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Police officers patrol on foot along Albert Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns reaches its 14th day, in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. The Ontario police watchdog says two Vancouver police officers did not commit a criminal offence by shooting non-lethal rounds at two protesters during the 'freedom convoy' protest in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Watchdog clears Vancouver police for less-lethal rounds at ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest

Vancouver police officers were in Ottawa to help control the crowds gathered for the convoy protest

Police officers patrol on foot along Albert Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns reaches its 14th day, in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. The Ontario police watchdog says two Vancouver police officers did not commit a criminal offence by shooting non-lethal rounds at two protesters during the 'freedom convoy' protest in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
CSIS director David Vigneault holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, July 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

MPs want more funding for community groups trying to prevent ideological extremism

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is calling on governments to…

CSIS director David Vigneault holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, July 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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RCMP investigate homicide near Sylvan Lake

Victim was transported to the hospital, however, died from the injuries

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Jayden Calvert. (Photo submitted)

Miss Rodeo Canada feels honoured to take part in ‘triumphant comeback’ of Ponoka Stampede

Jayden Calvert: ‘The Ponoka Stampede is the most highly anticipated professional rodeo in Canada’

Jayden Calvert. (Photo submitted)
Local cowgirl Kim Gerwatoski. (File photo)

A Ponoka Stampede fan favourite, Stampede Showdown fills the stands

There is a reason the Ponoka Stampede is cited as one of…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Local cowgirl Kim Gerwatoski. (File photo)
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4 exciting acts on the big stage at this year’s Ponoka Stampede

This year’s entertainment acts are sure to bring Stampede goers to their…

  • Jun 22, 2022
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Trick rider Jayna Hale. (Photo by Wildwood Imagery)

Constant entertainment in Ponoka Stampede’s infield

It’s not just rodeo action at the Ponoka Stampede ­­– crowds will…

  • Jun 21, 2022
Trick rider Jayna Hale. (Photo by Wildwood Imagery)
Jayden Calvert. (Photo submitted)

Miss Rodeo Canada feels honoured to take part in ‘triumphant comeback’ of Ponoka Stampede

Jayden Calvert: ‘The Ponoka Stampede is the most highly anticipated professional rodeo in Canada’

Jayden Calvert. (Photo submitted)
Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman competed at the 2022 Olympics. (Instagram photo/ gettysport)

This year’s Ponoka Stampede parade marshal is Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman

By Carlie Sanderson For Ponoka News Olympic Speedskater Maddison Pearman will be…

  • Jun 20, 2022
Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman competed at the 2022 Olympics. (Instagram photo/ gettysport)
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Results of ASIRT investigation into 2018 officer-involved shooting at Maskwacis finalized

Two males were shot during a foot patrol following reports of gunshots from Maskwacis residents

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Samson Cree Nation Elder George Saddleback does an opening ceremony prayer. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Wetaskiwin Hospital officially opens cultural healing room

The space is dedicated to holistic healing and prayer for Indigenous patients and families

Samson Cree Nation Elder George Saddleback does an opening ceremony prayer. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Quebec’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa on June 30, 2020. More people have been asked to evacuate their homes due to the risk of a landslide in one of Saguenay’s neighbourhoods, north of Quebec City, on Saturday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

About 80 families evacuated north of Quebec City over risk of landslide

Landslide could mirror 1971 one that killed 31 people, officials say

Quebec’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa on June 30, 2020. More people have been asked to evacuate their homes due to the risk of a landslide in one of Saguenay’s neighbourhoods, north of Quebec City, on Saturday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Derek Lints wipes away tears as he speaks about his son Daniel, 17, at his home in Pilot Mound, Man., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Daniel Lints was sexually exploited online in February and committed suicide as a result. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

“World lost a good person:” Parents warn of global sextortion targeting teens

17-year-old was coerced into sending an explicit image to who he thought was a woman on Snapchat

Derek Lints wipes away tears as he speaks about his son Daniel, 17, at his home in Pilot Mound, Man., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Daniel Lints was sexually exploited online in February and committed suicide as a result. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Corporate Pride campaigns are back. But advocates want more than ‘rainbow washing’

Public displays of support need to be backed up by action in other 11 months of year, say advocates

Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

‘Deepfakes’ and disinformation should fall under online hate law: advisory panel

Canada is being targeted by Russia to influence public opinion here, a recent analysis shows

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Tourists take in the views from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park, Alta., Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Parks Canada says a grizzly bear cub has been orphaned after its mother was fatally stuck on a highway in Jasper National Park. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Parks Canada to monitor grizzly cub orphaned when mother hit by truck

The cub was located early Friday, the release says, and appeared to be doing well

Tourists take in the views from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park, Alta., Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Parks Canada says a grizzly bear cub has been orphaned after its mother was fatally stuck on a highway in Jasper National Park. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Hanavan family and friends enjoy a camp fire on the shore of Shadow Lake near Coboconk, Ont., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2021. Though health restrictions have lifted, some summer camp operators say they’re grappling with staffing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Canadian summer camp operators facing post-pandemic staff shortages, climbing costs

“The end result, unfortunately, is that fewer kids may get to go to camp this summer”

The Hanavan family and friends enjoy a camp fire on the shore of Shadow Lake near Coboconk, Ont., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2021. Though health restrictions have lifted, some summer camp operators say they’re grappling with staffing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti rises during Question Period, Thursday, June 2, 2022 in Ottawa. Liberal Justice Minister David Lametti is expected to table a bill as early as Friday that would respond to a Supreme Court ruling to allow voluntary extreme intoxication as a defence for serious crimes.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals table bill responding to Supreme Court decision on ‘extreme intoxication’

Bill C-28 drafted in response to Supreme Court ruling that ‘extreme intoxication’ is a valid defence

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti rises during Question Period, Thursday, June 2, 2022 in Ottawa. Liberal Justice Minister David Lametti is expected to table a bill as early as Friday that would respond to a Supreme Court ruling to allow voluntary extreme intoxication as a defence for serious crimes.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld