Jessica Jones

Meltdown mess keeps crews busy

Red Deer City Public Works crews were busy dealing with the usual problems of spring melting conditions around the city on Wednesday.

  • Mar 15, 2012

Trust fund set up for Sylvan Lake avalanche victim

A trust fund has been set up for the family of a Sylvan Lake area father of four who died in an avalanche on Friday.

  • Mar 13, 2012

Citizen of Year deadline approaching

The submission deadline for the Red Deer Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Award, recognizing volunteerism and leadership in the community, is fast approaching.

  • Mar 13, 2012

Power line hearing back on

A public hearing previously suspended on AltaLink’s Western Alberta Transmission Line application has been rescheduled in Red Deer.

Wildlife officials haul in network of fish-traffickers

Twenty-seven people from the Central Alberta and Edmonton region have been charged for their involvement in what officials are calling an illegal fish-trafficking ring.

Dr. Robert Cooper leaves his Red Deer practice with fond memories

Retirement has come later than usual, but 80-year-old Dr. Robert Cooper, who graduated from medical school in 1957, wouldn’t have it any other way.

Youth leadership tackles discrimination

A Speak Up and Speak Out youth leadership summit will help junior high students in Red Deer identify and respond to racial discrimination on March 21.

  • Mar 2, 2012

Sports fields in short supply

A desperate need for sports fields has resurrected longtime plans to develop lands near the North Saskatchewan River west of Rocky Mountain House.

  • Mar 2, 2012

Rick Hansen brings inspriational momentum to Red Deer

Twenty-five years after Rick Hansen set out on his Man in Motion World Tour, his efforts to promote an accessible world still inspire Canadians.

Lacombe hits stalemate with CPR

A “stalemate” with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. over the upgrades on Hwy 2A has resulted in the City of Lacombe appealing to MLA Ray Prins.

  • Mar 2, 2012

Remains identified as those of man missing since June

Human remains found last January near the North Saskatchewan River, southwest of Alder Flats, have been identified as 41-year-old Danny Victor Baich who was last seen in Rocky Mountain House area on June 17.

  • Mar 1, 2012

Fundraiser for Lacombe athletic park expected to sell out

Funds from an upcoming fundraiser for the Lacombe Athletic Park will help the association get closer to its Phase 3 goal. The third annual fundraiser for the large athletic park will take place on March 10 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

  • Feb 29, 2012

Male brandishing hand gun robs Cash Solutions

Red Deer RCMP are investigating a brazen armed robbery to the downtown Cash Solutions business on the 5000 block of 48th Street on Monday.

Crude oil stolen from well site

The theft of a substantial amount of crude oil from a well site north of Rocky Mountain House was likely done by someone in the industry, RCMP say.

Building unsafe, groups must leave

A building used by two community organizations in Rimbey has been deemed unsafe to occupy — a liability the town no longer wants to be a part of.

  • Feb 28, 2012

Special day nears for Leap Year ‘kids’

They only get to celebrate their official birth date every four years — during a leap year.

  • Feb 27, 2012

Carnaval anticipation builds

Red Deer will celebrate Alberta’s francophone heritage during the third annual 2012 Red Deer Carnaval on March 2 at Bower Ponds.

  • Feb 24, 2012

Fans see sport’s growth as marathon, not a sprint

Across the finish line on his ninth lap of the 50-km speedskating marathon, Rick Dijkstra of Innisfail doesn’t look worse for wear, gliding along the near perfect Sylvan Lake ice on Thursday.

Energy rebates end soon

Homeowners hoping to get some extra money under the provincial consumer rebate incentive program for improvements to their home’s energy efficiency should apply soon.

  • Feb 22, 2012

Special honours for local volunteers when Hansen Relay arrives

Twenty-two local volunteers and people known for their leadership abilities will represent Red Deer as medal bearers when the Rick Hansen Relay comes through the city on March 2 and 3.

  • Feb 22, 2012