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Joan Barnes, no affiliation.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (no affiliation)

No affiliation: Joan Barnes

  • Sep 14, 2021
Joan Barnes, no affiliation.
Tanya Heyden-Kaye, NDP candidate

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (NDP)

NDP: Tanya Heyden-Kaye

  • Sep 14, 2021
Tanya Heyden-Kaye, NDP candidate
Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)

Calkins re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe

Conservatives retain Red Deer seat

Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)
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Polls for 2021 federal election have closed in Alberta

Polls for the 2021 federal election opened at 7:30 a.m. and closed…

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney takes questions after announcing new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta premier cites COVID-19 vaccine uptake since passport announcement

Jason Kenney says COVID-19 vaccine bookings have nearly tripled

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney takes questions after announcing new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Brett Kissel will be part of the Cowboy Kicks fundraiser sponsored by MNP. (File photo THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Westerner Park fundraiser postponed

Cowboy Kicks was to take place on Saturday and feature country star Brett Kissel

  • Sep 16, 2021
Brett Kissel will be part of the Cowboy Kicks fundraiser sponsored by MNP. (File photo THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said hospitals have never been under greater strain, as the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hits the province hard. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer nears 600 active cases of COVID-19

Province reports 1,718 new cases and 10 new deaths

  • Sep 16, 2021
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said hospitals have never been under greater strain, as the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hits the province hard. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Wild West Chuckwagon Championship returns chuckwagon action to Ponoka

After falling silent for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,…

  • Sep 16, 2021
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is silhouetted as she walks by a TV screen showing CCTV reporting number of COVID-19 cases in China, at a shopping mall in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China says it has vaccinated 1 billion people

Number represents about 72% of the country’s 1.4 billion people

A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus is silhouetted as she walks by a TV screen showing CCTV reporting number of COVID-19 cases in China, at a shopping mall in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Monica Bartman, Lacombe County Economic Development Officer

Economic Development Officer named for Lacombe County

Lacombe County took further steps to boost local business and economic development…

  • Sep 16, 2021
Monica Bartman, Lacombe County Economic Development Officer
Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Pfizer, Moderna mRNA vaccine get new brand names and full Health Canada approval

Pfizer BioNTech’s vaccine will now be called Comirnaty and the Moderna’s vaccine will be named SpikeVax

Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and his wife Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu wait on their campaign bus to be introduced to a crowd at a campaign stop in Brampton, Ont. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and his wife Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu wait on their campaign bus to be introduced to a crowd at a campaign stop in Brampton, Ont. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., late Saturday July 13, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver police say fatal daylight shooting in downtown hotel parkade was targeted

Police statement does not say if the city’s 13th homicide of the year is linked to gangs

The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., late Saturday July 13, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Alberta Transportation)

Highway 12 roundabout slated for construction Spring 2022

Construction slated to start Spring 2022

  • Sep 16, 2021
(Alberta Transportation)
Premier Jason Kenney told reporters at an event last Friday that after a shooting near Penhold, the province needs to more carefully consider transitioning to an Alberta led police force, rather than the RCMP. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta to bring in COVID-19 passport, declares health emergency

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing a COVID-19 crisis that is threatening to…

Premier Jason Kenney told reporters at an event last Friday that after a shooting near Penhold, the province needs to more carefully consider transitioning to an Alberta led police force, rather than the RCMP. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Health Services implementing immunization policy for staff

Alberta Health Services implementing immunization policy for staff

  • Sep 15, 2021
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Since the pandemic began, 48 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Red Deer. (Black Press file photo)

Three more COVID-19 deaths in Red Deer

Red Deer has now had 48 deaths since pandemic began

  • Sep 15, 2021
Since the pandemic began, 48 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Red Deer. (Black Press file photo)
Wolf Creek Public Schools
Wolf Creek Public Schools
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh greets supporters following his morning announcement in Essex, Ontario on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Federal leaders argue over affordability plans as campaigns make pitch for votes

Debate intensifies as StatsCan reports highest inflation leap in years

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh greets supporters following his morning announcement in Essex, Ontario on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Do-it-yourself-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber correction

A two-by-four inch piece of framing lumber that cost $12.65 on June 1 is now selling for $3.95

Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck