The Weekender

Happy Legacy Day! Thanks Mom

Learning to love – or change – your legacy as you reflect on the importance of family.

Megan Mottus and her daughter Alex of Sylvan Lake will be taking part in the ‘One Walk to Conquer Cancer’ next month in Calgary.

Central Alberta’s mother-daughter duo to take part in fundraiser for cancer research

They will walk 25 kilometres on June 24 as part of this year's "OneWalk to Conquer Cancer."

Rumsey Ag Society board approves full kitchen renovations

The board hopes to have the kitchen in full use in time for the first wedding of the summer.

Why millennials need insurance

Insurance may not be top of mind for most millennials, but for people in their 20s and 30s, the time is right to get insured.

Seen here is the fire that started just north of Rick Strankman’s farm.

Volunteers with a capital ‘V’

A recent fire near MLA Rick Strankman's farm highlighted the need for emergency preparedness and the importance of volunteers.

Seen here is the fire that started just north of Rick Strankman’s farm.
Ponoka town and county planners

Preparing for emergencies

Ponoka County hosted an emergency preparedness training event last week for about 40 participants from different organizations.

Ponoka town and county planners
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A visit to Spirit's Respite Ranch near Stettler
Remembrance Day in Stettler
Fans support Rebels

Ditching minor warrants is the right way to go

Alberta is, at last, heading in the right direction with a move that will create a better overall run justice system.

Canadians are unprepared for retirement, are you?

Sixty per cent of the respondents in the most recent Manulife survey commented they aren’t saving enough for retirement.

Red Deer’s City Hall Park

A look back at the provincial election of 1930

The year 1930 was anything but a normal year. No one was prepared for the accelerating collapse of the economy.

  • May 4, 2017
Red Deer’s City Hall Park

Why critical illness and disability coverage?

Critical illness and disability insurance are often overlooked, but are equally as important as life insurance.

Melody McKnight

Giving back with Mosaics of Hope at Red Deer’s Parkland Mall

Charity fundraiser uses mosaics to raise money for community causes.

Melody McKnight
Mounties spent a few days last week getting their assessment on horsemanship with help from former livestock investigator Dave Heaslip. Mounties here walk their horses while staying in formation.

Mounties learn the ropes on horsemanship

Former livestock investigator Dave Heaslip hired to help mounties prepare for Canada 150 celebrations.

Mounties spent a few days last week getting their assessment on horsemanship with help from former livestock investigator Dave Heaslip. Mounties here walk their horses while staying in formation.

People are the same everywhere, yet not so much

How much do we really see when we visit other cultures? How much do we really see about ourselves?

These rather colourful Chocolate Covered Cherry plants are just one of the various bedding plants that will be available when Arbutus Nursery opens on May 1.

Individual touch key to Arbutus Nursery success

The individual touch from owners Debbie Hameluck and Tony Ruijsch has helped the business hit 20 years in operation.

These rather colourful Chocolate Covered Cherry plants are just one of the various bedding plants that will be available when Arbutus Nursery opens on May 1.
Singer Roy Forbes will be performing at the Elks Lodge on Friday

Legendary Roy Forbes brings range of hits to Red Deer

Forbes will perform in Red Deer on April 28th at the Elks Lodge.

Singer Roy Forbes will be performing at the Elks Lodge on Friday

Canada’s 2017 budget comments and highlights

Some of these new changes may require rethinking some existing tax planning you have in place.

Ponoka youth wins Moose Youth Awareness

Jesse Stretch has won a fully paid trip to a competition in Kenosha, Wisconsin at the end of the month hosted by Moose International.

Diabetes Canada launches new name and new mandate

The new motto of the organization is to 'End Diabetes.'

Filmmaker Ben Wilson presents Ed McFadden with a poster of his short film

Bashaw filmmaker showcases short movie

The film profiles the life of Ed McFadden, Bashaw resident and avid dancer.

Filmmaker Ben Wilson presents Ed McFadden with a poster of his short film
Some levelling out of commodity prices and challenging weather conditions may have taken some of the steam out of farmland values

Alberta farmland values lost steam in 2016, FCC report says

Average farmland values in Canada continued to climb in 2016, but lost steam in most provinces, including Alberta.

  • Apr 13, 2017
Some levelling out of commodity prices and challenging weather conditions may have taken some of the steam out of farmland values