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Canada Day party at Bower Ponds

It was a party at the Ponds on Canada Day.

The 46th annual July 1 celebration at Bower Ponds, organized by Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society, was its customary crowd-pleasing, multicultural festival with local dancers, music, and tasty food. READ

Nova Chemicals' expansion on target for startup late next year

The workforce is ramping up on Nova Chemicals’ $1-billion polyethylene plant expansion. READ

Red Deer Public Schools superintendent resigns to take job in Victoria

The superintendent for Red Deer Public Schools has called it quits after 26 years with the district. READ

Kelowna man facing third set of impaired driving-related charges denied bail

Bail has been denied for a Kelowna man facing his third set of impaired driving-related charges in seven months, the most recent one involving the death of a Springbrook father. READ

Canadians urged to celebrate holiday by giving blood

Canadian Blood Services wants Canadians to help out their fellow citizens on Canada Day and consider donating blood. READ

Inmate found dead in cell at Bowden Institution

A 34-year-old inmate serving a three-year sentence at Bowden Institution was found dead in his cell on Tuesday. READ

Witness who helped police in April asked to come forward

Red Deer RCMP are looking for a male witness who helped police in locating a suspect on April 29. READ

Two dead after Olds-area farm house destroyed by fire

Two people are dead following a fire that destroyed a home on an acreage southwest of Olds on Monday. READ

Poor air quality ups health risks

The health risk due to poor air quality in Red Deer rose significantly overnight from low to high on Tuesday morning. READ

Mediator requested as contract talks stall at Villa Marie

The union negotiating a contract for health-care workers at Covenant Care’s Villa Marie recently applied for a mediator. READ

Red Deer accommodating growing Filipino community

It was 1970 when Jane Compton, a young Filipino, stepped off a plane in Winnipeg. READ

Rocky Mountain House town council urged to ban pit bulls

A Rocky Mountain House woman has asked town council to ban pit bull dogs or at least place severe restrictions on them. READ

Rimbey area house significantly damaged by apparent electrical fire

A fire sparked an estimated $100,000 in damage to a house northwest of Rimbey on Friday. READ

Schreiner focused on helping people

Since becoming the new MLA for Red Deer North, Kim Schreiner has been away more than she has been home. She’s not complaining. While it’s been a bit of a whirlwind since she became one of the rookie NDP MLAs elected when Rachel Notley’s “orange crush” won a majority government in May, Schreiner is certainly liking her new career. READ

Pediatrics unit received royal treatment when it opened 25 years ago

Brightly-coloured walls and a play area greet young patients in Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s pediatric unit, just like it did when Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the ward 25 years ago. READ

Channel swim raised $33,000 for pediatrics unit

Bumping into a friend at a downtown coffee shop recently triggered a flood of experiences we shared on a strikingly warm day in the English Channel more than 25 years ago. READ

Arson suspected in early Friday morning apartment fire

Arson is suspected in an apartment fire in downtown Red Deer early Friday morning. READ

Heat advisory issued for Central Zone; fire hazard high

A heat advisory has been issued for Central Alberta by Alberta Health Services. AHS said it was issuing the advisory for the region due to elevated temperatures forecast over the next few days. The advisory went into effect at noon on Friday and extends for 72 hours. READ

Albertans urged to protect themselves from West Nile virus infection

Alberta Health Services is reminding Albertans to take precautions necessary to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection this summer. READ

Driver hits power pole while attempting to avoid speeding ticket

Red Deer RCMP arrested a 24-year-old Red Deer man after he crashed his vehicle into a power pole in the Deer Park neighbourhood on Thursday night while attempting to avoid a speeding ticket. READ

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