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Red Deer still grappling with high crime rate compared to similar-sized communities

The good news is that severe and violent crime rates are falling in Red Deer — and more local crimes are being resolved by police.

The bad news is that Red Deer is still grappling with a much higher crime rate than similar-sized communities, such as Lethbridge. READ

Downed trees, power lines keep city crews busy

A fierce summer storm brought wind gusts of 90 km/h, toppling trees onto power lines and causing damage, power outages and surges throughout Red Deer on Friday. READ

CentreFest performers display talents at pared down showcase

Rain and wind forced the cancellation of the formal Friday barbecue kickoff, but 2014 Red Deer CentreFest organizers were able to salvage a pared down showcase of some of the acts to promote the weekend festival. READ

Business owner found guilty in water diversion case

A Red Deer businessman was found guilty on four environmental counts for diverting water onto neighbouring hay fields causing a landslide in 2010. READ

Centrefest barbecue cancelled due to weather

Friday barbecue cancelled. CentreFest events to run Saturday and Sunday. READ

Wind warning in effect for Red Deer and Central Alberta

A wind warning is in effect for the City of Red Deer and most of Central Alberta. Wind gusts of 90 km/h are expected to develop this morning and continue into the afternoon. READ

'Green roof' on Sorensen Station turning brown due to lack of maintenance

A living roof in downtown Red Deer has been allowed to go brown because of a planning oversight. READ

Developers lose multi-million-dollar lawsuit against Mountain View County

Developers behind a proposed residential project near Olds have lost their $32.3-million lawsuit alleging that Mountain View County acted in bad faith when it changed its plans. READ

Fracking sand spill prompts health warning in Bashaw

Bashaw residents are being urged to take precautions after a spill of sand used for fracking was left for nearly a month before being cleaned up. READ

County looking at easing rules for hog feeding operations

Red Deer County is looking at easing regulations to allow confined feeding operations to expand in rural areas previously off limits. READ

Weekend warriors set up camp

They laid foundations, erected walls, painted, stained, shingled and cleared debris. READ

Library has Hoopla

Forget waiting lists, late fees and long lineups at the theatre. Hoopla, a streaming media service boasting thousands of movies, TV series, music titles, audio books and documentaries, is coming to the Red Deer Public Library. READ

Televisions stolen from hotel under construction

Ten flat screen televisions are missing from a Red Deer hotel under construction. READ

Blackfalds RCMP urging residents to lock their vehicles after rash of thefts

Blackfalds RCMP are cautioning people to lock their vehicles after a rash of thefts from vehicles and vehicle thefts in the last two weeks. READ

Drowning prevention campaign comes to Sylvan Lake

Before jumping in a lake this summer, consider this solemn reminder: you could drown. READ

Planning commission approves five-storey parkade at hospital

Patients, visitors and staff who suffer recurring parking pains at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre should soon receive 1,100 stalls worth of relief. READ

Sylvan lake budgets $29M for proposed multiplex

A $29-million budget has been set by Sylvan Lake town council for its proposed multiplex. READ

Man sentenced for role in home invasion

A lengthy court process after a guilty plea earlier this year has landed one person in jail for almost two years. READ

Teen missing for week found

Red Deer RCMP have confirmed that a missing 14-year-old has been located in good health. READ

Stantec golfers ace it, twice

Two is better than one, although one is exceptional all on its own. READ

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