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Red Deer region short 70 long-term care beds

The Red Deer region needs 70 more continuing care beds to free up hospital beds occupied by seniors waiting to be moved.

Last week, Alberta Health Services’ chief executive Vickie Kaminski spoke of the demand in Red Deer and Calgary, including for long-term care. READ

Plains Midstream Canada under fire for "non-compliance"

Plains Midstream Canada has been taken to task by the National Energy Board for “non-compliance” with an action plan following two high-profile oil spills. READ

Lacombe woman struck down by driver loses part of leg

“As soon as the police gave us the information, I just became numb. So did my wife.” READ

Blackfalds man faces child pornography charges

A 58-year-old Blackfalds man faces child pornography charges after an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) investigation. ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation team, along with Blackfalds RCMP, made the arrest on Monday. READ

Innisfail residents make formal request for review of power line decision

Innisfail residents on the route chosen for a proposed power line have not given up the fight. READ

Supply and demand pushing up prices for farmland in Central Alberta

The interplay of supply and demand affects the prices that Alberta farmers receive for their crops and livestock every year. READ

Labyrinth offers walkable meditation

Tucked behind Sunnybrook United Church is one of Red Deer’s best kept secrets. A Chartres Cathedral-inspired labyrinth is carved into the back lawn, inviting all to take a meditative walk. READ

Innisfail couple takes issue with outrageous water bill

Oh, the mysteries and wonder of space-age technology that we could sometimes do without. READ

Three charged in relation to drugs and weapons seized from Grandview house

Three people are facing a combined 28 drug and weapon related-charges after guns, knives and a small quantity of drugs were seized from a Grandview house this week. READ

City back Pines residents on power line placement, urges AUC to review decision

The City of Red Deer will ask the Alberta Utilities Commission to review its power line route through the Pines neighbourhood. READ

City council approves spending for school site servicing

Red Deer city council thinks the province should pay its share for servicing for school sites. READ

City council approves Evergreen Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan

Red Deer’s newest northeast neighbourhood — Evergreen — is gaining ground. READ

NDP leadership hopefuls take aim at energy sector, public services at Red Deer forum

Ideas of rethinking energy royalties and eliminating the energy regulator and the flat tax dominated the Alberta NDP leaders forum in Red Deer, all with the goal of better providing public services for Albertans. READ

Man found dead in a vehicle; RCMP investigating

Red Deer RCMP are investigating after a man was found dead in a vehicle in the area of 51st Avenue and 34th Street on Monday. READ

Three suspects sought in connection with knifepoint robbery in Eastview on Sunday

Red Deer RCMP are searching for three suspects who robbed a man at knifepoint in Eastview on Sunday morning. READ

Kinsmen Dream Home to open Oct. 4

The doors to the 2014 Kinsmen Dream Home will open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 4. READ

Channelling the inner artist: Alberta Culture Days

It wasn’t too long ago that retired Lacombe teacher Jeanette Van Hyfte struggled to draw stick figures. As a drama teacher she was always immersed in art and culture but it was only until Van Hyfte retired that she had time to focus on channelling her inner artist. Van Hyfte knew she had found her niche after witnessing a zentangle demonstration. She was drawn to the simplistic and meditative art. Zentangle is a form of line art that combines patterns to form intricate, free form pictures. READ

Michener saga far from over: inquiry into death's of former residents needed

Putting the brakes on Michener Centre’s closure has not quieted calls for an inquiry into the deaths of five residents who died after moving out of the facility. READ

Former Red Deer RCMP officer awarded Order of Merit

Retired Red Deer RCMP officer Peter Quilty has no regrets or complaints. READ

Reaching new heights

The Soehn brothers are learning that they are stronger together than on their own. READ

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