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Candidates from Red Deer ridings square off

Skimming the surface on a variety of topics, candidates from Canada’s three largest parties faced off at a election forum at the Red Deer Memorial Centre on Monday.

The Conservative, New Democratic and Liberal candidates for Red Deer-Mountain View and Red Deer-Lacombe fielded questions ranging from health care, the economy, jobs, missing and murdered Indigenous women to drug policies. READ

Bowden Institution inmate's escape brief

The inmate who escaped Bowden Institution on Sunday was recaptured later the same day. READ

Airmen lost in training remembered at CFB Penhold

In a moving ceremony, a memorial to 44 military airmen who lost their lives training at CFB Penhold was unveiled at the former air base on Saturday. A 45th name belongs to Herluf Nielsen, and it was due to the determination of his friends to remember the well-known area pilot that this event happened. READ

Ray of sunshine for young man recovering from collision

Dery Wang — described by his father as a “sunshine boy” and by his teachers as a “superstar” — had just graduated from Hunting Hills High School in June. The popular 17-year-old’s future could hardly have been more promising. READ

An unlikely love affair with running

It’s sweaty. It’s uncomfortable. I’m so out of shape. Yes I hated running … until I didn’t. READ

Gone with the windrows: Council passes changes to snow removal policy

Council has decided snowplows will do the heavy lifting by removing windrows from in front of residential driveways this winter. READ

A Cup for the ages

It has been 21 years since Red Deer hosted its last truly prestigious junior hockey event — the 1994 world championship. READ

Sentencing delayed in assault case

An application by four siblings to allow their identities to be printed was dismissed as a judge said he didn’t have the authority to remove a publication ban of their names. READ

Report punts boat launch issue back to municipalities

A draft study does not support locating a boat launch at a controversial site near the Summer Village of Half Moon Bay on Sylvan Lake. READ

Red Deer emergency shelter shares part of $15M in new funding

Red Deer’s emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence is getting a piece of $15 million in provincial funding announced on Wednesday. READ

Algae alert issued

A blue-green algae advisory is in place for Three Mile Bend. READ

Ecole Camille J. Lerouge School locked down Wednesday morning; man in custody

A man who triggered a brief school lockdown was subsequently taken into custody by Red Deer RCMP on Wednesday morning. READ

Safe Harbour nails down temporary site for homeless warming centre

Red Deer’s vulnerable residents will have a safe place to go this winter in Railyards. Safe Harbour Society will operate a temporary daytime warming centre between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the northwest corner of its site on 5256-53rd Avenue. READ

Political refugee raising awareness about situation facing asylum seekers

Thirty-eight years ago Ethel Suarez came to Red Deer as a political refugee. Her journey in 1974 began much like many of the Syrian refugees who today are fleeing their homes from a bloody civil war. READ

Police seek man in connection with shootings who is considered armed and dangerous

Police are looking for an armed and dangerous man who may have valuable information related to the recent shootings in Sylvan Lake and Eckville. READ

Accused acquitted after judge rules search that found 78 kilos illegal

An accused drug trafficker walked free from a Red Deer court on Tuesday after a judge ruled police searched his pickup illegally. READ

Volunteers clean up local shorelines Sunday

Red Deer has some tidy river banks and trails thanks to 68 volunteers during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup despite cooler, wet weather on Sunday. READ

Drug trial hinges on legality of police search

A decision is expected today on whether the discovery by police of 78 kilograms of marijuana in a pickup will be allowed as evidence in an unusual trafficking trial. READ

Ready to roll

There’s nothing like strapping on a pair of roller-skates and barrelling through a line of opponents to get that old adrenaline pumping. READ

Appeal board questions drainage decision

A provincial appeal board has questioned the province’s stance that landowners can be held liable for decades-old wetland drainage projects. READ

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