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Pot to become legal October 17, extra time a good thing, says Red Deer mayor

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 20, 2018 - 3:26pm Updated: June 20, 2018 - 4:37pm

Pot smokers have 17 more weeks to wait until cannabis is officially legal in Canada.
 
That is a lot longer than the originally anticipated July 1 date for implementation, but it's likely something Canadian municipalities will revel in.
 

The logo for the National Aboriginal Day conference was designed by 13-year-old Christopher Pelletier of Sylvan Lake. It was the winner of a logo contest prior to the conference and will be used for years to come. It shows the flags of Treaties 6 and 7, as well as the Métis, Nunavut (Inuit) and Canada flags..
The logo for the National Aboriginal Day conference was designed by 13-year-old Christopher Pelletier of Sylvan Lake. It was the winner of a logo contest prior to the conference and will be used for years to come. It shows the flags of Treaties 6 and 7, as well as the Métis, Nunavut (Inuit) and Canada flags..

Conference and Pow Wow highlight National Aboriginal Day in Red Deer

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 19, 2018 - 11:25am Updated: June 19, 2018 - 7:03pm

The first ever National Aboriginal Day Conference in Red Deer taking place this week is aiming to challenge stereotypes and provide a better understanding of the Indigenous way of life.

Kevin O'Brien (centre-right) is prepped by his classmates prior to giving a valedictorian speech for SAIT's MacPhail School of Energy June 2018 graduating class.
Kevin O'Brien (centre-right) is prepped by his classmates prior to giving a valedictorian speech for SAIT's MacPhail School of Energy June 2018 graduating class. SAIT

SAIT valedictorian from Blackfalds bounces back after recession

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 19, 2018 - 11:07am

A central Alberta man is sharing his inspiring post-secondary success story which began with him getting laid off from his oil and gas industry job and ended with him as valedictorian.

Cameron Litowski, a grade 12 student at Hunting Hills, will serve on the Minister's Youth Council during the upcoming school year.
Cameron Litowski, a grade 12 student at Hunting Hills, will serve on the Minister's Youth Council during the upcoming school year. Background: Government of Alberta, Inset: Submitted

Hunting Hills student to serve on Minister's Youth Council

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 19, 2018 - 9:50am

Central Alberta students will once again have a voice on the Education Minister’s Youth Council for the 2018-19 school year.

While trail areas that were blocked like this one have been cleaned up, other areas of destruction are serving as a learning tool a year after the storm of June 20, 2017.
While trail areas that were blocked like this one have been cleaned up, other areas of destruction are serving as a learning tool a year after the storm of June 20, 2017. Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Windstorm's bright side on display at Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 17, 2018 - 11:59pm

The windstorm of June 20, 2017 wasn’t entirely a bad thing.

Sure, it did knock out power to many parts of the city for several days, and it’s costing the municipality millions of dollars to clean up, but there’s always a silver lining.

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