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Shredding against identity theft

Luc Decelles, 2, and his mom Catherine help Paper Cuts manager Peter Kocher dump a box of personal documents into a recycling bin.

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Truck catches fire south of city

Red Deer County firefighters work to extinguish a blaze after a dump truck on a development site, near MacKenzie Road, south of Red Deer, started on fire shortly after 1:20 p.m. Sunday.

Animal care makes economic sense, pleases consumers, conference told

Better care for animals means more profit for the people who raise livestock and market meat, says a veterinarian with the Animal Welfare Team at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Farmer faces numerous charges in foiling robbery

A Tees farmer who is alleged to have shot at suspects stealing his quad faces seven charges, including criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Home of their dreams

A Blackfalds couple is thrilled to receive an early anniversary gift worth $770,000.

Innisfail loses obstetrics service

Delivering babies is no longer a service Innisfail doctors will provide, except for emergency deliveries.

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Historic status for inn?

A resident determined to save Red Deer’s oldest hotel from demolition is now seeking special historical status for it.

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Joel Cadieux

Lego enthusiasts produce masterpiece

Joel Cadieux’s children will know just what to expect when they visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump this summer.

Joel Cadieux

Con artists targeting Albertans

Fraud is on the rise and Central Albertans have more reason than most to be wary. A recent survey found people in this province have a 42 per cent higher chance of being bilked than other Canadians, because Alberta is targeted by more scam artists, said Red Deer City RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Kathe DeHeer.

Kevin Evans aims his arrow at a target during the 2009 Silverscent Indoor 3D National Archery Championships at the Westerner Park Agri-Centre Saturday with the help of a specially designed brace. Evans lost his left arm in an oilfield accident but hasn’t let that stop him from setting four world records in archery.

Despite accident, one-armed archer pursues sport

Quitting was never an option for one-armed Paralympian archer Kevin Evans.

Kevin Evans aims his arrow at a target during the 2009 Silverscent Indoor 3D National Archery Championships at the Westerner Park Agri-Centre Saturday with the help of a specially designed brace. Evans lost his left arm in an oilfield accident but hasn’t let that stop him from setting four world records in archery.

Central Albertans supporting disadvantaged students in Africa

The terrain in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province couldn’t be more different from Central Alberta. Winding red dirt roads rife with jagged rocky patches wind through fields of tea and maize, up dusty brown hills still parched from dry season and an ongoing drought.

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Truck bursts into flames on Hwy 20

Fire engulfs a heavy truck that had been travelling on Hwy 20, north of Rimbey on Friday afternoon.

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Engineering firm to study Sylvan Lake boat access options

Lacombe County will hire an engineering firm to pinpoint ways to improve boat access on Sylvan Lake.

Program leader Terry Seidel

Olds-area school recognized for green achievements

Students who turned green at an Olds-area school have achieved top national ranks from the SEEDS Foundation.

Program leader Terry Seidel

Appeal considered

A Stettler area father is considering an appeal of two sex-related convictions on Thursday.

Man faces charges after shots allegedly fired at quad thief

A Bashaw-area man and three other suspects are all facing charges after an attempted vehicle theft at a farm 25 kilometres southwest of the town early Thursday morning.

Wet summer helped water county budget

A wet summer last year that stymied some road projects led to Lacombe County posted a $3.1-million surplus on its $42.2-million 2008 budget.

Search and rescue volunteers to participate in Texas exercise

Red Deer Search and Rescue volunteer Ric Henderson isn’t sure what he will be faced with in Texas this weekend — but he’s not ruling out earthquakes.

Drunk driver jailed

A drunk driver who “basically destroyed” a Condor family has been jailed for three years.

Suspect reserves plea

A man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Penhold girl reserved his plea through a lawyer in Red Deer court on Wednesday.