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Red Deer AG Foods now SuperValu

A longtime Red Deer grocery story has returned to its Loblaw roots.

Red Deer AG Foods, which is located at 3518 Gaetz Ave., rebranded last week as SuperValu. The new name is a Loblaw Companies Ltd. banner, with the national grocery giant now supplying the Red Deer store. READ

AltaLink sale shouldn’t impact customers: ministers

Albertans will be protected from negative impacts that result from the pending sale of AltaLink to an American company, say a pair of provincial government ministers. READ

Wendy’s at 6781 Gaetz Ave. demolished

Anyone craving a Baconator and Frosty will be disappointed if they stop at the 6781 Gaetz Ave. Wendy’s in Red Deer. READ

One in four businesses affected by fraud in past year

A quarter of Alberta businesses have been affected by fraud in the past year, with the figure jumping to nearly one-half when only retailers are considered. READ

RDC to accept Aeroplan points for tuition

Aeroplan members have long used their points to buy everything from airplane tickets to electronics and other merchandise. Now they can apply those points toward a degree, diploma or certificate from Red Deer College. READ

Agriculture and Food Council to take new approach to AGM

The Agriculture & Food Council of Alberta is putting an innovative twist on its 2014 annual general meeting. READ

‘Quebec is open for business’

Mario Lévesque has one word for oil and gas companies looking for new development opportunities. Quebec. READ

Cielo announces investor for waste-to-fuel refinery

Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. says it has entered into a joint venture agreement with a Toronto-based investor for funding for its first commercial-scale waste-to-fuel refinery. READ

Student residence also aimed at conference industry

Olds College Centennial Village, which should be ready to house students by the fall of 2015, is being developed with an eye to the conference industry. READ

Second busiest June ever for local realtors

The Central Alberta Realtors Association is reporting that last month was its second busiest June ever, and the fourth highest sales month for the region on record. READ

Local crops could use more moisture

Mark Cutts’ weather wish isn’t one shared by golfers and others who favour clear skies. “A rain would be welcome,” said the Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development crop specialist. READ

Recycling ambassadors preach merit of oil disposal

As “recycling ambassadors,” Amber Becker and Yasmin Aidun’s responsibilities during Westerner Days include promoting the recycling of oil and other materials. READ

‘Hooters with a Scottish twist’ is coming to Red Deer

A Celtic-themed sports pub that’s been described as “Hooters with a Scottish twist” is coming to Red Deer. READ

Air Spray busy during fire season

With forest fires raging in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories — as well as in the United States — Air Spray Ltd. has been moving its aircraft like chess pieces in an effort to defeat the flames. READ

Boston Pizza work

Framing has begun on the Boston Pizza restaurant on Leva Avenue in Gasoline Alley. Richard Carramusa, a partner in the restaurant, said staff are already being hired in anticipation of a late November opening. READ

Construction tenders for Sylvan Lake fire hall come in over budget

The Town of Sylvan Lake is taking another look at its fire hall plans after all construction tenders came in over budget. Eight companies bid on the nearly $5.1-million project to build a new fire hall for the community. READ

New strain can infect resistant canola

A plant pathologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development says the canola industry is better prepared to deal with a new strain of clubroot than it was when the disease first arrived in Alberta a decade ago. READ

Stampede shifts to education

Summertime is fair and rodeo season in Alberta. For me, it’s meant my “field” for the last 10 days has been the dirt (and cement) of Stampede Park in Calgary. READ

Unemployment in Red Deer region hits rock-bottom low

Unemployment in the Red Deer region has tumbled to a rock-bottom 2.5 per cent, according to June labour force numbers compiled by Statistics Canada. READ

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