LOOKBACK: Youths in court for raiding girls’ dorm

More than 20 children were taken to hospital Monday afternoon after many were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning at Grandview Elementary School. Red Deer.

Saskatoon’s Lance Cory slides across the plate while Riggers’ catcher Paul Claerhout attempts to smother the relay throw.

Saskatoon’s Lance Cory slides across the plate while Riggers’ catcher Paul Claerhout attempts to smother the relay throw.

ONE YEAR AGO

• More than 20 children were taken to hospital Monday afternoon after many were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning at Grandview Elementary School. Red Deer. Emergency Services was called at about 3:15 p.m., after a number of the 28 children involved in a playground group program at the school at 4145 – 46th St. reported feeling sick.

• The Alberta government was still waiting for repayment of $1.17 million, one year after affordable-housing project Monarch Place was turned into condominiums. “We could begin enforcement proceedings when we want to. But we are still working with them to try and recover the payment,” said Bill Strickland, a spokesman with Alberta Housing and Urban Affairs. He said there is no deadline to recover the money.

FIVE YEARS AGO

• RCMP spent more than an hour talking a suicidal man into coming down from a tree in downtown Red Deer. The 37-year-old man had climbed the tree near Central Middle School and used a cellphone to tell an acquaintance that he had overdosed on medication.

• The Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre cancelled surgeries because it lacked nursing staff. Dr. Dave Dawson, vice-president of medicine for the David Thompson Health Region, reassured the community that surgeries should resume in the fall.

10 YEARS AGO

• The Red Deer Regional Airport Authority officially took control of the former industrial airport. The airport, formerly under federal control, was one of many regional airports sold by the federal government.

• AM station CKRD Radio 7 applied to become the city’s second FM station. The 50-year-old CKRD would later become Big 105.5 FM.

25 YEARS AGO

• Conservative leader Brian Mulroney’s Irish eyes were smiling Saturday in Red Deer, while John Turner was in London meeting with the Queen.

Central Albertans — many getting their first glimpse of the PC leader — were charmed by the man who could be the country’s next prime minister.

At City Hall Park, where Mulroney spoke at the official opening of Towne Centre, he and his wife, Mila, mingled with a crowd of excited well-wishers.

• A long-abandoned mining site about 16 km east of here was coming back to life this summer, thanks to Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Central Alberta.

Ten acres of Crown land in the foothills had been a beehive of activity as about 10 young people in the federally-funded Katimavik program developed trails and cleared land for the campsite, says Big Brothers and Sisters executive Paul McGlone.

The land, leased for 22 years, would soon have a camp open for non-profit groups working with young or disadvantaged people.

50 YEARS AGO

• Three youths appeared in magistrate’s court in answer to charges of loitering laid by the RCMP as a result of attempted “raids” on the girls’ dormitory at the Lindsay Thurber Composite High School. One youth, aged 17, was given a one month suspended sentence with a $250 bond. Another 17- year-old was fined $15 and costs and the other, 18 years old, was also fined $15 and costs.

• Arson was suspected in the burning of a Sylvan Lake landmark and lakeshore recreation centre that was built in 1928 — the huge Prom Hall burned to the ground in the early hours of the morning. Sylvan Lake police, RCMP Red Deer and fire inspectors from Edmonton wound up an investigation into the Prom fire and two other suspected arson attempts reported in the town in the previous two weeks. Owner Hr. R. Hussfeldt estimated his loss of the building and contents at about $40,000. He carried no insurance.

90 YEARS AGO

• If present prospects meant anything, the Red Deer Victory Fair would prove a landmark in agricultural fair history. The entries were pouring in to the Secretary’s office from every direction. Livestock, among the finest in the land, would fill the stables and pens to their utmost capacity. The poultry fancier would be in the height of his glory as he viewed the large exhibit of birds in the new poultry building, and, by the way, the poultrymen certainly appreciated the new accommodation. The exhibits of fancy work, art and domestic manufacture were the largest of the Fair. It would seem as though the ladies were determined to demonstrate that they were just as zealous in prosecuting the arts of peace as they were in supplying the demands of war.

100 YEARS AGO

• T.F. Ellis, popular proprietor of the Arlington Hotel, died of a stroke. He had immigrated to Canada from England and subsequently joined the Royal North West Mounted Police, serving during the Rebellion of 1885.

• Local farmers waited anxiously to learn if a pork packing plant would be built in Red Deer as expected. The future of the proposed plant, according to local officials, depended on the co-operation of provincial and federal governments.

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