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Secondary suite restriction on hold while council waits for report

A proposal to restrict the number of secondary suites in a neighbourhood is on hold.

Red Deer city council voted to send the issue back to administration, which will return with a report within three months that will include the latest number and densities of secondary suites in neighbourhoods. READ

Red Deer air quality: One-two punch against pollution

Red Deerians will be recruited to do their part to improve the city’s sub-par air quality. READ

Alberta Prairie Steam Tours: Volunteers laying track for new route

After surmounting many obstacles — environmental, financial and circumstantial — a small group of volunteers that’s laying train track north of Stettler is within eye-shot of their first target. READ

Dog bite sends woman to hospital

A large bruise surrounds the ugly bite punctures on Kelly Foss’s leg. The gruesome-looking injury came at the jaws of a German shepherd that attacked her while she was strolling in JJ Collett Natural Area near Lacombe on Aug. 21. READ

Special events help boost Ellis Bird Farm attendance

It looks like bluebirds, bugs and a “Bio Blitz” have drawn a record number of visitors to the Ellis Bird Farm this summer. READ

Free lunch to shed light on food waste

It has been estimated that more than $30 billion worth of food is wasted in Canada each year. READ

Red Deer gamer takes top spot in competition

Mission accomplished for the SetToDestroyX team. The five-person online gaming team, which included Red Deer’s Keynes Ng, emerged as champions of Canada’s first multiplayer national eSports tournament held in Toronto on Aug. 21. As winning team in the Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Tournament, Ng and his four teammates shared a $50,000 prize. READ

Dangerous offender arrested after escape

A dangerous offender on the lam for more than week has been arrested. READ

Red Deer cadet honoured for performance

Red Deer’s Cadet Warrant Officer Joshua Brownell received the nod for the Regimental Sergeant Major’s Pace Stick award. READ

AHS to pick up tab to demolish Rocky water tower

Alberta Health Services will pick up the $430,000 tab for demolishing Rocky Mountain House’s landmark water tower. READ

Bold move to explore beaver lodge inspires abstract art

As a boy, Red Deer author and naturalist Kerry Wood once swam underwater to explore a beaver lodge. READ

Schalk trial delayed as new disclosure comes to light

The trial of a Red Deer contractor and volunteer preacher ground to a sudden stop on Monday when new disclosure was given to the defence. READ

Nordegg lauded as gateway to adventure

An outdoors magazine has listed Nordegg as one of Canada’s top 10 new adventure basecamps. READ

Wild Child Brew kombucha microbrewery sets up shop in Riverlands

Wild Child Brew will soon be stamped — made in Red Deer. READ

Skibsted surpasses own fundraising goal for CNIB event

The little boy came into the speech-language pathologist’s office determined to make a statement. As the tall blond woman with the bright blue eyes sat across from him, he lifted his shirt to show some angry words inked across his bare belly. READ

Walk with Angels raises awareness about miscarriage and infant loss

They’re the four hardest words an expectant parent can hear: “There is no heartbeat.” READ

Couple to take action under Dangerous Dog Act after woman bitten

Angry scars still cover the nose and upper lip of a Red Deer woman bitten in the face by a small dog while camping near Buffalo Lake on Aug. 6. READ

Canadian swimmers in Rio: local ripple effect

Canadian swimmers did more than win Olympic medals, they inspired young athletes — call it a ripple effect. READ

Tour of Alberta returns to Central Alberta

The Tour of Alberta will be back in Central Alberta this year with international cyclists making their way to Olds and Rocky Mountain House in two of the five stages. READ

Canada Winter Games organizers gearing up to recruit volunteers

Organizers of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer have reached the pivotal point of beginning to engage the volunteer community directly. READ

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