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Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson speaks during a news conference announcing the ban of specific plastic products Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals to give road map to a net-zero emissions Canada today

Law to set five-year emissions targets for 2030 and 2050

 

Bob Rae holds a press conference regarding his appointment as the next ambassador to the United Nations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Beijing blasts Bob Rae after ambassador calls for UN to investigate genocide claims

China accused of detention camps to indoctrinate mostly-Muslim minority

 

October in Central Alberta is time for family gatherings, Halloween fun and pumpkin spice and everything nice!

6 ways to celebrate the spooky season around Red Deer

Are you ready to fall for Central Alberta?

 

The statue of Sir John A. MacDonald is shown torn down following a demonstration in Montreal on August 29, 2020. A new survey suggests that while Canadians are divided over removing statues of politicians who harboured racist views or pushed racist policies, many oppose the “spontaneous” toppling of statues of Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald. The Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies survey follows the controversial tearing down and vandalism of a Macdonald statue in Montreal last month by activists angry at his anti-Indigenous views and policies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The statue of Sir John A. MacDonald is shown torn down following a demonstration in Montreal on August 29, 2020. A new survey suggests that while Canadians are divided over removing statues of politicians who harboured racist views or pushed racist policies, many oppose the “spontaneous” toppling of statues of Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald. The Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies survey follows the controversial tearing down and vandalism of a Macdonald statue in Montreal last month by activists angry at his anti-Indigenous views and policies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A police officer surveils protesters with binoculars during a protest on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Police forces across Canada have already begun using technology to predict who may become involved in illegal activity or where crimes might take place, an expert group warned Tuesday as it called on the federal government to protect residents from the potential perils of such tactics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Christian Monterrosa
A police officer surveils protesters with binoculars during a protest on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Police forces across Canada have already begun using technology to predict who may become involved in illegal activity or where crimes might take place, an expert group warned Tuesday as it called on the federal government to protect residents from the potential perils of such tactics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Christian Monterrosa
Senior Clinical Research Nurse Ajithkumar Sukumaran prepares the COVID 19 vaccine to administer to a volunteer, at a clinic in London, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Scientists at Imperial College London are immunizing hundreds of people with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an early trial after seeing no worrying safety problems in a small number vaccinated so far. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Canada signs deals with two suppliers for potential COVID-19 vaccines

This is the third such deal Canada has made with COVID-19 vaccine developers

Senior Clinical Research Nurse Ajithkumar Sukumaran prepares the COVID 19 vaccine to administer to a volunteer, at a clinic in London, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Scientists at Imperial College London are immunizing hundreds of people with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an early trial after seeing no worrying safety problems in a small number vaccinated so far. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Statistics Canada building and signs are pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Canada says the economy posted its steepest decline on record in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of non-essential businesses and slowed the economy to a crawl. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Statistics Canada building and signs are pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Canada says the economy posted its steepest decline on record in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of non-essential businesses and slowed the economy to a crawl. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
President Donald Trump speaks to the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump trade adviser Navarro bashes Canada’s ‘self-interests’ in new book

WASHINGTON — White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is taking some unprovoked…

President Donald Trump speaks to the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Afternoon Shopping, by David More.

Explore Red Deer’s public art collection

Take a day or two out of your Central Alberta staycation to…

  • Aug 25, 2020
Afternoon Shopping, by David More.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau rises during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Monday July 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Morneau stepping down as federal finance minister

Resignation comes as We Charity controversy continues in Ottawa

Finance Minister Bill Morneau rises during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Monday July 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Some of the destruction is pictured that was visible in Lebanon following the catastrophic explosion at the Beirut port on Aug. 4, 2020. (Photo contributed)

Feds create task force to help get Canadians home after Beirut blast

OTTAWA — The federal government has set up a task force to…

Some of the destruction is pictured that was visible in Lebanon following the catastrophic explosion at the Beirut port on Aug. 4, 2020. (Photo contributed)
Whether it’s part of a day at the lake or a trip to a local park, a delectable picnic is as easy as a visit to one of Central Alberta’s many specialty shops to stock up on ready-made gourmet treats.

Central Alberta is a picnicker’s paradise

Your guide to finding your picnic-perfect ingredients

  • Aug 11, 2020
Whether it’s part of a day at the lake or a trip to a local park, a delectable picnic is as easy as a visit to one of Central Alberta’s many specialty shops to stock up on ready-made gourmet treats.
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Make your RV adventure this Ezy!

Rent an RV and adventure away.

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Discover Red Deer, Alberta

Discover Red Deer, Alberta

Outdoor adventures, museums, galleries, and festivals make this a traveller favourite

  • Jul 24, 2020
Discover Red Deer, Alberta
Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

  • Jul 13, 2020
Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau
Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. For the last four months, Canada’s public health experts have been racing to stop the spread of COVID-19 by trying to figure out how everyone is getting it, and who they may have given it to. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Genetic detectives begin work to trace spread of COVID-19 in Canada

The kinds of genetic technology being used for this project did not exist when SARS hit Canada in 2003

Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. For the last four months, Canada’s public health experts have been racing to stop the spread of COVID-19 by trying to figure out how everyone is getting it, and who they may have given it to. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Export Development Canada says trade confidence index fell to 56.0 compared with 69.3 at the end of 2019, in a June 25, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Trade confidence plunges due to pandemic, EDC index hits all-time low

OTTAWA — Export Development Canada says trade confidence among Canadian exporters hit…

Export Development Canada says trade confidence index fell to 56.0 compared with 69.3 at the end of 2019, in a June 25, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canadians who want to work in the U.S. without immigrating permanently will not be impacted by new visa restrictions, in a June 25, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadians can be exempt from new U.S. visa rules, immigration lawyers’ group says

OTTAWA — New restrictions on visas for workers entering the United States…

Canadians who want to work in the U.S. without immigrating permanently will not be impacted by new visa restrictions, in a June 25, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
China to Canada PM: Stop ‘irresponsible remarks’ on spy case

China to Canada PM: Stop ‘irresponsible remarks’ on spy case

BEIJING — China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to “stop…

  • Jun 22, 2020
China to Canada PM: Stop ‘irresponsible remarks’ on spy case