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Spawning the future

Nestled away in the woods, along one of the very best glacier-fed springs in Alberta, sits rainbow trout central.

But there’ll be no getting out the fishing rod. This is very much a no-fishing zone, even though there are literally thousands of fish and millions of fish eggs at the Raven Brood Trout Station. READ

Icon of versatility — the summer beach store

Ice, ice cream, screamers, fishing tackle, booze, DVDs, propane, toys, souvenirs, batteries, and maybe even a latte, or a pair of wooden shoes — all in one place, the summer beach store. READ

Petition urges provincial review on town’s finances

A petition is circulating in Rocky Mountain House urging the province to review how the town is being run. READ

RCMP arrest man considered armed and dangerous

A man considered armed and dangerous and facing Red Deer and Blackfalds charges has been arrested. READ

Zero hour for the Medicine River Wildlife Centre

When you’re a naked baby squirrel, just an inch-and-a-half long, your survival chances are dicey. READ

Lacombe city council backs affordable housing projects

Lacombe city council has got behind a pair of local affordable housing initiatives. READ

Blood drive held in honour of twins

A Red Deer family hopes a birthday celebration this week for two-year-old twins also encourages more people to donate blood. READ

Renewed call for public to help locate parole violator

Alberta RCMP are renewing the call for public assistance to locate parole violator Stanley Dick, who is considered armed and dangerous and continues to elude officers. READ

Too many cats in house

Thirty-nine cats and four dogs were rescued from a Ponoka-area home on Thursday night. READ

Search for reckless driver comes up empty downtown

All efforts by Red Deer RCMP turned up empty after blocking off streets and using a helicopter to find a reckless driver late Thursday evening. READ

Fox Creek victim was from Red Deer

A Red Deer woman was one of the two victims in the Fox Creek-area double murder at a work camp on Tuesday. READ

City launches probe of underground pipe system

A probe into what forced a 62-year-old water pipe to release 10 million litres of chlorinated water near the Bellevue Reservoir is continuing. READ

Landowners group ‘in for the long haul’ in fight against gravel pit

There are growing concerns with gravel pit developments in vulnerable rural areas, believes one of the organizers of a new landowner group in Mountain View County. READ

Experiment raises awareness about the danger of leaving children, pets inside hot vehicles

Human hyperthermia guinea pig Matt DiPaola sweated buckets for a good cause on Thursday. READ

Information on whereabouts of missing 16-year-old Levi Castle needed

Red Deer RCMP seek the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Levi Castle. Castle was last seen on July 1 in Red Deer. READ

Canada Day party at Bower Ponds

It was a party at the Ponds on Canada Day. 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

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