Renee Francoeur

Otters damaging fish numbers?

A local environmental group is concerned about the river otter population in the West Country and what it means for the fish that call the same small bodies of water home.

  • Jul 10, 2012

Olds College instructor presents eco-friendly ways to manage insects

The fire red lily beetle. The cereal leaf beetle. All types of aphids. Mosquitoes.

Red Deer dancers going to Disneyland

A selection of Red Deer dancers will be part of the group leading the daily Disneyland parade in California.

  • Jul 9, 2012

Olds College instructor lists eco-friendly ways to manage bothersome insects

The fire red lily beetle. The cereal leaf beetle. All types of aphids. Mosquitoes.

Imaginary Radio gets a real-life stage opportunity

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is known to be the largest arts festival across the globe.

Stroke knowledge can reduce damage, save lives

On June 17, Robin Armitage was standing in her Red Deer kitchen, popping two pies in the oven, when she felt like something was vibrating in her apron.

  • Jul 5, 2012

After The Grind a great place to unwind

Amber Lupkoski, a young Blackfalds mother of two, said she finds herself coming into After the Grind Coffee House every day.

  • Jul 4, 2012

Fieldhouse excites in Blackfalds

A fitness centre, indoor playground, banquet and meeting space. A walking track and gymnasium.

  • Jul 4, 2012

Money set for Nordegg-to-Rocky Mountain House trail

The Nordegg to Rocky Mountain House multi-use trail is one step closer to becoming a reality after additional funds were allocated for the construction of a trail staging area to begin later this year.

  • Jul 4, 2012

Blackfalds mountaineer climbing for Alzheimer’s

With her ice pic in hand and heavy mountaineering boots on, Melissa Schulze isn’t just taking on a mountain this August.

  • Jul 3, 2012

Aggressive bear gives family a scare

A family in the West Country had a determined intruder on their property recently.

Motorcyclists start trip for Kids with Cancer

Fifty-three motorcyclists gunned out of the Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson outlet Thursday morning to kick off a four-day trip westward in support of the Kids with Cancer Society.

  • Jun 22, 2012

Kids are gone, mom ‘picks up the torch’

Delores Owlchild of the Sunchild First Nation said she didn’t expect to like welding when she started participating in a new joint program between Red Deer College and Sunchild First Nation.

  • Jun 21, 2012

The ‘S-talk’ involves talking about signs of stroke, knowing what to do

It’s time to sit down and have the “S-talk.” You know you want to; everyone else is.

$750,000 to paint our ‘green onion’

Red Deer’s iconic green onion will be freshly painted green again for the first time in over 50 years.

Emergency service workers applaud changes to Bill 1

Local emergency service workers are comforted by the Alberta government’s move to amend the Workers Compensation Act to include coverage for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • May 31, 2012

Society trying to encourage safer excursions on Red Deer River

When it comes to taking on the Red Deer River, people don’t always do the smartest things, say Todd Nivens and Peter Allen.

  • May 29, 2012

Feds boost youth jobs for summer

Students in the Red Deer region can plan to see more summer job opportunities after Ottawa announced additional funding for the federal Youth Employment Strategy program

  • May 25, 2012

Chair swap interesting

For Denis Delemont, going to work Thursday morning was a whole new ball game.

  • May 25, 2012

Ottawa has no plans to renovate federal building in downtown Red Deer

There are no plans for any future renovations to a federal government building in downtown Red Deer, which would pose the potential threat of disturbing asbestos in the structure, said Public Works and Government Services Canada.

  • May 24, 2012