Crystal Rhyno

Westerner Days offers variety

Westerner Days are almost here. Between July 20 and July 24, Westerner Park will be alive with the sound of laughter and music coming from Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration.

  • Jul 13, 2011
Abdelbage Ibrahim

Local South Sudanese celebrate homeland’s independence

Rejoicing in their homeland’s independence, members of Central Alberta’s South Sudanese community, sang, danced and waved Canadian and Sudanese flags in front of City Hall on Saturday.

Abdelbage Ibrahim
Jill and Robert Mitchell own the Parkland Beach General Store.

British owners of Gull Lake general store found Canada hard to resist

It is a safe bet to say many foreign travellers fall in love with Canada.

  • Jul 11, 2011
Jill and Robert Mitchell own the Parkland Beach General Store.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet well wishers at the Calgary zoo on the last day of their cross-Canada tour in Calgary on Friday.

Royal dream comes true

For a group of five Central Albertans a 10-minute brush with royalty is one they won’t soon forget.

  • Jul 11, 2011
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet well wishers at the Calgary zoo on the last day of their cross-Canada tour in Calgary on Friday.
A smile crosses Sgt. Jasmine Kruschel’s face

Surprises start promptly at cadet camp

Clutching a white teddy bear, Air Cadet Jasmine Kruschel may have looked uneasy but she was far from a camp neophyte standing in line at an intake station at the Penhold Air Cadet Summer Training Centre on Sunday.

  • Jul 11, 2011
A smile crosses Sgt. Jasmine Kruschel’s face
Above: The VWC De Havilland Tiger Moth is one of three planes that make up the Yellow Wings Tour. The aircraft were painted bright yellow for training purposes which assisted new pilots identifying other aircraft in the air.

Bringing history to the skies

When pilot Ulrich Bollinger flies over Central Alberta in his canary yellow Harvard Mark IV aircraft, he can see the remnants of history.

Above: The VWC De Havilland Tiger Moth is one of three planes that make up the Yellow Wings Tour. The aircraft were painted bright yellow for training purposes which assisted new pilots identifying other aircraft in the air.

Donations help allow learning disabilities centre to re-open

The local learning disabilities centre has been given new life after an outpouring support from the community helped re-open the doors of the nonprofit organization.

  • Jul 5, 2011
Almost one year ago

MS patient feeling liberated

Red Deer’s Neil Johnson remembers a time when there was little laughter in his home.

  • Jul 4, 2011
Almost one year ago

MS group shuffles services as fundraising slips

The Central Alberta chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has been forced to shuffle some of its services after participation faltered in two of the chapter’s largest summer campaigns.

  • Jul 1, 2011
Array

Bug bites can be deadly

Mosquito bites can be itchy and irritating but just one bite from a mosquito carrying the West Nile virus can be deadly.

Array

Teacher named an outstanding educator for work in one-room school

A Leedale Colony School teacher who once taught in the Danish school system has been awarded for her efforts in the one-room school. Teacher/principal Gwen Olsen received the 2011 Outstanding Colony Educators’ Award recently at the Alberta Colony Educators’ Conference in Medicine Hat.

  • Jun 28, 2011
Danny Baich

Search continues for man near Rocky

Family and friends are continuing to search for a 40-year-old man who went missing carrying a firearm near Rocky Mountain House last Friday.

Danny Baich

Budget woes, fewer students result in cuts for Chinook’s Edge

Facing a $118-million deficit budget and declining enrolment, Chinook’s Edge School Division has been forced to cut 16 full-time equivalent teachers for the 2011-12 school year.

Nate Mass works at the SMARTBoard in his Strategies class at Holy Family School School as his teacher Melissa Jaworski and classmates look on.

Catholic division amalgamates special ed programs

Declining enrolment has forced the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools to amalgamate two special education programs in its elementary schools.

Nate Mass works at the SMARTBoard in his Strategies class at Holy Family School School as his teacher Melissa Jaworski and classmates look on.
Dwayne Bebnard

Bitter cold shutters schools

Mother Nature gave rural students a chilly break from classes Tuesday. Wolf Creek Public Schools, which encompasses Ponoka and Lacombe counties, closed its 33 schools and halted its bus routes due to severe temperatures and wind conditions.

Dwayne Bebnard