Sean Young

Students given insight into water treatment

After seeing the inner-workings of the Red Deer water treatment plant, eighth grader Nick Froman has come to realize he needs to be more conscious of how much water he uses at home.

Salé heralds Special Olympian spirit

She has experienced immeasurable glory and painful defeat on the world’s stage, but Olympic figure skating gold medalist Jamie Salé said Alberta’s Special Olympics athletes helped teach her the true meaning of sport.

Wartime prisoner’s journal, medals rescued from landfill dumpster

When Robert Henry Hill of Lacombe died in 2002, he left behind a chronicle of his experiences as a captured soldier during the Second World War.

CPR, RCMP probe crash

RCMP and Canadian Pacific Railway Police are investigating a train-truck collision at an uncontrolled railway crossing near Innisfail on Sunday afternoon.

Cancer study yields hard facts

Ten years ago a Red Deer couple were among the first few thousand people to sign up for one of the largest medical research studies Alberta has ever conducted.

City traffic count goes on

You may have noticed them recently — parked at intersections all over Red Deer, clip-boards in hand, studying traffic like scientists do mice in a maze — and wondered just what exactly they are up to?

Business network shows diversity

The online members page of a business networking group gives a face to the diverse palette that is Red Deer’s entrepreneurial community.

Cyclist embarks on three-year journey for SOS Children’s Villages

Tana Silverland had no problem surrendering three years of her life to a challenging journey, nearly on a whim.

School crossing guards recognized

Diligent crossing guards from across Central Alberta had a well-deserved day off on Thursday.

Driving dangers detailed

Cpl. Al Nickolson knows the dangers distracted drivers in Alberta present to motorist safety.

Soldier runs for homeless kids (video)

Daryl Bonar is not one to back down from a tough challenge. As a 13-year veteran of the Canadian Forces, he did two tours of Bosnia during the horrific Bosnian War (1992 to 1995).

Optimist Club keeps old bike wheels turning

The Optimist Club of Red Deer program that fixes old bikes and then gives them away needs help to keep the wheels turning.

If these things could talk (video)

Valerie Miller flips the lights as she enters Red Deer Museum’s vast storage space and illuminates more than 80,000 treasures from Central Alberta’s past.

Farming issues explored (video)

You might not look at your breakfast the same way after visiting the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery’s new exhibition.

Grads go for great duds

Graduation, a springtime rite of passage, is quickly approaching, and much like final exams, what to wear to the banquet and grad party is on many teenage minds.

Aboriginal youth turn to film for identity

This month a group of aboriginal youth screened a nine-minute film for their elders and the Red Deer public at the Hub on Ross — that’s the synopsis.

Run a personal journey, fundraiser

The journey has been long, gruelling, and at times dangerous for 15-year-old Dyllan Duperron.

Monitoring Internet usage key to stopping online bullies, predators: speaker

Parents need to be diligent in protecting their children from Internet predators, but also from cyber-bullies, said cyber-safety expert Rob Nickel, Thursday night at the Margaret Parsons Theatre.

Penhold man helps children in African town

Scott Grimwood probably knows the meaning of the expression: “Give a little, get a lot,” more than most.

Making some green out of blue

The blue box program has made recycling in Red Deer affordable and easy — but the program has not been without its problems.