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Painter Christopher Pratt is shown in a family handout photo. Pratt, long considered one of Canada’s greatest painters, has died at 86. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pratt Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Christopher Pratt, prominent Canadian painter and printmaker, dies at 86

Pratt is the designer of Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial flag

 

Wreaths were placed at the Fallen Worker Tribute at Bower Ponds on the National Day of Mourning on April 28, 2022. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Fallen Worker Legacy Food Forest established in Red Deer

National Day of Mourning recognized at local ceremony

 

Canadian astronauts (left to right) Dave Williams, Bjarni Tryggvason and David Saint-Jacques take part in the opening of The Living In Space exhibit during its unveiling at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canadian astronauts (left to right) Dave Williams, Bjarni Tryggvason and David Saint-Jacques take part in the opening of The Living In Space exhibit during its unveiling at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Edmonton-born performer Duane Lavold died Dec. 18, 2021, after suffering a cardiac arrest during a trip to Greece.(Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadian musician Duane Lavold, whose “Hey Mister” was banned on MTV, dies at 54

‘Hey Mister’ caught fire on rock radio, fuelled by lyrics that provoked accusations of misogyny

The Edmonton-born performer Duane Lavold died Dec. 18, 2021, after suffering a cardiac arrest during a trip to Greece.(Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
FILE - Bob Saget arrives at a screening of “MacGruber” on Dec. 8, 2021, in Los Angeles. Saget’s family has released a statement on the cause of his death last month in Florida, citing authorities saying the actor-comedian died from an accidental blow to the head. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Family: Bob Saget died after accidental blow to the head

Saget best known for his role as dad Danny Tanner on ‘Full House’

  • Feb 10, 2022
FILE - Bob Saget arrives at a screening of “MacGruber” on Dec. 8, 2021, in Los Angeles. Saget’s family has released a statement on the cause of his death last month in Florida, citing authorities saying the actor-comedian died from an accidental blow to the head. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Singer Michael Lee Aday, who goes by the stage name Meat Loaf, arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Neil Diamond on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in Los Angeles. Meat Loaf, whose “Bat Out Of Hell” album is one of the all time bestsellers, has died, family said on Facebook, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

Mega-selling collaboration made him one of the most recognizable rock performers

  • Jan 21, 2022
FILE - Singer Michael Lee Aday, who goes by the stage name Meat Loaf, arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Neil Diamond on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in Los Angeles. Meat Loaf, whose “Bat Out Of Hell” album is one of the all time bestsellers, has died, family said on Facebook, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
R. Dean Taylor poses in this undated handout photo. R. Dean Taylor, the Canadian singer-songwriter on Motown Records who hit No. 1 in 1970 with “Indiana Wants Me,” has died at 82. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Motown Archives
R. Dean Taylor poses in this undated handout photo. R. Dean Taylor, the Canadian singer-songwriter on Motown Records who hit No. 1 in 1970 with “Indiana Wants Me,” has died at 82. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Motown Archives
Karim Ouellet celebrates his Juno Award for Francophone Album of the Year during the Juno Gala in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Karim Ouellet celebrates his Juno Award for Francophone Album of the Year during the Juno Gala in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait following her appearance on the television talk show “In the House,” in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Betty White’s death caused by stroke suffered 6 days earlier

Cause was typical in such cases

  • Jan 11, 2022
FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait following her appearance on the television talk show “In the House,” in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE - Bob Saget, from left, Dave Coulier and John Stamos, winners of the award for favorite premium comedy series for “Fuller House,” pose in the press room at the People’s Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. Saget, a comedian and actor known for his role as a widower raising a trio of daughters in the sitcom “Full House,” has died, according to authorities in Florida, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. He was 65. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of ‘Full House,’ dead at 65

‘No signs of foul play or drug use’

  • Jan 10, 2022
FILE - Bob Saget, from left, Dave Coulier and John Stamos, winners of the award for favorite premium comedy series for “Fuller House,” pose in the press room at the People’s Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. Saget, a comedian and actor known for his role as a widower raising a trio of daughters in the sitcom “Full House,” has died, according to authorities in Florida, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. He was 65. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Alec Baldwin performs emcee duties at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala at New York Hilton Midtown on Dec. 9, 2021, in New York. Baldwin said Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, any suggestion that he’s not cooperating with a probe into last fall’s shooting on his movie set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins is a lie. He responded via Instagram to stories that discussed why authorities who served him with a search warrant for his phone haven’t gotten it yet. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Baldwin: It’s ‘a lie’ that he’s not helping shooting probe

Authorities still don’t have actor’s phone

  • Jan 9, 2022
FILE - Alec Baldwin performs emcee duties at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala at New York Hilton Midtown on Dec. 9, 2021, in New York. Baldwin said Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, any suggestion that he’s not cooperating with a probe into last fall’s shooting on his movie set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins is a lie. He responded via Instagram to stories that discussed why authorities who served him with a search warrant for his phone haven’t gotten it yet. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Body composting a ‘green’ alternative to burial, cremation

Body composting a ‘green’ alternative to burial, cremation

People take part in a protest called ‘Justice for Joyce’ in Montreal, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, where they demanded Justice for Joyce Echaquan and an end to systemic racism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec coroner’s inquest into death of Joyce Echaquan begins today

Echaquan died after being admitted with stomach pain

People take part in a protest called ‘Justice for Joyce’ in Montreal, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, where they demanded Justice for Joyce Echaquan and an end to systemic racism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Twilight Homes Foundation recently donated $300,000 to support the Red Deer Hospice Society expansion project. (Photo contributed)

Red Deer Hospice Society recognizes longtime supporter

Red Deer Twilight Homes Foundation donates $300,000

Twilight Homes Foundation recently donated $300,000 to support the Red Deer Hospice Society expansion project. (Photo contributed)
Human remains found in burned home at Sunchild First Nation

Human remains found in burned home at Sunchild First Nation

Fire happened about 11 p.m. on Wednesday night

  • Sep 11, 2020
Human remains found in burned home at Sunchild First Nation
In 2018, David Xiao hiked the 4,300 km Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. (Submitted)
In 2018, David Xiao hiked the 4,300 km Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. (Submitted)
(Kelowna RCMP photo)

Alberta man’s body recovered from Okanagan Lake after five-day search

‘The depth of the water, as well as the topography of the lake, made the recovery of the deceased very challenging’ - RCMP

(Kelowna RCMP photo)
Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam warned that Canada’s health-care system is not designed to deal with a surge of COVID-19 cases, in an April 3, 2020 story. (File photo)

How doctors in Canada will decide who lives and dies if pandemic worsens

When there’s only one ventilator but two patients who need it, how…

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam warned that Canada’s health-care system is not designed to deal with a surge of COVID-19 cases, in an April 3, 2020 story. (File photo)