Sean Young

Grade 8 students from Glendale School fill a water jug during a water treatment plant tour Thursday.

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.

Grade 8 students from Glendale School fill a water jug during a water treatment plant tour Thursday.
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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.

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Robert Hill

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.

Robert Hill
Scene of a collision between a train and truck near Innisfail on Sunday afternoon.

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.

Scene of a collision between a train and truck near Innisfail on Sunday afternoon.
Dr. Paula Robson and Count Me In For Tomorrow participant Pat Klein talk at the Cancer Centre in the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday.

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.

Dr. Paula Robson and Count Me In For Tomorrow participant Pat Klein talk at the Cancer Centre in the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday.
The roundabout in the Southbrook subdivision in Red Deer may be the first of more roundabouts to come.

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?

The roundabout in the Southbrook subdivision in Red Deer may be the first of more roundabouts to come.

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.

Tana Silverland has been on a charitable bike journey for the past year. It started in the Yukon and will end in Newfoundland in the fall of 2012

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.

Tana Silverland has been on a charitable bike journey for the past year. It started in the Yukon and will end in Newfoundland in the fall of 2012

School crossing guards recognized

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

Don Szarko speaks on distracted drivers at the Safe Communities Central Alberta's Luncheon at the Michener Recreation Centre

Driving dangers detailed

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

Don Szarko speaks on distracted drivers at the Safe Communities Central Alberta's Luncheon at the Michener Recreation Centre
Daryl Bonar runs through Innisfail as part of Edmonton’s Youth Emergency Shelter Society’s (YESS) Homeless for a Night fund-raising event. Bonar is running the 300 km from Calgary to Edmonton to raise funds and awareness for youth at-risk in Alberta.

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).

Daryl Bonar runs through Innisfail as part of Edmonton’s Youth Emergency Shelter Society’s (YESS) Homeless for a Night fund-raising event. Bonar is running the 300 km from Calgary to Edmonton to raise funds and awareness for youth at-risk in Alberta.
Ken Williamson of the Optimist Club of Red Deer works on a donated bike at Sunnybrook Farm and Museum as part of the Bikes for Kids Program.

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.

Ken Williamson of the Optimist Club of Red Deer works on a donated bike at Sunnybrook Farm and Museum as part of the Bikes for Kids Program.
Val Miller

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.

Val Miller
Tanya Zuzak

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.

Tanya Zuzak
Hunting Hills High School grade 12 students Shannon Phelps

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.

Hunting Hills High School grade 12 students Shannon Phelps
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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.

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Dyllan Duperron stands with his mother

Run a personal journey, fundraiser

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

Dyllan Duperron stands with his mother
Cyber-safety expert Rob Nickel meets with some students from Gateway Christian School during a talk at Central Middle School on Thursday.

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.

Cyber-safety expert Rob Nickel meets with some students from Gateway Christian School during a talk at Central Middle School on Thursday.
A volunteer with The Seed of Hope feeds a child at a day care in Bhekulwandle

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.

A volunteer with The Seed of Hope feeds a child at a day care in Bhekulwandle
Robin L’Hirondelle of Waste Management dumps a blue box in Kentwood. Waste from our Blue Box program is being trucked to Tacoma

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.

Robin L’Hirondelle of Waste Management dumps a blue box in Kentwood. Waste from our Blue Box program is being trucked to Tacoma