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Guns, drugs seized in Sylvan Lake bust

Six Central Albertans are facing weapons and stolen property charges after a police bust in Sylvan Lake.

Some of the seized items include 10 firearms including shotguns, sawed off shot guns, hand guns and an Uzi-style assault rifle, brass knuckles, prohibited ammunition magazines, ammunition, stolen licence plate, morphine and other prescribed pills, stolen credit and ID cards, large “rock” of Crystal Meth, methamphetamine, mushrooms, stolen mail, tomahawk and hatchets and Canadian money. READ

Local ballerina plies into prestigious ballet school

Ainsley Nivens is pirouetting towards her dream of becoming a ballerina by joining the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s professional school this fall. READ

Executive director of Waskasoo Environmental Education Society retires

When Jim Robertson arrived in Red Deer in 1985 from Lake Louise, he noticed the local population wasn’t too plugged into environmental matters. READ

Central Albertans urged to donate blood ahead of the long weekend

Fewer blood donations this summer have left the Canadian Blood Services supply drier than usual. READ

Enrolment expected to rise slightly

Red Deer Public School officials are cautiously optimistic that student enrolment will rise slightly this fall. READ

Red Deer South MLA defends spending on K-cups

The MLA for Red Deer South says $5,000 was a reasonable price to provide fresh coffee for people visiting her office during her term. READ

Police raid luxury property bought with drug money

Police sent a strong message that crime doesn’t pay by seizing a $700,000 house in Timberlands, as well as two vehicles, furniture and electronics on Wednesday. READ

Schalk’s fate in hands of a judge

A community leader who has played a key role in creating affordable housing options in Red Deer will learn in September whether he is guilty of sexually assaulting one of his workers. READ

Asooahum Crossing accepting applications for prospective tenants

An affordable housing project that has been a decade in the making will accept its first tenants in January. READ

Dangerous offender arrested after escape

A dangerous offender on the lam for more than week has been arrested. READ

Red Deer cadet honoured for performance

Red Deer’s Cadet Warrant Officer Joshua Brownell received the nod for the Regimental Sergeant Major’s Pace Stick award. READ

AHS to pick up tab to demolish Rocky water tower

Alberta Health Services will pick up the $430,000 tab for demolishing Rocky Mountain House’s landmark water tower. READ

Schalk trial delayed as new disclosure comes to light

The trial of a Red Deer contractor and volunteer preacher ground to a sudden stop on Monday when new disclosure was given to the defence. READ

Alberta has little choice but to innovate: Senator

Innovation must become Alberta’s new advantage, says Alberta Senator Doug Black. READ

Bold move to explore beaver lodge inspires abstract art

As a boy, Red Deer author and naturalist Kerry Wood once swam underwater to explore a beaver lodge. READ

Nordegg lauded as gateway to adventure

An outdoors magazine has listed Nordegg as one of Canada’s top 10 new adventure basecamps. READ

Wild Child Brew kombucha microbrewery sets up shop in Riverlands

Wild Child Brew will soon be stamped — made in Red Deer. READ

Skibsted surpasses own fundraising goal for CNIB event

The little boy came into the speech-language pathologist’s office determined to make a statement. As the tall blond woman with the bright blue eyes sat across from him, he lifted his shirt to show some angry words inked across his bare belly. READ

Walk with Angels raises awareness about miscarriage and infant loss

They’re the four hardest words an expectant parent can hear: “There is no heartbeat.” READ

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