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Wet, stormy summer gives way to fall

Well we made it.

On this second day of the autumnal equinox, summer 2016 is now behind us, and hopefully so are the almost daily storms that brought too much rain for anyone’s liking, and way too much of the thundering, flashy, scary stuff. READ

County residents angered as gravel pit moves ahead

Residents opposed to a planned gravel pit northwest of Springbrook feel “misrepresented and dismayed” by the planning process. READ

City, college, Canada Winter Games society formalize partnership

The City of Red Deer, Red Deer College and the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society have officially signed up to do their part to work together to prepare for the largest event is the city’s history. READ

Rural residents push back against crime

Hardly a day goes by that Jean Bota doesn’t hear about yet another incident of rural crime in Central Alberta. READ

Arrest made in connection with ATM theft

Red Deer RCMP have arrested and charged a man they allege tried to steal an ATM from a local gas station. READ

QEII bridge to close for highway project

As early as next Monday, Gaetz Avenue bridge that connects to the QEII south of the city, will be closed for two years as a long awaited redesign of the major traffic artery begins. READ

Red Deer Mayor defends Energy East

Mayor Tara Veer challenged the Senate Standing Committee for Transport and Communication on Monday to look at how best to transport crude oil safely in light of TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline project. READ

Wildies mix of draft, Russian Altai breeds

The horses that roam wild in the foothills west of Sundre may have a Russian connection — but just how that happened is likely to be the subject of more than a few theories. READ

Public transit free for World Car Free Day

Ride the bus for free on Thursday. READ

Cultural Master Plan to set vision for Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is embarking on its first Cultural Master Plan. READ

Bull Skit's annual FUNraiser! coming Saturday

Is there a Bull Skit cast member you’d like to pie in the face? READ

Prominent Sylvan Lake intersection closed

One of Sylvan Lake’s most prominent intersections will be closed as the long-running Lakeshore Drive redevelopment continues. READ

Alberta Culture Days on tap

Art shows, film presentations and live music will highlight this year’s Alberta Culture Days in Red Deer. READ

Feed 500 Red Deer event on Thursday

A free feast made entirely from rescued food will be served at City Hall Park on Thursday. READ

Dance club offers free workshops

Learn everything from Highland to swing dancing as Red Deer’s Country Pride Dance Club celebrates its 25th anniversary with free community workshops this month. READ

Owl-themed fundraiser a hoot

You can’t make off with Otis or Sophia, the blind owl ambassadors for the Medicine River Wildlife Centre. READ

Commercial vehicles get failing grade in safety blitz

Some 40 per cent of commercial vehicles travelling through Red Deer are getting a failing grade. READ

Nominees selected for Business of the Year Awards

Twelve finalists are in the running for the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Business of the Year Awards. READ

Red Deer holding third official homeless count on Oct. 19

Red Deer will hold its third official homeless count on October 19. READ

Solar-powered cheese

Sylvan Star Cheese is drawing on the sun to keep its award-winning cheeses cool. READ

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