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The Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony was held Sept. 24 at the Pentagon Farm Centre in Lacombe. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony held Sept. 24 in Lacombe

In a tribute to the sacrifices made by many, the Veterans Voices…

In this photo provided by Wreckhouse Press a home fights against high winds caused by post Tropical Storm Fiona in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. The home has since been lost at sea. (Rene Roy/Wreckhouse Press via AP)

Tropical Storm Ian strengthens as it heads to Cuba, Florida

Storm expected to turn into a major hurricane

Democratic Party leader Enrico Letta speaks at the party’s final rally ahead of Sunday’s election in Rome, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Italians vote on Sunday for a new Parliament, and the outcome of balloting will determine who next governs Italy, a major industrial economy and a key NATO member. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Italians vote in election that may bring far-right to power

Initial projections to come Monday morning

Demonstrators protesting the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students hold signs with a message that reads in Spanish: “It was the Army” in reference to the missing students, during a protest outside of a military base in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, days before the anniversary of the disappearance of the students in Iguala, Guerrero. One week prior, Mexican authorities said they arrested a retired general and three other members of the army for alleged connection to their disappearance. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Demonstrators protesting the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students hold signs with a message that reads in Spanish: “It was the Army” in reference to the missing students, during a protest outside of a military base in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, days before the anniversary of the disappearance of the students in Iguala, Guerrero. One week prior, Mexican authorities said they arrested a retired general and three other members of the army for alleged connection to their disappearance. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
FILE—Vanessa Caudel, a nurse, sits at her work station in the Great Circle treatment center on Feb. 24, 2022, in Salem, Ore., where she provides doses of methadone, which can relieve the “dope sick” symptoms a person in opioid withdrawal experiences. Almost two years after Oregonians voted to decriminalize drugs and dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment services, the pioneering effort has been struggling to show progress. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

After rocky start, hopes up in Oregon drug decriminalization

State still has one of highest addiction rates in country

FILE—Vanessa Caudel, a nurse, sits at her work station in the Great Circle treatment center on Feb. 24, 2022, in Salem, Ore., where she provides doses of methadone, which can relieve the “dope sick” symptoms a person in opioid withdrawal experiences. Almost two years after Oregonians voted to decriminalize drugs and dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment services, the pioneering effort has been struggling to show progress. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
Fallen trees lean against a house in Sydney, N.S. as post tropical storm Fiona continues to batter the Maritimes on Saturday, September 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant

Fiona sweeps away houses, knocks out power in eastern Canada

Numerous homes have been washed away into the sea

Fallen trees lean against a house in Sydney, N.S. as post tropical storm Fiona continues to batter the Maritimes on Saturday, September 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant
Julie Kalinowski, CEO of the dress and gown rental store The Fitzroy, is photographed in her Toronto store, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

To rent or buy? What’s in store for the clothing rental industry in Canada

One fashion expert thinks major clothing brands may start launching their own rental segments

Julie Kalinowski, CEO of the dress and gown rental store The Fitzroy, is photographed in her Toronto store, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
Senior Recruiter Andrew Clark is shown at his workstation at a Canadian Armed Forces recruitment centre in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Military sounding alarm over recruiting problems as Canadians steer clear

Only about half the number of recruits required to fill quotas applying each month

Senior Recruiter Andrew Clark is shown at his workstation at a Canadian Armed Forces recruitment centre in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Ian over the central Caribbean on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (NOAA via AP)

Florida emergency declared as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens

Ian expected to become a hurricane by Sunday and major hurricane by late Monday

This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Ian over the central Caribbean on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (NOAA via AP)
People watch a news program showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Sunday toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North’s growing nuclear threat. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea

North Korea has tested 30 ballistic weapons so far in 2022

People watch a news program showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Sunday toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North’s growing nuclear threat. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Bart Van Herwijnen of Bart’s Carving demonstrates his craft during the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival at the Lacombe Ag Grounds on Sept. 24. The Festival kicked off Friday night and runs through to Sunday afternoon. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Lots to see and do at the annual Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival

Things kicked off Friday evening with a barn dance featuring the Dean Ray Band

Bart Van Herwijnen of Bart’s Carving demonstrates his craft during the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival at the Lacombe Ag Grounds on Sept. 24. The Festival kicked off Friday night and runs through to Sunday afternoon. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
B.C. minister of education and child care Jennifer Whiteside speaks during a funding announcement in Coquitlam, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Whiteside says planned reductions in child-care fees will mean families of 96 per cent of children in eligible licensed care, or about 69,000 kids, will automatically receive the lower fees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fees in licensed child care in B.C. to drop by up to $550 a month by Dec. 1, says NDP

The savings for families are on top of earlier reductions of $350 per month

B.C. minister of education and child care Jennifer Whiteside speaks during a funding announcement in Coquitlam, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Whiteside says planned reductions in child-care fees will mean families of 96 per cent of children in eligible licensed care, or about 69,000 kids, will automatically receive the lower fees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Alexandru Radita is shown in a photo from his 15th birthday party, three months before his death, in this handout photo. An Alberta judge looking into the death of they boy has adjourned her inquiry in an attempt to get more witnesses. Government of Alberta photo.

Alberta judge overseeing inquiry into teen’s death adjourns to seek more witnesses

Alexandru Radita was 15 when he died in May 2013 of bacterial sepsis

Alexandru Radita is shown in a photo from his 15th birthday party, three months before his death, in this handout photo. An Alberta judge looking into the death of they boy has adjourned her inquiry in an attempt to get more witnesses. Government of Alberta photo.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, dishes out pancakes at his last Premier’s annual Stampede breakfast as premier in Calgary, Alta., Monday, July 11, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Federal government unlikely to declare victory on COVID as travel restrictions loosen

‘In Canada, our focus has been, every step of the way, on listening to science, to responding to the facts on the ground’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, dishes out pancakes at his last Premier’s annual Stampede breakfast as premier in Calgary, Alta., Monday, July 11, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Wolf Creek PCN expands programming geared to health improvement

With the start of the fall season comes the launch of a…

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BGC of Wolf Creek Lacombe held a grand opening on Sept. 22 at Ecole Lacombe Upper Elementary School. From left are Grant Jorgenson, (chair of BGC Wolf Creek), Program Assistant Josie Pimm and Beth Reitz, executive director of the Ponoka Youth Centre, which is the legal name of an umbrella organization that includes the BGC of Wolf Creek. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

BGC of Wolf Creek Lacombe held a grand opening on Sept. 22

‘The welcome and the interest in the program has been incredible already.’

BGC of Wolf Creek Lacombe held a grand opening on Sept. 22 at Ecole Lacombe Upper Elementary School. From left are Grant Jorgenson, (chair of BGC Wolf Creek), Program Assistant Josie Pimm and Beth Reitz, executive director of the Ponoka Youth Centre, which is the legal name of an umbrella organization that includes the BGC of Wolf Creek. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney answers questions during a press conference as premiers meet on the final day of the summer meeting of the Canada's Premiers at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Jason Kenney, soon out as Alberta premier, pokes fun at himself in speech

Jason Kenney, in one of his last speeches as Alberta’s premier and…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney answers questions during a press conference as premiers meet on the final day of the summer meeting of the Canada's Premiers at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Wolf Creek Public Schools are working to provide more opportunties for high school students, such as more dual credit programs, internships and apprenticeships. (Photo from Red Deer Polytechnic)

Wolf Creek Public Schools exploring more opportunities for students

When students have more opportunities to explore their interests and passions, everyone…

Wolf Creek Public Schools are working to provide more opportunties for high school students, such as more dual credit programs, internships and apprenticeships. (Photo from Red Deer Polytechnic)
Tim De Ruyck, pictured, said Wolf Creek Public Schools welcomed 10 students from Ukraine for the 2022/2023 school year. (Photo submitted)

Wolf Creek Public Schools welcome students from Ukraine

As Russia continues to wage war against Ukraine, many Ukrainian families are…

Tim De Ruyck, pictured, said Wolf Creek Public Schools welcomed 10 students from Ukraine for the 2022/2023 school year. (Photo submitted)
Candidates, left to right, Todd Loewen, Danielle Smith, Rajan Sawhney, Rebecca Schulz, Leela Aheer, Travis Toews, and Brian Jean, attend the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta UCP leadership hopefuls split on idea of provincial police to replace RCMP

The seven candidates running to be the next United Conservative Party leader…

Candidates, left to right, Todd Loewen, Danielle Smith, Rajan Sawhney, Rebecca Schulz, Leela Aheer, Travis Toews, and Brian Jean, attend the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate's debate in Medicine Hat, Alta., Wednesday, July 27, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh