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Young athletes overwhelmed by school after suffering concussions

Returning to school after a mild traumatic brain injury is one of the most difficult obstacles a student can face in their recovery.

Alyssa Dunbar tried to return to school a week after suffering a concussion in a car accident last year. The intensity of what she was experiencing caught her off guard. READ

Shelter seeking cash from city for emergency response plan

Safe Harbour predicts a busier winter season at its homeless shelters. Stacey Carmichael, director of programs with Central Alberta’s Safe Harbour Society for Health and Housing, said shelters were full last winter and over the summer. READ

MPs ‘running on adrenalin’ after shots fired: Dreeshen

When they began to realize it was gunshots they were hearing just outside in the hallway, Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen and fellow Conservative members quickly began to take defensive action. READ

House fire in Anders causes $20,000 damage, Wednesday

A house fire in Anders that started in an outdoor wooden planter box caused $20,000 in damage on Wednesday night. READ

Emergency wait times at regional hospital third longest in province

Emergency patients waiting for a bed at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre had on average the third longest wait in the province for 2013-14. READ

Chamber honours businesses

It was an emotional evening at the Red Deer College Arts Centre on Wednesday, as tribute was paid to the soldier killed earlier in the day at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, and recipients of Business of the Year awards shed tears on stage. READ

Stettler woman wants tougher bylaws after dog attack

A Stettler-area woman is fighting for tougher dog bylaws after her family’s beloved chocolate Labrador was mauled to death by a neighbour’s pit bulls. READ

City of Red Deer, local authorities closely monitoring situation in Ottawa

The mayor of Red Deer, Tara Veer, has issued a statement about the situation in Ottawa. READ

Warm fall weather breaks records across the province

Call this week’s hot October weather what you like, but don’t call it climate change. READ

Police seeking robbery suspect; surveillance image shows distinctive sweater

The sweater says it all for one local thief. Police have released video surveillance images of a crook who broke into Café O Play at 2080 50th Ave. early Tuesday. The culprit was wearing a green and yellow sweater with the word “Crook” across the back. READ

Pine Lake development nixed by Red Deer County

Concerns about fire and police protection and infrastructure shortages scuttled a proposal to build 150 homes on Pine Lake. READ

Fires destroy homes in Sylvan Lake, Rimbey

A number of people have been left homeless after separate fires in Central Alberta destroyed two homes on Sunday. READ

Drop-in shelter for homeless closing

Just as colder weather approaches, the only day drop-in shelter for the homeless and other street people in Red Deer has had to close its doors. READ

Lawyer hired to provide opinion on controversial Wildrose board election

Newly elected board members in Wildrose’s fractious Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre constituency have called in a lawyer. READ

Red Deer among the most business-friendly cities in the country

It’s slipped a bit down the entrepreneurial pole, but Red Deer can still claim to be one of the most business-friendly cities in the country. READ

AHS hoping almost half of Albertans will get flu shots

Alberta Health Services hopes 45 per cent of Albertans will get their free immunization shot this season to protect against influenza. READ

Natural selections: Ecoliving Fair

Advanced seed theory and the scoop on poop were among topics served up for the fall version of ReThink Red Deer’s EcoLiving Fair on Saturday. READ

Lessons learned after illegal donations brought to light

Some of the communities singled out for making illegal donations to the PC Party say those issues have been dealt with at their end. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said last week that the Progressive Conservative Party accepted more than $102,000 between 2004 and 2010 from taxpayer-funded municipalities, school boards and post-secondary institutions. READ

Staying sanitized with water ionization

Russian scientists working during the paranoid era of the Cold War can take a healthy measure of credit for leading-edge technology aimed at keeping deadly bacteria out of the food supply. READ

Castor Pharmacy Museum a treasure trove of pharmaceutical curiosities

The minds behind Dr. Chase’s Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine were a confident bunch. READ

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