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Officer-involved shooting in Maskwacis

Investigation has been taken over by ASIRT

 

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UPDATE: Multiple collisions reported on QEII, secondary highways:RCMP

RCMP asking public to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary

 

A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)

Carbon monoxide is a ‘silent killer’

Preventative maintenance and detectors are key to safety this winter season

 

Former Stettler resident Kyle Victor was on a Red Deer Polytechnic team nominated for a Capstone Project of the Year Award for their design of a solar panel cleaner. (Photo submitted)

Wetaskiwin resident and his Red Deer Polytechnic team nominated for prestigious award

While solar power has many benefits, one of its biggest issues remains…

Former Stettler resident Kyle Victor was on a Red Deer Polytechnic team nominated for a Capstone Project of the Year Award for their design of a solar panel cleaner. (Photo submitted)
Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)

Castor hypnotist wins prestigious award

Paintearth County resident Trisha Fuller has come a long ways in a…

Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)
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Plane crashes near Donalda

Lone occupant dead on scene

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Krystal Davidson and her dog Frank. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka author publishes childrens’ book based on her pet dog

By Sam Donnelly For Ponoka News It’s hard to go through a…

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Krystal Davidson and her dog Frank. (Photo submitted)
The Battle River Power Plant sits nestled in a valley between Paintearth and Flagstaff Counties. (Photo submitted)

Heartland Generation eyeing refit of Battle River Power Plant

Boyd also sees the plant being a vital part of the region for at least another three decades.

The Battle River Power Plant sits nestled in a valley between Paintearth and Flagstaff Counties. (Photo submitted)
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Alberta RCMP have suggestions for online safety with kids heading back to school

With the return to school just around the corner, the Alberta RCMP…

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Dick Ourada is on a trek from Colorado to Fairbanks, Alaska, raising money for children’s medical research. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Man driving tractor from Colorado to Alaska for children’s medical research stops in Stettler

Dick Ourada is raising money for children’s medical research

Dick Ourada is on a trek from Colorado to Fairbanks, Alaska, raising money for children’s medical research. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
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More dollars for youth mental health and pediatric rehabilitation

The Alberta government is catching on to a problem Chinook’s Edge School…

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A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)

Recent weather tough on central Alberta farmers

The recent string of weather across central Alberta has affected some farmers…

A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)
A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Tornado touches down outside of Coronation, Alta.

Trouble came too close to home for the Town of Coronation over…

A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)
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Alberta RCMP urges motorists to drive with caution on longweekend

With health restrictions gone, summer festivals returning and people travelling across the…

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ASIRT takes over Stettler officer-involved shooting investigation

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has officially taken over the…

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Stettler RCMP officer under investigation after police-involved shooting

The investigation has been turned over to ASIRT

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Blackfalds RCMP continue investigate fatal collision south of Red Deer

Blackfalds RCMP members, with the assistance of other Central Alberta RCMP detachments,…

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Winners of event six, singles, of the Castor Trap Club 35th annual Trophy Shoot. Shown are  'A' class winner Kevin Hammel, 'B' class winner Jerry Houchin, 'C' winner Alex Bauer, and 'D' winner Ken Reid. (Photo submitted)

Castor Trap Club holds 35th Annual Trophy Shoot

Event was successful despite mother nature

Winners of event six, singles, of the Castor Trap Club 35th annual Trophy Shoot. Shown are  'A' class winner Kevin Hammel, 'B' class winner Jerry Houchin, 'C' winner Alex Bauer, and 'D' winner Ken Reid. (Photo submitted)
A selection of photos from the East-bound and Down Poker Rally on June 18. The rally started at the Norseman Inn in Camrose and travelled through east-central Alberta before ending in Big Valley. (MNK photography photos)

East Bound and Down Poker Rally cruises through Flagstaff, Paintearth and Stettler counties

The second annual East-bound and Down Poker Rally took place on June…

A selection of photos from the East-bound and Down Poker Rally on June 18. The rally started at the Norseman Inn in Camrose and travelled through east-central Alberta before ending in Big Valley. (MNK photography photos)