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School bus driver charged in collision near Sylvan Lake

A 43-year-old bus driver has been charged after a bus collided with a water truck on Hwy 11 near Sylvan Lake on Thursday.

Sylvan Lake RCMP have determined that the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools bus had turned left across the path of the westbound water truck. READ

Mobile home fire under investigation

Two people were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a trailer fire east of Red Deer early Thursday. READ

Museum lending history

More than 400 museum artifacts will bring history to life in Red Deer classrooms with a new museum lending program. Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery offers objects for loan that include antique typewriters, armour and helmets, as well as pioneer related artifacts. READ

AltaLink feels power line route through Pines best option

AltaLink is sticking to its position that its chosen power line route through the Pines is the best option. Residents in the north Red Deer neighbourhood have asked Alberta Utilities Commission to review its decision approving new transmission towers on an existing right-of-way. READ

Elementary school gains international attention for MicroSociety

A small elementary school in Red Deer has earned international attention for connecting its students to the real world. Aspen Heights Elementary School received a four-star status, the highest level of achievement for MicroSociety schools which allow students to set up their own tiny society. READ

City seeking feedback on Waskasoo neighbourhood plan

The City of Red Deer is looking for feedback on a proposed neighbourhood plan focusing on connectivity, land use and safety for Waskasoo on Thursday. READ

Hwy 2 remains closed between Red Deer and Blackfalds

Hwy 2 remains closed between Red Deer and Blackfalds after a series of collisions between Hwy 11A and the Aspelund Road. READ

Power outage planned for northeast Red Deer Thursday morning

Residents in a section of northeast Red Deer will be without power on Thursday morning for four hours. READ

RCMP request information on stolen point-of-sale machine, and issue fraud warning

Red Deer RCMP believe debit and credit card fraud is the goal of someone who stole a portable point-of-sale machine from a city restaurant last week. READ

RCMP seeking suspect in connection to robbery in Kentwood

Red Deer RCMP are looking for a suspect who brandished a knife while demanding money and cigarettes at a convenience store in Kentwood on Monday. READ

Alberta to get more judges ‘in due course’

The federal government says more appointments will be made to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench “in due course.” READ

Two confirmed cases of Enterovirus D-68 in Central Alberta

A respiratory virus that has been sending children in the U.S. to hospital has arrived in Central Alberta with two confirmed cases. READ

Water truck and school bus collide in Sylvan Lake

A water truck and a Red Deer Catholic Regional school bus collided causing minor injuries to both drivers and the lone student on the bus early Tuesday morning. READ

Province working on response plan to Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has the province working on a response to protect Albertans. READ

City chips in up to $400k for Rebels’ 2016 Memorial Cup bid

Red Deer is ready to put an end to Alberta’s 40-year drought of hosting Canada’s most prestigious junior hockey tournament. READ

Home invasion charges stayed due to judge shortage

UPDATED: The federal justice ministry has responded on the issue.
Home invasion charges against three individuals were stayed in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday after it took more than two years for their trial to start. READ

No Red Deerians in new cabinet

Red Deer representation was noticeably absent from among the newly appointed ministers to Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s new 20-member cabinet. READ

Police release sketch of sex assault suspect

Police have released a sketch of the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on a transit bus in Red Deer on Friday afternoon. READ

Hwy 11A over Hwy 2 reduced to one lane for bridge repairs

Westbound traffic on Hwy 11A over Hwy 2 will be reduced to one lane for the next two days because of bridge repairs. READ

Three Hills RCMP searching for suspect in online frauds

Three Hills RCMP is seeking public assistance to find a man suspected in a string of online fraud cases over the past year. READ

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