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Friends on Ice ringette tournament starts Jan. 3

The Red Deer Ringette Association will host the 30th Annual Friends on Ice tournament Jan. 3-5. The tournament, celebrating 50 years of ringette in Canada, will feature more than 60 teams — including over 850 players and 200 coaches — from throughout the province competing in 13 divisions. Games will be played at the Collicutt Centre, Dawe Centre, Kin City and the Kinex.

  • Dec 4, 2013

PHOTOS — Central Alberta buried by blizzard

Monday’s blizzard forced Red Deer city council to declare all-out war on big snow that has made residential streets near impassable starting today.

Syria warns that without help, efforts to destroy chemical weapons will fail

Syria’s deputy foreign minister warned Monday that efforts to rid his country of chemical weapons could fail if the international community does not contribute money and equipment.

  • Dec 3, 2013

Ukrainians stage largest anti-government rally since Orange Revolution

A protest by about 300,000 Ukrainians angered by their government’s decision to freeze integration with the West turned violent Sunday, when a group of demonstrators besieged the president’s office and police drove them back with truncheons, tear gas and flash grenades. Dozens of people were injured.

  • Dec 2, 2013

Police not to blame for death of feeling suspect

A Sundre man’s death after he lost control of a stolen vehicle while fleeing police in 2010 has been ruled accidental following a public fatality inquiry.

Raptors get edged by hurting Nets

The Brooklyn Nets limped into Toronto missing several key players. But the Raptors may as well have been missing a few of their own. DeMar DeRozan poured in 27 points while Kyle Lowry had 24, but — until the final frantic few minutes — the two had little help from their Toronto teammates in a 102-100 loss to the Nets on Tuesday.

  • Nov 27, 2013

Murder suspect’s mental state debated

Lawyers are to give final arguments this afternoon in the trial of a Consort-area rancher who shot and killed his brother.

No charges in fatality; other activity investigated

The investigation into the death of a teenager who was a pedestrian on Hwy 11 continues, but police say there would not be any charges stemming from the collision itself.

Woman fined $400 for role in carjacking

A woman arrested in connection with a carjacking near Blackfalds earlier this year has been fined $400 for being an occupant of a stolen vehicle.

Grizzlys get mauled by St. Albert Saints

Red Deer native Dylan Hollman erupted for five goals as the Spruce Grove Saints buried the Olds Grizzlys 10-2 in AJHL action Saturday.

  • Nov 25, 2013

Baird says government skeptical about Iran nuclear deal

The Canadian government was “deeply skeptical” on Sunday of Iran’s agreement to temporarily freeze its nuclear program, saying Ottawa’s sanctions against the regime would remain firmly in place until the new deal’s words turned into actions.

  • Nov 25, 2013

Woman charged in son’s death after using holistic remedies

A 44-year-old Calgary woman has been charged after her son died of an infection that police allege was treated with holistic remedies instead of antibiotic medication.

  • Nov 25, 2013

Rider pride reaches far and wide

Randy Stonehouse knocks on wood. Thayne Dilts crosses his fingers.

Local hip-hop artist Cap D promotes debut album

Growing up in a smallish Prairie city didn’t stop young Dallas Wallner from heavily identifying with the urban hip-hop lyrics flowing out of his older brother’s CD player.

New pool: want or need?

A local movement wants to build an Olympic-sized pool for Red Deer as part of an effort to bring the 2019 Canada Winter Games to the city.

Smith vows to work harder to woo Edmonton voters

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says her party will be working harder to earn the support of voters in Edmonton.

Ford scandal drags Flaherty into mess

In politics, if your ally is on fire, you run.

Monument honours Cree veterans

A new monument honouring Cree veterans will be built on the Samson Cree Nation reserve.

  • Nov 21, 2013

Snow removal crews falling behind

The City of Red Deer has fallen behind on its downtown plowing efforts. The city says the higher than average snowfall in November, ice and packed snow has slowed down the plows.

People smuggling to Canada from U.S. rising, says binational threat report

A newly declassified report says smugglers were caught trying to slip dramatically more people into Canada from the United States in 2011 compared with the previous year.

  • Nov 20, 2013