Auctioner Dean Edge of Rimbey, Alta won the Calgary Stampede International Livestock Auctioneer competition. He is pictured with his wife Jeanine. | Barbara Duckworth photo

Local entry wins Stampede’s auctioneer title

A day in the life for Dean Edge revolves around family, cattle sales and rodeo. A long-time employee of the auction company, Vold Jones and Vold, Edge was named the champion international livestock auctioneer at the Calgary Stampede held July 7-16. He competed against 23 other auctioneers from Canada, United States, Australia and South Africa […] Read more

Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice was among four people who died when the plane they were in crashed in a heavily wooded area outside of Kelowna, B.C., late yesterday. | File photo

Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice killed in plane crash

Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice was killed in a plane crash outside of Kelowna, B.C., late yesterday. He was among four who died when the plane headed for Alberta crashed at Winfield in a heavily wooded area. The incident is still under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Prentice was Progressive Conservative premier […] Read more

Date set for WTO appeal of COOL

LETHBRIDGE — The World Trade Organization has set Feb. 18 and 19 for a public hearing on the United States’ mandatory country-of-origin labelling law. Canada and Mexico requested the appeal to be heard in Geneva, Switzerland. It  could take up to two years to complete. In a news release, the WTO said public viewing is […] Read more