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Buchanan urges city council to revisit crime map debate

Red Deer city Coun. Buck Buchanan is not giving up the fight to have the city’s crimes plotted on a map.

Buchanan filed a second notice of motion asking for the city to collaborate with the RCMP to explore the concept of crime mapping as a tool in the overall safety strategy on Monday. READ

Candlelight vigil to mark ‘horrible day’ 10 years ago

A candlelight vigil will be held in Mayerthorpe today to commemorate the fallen four RCMP officers on the 10th anniversary of their deaths. READ

Touched by an angel

It’s one thing to say you believe in someone or a cause, it’s another to back it up. Former Red Deer College student Curtis Hargrove is putting his feet and his wallet where his heart is. READ

Family homeless after fire in four-plex

A family of four is homeless after a fire in a Riverside Meadows four-plex on Saturday. READ

City of Red Deer recognizes top employee

A 34-year employee has received the City of Red Deer’s top employee award. Brian Stevens, who started with the city as a labourer and is now wastewater collection operator in the Environmental Services Department, was presented with the Bob Stollings Memorial Award on Friday. READ

RCMP advise drivers to use extreme caution on slippery roads

Red Deer RCMP are advising motorists to drive with extreme caution on Hwy 2 as both north and south sections are slippery. READ

Dugan named Veterinarian of the Year

Red Deer can lay claim to the 2014 Veterinarian of the Year. On Saturday night, Dr. John Dugan Sr. received the prestigious award from the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association at the ABVMA’s membership recognition banquet in Calgary. READ

Rotary Club, Rotaract making a difference in the Philippines

Rotary Club of Red Deer East and Rotaract Red Deer are making a difference in the lives of people in the Philippines. On Feb. 17 members returned from a 20-day trip to the Southeast Asian country where they visited a school to distribute 357 sustainable feminine hygiene kits in Tanauan City, and a fresh water project at the indigenous Aeta village in Subic Bay. READ

Towle wins PC nomination

PENHOLD - Kerry Towle will indeed run as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the next provincial election. READ

Generator stolen from man battling cancer

No doubt there’s a special place for those thieving cold-hearted opportunists who care not one iota about the impact their selfish ways have on their victims. Unfortunately, even punishment by hell-fire isn’t likely to bring back Gilles Comeau’s “lifeline,” stolen from his home recently while he was at an appointment. READ

Lacombe man gets three years for drunk driving crash

A 26-year-old Lacombe man was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for a 2012 drunk driving crash near Sylvan Lake that killed another driver. READ

Two arrested after large amount of stolen property recovered in Leslieville

Police have arrested two people after a large amount of stolen property was recovered in Leslieville this week. READ

Omission of target shooting from Winter Games prompts appeal

Target shooting will not be included in the 2019 Canada Winter Games and Red Deer Fish and Game president Douglas Wood isn’t taking the negative news sitting down. READ

Rocky hospital needs assessment overdue

The wait continues for an assessment on the need for a new hospital for Rocky Mountain House. READ

Crown prosecutor in Malley case dismisses miscarriage of justice claims by lawyer

The Crown prosecutor who led the case against convicted murderer Brian Malley says the system worked properly. On Wednesday, Malley’s defence lawyer Bob Aloneissi criticized the jury’s verdict as a miscarriage of justice akin to some of Canada’s most infamous wrongful convictions. READ

Student convicted of uttering threats sentenced to 15 months probation

A student convicted of uttering threats to shoot staff and students at Hunting Hills High School was sentenced to 15 months probation in Red Deer youth court on Thursday. READ

Suspect arrested in connection with stabbings at Sunchild First Nation

A suspect has been arrested after two people were stabbed on the Sunchild First Nation on Wednesday. READ

Survey depicts grim realities for Alberta’s teachers, staff, students

A Red Deer teacher spends thousands of dollars out of her own pocket to buy books for her classroom. READ

Timeline of events in the Brian Malley case

The following is a timeline of the events around the bombing death of Victoria Shachtay, the charging of Brian Malley with first-degree murder, and the subsequent trial and conviction. READ

McPherson inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Red Deer’s Hugh McPherson has been recognized on many occasions for his extensive work and involvement in the community. He’s taking special pride in his latest honour — induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame as a multisport builder. READ

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