Leo Paré

RDSO has snappy, happy start

The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra started a new season with a Dream, a Fantasy and a snappy, happy Beethoven symphony.

Woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in West Park Fas Gas incident

A Red Deer woman accused of robbing the same Fas Gas where a clerk was shot in an unrelated incident two weeks earlier pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Wednesday.

  • Oct 3, 2013

Red Deer student wins $25,000 scholarship

A Red Deer student has won big in the scholarship world thanks to his soaring high school grade point average. Deepan Hazra, a recent graduate of Hunting Hills High School, was recently awarded a President’s Citation Scholarship from the University of Alberta, worth $25,000 over four years.

Scary times

For the staff at Western Collision at 6790 Gaetz Avenue including Melissa Terashita shown here, Halloween is a time to celebrate and just one day of thrills and chills will not do. Staff there have decorated their reception area and offer up a little scare to any customer who dares to enter. They will also be collecting donations for the Red Deer Food Bank Society and the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter.

Wishes do come true

Grade 5 Holy Family School student Kaleb Skinner was surprised Tuesday that he and his family will be taking a trip to Maui soon. His classmates celebrated with him in class with a pizza party and scavenger hunt and by putting Hawaiian Lei around his neck. Kaleb, who is in remission from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was chosen by the Make A Wish Foundation Central Alberta chapter to go on a trip to Hawaii with his family.

  • Oct 2, 2013

Kenyan president vows to keep troops in Somalia to battle Islamic extremists

Kenya’s president vowed Tuesday to keep the country’s troops in Somalia until that country is stabilized, after a Somali Islamic extremist group said it staged a deadly attack on an upscale Nairobi mall to force the withdrawal of Kenyan troops from its Horn of Africa nation.

  • Oct 1, 2013

Economy bounces back

Canada’s economy had one of the best months in years in July, rebounding strongly from a June swoon and putting it back on the path of moderate, steady growth.

  • Oct 1, 2013

City approves Travelodge residential units

Hotel rooms will be converted into residential units at the Travelodge Red Deer.

Attacks only hinder solutions

Starting in late September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release its Fifth Assessment Report in three chapters and a summary.

Woman ‘humiliated’ during exam, court martial hears

A former military medical technician left women feeling uncomfortable and even “humiliated” after he touched or looked at their breasts during physical examinations, a court martial heard Thursday.

  • Sep 27, 2013

Police arrest sovereign renter on outstanding warrants

A two-year ordeal for an Alberta senior who said her home was claimed as an embassy by a self-proclaimed follower of the sovereign citizen movement is over.

The formula to drive profits 61 per cent

Conventional business reporting usually looks at three variables, namely sales, expenses and profits: Sales – Expenses = Profits. This simple formula offers valuable information, but presents a narrow view. Each variable depends on the other, forcing businesses to look at either increasing sales or decreasing expenses in order to influence profitability.

Redford wants renewed effort on FASD

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says it’s critical to address the root causes of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and not just the symptoms.

  • Sep 24, 2013

Eleven youths charged in alleged high school hazing

Eleven Saskatchewan teenagers — nine of them too young to be identified — face 39 charges in a hazing incident that happened despite a warning to parents.

  • Sep 24, 2013

Rapists to pay ultimate price in India

“Hang them! Hang them!” A 62-year-old grandmother, Arun Puri, scribbled the words on her dupatta, a traditional scarf, after hearing the fate of four men recently convicted in the brutal gang rape in India that eventually killed the 23-year-old victim.

RDC runners place well in x-country Grand Prix races

Red Deer College athletes Devin Woodland and Jordanna Cota placed third and ninth respectively among college runners during the open men’s and women’s races in ACAC Grand Prix cross-country races Saturday at Confederation Park.

  • Sep 23, 2013

Fitness centre proposed for former CHCA-TV premises

A portion of the former premises of CHCA-TV in Red Deer could soon return to use — this time as a fitness centre. City council has voted to allow such a use at the 2840 Bremner Ave. building, which is owned by Jim Pattison Developments Ltd. Council’s approval was required because the area is zoned direct control, and a fitness facility is deemed a discretionary use under that zoning.

  • Sep 19, 2013

Eskimos should beat Bombers in battle of bad teams

Week 13 kicks off where it left off for Winnipeg and Edmonton with a Friday night rematch in the ‘Peg. The two teams are tied for worst place in the CFL and this game will determine which team is embarrassingly bad in 2013.

  • Sep 19, 2013

Climate, readers intemperate

As the leaves turn, readers seem to be in ugly moods, perhaps a symptom of what I have always called our intemperate climate: too much cold and wet for too long in April, May, June and most of July, followed by too much too-hot and too-dry for who knows how long.

  • Sep 18, 2013

Wild tales

While America mulls over another foreign war, Graham Nash mulls over another set list. That song he still loves to sing but wishes he never had to? He’ll play it fifth. Military Madness. The first track from his first solo album. A story about being born into wartime blight and eventually following the rock ‘n’ roll breeze to Laurel Canyon, where perfect rays of sunshine still couldn’t calm his anger over a hyper-militarized planet.

  • Sep 18, 2013