Lion tamer Chris Kilpatrick gets up close and personal with Tiki the African lion at the Shrine Circus. Thousands of children and adults thrilled to acrobats

LOOKBACK: Rocky Mountain House man won lottery in 2004

• An informal survey of shoppers suggested Red Deer had earned its ranking as one of Canada’s two dozen most dangerous cities. The March 12 edition of Maclean’s ranked Red Deer the eighth-highest city for aggravated assaults and 23rd most dangerous city overall in Canada, based on 2006 per capita crime rates gathered by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.

Lion tamer Chris Kilpatrick gets up close and personal with Tiki the African lion at the Shrine Circus. Thousands of children and adults thrilled to acrobats
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LOOKBACK: U.S. car thief arrested in 1919

Operators of the Red Deer Regional Airport received a failing grade from some of their tenants. The re-established Red Deer Airport Business and Tenants Association presented the airport authority with a report that, among other things, called for the resignation of founding CEO

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Torchbearers Gordie and Colleen Howe carry the Olympic Flame during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in  Warren

Colleen Howe, wife of hockey great Gordie Howe, dies at age 76

With a keen business mind and the interests of her husband and sons at heart, Colleen Howe was the glue that held the Howe family together.

Torchbearers Gordie and Colleen Howe carry the Olympic Flame during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in  Warren
Preston the hypnotist created a silent orchestra playing invisible instruments from subjects he’d put under at a Red Deer Lodge performance.

LOOKBACK: Sweet deal for prison staff scrapped in 1984

The teenage girlfriend of an accused murderer confessed to stabbing Grant Shoemaker to death. Paul Lionel White, 21, was charged with the second-degree murder of Shoemaker and was defending himself.

Preston the hypnotist created a silent orchestra playing invisible instruments from subjects he’d put under at a Red Deer Lodge performance.
On Sept. 10

Portuguese woman, listed as world’s oldest person, dead at 115

LISBON, Portugal — A Portuguese woman who lived to see five of her great-great grandchildren born and was believed to have been the world’s oldest person died Friday at the age of 115, officials said.

On Sept. 10

Number of Canadians providing elder care rises by more than 670,000

The ranks of Canadians aged 45 and older who provide unpaid care to seniors are swelling.

Bob Spicer untangles some wires just inside his balloon prior to a flight. The Red Deer man likes to fly his hot-air balloon.

Liberal candidate was not drunk in 1908

ONE YEAR AGO • A Mexican exchange student was beaten unconscious in Red Deer by thugs who shouted racist slurs while stomping on his head

Bob Spicer untangles some wires just inside his balloon prior to a flight. The Red Deer man likes to fly his hot-air balloon.
Twenty antique tractors

Lookback: West Nile virus struck here in ’03

ONE YEAR AGO • RCMP busted two more marijuana grow operations, bringing their total to five. One of the busts was at a home in the Pines subdivision. RCMP declined to identify the location of the other.

Twenty antique tractors

Fentanyl deaths topped 1,000

More than 1,000 people died over two years from an illegal version of the painkiller fentanyl, the U.S. government reported in its first national tally of those deaths.

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Rise and shine for $1.49

Did you know that you can get your very own wake up call service without even checking into a hotel?

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Mad cow disease case identified in 2003

Stories gleaned from past issues of the Red Deer Advocate

Red Deer cracked 50,000 barrier in 1983

Stories gleaned from past issues of the Red Deer Advocate

Bus passengers terrorized in 2003

Stories gleaned from past issues of the Red Deer Advocate