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Debt before health cuts

Debt before health cuts

Recession-shocked Alberta appears ready to put its credit card on the table rather than take out a scalpel to make deep cuts to health care.
Fair food a tasty treat

Fair food a tasty treat

When the carnival comes to town, people kiss their fat and sugar fears goodbye.
Sights and sounds aplenty at Westerner midway

Sights and sounds aplenty at Westerner midway

Advocate photographer Gregory Sawisky captured these sights and sounds from the Western Days midway on Wednesday night.
Best for the West(erner)

Best for the West(erner)

Angel Escobar dressed up in his western best on Wednesday as he drove his bus around town. Escobar, who is the chairman of the Amalgamated Transit Union, was sporting his western wear in celebration for Westerner Days. He couldn’t bring his pistols though saying that he had “left them at home.”
Happy Birthday, Lynn

Happy Birthday, Lynn

Lynn Dobson is pictured in front of her 43rd Avenue home surrounded by 40 pink flamingos in celebration of her 40th birthday. The first plastic pink flamingo as a lawn ornament went on sale in 1957 and the fad lasted until the 1970s.
Having fun with alligators

Having fun with alligators

Jeff Quattrocchi makes a living getting in the water with one of the world’s most powerful reptiles.
Family vacation turns tragic in crash

Family vacation turns tragic in crash

A Red Deer couple’s dream trip to Disneyland turned tragic when their van rolled in Utah, killing their 10-year-old son and injuring his five brothers and sisters.

Man jailed 18 months for selling child porn

A Delburne man caught selling child pornography via the Internet was sentenced to 18 months in jail on Wednesday.
Westerner Days Parade a convoy of colour

Westerner Days Parade a convoy of colour

Photos and video from the 2009 Westerner Days kickoff parade in downtown Red Deer.
Pine beetles thrive

Pine beetles thrive

Despite a frigid winter that killed many of them off, destructive mountain pine beetles continue to thrive in Alberta and could spread farther east.