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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.

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the two-vehicle collision at Hwy 11 and Range Road 15 (60th Street) in Sylvan Lake around 7:30 a.m. 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

Timberlands boil water advisory lifted

Eight houses in Timberlands are now able to drink their tap water without having to boil it after the city lifted the ban on Sunday. READ

One teenager still missing; other two found

Two missing teenagers have been found, but Red Deer police are still seeking the public’s assistance in finding 15-year-old Charrissa Calfchild. READ

A crash course in fire forensics

HUXLEY — In forensics jargon, they are called cremains. Short for cremated remains, they can turn a house fire into a crime scene when investigators know what to look for. More than a dozen firefighters, peace officers and police officers were out at a farmstead near Huxley on Friday as part of a four-day crash course in fire forensics. READ

Recovery Day celebrates gratitude

Red Deer’s first Recovery Day was celebrated with messages of inspiration and hope at City Hall Park on Saturday. Gratitude was this year’s theme as dozens turned out for the event that was repeated in 25 other communities across Canada. John Moore, who once struggled with addiction and is now a mental health therapist, inspired the crowd with his own story. READ

Horse trailer carrying 30 dogs flips on Hwy 2 near Olds

At least two dogs have died and numerous others were injured when a vehicle that was hauling dogs from California flipped on an Alberta highway. READ

‘A very invisible injury’: ASDC offers concussion assessment

Avid skier and hockey player Carson Loeppky likes to push himself — and he has the concussions to prove it. It was that history of brain injuries that brought the 15-year-old out to Red Deer College Library on Saturday to participate in a free assessment to establish a brain function baseline. READ

Retro Cool

Somewhere in my mental landscape of Red Deer, the faded Windsor and Arlington Hotels are still staring each other down across 51st Avenue, like pushy old rivals. READ

Central Alberta crime spree nets more than a dozen charges

A man faces 14 charges in connection to a daylong armed crime spree throughout Central Alberta. READ

Sewer installation begins Monday along 53rd Avenue

Motorists should avoid sections of 53rd Avenue in Red Deer starting Monday, when crews will begin a month-long sanitary sewer installation. READ

Trial date in theft case will be set on Oct. 6

A trial date will be set for two men accused of stealing a trailer and skid steer from a work site near Bowden in July. READ

Lacombe County approves sewage plan

Lacombe County will go ahead with a plan to tie in four Sylvan Lake subdivisions to a communal sewage system despite concerns from residents about their share of costs. READ

United Way aims to have bigger impact on community; declines to set campaign goal

The drum roll was noticeably absent on Thursday when the United Way of Central Alberta announced its fundraising target for 2014. READ

Red Deer Rebels seeking $400K from city for Memorial Cup bid

The Red Deer Rebels hope the city will pitch in $400,000 to support their bid to host the Memorial Cup in 2016. READ

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