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Used needles are shown at a needle exchange in Miami, May 6, 2019. Despite pandemic slow-downs, Correctional Service Canada is still planning to expand the needle exchange programs currently offered at nine federal prisons, government officials say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Sladky

Expansion of prison needle exchange programs going ahead despite pandemic delays

Despite pandemic slowdowns, Correctional Service Canada is still planning to expand the…

Used needles are shown at a needle exchange in Miami, May 6, 2019. Despite pandemic slow-downs, Correctional Service Canada is still planning to expand the needle exchange programs currently offered at nine federal prisons, government officials say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Sladky
Statistics Canada says the rate of police-reported sexual assault in Canada has reached the highest level since 1996. A placard is left outside court in this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Sexual assault rate in 2021 highest since 1996, violent crimes up: Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada says the rate of police-reported sexual assault in Canada has…

Statistics Canada says the rate of police-reported sexual assault in Canada has reached the highest level since 1996. A placard is left outside court in this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A wildfire west of Nordegg is being classified as ‘being held,’ Alberta Wildfire stated this weekend. (Photo via Alberta Wildfire)

Wildfire west of Nordegg classified as ‘being held’

A Central Alberta wildfire remains classified as “being held” at 480 hectares,…

A wildfire west of Nordegg is being classified as ‘being held,’ Alberta Wildfire stated this weekend. (Photo via Alberta Wildfire)
Preliminary data shows the mean temperature throughout the month of July was 17.3 C in Red Deer, which is higher than a normal mean temperature of 15.9 C. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Hot, dry conditions expected in August for Red Deer

This past July was warmer, drier than normal, says Environment Canada

Preliminary data shows the mean temperature throughout the month of July was 17.3 C in Red Deer, which is higher than a normal mean temperature of 15.9 C. (File photo by The Associated Press)
As of July 26 report, which was released this past Friday, yield expectations for the central region are 116 per cent of the 10-year average. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

Yield expectations above 10-year average for Central Alberta farmers

Central Alberta farmers are seeing higher-than-average yield expectations this year, according to…

As of July 26 report, which was released this past Friday, yield expectations for the central region are 116 per cent of the 10-year average. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
A tornado warning is in effect for Mountain View County near Sundre. Storm chaser Jay Lesyk snapped this photo in Bergen. (Photo courtesy @JayLesykWX/Twitter)

UPDATED: Tornado watch in effect for Central Alberta

‘There is also a risk of a tornado,’ says Environment Canada

A tornado warning is in effect for Mountain View County near Sundre. Storm chaser Jay Lesyk snapped this photo in Bergen. (Photo courtesy @JayLesykWX/Twitter)
A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Tornado touches down outside of Coronation, Alta.

Trouble came too close to home for the Town of Coronation over…

A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)
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AHS, HSAA ratify collective agreement

Alberta Health Services and the Health Sciences Association of Alberta have ratified…

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Reid Graham (left to right) of the Manitoba Historic Resources Management Branch, Todd Kristensen of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta and Robin Woywitka of MacEwan University excavate an archeological dig in the Fort McMurray, Alta., area in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brittany Romano **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Very early’: Scientists date when humans first came to Alberta’s oilsands region

EDMONTON — New research may have answered a long-standing mystery by pinning…

Reid Graham (left to right) of the Manitoba Historic Resources Management Branch, Todd Kristensen of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta and Robin Woywitka of MacEwan University excavate an archeological dig in the Fort McMurray, Alta., area in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brittany Romano **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Marina Klein, Research Director and Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases at McGill University, left, and Sharon Lewin, International AIDS Society President-Elect speak during a roundtable discussion on monkeypox the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Sunday, July 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Monkeypox: Experts at AIDS conference say the current global response is not enough

MONTREAL — A panel of scientists and activists at the AIDS 2022…

Marina Klein, Research Director and Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases at McGill University, left, and Sharon Lewin, International AIDS Society President-Elect speak during a roundtable discussion on monkeypox the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Sunday, July 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A puffy summer storm cloud looms over the landscape. Photo by Grace Naas, Rossland. Have a great photo of our beautiful community? Send it to us at reporter@rosslandnews.com

Roofs ripped away, power knocked out as powerful storm hits northern Alberta village

HINES CREEK, Alta. — Roofs became airborne and trees tumbled as a…

A puffy summer storm cloud looms over the landscape. Photo by Grace Naas, Rossland. Have a great photo of our beautiful community? Send it to us at reporter@rosslandnews.com
Mohammed Khalifa is shown in this 2021 police handout photo. The U.S. Department of Justice says a Saudi-born Canadian citizen was sentenced to life in prison Friday for conspiring to provide support resulting in death to the terrorist organization ISIS. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Alexandria Sheriff's Office

Saudi-born Canadian gets life sentence in U.S. for ISIS propaganda support, terrorism

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice says a Saudi-born Canadian citizen…

Mohammed Khalifa is shown in this 2021 police handout photo. The U.S. Department of Justice says a Saudi-born Canadian citizen was sentenced to life in prison Friday for conspiring to provide support resulting in death to the terrorist organization ISIS. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Alexandria Sheriff's Office
A person holds a combination American and Canadian flag at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial before a march at a demonstration, part of a convoy-style protest participants are calling "Rolling Thunder”, in Ottawa, on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Sacred site or rallying point? The politicization of Canada’s National War Memorial

OTTAWA — The sacrifices of Canadians who fought and died for democracy…

A person holds a combination American and Canadian flag at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial before a march at a demonstration, part of a convoy-style protest participants are calling "Rolling Thunder”, in Ottawa, on Friday, April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses delegates during the 2017 United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday November 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Liberals give themselves more time to meet five-year-old peacekeeping pledge

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is giving itself more time to fulfil…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses delegates during the 2017 United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday November 15, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kade Kully, 18, an employee at Cowtown Beef Shack in Red Deer, performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking customer this past Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer restaurant employee saves choking customer

Kade Kully, 18, says he wants to become a paramedic

Kade Kully, 18, an employee at Cowtown Beef Shack in Red Deer, performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking customer this past Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
A farmer sorts through eggs as they exit the hen barn at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. Canadian poultry and egg producers have now lost more than 1.7 million birds to a highly contagious strain of avian influenza. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Avian Influenza confirmed within Stettler County

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of Avian Influenza…

A farmer sorts through eggs as they exit the hen barn at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. Canadian poultry and egg producers have now lost more than 1.7 million birds to a highly contagious strain of avian influenza. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Former Ermineskin Indian Residential School site. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)

Ermineskin Residential School survivor: ‘I forgave them a long time ago’

Twain Buffalo says he will be long dead before reconciliation ever occurs

Former Ermineskin Indian Residential School site. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)
Stephen Pond was fatally shot on June 20 near Eckville. No arrests have been made yet. (Contributed photo)

Family of Central Alberta murder victim trying to cope

Father-of-five Stephen Pond was fatally shot near Eckville on June 20

Stephen Pond was fatally shot on June 20 near Eckville. No arrests have been made yet. (Contributed photo)
This May 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows production of the Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 in Puurs, Belgium. U.S. regulators on Friday, June 17, authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. (Pfizer via AP)
This May 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows production of the Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 in Puurs, Belgium. U.S. regulators on Friday, June 17, authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. (Pfizer via AP)
(Black Press file photo).
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