Crystal Rhyno

Locals plan fundraising walk for Somalia

A local version of the Step up for Somalia fundraising trek is in the works. Eight Somali-Canadians raised $21,000 for the famine-stricken country through a fundraising walk from Calgary to Edmonton last week. The youth stayed overnight in Red Deer on Friday.

  • Aug 11, 2011

Student building ‘equity’

Engineering student Fraser Mah always felt more should be done to improve equity in the world.

  • Aug 10, 2011

Organizers hoping to coax thousands out to festival

Rain or shine, the Central Music Festival is back for a fifth year. Boasting more than 25 musical acts, the popular outdoor festival starts on Friday evening and wraps up Sunday afternoon, on Township Road 392 in Red Deer County.

Gabe Vallee

Young skaters put safety first

A new generation of skateboarders were introduced to ramps and cool tricks at a clinic in Red Deer on Monday.

Gabe Vallee
Oscar Salazar

No suspects in homicide

Red Deer City RCMP say they have no suspects in Central Alberta’s third murder this year.

Oscar Salazar
Judie Lasante

Japanese students experience Alberta

Twenty-seven Japanese teenagers came to Red Deer to see the stars, the mountains and taste a little maple syrup.

  • Aug 4, 2011
Judie Lasante

Village failed to issue utility bills for seven years: report

One third of Donalda residents did not receive utility bills for almost a decade due to financial mismanagement, a report into the village’s affairs found.

  • Aug 4, 2011

Mayor calls on Telus to build cellphone tower

Dropped cellphone calls and overall spotty cellphone service in Penhold has prompted the mayor to launch a letter-writing campaign to bring a cell tower to the town south of Red Deer.

Stettler girl the face of Kidney Foundation campaign

Stettler mom Whitney Hall has watched her daughter, Olivia, live with kidney disease for the last eight years.

  • Aug 2, 2011

MS project pairs victims with volunteers

An educational pilot project developed by the local chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is recruiting volunteers to work on a one-to-one basis with advanced MS sufferers.

  • Jul 29, 2011
Red Deer College bookstore manager Kurt Spady takes inventory of art supplies at the store: new computers and technology coming.

Bookstore upgraded as part of transition

The management of the Red Deer College bookstore is officially in the hands of a company based in the United States.

Red Deer College bookstore manager Kurt Spady takes inventory of art supplies at the store: new computers and technology coming.
Pat Deans straightens the pillows on a bed in an attic room at the Galbraith Manor Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer

Travellers staying closer to home

Central Albertan bed and breakfasts are welcoming guests closer to home these days as many international travellers seem to be keeping an eye on their pocket books.

Pat Deans straightens the pillows on a bed in an attic room at the Galbraith Manor Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer
A West Coast Amusement truck pulling an amusement ride leaves the Westerner fair grounds

Record-breaking thrills

A park-and-ride option is on the table for next year’s Westerner Days after three attendance records were set.

A West Coast Amusement truck pulling an amusement ride leaves the Westerner fair grounds
Janice James

Lacombe County hosts own version of Amazing Race

Sisters Teri Seifried and Tina Beisick know a thing or two about racing. The siblings are avid fans of The Amazing Race, a popular reality television show where teams of two race around the world for a $1 million prize.

  • Jul 25, 2011
Janice James

Sudden downpour overwhelms drain systems

This week, Mother Nature is showing us her fickle side.

  • Jul 21, 2011
At the end of the 1000 km cycling trip

Fun, goals and life skills

Thirteen-year-old Chelsea Mann wanted to do something out of the ordinary this summer.

  • Jul 20, 2011
At the end of the 1000 km cycling trip
Flight Sgt. Paul Kuhse (left) and Flight Sgt. Nico Bautista (right) chat with National Defence Minister Peter MacKay (centre) at the Calgary International Airport on Saturday.

MacKay visit thrills staff cadets

A surprise visit by National Defence Minister Peter MacKay thrilled a couple of Penhold staff cadets who sat in the cockpit of a CF-18 Hornet fighter jet on Saturday.

  • Jul 20, 2011
Flight Sgt. Paul Kuhse (left) and Flight Sgt. Nico Bautista (right) chat with National Defence Minister Peter MacKay (centre) at the Calgary International Airport on Saturday.
Calling themselves the Order of The Thestrals 6

Good to the last spell

Throngs of Harry Potter fans flocked to Galaxy Cinemas in Red Deer to say goodbye to the magic on Friday.

  • Jul 18, 2011
Calling themselves the Order of The Thestrals 6

Restoration companies, retailers kept busy by storms

Retail stores and restoration companies have seen a spike in business after the severe flooding in Eckville and Lacombe this week.

Geocachers scour Three Hills for Best of the Bad Mega Event

The Town of Three Hills is beginning to cash in on the largest geocaching event ever in Western Canada.