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Ride The Zipper if you dare

Adrenaline junkie is not exactly my middle name.

But I am not one to shy away from a tough assignment or go the safe route. READ

Schalk on trial for alleged sexual assault

A local pastor and operator of several affordable housing developments was on trial in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a female employee. READ

Heroic clown entertains at Westerner Days

There was no clowning around when Doo Doo the Clown rescued two women from a random assault in downtown Toronto in broad daylight last winter. READ

City revisits marijuana plant

City residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on a proposed zoning change that would allow a controversial new business in Red Deer. READ

Former Red Deer Mountie sentenced on assault charge

A Mountie whose career started in the Red Deer city detachment has been given a conditional discharge for punching a man he had arrested on suspicion of impaired driving. READ

Missing man makes contact with family

A woman from B.C. who came to Red Deer two weeks ago desperately searching for her missing brother was much relieved this week after he contacted her. READ

Books on the Bus pilot project a success

Red Deer’s Books on the Bus program has captured the attention of transit riders and readers. READ

Red Deer canoeist has close call on Red Deer River

“It could have been a lot worse.” READ

Parade will kick off 125th Westerner Days

The 125th Westerner Days parade on Wednesday morning will fittingly feature just over 125 entries. READ

Naloxone: More than 100 overdoses reversed in past year

Turning Point has been saving lives with take-home naloxone kits for just over one year with 130 known opioid overdoses reversed. READ

Westerner Days: the little fair that could

Hang on to your lunch — it’s back! READ

Taliyah Marsman found dead

Hopes of finding a missing five-year-old girl alive vanished Thursday after searchers combing through a rural property found a body believed to be that of Taliyah Leigh Marsman. READ

Red Deerians catching the Pokémon Go buzz

Late Tuesday evening about 60 people gathered spontaneously in the darkness at Bower Ponds and stood staring at their glowing smartphones. READ

Sylvan Lake weighs options to avert wastewater storage crisis

Temporarily hauling effluent to Red Deer will keep the Town of Sylvan Lake’s critical wastewater from becoming even worse and help avert an environmental crisis in the coming days. READ

Tourists to pay to park in Sylvan Lake in 2017

Tourists who insist on parking close to the waterfront in Sylvan Lake will be paying for parking starting in 2017. READ

Brewers applaud changes to beer rules

Local brewers are toasting the Alberta government’s latest move in the trade game involving beer sales across the three western provinces. READ

Pollinators quick to move into new homes across Red Deer

Designated pollinator habitat located in four city parks are giving the public a new view of bees, beetles, butterflies and other insects necessary to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers. READ

Hospitals’ lottery winner undecided about fate of home

A long-time supporter of hospitals in Alberta won the grand prize in Red Deer’s Hospitals’ Lottery. READ

Mother dead, child missing in Calgary Police issue Amber Alert

CALGARY — Police in Calgary say they aren’t ruling anything out in their search for a missing five-year-old whose mother was found dead. READ

Thousands of Girl Guides gather in Sylvan Lake for week-long camp

Girl Guides from across Canada and around the world have gathered on the shores of Sylvan Lake for Girl Guides of Canada’s 13th international camp Guiding Mosaic 2016. READ

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