Rolling power outages planned for city

Power will go out at many Red Deer locations today as high temperatures mean power demand is outstripping supply.

Man crushed by piece of equipment at Bettenson’s

A 39-year-old Red Deer man was seriously injured this morning after a piece of equipment used to pack down gravel fell on top of him at Bettenson’s Sand & Gravel Co. Ltd.

Charges laid after dog bites child

Charges have been laid against a Red Deer woman whose dog is alleged to have bitten a two-year-old girl.

Dandelions too plentiful in parks: councillor

Those nasty yellow flowering weeds need a kicking, according to a Red Deer city councillor.

Red Deer city council ratifies collective agreement

A vast majority of City of Red Deer employees will see their wages increase three per cent in 2012 and again in 2013 and 2014.

Global youth leaders to gather in Olds to talk food security

How to feed the Earth’s burgeoning population will be discussed by global youth leaders at a summit in Olds in August 2013.

Mayor to be honoured with Cree name

Red Deer Mayor Morris Flewwelling will be honoured with an aboriginal Cree name today.

Man charged with sex assault reserves plea

The man accused of sexually assaulting a Red Deer woman in 1998 reserved his plea in Red Deer provincial court on Friday.

Cause of warehouse fire in Blackfalds still under investigation

The cause of Wednesday’s warehouse fire in Burbank Industrial Park just southeast of Blackfalds remains under investigation.

Quinn Construction wins Cenovus contract

A Blackfalds-based company has been awarded a construction contract at Cenovus Energy Inc.’s Nisku module yard.

Donald to receive honorary bachelor of business admin degree

In 1959, Jack Donald graduated from SAIT as a motor vehicle mechanic. Tomorrow, he’ll return to his Calgary alma mater to collect a degree.

Circuit Cafe takes over concession at Penhold Multiplex

A Red Deer Airport cafe has flown to the rescue of peckish people at the Penhold Multiplex.

Three people hurt when school bus, SUV collide near Sylvan Lake

Two students and a school bus driver were transported to hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle collision on Thursday north of Sylvan Lake.

Escapee to serve time in maximum security prison

A federal prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder received a five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty on Friday to assaulting a corrections officer and stealing the van she was driving.

Machete attack case adjourned until May 23

Court proceedings and three of four men accused in a machete attack on another man have been adjourned for two more weeks.


Armed bandits evade capture after brazen daytime robbery

Armed bandits continue to elude capture after pulling off a brazen daytime robbery more than a year ago at a video terminal lottery lounge in Red Deer.


Alberta high school student vote reflected result of provincial race

It was an election that didn’t count but maybe the pollsters should have been talking to high school students.

PC candidate Christie says he has proof bill paid

A Progressive Conservative candidate says he has proof to show he paid an entire bill that was previously charged to Lacombe taxpayers.

  • Apr 21, 2012

Two girls taken to hospital after falling through ice

Two young sisters are in critical condition at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton after they fell through ice on a body of water on a rural property southwest of Red Deer on Friday morning.

Local news in brief for Saturday, March 31, 2012

Police are searching for a missing 12-year-old Red Deer girl who was last seen near her middle school in the Lancaster area.

  • Mar 31, 2012