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Central Alberta’s Largest Summer Celebration In High Gear!

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Westerner Days Fair & Exposition is Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration with five days of top quality, truly authentic, action-packed entertainment! This event has everything that people are looking for in summer festivities – live entertainment, midway rides, free entertainment, nightly Pony Chuckwagon Races, good food and great company!

Each year Westerner Days has a major impact on the economy of Red Deer and surrounding area, with the overall effect conservatively estimated to be in excess of $7 million dollars. Of that total, approximately $5 million is spent by visitors, exhibitors and contractors in Red Deer and area. These expenditures are typically made on accommodations, food services, retail, entertainment and more. Local businesses recognize that Westerner Days Fair & Exposition is a major economic driver in our economy and for that reason support the event and participate by sponsoring the many activities that make the event special and fun!

For additional information about Westerner Days Fair & Exposition, Westerner Days Livestock Sponsorship as well as the Holiday Inn 19th Street Market, please visit the website.

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Alberta Crown stays charges against parents in toddler's death

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Crown prosecutors have stayed charges against parents who were facing a third trial in the death of their toddler in southern Alberta.

A lawyer for David and Collet Stephan, Shawn Buckley, says he received a letter from the Crown about the decision.

A copy of the letter directs the Lethbridge court to stay charges against the Stephans of failing to provide the necessaries of life.

Alberta Justice could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Stephans were accused of not seeking medical attention sooner for their 18-month-old son before he died in 2012.

They testified that they were treating the boy with natural remedies for what they thought was croup.

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The Canadian Press

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House will form new committee to investigate Jan. 6 attack

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has told Democratic colleagues that she is creating a new committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, according to a person familiar with her remarks.

Pelosi made the announcement at a private leadership meeting Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private remarks.

The new committee comes after Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would form a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the attack by former President Donald Trump’s supporters.

Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press

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