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Syrian immigrant concerned about potential for extremists among refugees

Addy Yazigi is a lot like many other Canadians.

He’s worried about the possibility there may be some extremists among the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada is going to accept in the coming months. READ

No tax hike in Red Deer County next year

Red Deer County ratepayers won’t see a tax rate increase next year in the budget unveiled on Tuesday. READ

Get the lead out: city to repair, repaint CPR Bridge

The CPR bridge will be getting a paint job. READ

More money for Riverview Park

More money has been floated to a project designed to prevent a city neighbourhood from sinking into the Red Deer River. READ

Carbon tax could affect city's budgets

The City of Red Deer is waiting to hear what a carbon tax would mean to municipalities. READ

Plan will boost province’s image as an environmental leader

The province’s climate change strategy was probably necessary but it comes at a cost, says the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce. READ

Homes needed for refugees

Catholic Social Services is urging residents to open their doors to Syrian refugees. READ

Warming centre vital for dozens of people

Miles Kern’s wife kicked him out. Serge Desbiens had a job working at the carnival but it didn’t work out. Low on money and nowhere to go, the two men from different walks of life now had something in common – they are homeless. At the Safe Harbour’s temporary warming shelter, the two men bump into each other. READ

City records first homicide in two years

The death of a 31-year-old man in the Village Mall parking lot is believed to be Red Deer’s first homicide in two years. READ

Ice crunch affects Red Deer minor hockey

A duffel bag full of hockey teams will be out in the cold next year due to the demolition of the Red Deer Arena. READ

UPDATE: Two women killed in highway crash

The two people who died in a single-vehicle collision near Ponoka on Thursday were women, and both passengers, RCMP said. READ

Going up? City Hall renos to cost another $1.2M

Red Deer’s City Hall could be in store for a $1.2 million internal facelift in 2016. READ

Thurber family lends strength to teacher in cancer fight

How do you show love and support for someone facing a very serious illness? READ

Bobby and the Kids in court

Three men accused of being part of a drug trafficking operation were in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday. READ

Man charged after 2014 fatal dirt bike collision in Sylvan Lake

A Sylvan Lake man faces three serious charges, including drunk driving, following a fatal collision between two dirt bikes that occurred over a year ago in town. READ

Councillors question administration’s capital-budget priorities

Two veteran Red Deer city councillors say administration has the 2016 capital budget priorities wrong. READ

New Kids on the cellblock

A Red Deer crime syndicate has taken a big hit. READ

‘I was looking every where for him’

Family of a man found dead, near the same spot where police or anybody last saw him six weeks prior, want to know why it took so long to find him. READ

Hobby goes up in smoke

More than a dozen vintage tractors were destroyed in a fire that levelled a farm shop near Rimbey on Monday night. READ

The cupboards are bare

“You know darn well that they are only one or two paycheques away from the problem.” READ

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