Sean Young

Non-profit shutting down due to lack of public grants

After four years and nearly 400 events, the Matchbox Theatre has announced that its final curtain call will take place on May 27.

Video-conference tackles touchy subject of seniors behind the wheel

Sandra Rourke had a difficult series of conversations with her elderly father recently.

Ron Vanson

Get out and enjoy the weather, you’ll feel better

This long, drawn-out winter of Central Alberta’s discontent lends itself to a prime excuse to hide indoors and wait until spring truly arrives.

Ron Vanson
Array

The weather? Just grin and bear it

Spring officially began on Sunday, but close to 20 cm of snow has fallen since then, leaving many in Red Deer feeling doubtful that green grass and sun showers are in the near future.

Array

Food expensive? Grow your own

Edith Schaeffer has organized an annual community garden project near Blackfalds for the past 10 years, and she believes the globally rising cost of food makes the initiative more important this time around.

MLA pursues better building accessibility with motion

Red Deer-South MLA Cal Dallas will introduce a private member’s motion this spring to raise public awareness and, possibly, create new policy to encourage home builders to create more accessible designs.

Salesman Tim Schultz sweeps accumulated snow from vehicles during some brief sunlight at Gord Scott Nissan Thursday afternoon. Overnight and morning snowfall made driving miserable due to poor visibility and slick then slushy conditions when at one point

St. Patrick’s snowstorm causes traffic headaches

Red Deer residents let out a collective sigh as they emerged from their homes on Thursday morning. St. Patrick’s Day was more white than green as nearly 10 cm of snow fell between late Wednesday night and into Thursday afternoon.

Salesman Tim Schultz sweeps accumulated snow from vehicles during some brief sunlight at Gord Scott Nissan Thursday afternoon. Overnight and morning snowfall made driving miserable due to poor visibility and slick then slushy conditions when at one point
Ezra Levant mocks California celebrities who decry Alberta’s oilsands during his ethical oilsands presentation at Red Deer College Wednesday night.

Oilsands more ethical than the alternatives: Levant

A run-in with angry “do-gooders” during an oilsands discussion panel at a writer’s festival fueled Ezra Levant’s interest in ethical oil.

Ezra Levant mocks California celebrities who decry Alberta’s oilsands during his ethical oilsands presentation at Red Deer College Wednesday night.
Fire victims Cari Kerik and husband Randy Draper outside their destroyed mobile home west of Sylvan Lake.

Family loses all in fire (video)

Sylvan Lake and Red Deer County firefighters responded to a blaze west of Sylvan Lake off Hwy 11A on Tuesday evening, but were unable to save a family’s mobile home and garage.

Fire victims Cari Kerik and husband Randy Draper outside their destroyed mobile home west of Sylvan Lake.
Grettie Hennessy can’t understand why after 10 years of doing so

Visitors dig their own paths to graves at Alto-Reste

Grettie Hennessy visits her son’s grave nearly every day.

Grettie Hennessy can’t understand why after 10 years of doing so
Cory Stier

Bookworms wriggle over switch to digital

One of the oldest forms of portable entertainment has finally entered the digital age, and that has literature lovers split.

Cory Stier
Andrew Dale

Golden Circle mourns death of director Andrew Dale

The passing of Andrew Dale has left those who knew him shocked and deeply saddened. The executive director of the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre died in his sleep on March 5 at the age of 50.

Andrew Dale
Carl Hahn Volunteer Interpreter Program Coordinator and Elzbieta Sawicka Volunteer Friends Host  at the Central Alberta Refugee Effort in the Red Deer office.

Committee shows refugees Red Deer CAREs

For more than three decades, the Central Alberta Refugee Effort Committee has been welcoming seekers of a better life to Canada, and trying to make their integration into a new culture a little easier.

Carl Hahn Volunteer Interpreter Program Coordinator and Elzbieta Sawicka Volunteer Friends Host  at the Central Alberta Refugee Effort in the Red Deer office.

Social networking sites the latest tool of cyber-criminals

Cpl. Kathe DeHeer of the Red Deer RCMP gave a presentation Wednesday night on the rising threat of cyber-crime in Alberta, which has a 42 per cent higher rate of fraud than the Canadian average.