Paula Trotter

City manager reaches out to immigrants, natives

Red Deer’s city manager said more needs to be done to embrace diversity to ensure future sustainable growth.

Tiffany Leamen founded Alberta Bulldog Rescue in honour of Stella

For the love of bulldogs

A Red Deer woman is keeping the memory of her beloved bulldog alive by helping find new homes for other dogs of the French and English varieties.

Tiffany Leamen founded Alberta Bulldog Rescue in honour of Stella

Shocked community urged to remain vigilant

The mayor of Bowden says last week’s child abduction case has been a “wake-up call” to all parents in the community.

Jessi Ruf of Edmonton was the only woman to compete in the 2010 Professional Truck Driving Championships held at Westerner Park Saturday. It was the second year Ruf competed in the annual provincial skills challenge.

One woman dares to enter big rig driving event

Standing in an empty parking lot checkered with a pylon obstacle course, the young-looking Jessi Ruf could easily be mistaken as a teenager about to take the driver licence road test.

Jessi Ruf of Edmonton was the only woman to compete in the 2010 Professional Truck Driving Championships held at Westerner Park Saturday. It was the second year Ruf competed in the annual provincial skills challenge.

Penhold man enthusiastic about freestyle motocross

Lance McMorran never outgrew his childhood passion. Instead, he found a way to make a living doing what he has loved to do since he was five-years-old — motocross.

Red Deer Art-Walk Festival volunteer Lori Baugh Littlejohns tries her hand at watercolour painting as Calgary artist Jean Pederson of Calgary gives her some pointers during the Art-Walk on Saturday at Rotary Recreation Park.

Art shows diversity

Those who went for a stroll around Rotary Heritage Village Park on Saturday were given a visual education to just how diverse art can be.

Red Deer Art-Walk Festival volunteer Lori Baugh Littlejohns tries her hand at watercolour painting as Calgary artist Jean Pederson of Calgary gives her some pointers during the Art-Walk on Saturday at Rotary Recreation Park.
A truck crosses the rain-swollen Medicine River southwest of Benalto Tuesday.

Oil company gives back water rights

Cool, fresh water is a hot commodity in Alberta. So much so, in fact, that thirsty municipalities, industry and farmers in need of more water must rely on other users who have water rights to spare.

A truck crosses the rain-swollen Medicine River southwest of Benalto Tuesday.
Ricky Hart

Improvements underway at Salvation Army camp

Armed with a can of paint and a rolling brush, Ricky Hart had the necessary tools to help improve the lives of children while turning his own life around.

Ricky Hart

Angels on wheels help seniors

A new program recognizing the angelic efforts of residents who help senior citizens with their transportation needs has been launched in Red Deer.

Clean Air Day marked

The City of Red Deer celebrated Clean Air Day by receiving an environmental award for its Idle Free Zone campaign.

Children’s author Robert Munsch here on Sunday

It seems as though audiences across the Prairies are coming together in unison to tell Robert Munsch they’ll love him forever.

A heavy lift helicopter was brought in from British Columbia to install two new bridges weighing 7

City choppers in the bridges

A heavy-lift helicopter was brought in from British Columbia Wednesday to install two walking bridges in Red Deer’s Maskepetoon Park.

A heavy lift helicopter was brought in from British Columbia to install two new bridges weighing 7
Ruined Escape Plan is now one step closer to rocking out in a live gig in Calgary after being shortlisted as one of the Top 10 contenders in the CBC Radio One Rock the Homestretch contest.

Band nabs escape route to live gig

A local band struck the right chord to advance in a southern Alberta rock music competition.

Ruined Escape Plan is now one step closer to rocking out in a live gig in Calgary after being shortlisted as one of the Top 10 contenders in the CBC Radio One Rock the Homestretch contest.

Theo Fleury to visit

Theoren Fleury will be the guest speaker at a fundraiser benefiting local agencies providing support to children and adults impacted by sexual violence.

Red Deer resident Debra Berlet has been named the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation board of directors’ president. She began volunteering with the foundation more than two decades ago when both her son and daughter

City resident to head up national CF organization

Debra Berlet has kept a steady pace for more than two decades to reach the top spot at the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Red Deer resident Debra Berlet has been named the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation board of directors’ president. She began volunteering with the foundation more than two decades ago when both her son and daughter
Youth services officer Candice Irwin

Summer job centre opens in Red Deer

Cody Ray was pleasantly surprised after he landed a job just minutes after submitting his application.

Youth services officer Candice Irwin
Grant Howell standing outside the Recreation Centre’s outdoor pool.

Taking the plunge for a new swimming pool

Representatives from various Red Deer aquatic groups who joined forces to save the Michener Pool years ago have teamed up again with a new mission.

Grant Howell standing outside the Recreation Centre’s outdoor pool.

Eco club goes solar

Students at Lacombe Composite High School have raised the green to go green.

Vera Mottus

Nursing home memories preserved

Twenty-four photo albums destined for the trash inspired a group of residents to preserve the memories of the Red Deer Nursing Home.

Vera Mottus
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Mock accident

Grade 5 Ecole Camille J. Lerouge student Kira Kulczycki is treated by HSE Integrated Medical Services EMTs in a mock motor vehicle accident in the school parking lot Monday morning.

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