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PHOTOS — Red Deer apartment resident 'scared to go out at night'

When the sun goes down, Susan Draus is afraid to leave her apartment.

She has covered up her peephole with duct tape and put a cover along the bottom of her door to keep the sounds and smells of her apartment hallways, and some people, out. READ

PHOTOS — Roof of Sylvan Lake rink collapses

A rink worker escaped with moments to spare before the snow-laden roof of the Sylvan Lake Arena partially collapsed early on Monday. READ

PHOTOS — STARS dream home tickets going quickly

Albertans hoping to duplicate the success of a recent Red Deer home lottery winner who bought her lucky ticket on the day of the draw will likely have to act much quicker if they want to win one of the grand prizes in the annual STARS lottery. READ

PHOTOS — Couple create giant yellow ice minion

Laurence Rooney and his wife Barbara, of Parkland Beach, work on an their minion ice sculpture. READ

PHOTOS — Snowshoers rise above

If you are tired of shovelling snow, you can rise above it. Snowshoes can take you places where it is hard to walk, run or even ski. READ

PHOTOS — Celebrating the season in Sylvan Lake

The Town of Sylvan Lake held its annual Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. READ

PHOTOS — Three hospitalized after collision on Hwy 20

A head-on collision between a car and a minivan on Hwy 20 sent three people to hospital early Tuesday afternoon. READ

PHOTOS — Sockey Night in Red Deer

The United Way of Central Alberta held its fifth annual Sockey Night in Red Deer event on Nov. 15, in partnership with the Red Deer Rebels, Telus, Redcore, Solace Salon in iHotel, CIBC and Dave Brunner Fine Art Photography. READ

PHOTOS — Alice in Wonderland by Cornerstone Youth Theatre

Watch as Cornerstone Youth Theatre brings Lewis Carroll’s world to life, with many familiar characters on stage. READ

PHOTOS — Kinsmen Dream Home opens

The 2013 Kinsmen Dream Home, with its decorative front archway and elegant brown siding and rock trimming, is about to be unveiled to the public. READ

PHOTOS — 2013 Festival of Trees dream home

The ‘Trade-itional Holiday Home’ being sold in support of the 2013 Red Deer Festival of Trees is one home you can be sure will not be featured on any television show where Mike Holmes goes around ripping apart walls to expose deficiencies in homebuilding. READ

PHOTOS — Spartan competitors train for pain

Be strong, stay healthy, avoid injury, take your lumps. READ

PHOTOS — Second annual Glencross Charity Roughstock event

Riders and sponsors saddled up for the second annual Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock event on Aug. 23, raising more than $250,000 for Ronald McDonald House and the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community program. READ

PHOTOS — Rare helicopter spotted in Rimbey

An 27-metre-long Erickson Air Crane touched down at the Rimbey Airport on Saturday for a refuel before setting off again to continue work on the Western Alberta Transmission Line, lifting and placing sections of transmission structures into place. READ

PHOTOS — Gord Bamford raises cash the cowboy way

Gord Bamford isn’t afraid of a little challenge — in fact he met it head on, in true cowboy style, and raised $355,000 for the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation on Aug. 7. READ

PHOTOS — Mud Hero racers get downright dirty

For an hour or two on the weekend, nearly 13,000 adventurers took their turns being the great unwashed — and they loved it. READ

PHOTOS — Police dog training in Innisfail

Attending a public demonstration at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre near Innisfail is as much about learning as it is an excuse to see German shepherds run through obstacle courses and attack would-be thieves. READ

PHOTOS — Hikers choosing paths less travelled

Hiking and Alberta go hand-in-hand. No wonder more Central Albertans are taking to the trails in parks, the West Country, Rocky Mountains, Central Alberta and Red Deer. READ

PHOTOS — Sailboat capsizes at Gull Lake

Sailboaters had to be rescued from their foundering craft on Sunday afternoon when a storm whipped up waves over a metre high on Gull Lake. READ

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