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Going off the grid a dream come true for owners of White Creek Meats

When Jac and Josie Hoppenbrouwers decided to farm naturally, dispensing with chemical inputs like fertilizers and sprays was relatively easy. Pulling the plug on the electrical grid took a bit more effort.

The couple, who operate White Creek Meats northwest of Bowden, installed a dozen photovoltaic panels, developed energy-efficient buildings and systems, and drastically altered their lifestyle. READ

Multiple collisions on Highway 2

A travel advisory has been issued for Highway 2 by the Ponoka Traffic Unit due to weather conditions. READ

Red Deer's crime rate dips

Red Deer’s crime rate edged ever so slightly downward in the first three months of 2014. READ

Olds high school student facing sexual assault charge

A 15-year-old male student is facing charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement after an incident at Olds High School was reported to RCMP in March. READ

Regional bus service to Blackfalds, Lacombe to start in August

A regional bus service carrying passengers from Red Deer, Blackfalds and Lacombe will be on the road late this summer. READ

Federal Court of Appeal upholds landmark ruling on rights of Métis

On Thursday when the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the landmark ruling that Métis are aboriginals under the Constitution, Raye St. Denys could only say, “It’s about time.” READ

Hunting Hills threat treated 'credibly': RCMP

Red Deer RCMP said it was fortunate that a threat to shoot students at a local high school did not become an act, but they still responded preparing for the worst. READ

Police investigate vandalism to vehicles

Police in Red Deer are asking for help finding the vandal or vandals who smashed windows out of half a dozen vehicles parked on the street on Inglewood Drive late Wednesday or early Thursday. READ

Murder plea resered

The man accused of a gang-style murder in Red Deer has reserved his plea because his lawyer is still awaiting information from the Crown prosecutor’s office. READ

Third measles case confirmed in Central Alberta

The number for Central Alberta measles cases confirmed in April is now three. READ

No students allowed onto board

The Red Deer Public School District board will not be taking on any young trustees any time soon. READ

Alberta Social Credit convention planned

The once powerful Alberta Social Credit Party is looking to supplant the conservative leaning parties in the province they say “have forsaken their social conservative routes.” READ

Mac’s robbery suspect arrested

A suspect in the armed robbery of a Mac’s Convenience Store has been arrested and charged. READ

Tickets are in the mail

Photo savvy motorists who slow down to take pictures of crashes on Hwy 2 can expect to net a $172 distracted driving ticket for their efforts. READ

RCMP search for Red Deer teen

Red Deer RCMP are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 15-year-old youth. READ

Lacombe housing needs studied

Lacombe city council is looking at the housing needs of its citizens. READ

Major police presence at Hunting Hills High School after threat

Threats to shoot students found on a desk at Hunting Hills High School forced police to do a massive sweep and passively evacuate students from the school on Wednesday afternoon. READ

Free library cards still available during 100th birthday month

Red Deerians have two more weeks to score a free library card. READ

Teacher, aides praised for inclusivity efforts

A teacher and two aides who make Dawne Hammerschmidt’s son keen to go to school have been rewarded for their efforts. READ

City still wants input for surveys

There’s still time to paint your vision of Red Deer. READ

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