds to a question as he arrives at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Biden is in the area to visit the Lehigh Valley operations facility for Mack Trucks and advocate for government investments and clean energy as ways to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
People walk past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

International students face vaccine hurdles as they prep for campus life in Canada

International students face vaccine hurdles as they prep for campus life in Canada

People walk past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Travellers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Augstein

British Canadians frustrated by exclusion from U.K.’s new quarantine exemptions

British Canadians frustrated by exclusion from U.K.’s new quarantine exemptions

Travellers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Frank Augstein
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed vaccines can travel abroad

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The TaylorMade Driving Relief from Seminole Golf Club on Sunday attracted fans, in a May 18, 2020 story. (Stock photo)

Central Albertans land in top 20 at Alberta Men’s Amateur

It wasn’t the banner weekend they had hoped for, but several Central…

The TaylorMade Driving Relief from Seminole Golf Club on Sunday attracted fans, in a May 18, 2020 story. (Stock photo)
Students in the Fraser Cascade School District's transition program have now largely moved to online learning. (Unsplash)

New school opens at Native Friendship Centre in Rocky Mountain House

An innovative new school is set to open in Rocky Mountain House…

Students in the Fraser Cascade School District's transition program have now largely moved to online learning. (Unsplash)
Alexander Lobkov rides an e-scooter on the Ross Street patio on Thursday. Downtown business owners say electric scooters are bringing more customers to the city centre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Alexander Lobkov rides an e-scooter on the Ross Street patio on Thursday. Downtown business owners say electric scooters are bringing more customers to the city centre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Four rodeos are scheduled for the long weekend, according to the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association — in Medicine Hat, Pollockville, Bruce and Strathmore.

Ponoka brothers win two team-roping competitions

CFR team ropers Logan and Keely Bonnett of Ponoka won their event…

Four rodeos are scheduled for the long weekend, according to the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association — in Medicine Hat, Pollockville, Bruce and Strathmore.
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro says the decision to ease quarantine rules for close contacts, discontinue masking on public transit and in schools, was left up to the chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta reports 233 new cases of COVID-19, active cases up to 1,520

Hospitalizations and Intensive Care Unit patients rise slightly

Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro says the decision to ease quarantine rules for close contacts, discontinue masking on public transit and in schools, was left up to the chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Red Deer area artist Amy Metcalfe has released a new electro-pop single called Hot in the City. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer area artist Amy Metcalfe releases new electro-pop single

Metcalfe has moved on from country music and is trying her hand in the alt-pop world

Red Deer area artist Amy Metcalfe has released a new electro-pop single called Hot in the City. (Contributed photo)
Businesses at Gasoline Alley West Centre I prepared for the centre’s grand opening on July 29. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Gasoline Alley becoming a destination in central Alberta

Gasoline Alley West Centre I celebrates grand opening

Businesses at Gasoline Alley West Centre I prepared for the centre’s grand opening on July 29. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Summer student Madhav Bhatt regularly waters plants at Common Ground Garden Project in Capstone. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer vegetable garden grows food for those in need

A collaboration between ReThink Red Deer and the City of Red Deer

Summer student Madhav Bhatt regularly waters plants at Common Ground Garden Project in Capstone. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A Red Deer man has been charged in connection with Alberta's largest ever recorded contraband tobacco seizure. According to the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC), the estimated $4.5 million seizure could mean lost tax revenue of more than $2.5 million. (Photo courtesy of AGLC)
A Red Deer man has been charged in connection with Alberta's largest ever recorded contraband tobacco seizure. According to the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC), the estimated $4.5 million seizure could mean lost tax revenue of more than $2.5 million. (Photo courtesy of AGLC)
Former Olds resident Danielle Lappage took silver in the women’s 65-kg classification with a close 6-5 loss to Finland’s Petra Olli in the final at the world wrestling championships. (Photo by Wrestling Canada/Martin Gabor)

Olds-born wrestler ready for shot at Olympic glory

Danielle Lappage will compete on Monday in Wrestling

Former Olds resident Danielle Lappage took silver in the women’s 65-kg classification with a close 6-5 loss to Finland’s Petra Olli in the final at the world wrestling championships. (Photo by Wrestling Canada/Martin Gabor)
Richard Beaune (second from left) directs the cast of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” during a rehearsal on the Bower Ponds outdoor stage. The play runs in repertoire with “The Comedy of Errors,” directed by Jake Tkaczk, from 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 to 1 p.m. on Aug. 29. Other local theatre groups will also perform short “curtain raisers,” contributing to a festival atmosphere. Visit primestocktheatre.com for more information. (Contributed photo)

PHOTO: Bard on Bower is back in Red Deer

Two Shakespearean plays are the backbone of a theatrical festival in August

Richard Beaune (second from left) directs the cast of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” during a rehearsal on the Bower Ponds outdoor stage. The play runs in repertoire with “The Comedy of Errors,” directed by Jake Tkaczk, from 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 to 1 p.m. on Aug. 29. Other local theatre groups will also perform short “curtain raisers,” contributing to a festival atmosphere. Visit primestocktheatre.com for more information. (Contributed photo)
Olds College signed an agreement to collaborate and share research with six other Alberta learning institutions to advance agriculture and food research in the province. (Contributed photo).

Olds College to share agriculture research with other colleges

To support Alberta’s economic recovery, seven of Alberta’s Colleges and Polytechnics have…

Olds College signed an agreement to collaborate and share research with six other Alberta learning institutions to advance agriculture and food research in the province. (Contributed photo).
The People’s Party of Canada is holding an Alberta Matters Boat Rally Saturday from 1-4 p.m. from the Sunbreaker Cove boat launch. (Contributed photo)
The People’s Party of Canada is holding an Alberta Matters Boat Rally Saturday from 1-4 p.m. from the Sunbreaker Cove boat launch. (Contributed photo)