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Harper apology to Ignatieff raises questions about staff, judgment

Harper apology to Ignatieff raises questions about staff, judgment

Stephen Harper just couldn’t hold it in any longer.

Officials believe municipal auditor may duplicate services

A proposed provincial municipal auditor general may duplicate procedures already in place.
July camping?

July camping?

Sheldon and Shannon Machtans, from Red Deer, try and put up a wind breaker at their camp site to stop the wind blowing from the lake so the can sit around a fire pit with their two kids, but the force of the wind tore it to pieces.
Deserted beach

Deserted beach

Thursday found Aspen Beach, on Gull Lake, nearly deserted. The only movement was a tractor and a lone parks department driver using a rake to clean the sand.
Gospel Music Celebration

Gospel Music Celebration

The Freedom Singers open the show for Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration at the Centrium Thursday. Performances from a host of North American gospel groups over the next two days include Showcase Spectaculars from 1-2:30 p.m., followed by Canadian Artist Showcases from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Parkland Pavilion and the Celebration Concerts in the Centrium from 6-11 p.m. A trade show is also being held so fans can talk to their favourite performers and purchase their music.

Transport Canada refutes heliport claims

Transport Canada is adamant there were no issues that required seven rural hospital heliports to be shut down.
How to speak with your mouth full

How to speak with your mouth full

Madeiline Stout, 14, and other Artstrek students practice articulation and enunciation with their fingers in their mouths. The summer program at Red Deer College is creating leaps forward for young people interested in theatre, teaching them that putting on a play is serious business.
Leaf Teapot

Leaf Teapot

Beverly Berg and her daughter Cora, 2, examine a Cathi Jefferson piece called Leaf Teapot at bilton contemporary art this week. Over the next month, the gallery, located at 4B, 5809 51st Ave. in Red Deer, is featuring paintings, sculpture, fibre and ceramic works by instructors leading the Red Deer College Series of summer art classes. The pieces will change weekly to ensure a variety of artists and their works are highlighted.
Tea and Tour

Tea and Tour

Visitors await a wagon tour’s start as volunteers John McDonald, left, and Ross Smith tarpaper a former teacher’s residence moved from Pine Lake to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. Tours, live musical performances and plenty of homemade food were all part of the museum’s annual Tea and Tour event.
Energy flows

Energy flows

Flora Awakening, right, a painted silk by Darcy Gusse Edinga, and Orchid, an acrylic and oil pastel on canvas by Elena Rousseau, are two of the pieces in the show Energy Flows. Numerous others by P’Artisan Artist Network are on display in the Marjorie Wood Gallery of the Kerry Wood Nature Centre until Sunday.