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Paintearth Economic Partnership Society approaches council for project ideas

Paintearth Economic Partnership Society (PEPS) is looking for potential projects to undertake.…

MP Damien Kurek stopped by the County of Paintearth council meeting on Aug. 16. Back row: Coun. Dale Norton, Dep. Reeve Maurice Wiart, MP Damien Kurek, Coun. Terry Vockeroth. Front Row: Coun. George Glazier, Coun. Sandy Shipton, Reeve Stan Schulmeister, Coun. Diane Elliot.(Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

County of Paintearth hosts MP Kurek during latest meeting

Battle River-Crowfoot Member of Parliament Damien Kurek stopped by the County of…

FILE - Nuts, bolts and fittings are ready to be added to the east leg of the pipeline near St. Ignace, Mich., as Enbridge Inc., prepares to test the east and west sides of the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac in Mackinaw City, Mich., June 8, 2017. A federal judge Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, kept jurisdiction over a lawsuit seeking to close the oil pipeline crossing a section of the Great Lakes, rejecting Michigan's effort to shift the case to state court. (Dale G Young/Detroit News via AP, File)

Judge retains jurisdiction in lawsuit over Enbridge pipeline

‘Line 5 is part of a network that moves Canadian oil and natural gas liquids used in propane to refineries in both nations’

An Alberta man is hoping for answers now that the province’s police watchdog is investigating the death of his son while in RCMP custody in June. Addison Hartzler, who was 30, was found dead in an RCMP holding cell in Grande Prairie, Alta., on June 3, nine hours after he was arrested for public mischief on suspicion he had falsely reported a break-and-enter at the home where he was staying. Hartzler is shown in this undated family handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

‘Just horrid’: Police watchdog now investigating death of man in Alberta RCMP cell

An Alberta man is hoping for answers now that the province’s police…

An Alberta man is hoping for answers now that the province’s police watchdog is investigating the death of his son while in RCMP custody in June. Addison Hartzler, who was 30, was found dead in an RCMP holding cell in Grande Prairie, Alta., on June 3, nine hours after he was arrested for public mischief on suspicion he had falsely reported a break-and-enter at the home where he was staying. Hartzler is shown in this undated family handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Landing craft heading for the beach on D-Day, a little less than two years after the disastrous Dieppe raid. (File photo)

The Dieppe raid: 80 years later

Eighty years ago, in the early morning hours of Aug. 19, 1942,…

Landing craft heading for the beach on D-Day, a little less than two years after the disastrous Dieppe raid. (File photo)
Witnesses say bear spray was used to rob a jewellery store in ValleyFair Mall. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Witnesses say bear spray was used to rob a jewellery store in ValleyFair Mall. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The Big Valley Arena was chugging with activity as a “Fun Run” hosted by a group of Calgary-based model railroaders descended on the facility Aug. 12-14. (Photo submitted)

Model railroaders return to Big Valley after two-year absence

After being absent for two years, the Calgry Free-mo model railway group…

The Big Valley Arena was chugging with activity as a “Fun Run” hosted by a group of Calgary-based model railroaders descended on the facility Aug. 12-14. (Photo submitted)
Pictured here is a group connected to the Lacombe-based Dementia Friendly Community Initiative during a visit to the Ellis Bird Farm. photo submitted

Dementia Friendly Community Initiative is having an impact in Lacombe

‘Each program has been tailored for all the different needs that individuals with dementia have.’

Pictured here is a group connected to the Lacombe-based Dementia Friendly Community Initiative during a visit to the Ellis Bird Farm. photo submitted
Unpredictable wildfire behaviour in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan has forced the evacuation of the entire community of Olalla and an evacuation alert for Keremeos, just a few kilometres to the south. A Unit Crew conducts planned ignitions above Yellow Lake near Olalla this recent handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service

Alberta fire crews provide backup for southern B.C. wildfires

Two unit crews have been sent ahead of inclement weather

Unpredictable wildfire behaviour in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan has forced the evacuation of the entire community of Olalla and an evacuation alert for Keremeos, just a few kilometres to the south. A Unit Crew conducts planned ignitions above Yellow Lake near Olalla this recent handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service
Coast-to-coast vintage car tour stopping in Stettler. (File photo)

Classic car tour making Stettler stop

A group of vintage car enthusiasts on a coast-to-coast tour of Canada…

Coast-to-coast vintage car tour stopping in Stettler. (File photo)
Paul Merriman, minister of health, speaks to media at the Legislative Building in Regina on Oct. 27, 2021. Saskatchewan says it will be sending people to Alberta to get privatized surgeries, but the cost of travel won’t be covered by the government. Merriman says the Saskatchewan Party government will begin paying a Calgary clinic this fall to perform 20 knee and hip surgeries a month for those on Saskatchewan’s surgical wait list. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Saskatchewan to send patients to Alberta for privatized surgery, won’t pay for travel

Saskatchewan will begin paying a Calgary clinic this fall to perform 20 knee and hip surgeries a month

Paul Merriman, minister of health, speaks to media at the Legislative Building in Regina on Oct. 27, 2021. Saskatchewan says it will be sending people to Alberta to get privatized surgeries, but the cost of travel won’t be covered by the government. Merriman says the Saskatchewan Party government will begin paying a Calgary clinic this fall to perform 20 knee and hip surgeries a month for those on Saskatchewan’s surgical wait list. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
The federal government is adding new passport service locations across Canada as a loud backlash over long wait times continues. People line up outside the Guy Favreau federal building while waiting to apply for a passport in Montreal, Sunday, June 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Feds announce four new passport service sites as backlog continues

Nearly 1.1 million applications for new and renewed passports have been filed since April

The federal government is adding new passport service locations across Canada as a loud backlash over long wait times continues. People line up outside the Guy Favreau federal building while waiting to apply for a passport in Montreal, Sunday, June 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 17, 2022. Canada’s environment minister says releasing treated oilsands tailings into the environment isn’t the only solution being considered to clean up the massive, toxic ponds. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Releasing oilsands tailings into river only one solution being considered: Guilbeault

Comments come as investigators from UNESCO arrive in Alberta to consider threats to Wood Buffalo Park

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 17, 2022. Canada’s environment minister says releasing treated oilsands tailings into the environment isn’t the only solution being considered to clean up the massive, toxic ponds. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
An aerial view of Fort Chipewyan, Alta., on the border of Wood Buffalo National Park is shown on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. A United Nations body that monitors some of the world’s greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country’s largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands tailings into its watershed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

Move considered ‘likely’ after Mikisew Cree First Nation first brought concerns to UNESCO’s attention

An aerial view of Fort Chipewyan, Alta., on the border of Wood Buffalo National Park is shown on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. A United Nations body that monitors some of the world’s greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country’s largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands tailings into its watershed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary on September 15, 2021, while in his previous role as health minister. The Alberta government continues to make its case for a made-in-Alberta police force saying it would add hundreds of front-line officers to the province's smallest detachments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary on September 15, 2021, while in his previous role as health minister. The Alberta government continues to make its case for a made-in-Alberta police force saying it would add hundreds of front-line officers to the province's smallest detachments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Village of Halkirk at sunset, May 25, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Bylaws discussed at Village of Halkirk special meeting

The Village of Halkirk council met for a special meeting on Aug.…

Village of Halkirk at sunset, May 25, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
A photo of the vehicle suspected to have been involved in the July 6 fatal hit and run south of Red Deer, taken just prior to the collision. (Photo contributed)
A photo of the vehicle suspected to have been involved in the July 6 fatal hit and run south of Red Deer, taken just prior to the collision. (Photo contributed)
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Castor’s Opportunity Centre victim of break in

In what has been turning into a busy news week for crime…

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A few boats sit idle along Rochon Sands’ boat launch. (File photo)

County of Stettler has Rochon Sands Marina on agenda once again

The Rochon Sands Marina proposal was back before council on Aug. 10.…

A few boats sit idle along Rochon Sands’ boat launch. (File photo)