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High-risk takedown at Schlumberger site ends peacefully

A man caught up in a police incident just south of Red Deer on Monday afternoon said it began for him when he was told to stay indoors.

“I says, ‘What’s going on?’ and I looked out in the front lot there was a half dozen RCMP vehicles, the officers were vesting up, they were getting out their high-powered rifles.” READ

Jablonski moving on from politics

Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski has called it a career. Surrounded by family and friends, an emotional Jablonski told her supporters on Monday that it was with sadness and mixed emotions that she decided not to seek a sixth term. READ

Bomb expert testifies at Malley murder trial

A bomb expert is describing in court today how an Innisfail mother activated the bomb alleged to have killed her. READ

Visitors spent about $27M in Sylvan Lake last year: study

Sylvan Lake’s 760,000 summer visitors spent about $27 million last year, says a new study. READ

Sylvan Lake town council weighing bylaw change to allow boat storage facility

Sylvan Lake town council wants more time to consider bylaw changes that would allow for the construction of a boat storage warehouse near the lakeshore. READ

Police seeking witnesses to Glendale Express 24 robbery

RCMP are searching for a man who robbed the Glendale Express 24 at gunpoint on Saturday. READ

Man picks up child; also exposes himself to group of young girls

Red Deer RCMP have released a composite drawing of a man who exposed himself to four eight-year-old girls on Saturday afternoon. READ

Red Deer North MLA Jablonski decides not to seek sixth term

Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski has called it a career. READ

Police seeking information on finding stolen power tools, rifles, unique belt buckles taken from rural home near Elnora

Police are hoping for some help in finding stolen power tools, rifles and unique belt buckles taken from a rural home near Elnora. READ

Who’s in the race?

Who’s in and who’s out? Central Alberta MLAs, if they haven’t already decided, are tossing around whether they will run again in the next provincial election — which could come sooner than later. READ

“That’s the way it is. They served their purpose”

For 19 years, the Meniak grain elevator loomed large on a Ponoka farmer’s property, but now it is set to be torn down like so many other elevators that once dotted the prairie landscape. Bernard Lentz retired from farming in 1997, when he sold his farm and moved in to Ponoka. But in 1978 he saved the old Meniak elevator, when he moved it onto his farm land. READ

Rural communities hope city will delay sewage rate hike

Central Alberta communities unhappy with wastewater bill increases are hoping to buy some more time to get the City of Red Deer to reconsider. READ

Gravel pit open house will provide insight

An open house scheduled for this week will provide further insight to a gravel pit that will be shared by Lacombe and Clearwater Counties. Located near Range Road 86 and Township Road 380, the proposed 80-year pit is moving ahead in the approval process. Nick Pryce, WSP Group planning lead for Western Canada, said they have already gone through the environmental review process and are now heading to the permitting process from both counties. READ

Malley appears worried, uneasy in recording of police interview

A man accused in a bombing death told police he felt sick when they told him he was being charged with the murder of a disabled Innisfail mother. READ

RCMP seizing hundreds of replica firearms annually

There is nothing fun about fake guns, according to police. READ

Cancer survivor wins Hawaii trip

The most loving person in Alberta is a two-time cancer survivor from Athabasca who recently lost her mother. READ

Police Task Force uses chopper to help in arrest of accused

A Calgary police helicopter was used on Thursday to help in the arrest a man in Red Deer who police accuse of putting the public in danger. READ

Next round of consultations on Municipal Government Act set to begin

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer says the new Municipal Government Act should be less about new taxing powers and more about the tools to deliver modern government. READ

Jurors see crime scene video

A video presented to jurors on Thursday shows bombing victim Victoria Shachtay slumped over in her wheelchair, surrounded by shattered glass that was once her dining room table. A pool of blood to the left of her chair is visible. READ

Wood to challenge Towle for PC nomination in Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

The mayor of Red Deer County wants to be the Progressive Conservative MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake. READ

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