Rapunzel of the golden tresses will take centre stage on Friday, when the next Cornerstone Youth Theatre production opens in Red Deer.
Rapunzel: A Knotty Tale tells the story of a beautiful princess who’s kept locked in a tower by an evil enchantress. Even though she’s isolated, “Rapunzel knows that she has been created for better things! With the help of her flying friends and a group of unscrupulous hoodlums, Rapunzel escapes and makes her way back to her parents, the King and Queen.” READ
Red Deer City RCMP have arrested a suspect wanted in relation to an armed standoff on May 14. READ
Authorities lowered the death toll from a massive tornado that devastated a town outside Oklahoma City, saying Monday it killed at least 24 people, down from 51, according to the state medical examiner’s office. Rescuers continued to search the rubble for survivors. READ
Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring at least 23 others in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs at the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon, authorities said. READ
Olds College hosted its annual Growing the Legacy Gala on March 22. As the college celebrates its past and looks forward to its next 100 years, this year’s theme PastPort to the Future featured gourmet food stations, a mix-and-mingle reception, live and silent auctions, and entertainment throughout the evening, including world renowned performer Tom Jackson. Premier Alison Redford was a also a guest speaker for the evening. READ
The Alzheimer’s Society held its annual Making Sweet Memories Gala on Feb. 7 at the Black Knight Inn, raising more than $28,000 for programs, services and research. READ