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Helping your children learn about money

Derek, when should I start talking to my kids about investing and money?

As any parent would, I want the best for my children and I’m often thinking about their future. As a citizen of Red Deer, I’m also aware of how young our city is — I’m never surprised at the number of children I see in our growing community. READ

Crop yields decent despite weather

Yields are down from last year, the quality isn’t as good, harvest is progressing slower and prices are lower. But things could be much worse for Central Alberta farmers — and several weeks ago looked like they would be. READ

Supply and demand pushing up prices for farmland in Central Alberta

The interplay of supply and demand affects the prices that Alberta farmers receive for their crops and livestock every year. READ

Hog exchange owner reacts to video showing abuse

Hidden-camera video shot at Western Hog Exchange’s handling facilities in Red Deer has attracted the scrutiny of CTV’s investigative program W5. READ

DataCan buys Lee’s Specialties

The business formerly known as Lee Specialties has been purchased by DataCan Services Corp. READ

Evraz going public, will offer shares

Evraz North America, which operates a pipe plant north of Red Deer, announced on Friday that it plans to go public. READ

Central Alberta Co-op building new fertilizer storage facility

If you’ve had a tough time finding cement recently, the blame might rest with Central Alberta Co-op. The member-owned retail association has begun work on a fertilizer storage facility east of Innisfail, with concrete a key ingredient in the base and walls of the 37,000-square-foot building. “It was a massive pour,” said Co-op operations manager Mike Clement, who estimates that 1,500 truckloads of cement have gone into the project. READ

Chrysler dealership coming to Innisfail next spring

You can buy a new Ford or Chevrolet in Innisfail, but if you want a Chrysler product you have to drive elsewhere — at least until next spring. That’s when Crawford Motors is expected to open on the north end of town, just west of Hwy 2. READ

Bower Place Shopping Centre rebranding

Bower Place Shopping Centre has rebranded itself as Bower Place. READ

Business confidence reaches 18 month high

If the cool, wet end to summer left some Albertans feeling glum, business owners weren’t among them. A survey this month by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business found the confidence level of its members to be the highest in a year and a half. Measured on a scale of 100, the 73.8 index was up 2.1 points from August and marked the second month of substantial gains. READ

No IHOP for Red Deer, yet

Medicine Hat is getting one, and Lethbridge has had one for three years. Red Deer, however, will have to wait to get an IHOP Restaurant — at least for now. READ

Bridging the gap with coffee

Red Deer’s street population might seem a world removed from other people in the city’s downtown. But Amanda Gould thinks a gift of coffee can narrow that gap. READ

Leadership Centre to offer third level of training

The Leadership Centre of Central Alberta is partnering with City University of Seattle in a move that will allow it to expand and enhance its programming. READ

Woody’s Bar-B-Q coming to Red Deer

A barbecue restaurant chain that originated in Jacksonville, Fla. nearly 35 years ago is coming to Red Deer. READ

Quick thinking not the key to success: Wheatley

There’s something lacking in many fast-paced, pressure-filled workplaces today: time to think. That’s the belief of Margaret Wheatley, a best-selling author and management consultant who specializes in organizational behavior. Speaking at the 2014 Leadership Conference in Red Deer on Monday, she described how organizations often rely on quick decision-making, which leads to unresolved problems that escalate and foster blame, resentment and denial. READ

Red Deer could have bureau for 24-hour TV news channel

Shaw Media plans to create a 24-hour television news channel, with Red Deer one of its bureaus. READ

Glamorous and fibrous

Hollywood & Wood might seem an unusual name for a store, but it makes sense once you survey the contents of the Red Deer shop. Scheduled to open late next week at No. 5, 5202 54th Ave., Hollywood & Wood combines glamorous and fibrous under one roof — from jewelry, wigs, purses and other accessories, to wooden iPhone cases, furniture and even watches. READ

Tutu, Gladwell highlight speaker list at conference

Speakers from the list of who’s who in the world will speak during a conference of the Leadership Centre of Central Alberta on Monday and Tuesday. READ

Homebuilders earn provincial recognition

Central Alberta homebuilders figured prominently in the list of winners of 2014 Awards of Excellence in Housing, which was announced Friday. Falcon Homes of Sylvan Lake, and Sorento Custom Homes, Abbey Master Builder and True-Line Contracting of Red Deer were all recognized at the annual conference of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association — Alberta. READ

Dialed in: Sylvan Lake, Ponoka close to landing FM stations

Sylvan Lake and Ponoka are each a CRTC stamp of approval away from getting their own radio stations. READ

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