Local News

Alan Armstrong

Rock ’n Red Deer set to roar

After a three-year absence, Rock ‘n Red Deer is set to turbocharge downtown streets and Westerner Park once again.

Alan Armstrong
Jill Lanz

Mural wins reprieve

A downtown mural whose creator was later found dead in a nearby alley has been given a new lease on life.

Jill Lanz

Red Deer County declines to declare an agricultural disaster

Red Deer County council will not join two dozen other Alberta municipalities in declaring an agricultural disaster, despite the urging of a colleague.

Greenshields retires from SPCA

The head of Red Deer & District SPCA has retired in the midst of a major build.

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Court briefs – July 22

A Red Deer man accused of posing as a police officer then sexually assaulting a teenage girl he abducted will be tried by a judge alone.

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Streaker bares all near Dawe — twice

A Red Deer streaker managed a second display of nudity after a passerby helped him slip through the hands of police.

The home of Gerard Baumgarte in Parkside Estates in Red Deer. Baumgarte is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

Man charged in abduction of Penhold teen goes to trial

A Central Alberta man accused of posing as a police officer to lure a teenager away from her truck is to be tried by judge alone.

The home of Gerard Baumgarte in Parkside Estates in Red Deer. Baumgarte is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.
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Centrefest performers ready for two days of entertainment in city’s downtown

Slap on some sunscreen and a floppy hat and head out to Centrefest this weekend. Twenty-four of the hottest street performers from Alberta and around the world will turn four blocks of Red Deer’s downtown into an outdoor stage for their singing, dancing and acrobatic acts on Saturday and Sunday.

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Portables approved

An expanding student population at Koinonia Christian School should have the classroom space they need, after Red Deer’s municipal planning commission approved the development of two new portable buildings at the 6014 57th Ave. school.

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Jennifer Cormier McFarlane

Red Deer woman dies after battling flesh-eating disease for 15 months

A Red Deer woman died after 15 months in hospital battling complications from flesh-eating disease.

Jennifer Cormier McFarlane

Local man faces 12 charges

A truckload of charges have been laid against a Red Deer man after police pulled over a pickup truck believed to have been stolen in Delburne.

Fires blamed on construction irregularities

Quirky construction is believed to have contributed to a string of roof fires on a downtown office building.

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Court briefs – July 20

A Saskatoon man charged with attempting to kill three Central Alberta RCMP officers last summer will go to trial March 15 to 26, 2010, in Court of Queen’s Bench in Red Deer.

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Routes for power lines not settled

Central Alberta landowners who faced the prospect of a new set of power lines in their backyard several years ago may not find themselves on the route this time.

Power lines back on track

A controversial $3-billion transmission project that will run through Central Alberta is back on track.

Rik van Dyke is looking for extras to cast in his movie to be filmed at the Uptown on Saturday.

Casting call

Rik van Dyke wants to bring Red Deer’s Uptown Theatre back to life — at least for a day.

Rik van Dyke is looking for extras to cast in his movie to be filmed at the Uptown on Saturday.

Dawe honoured

Red Deer historian Michael Dawe will be one of 11 Western Canadians to receive the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation in Calgary on Tuesday.

Sylvan proposal called out of line

Lacombe County officials are out of line in attempting to create a development plan for its piece of Sylvan Lake, say some of the people who attended a public meeting on Saturday.

A member of the African Acrobats limbos under a flaming pole during a performance on the Olymel Stage at the Enmax Centruim during the last day of Westerner Days

Attendance strong as fair wraps up

What recession? After leading its 2008 attendance figures for three days straight, Westerner Days saw a bit of a drop on Saturday, but still looked mighty good by late Sunday afternoon, says fair manager John Harms.

A member of the African Acrobats limbos under a flaming pole during a performance on the Olymel Stage at the Enmax Centruim during the last day of Westerner Days
Russell Charlton

Cyclists carry message about global warming

Grizzly bears have been the most dangerous road hazard faced so far by a group of intrepid cyclists intent on sending the country a message about global warming.

Russell Charlton