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Lacombe residents oppose plan to expand cemetery

Nearly 100 people packed Lacombe town council chambers Monday night urging local politicians to ditch a proposal to expand the cemetery into a ball park.

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Dead eye Doris

Doris Holtz aims a water pistol at a stack of pop cans during the Piper Creek Lodge penny carnival Monday. The Parkvale Lodge resident joined those from other city senior care facilities in trying their hands at a variety of games including ring and bean bag tosses, golf putting and a fishing pond.

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Dog bylaw delayed

A new Red Deer dog bylaw is being postponed after city council raised questions on Monday over the designation of aggressive dogs, controlling pets in public areas and fines for first-time licence offenders.

Southeast city residents asked to suspend outdoor watering

Residents of south east Red Deer are asked to suspend outdoor watering starting Tuesday night (July 14) at midnight and lasting until noon on Thursday to allow repairs.

The sun’s return after days of needed rain brought out canola blooms west of Bentley Friday.

Rain helps some

The recent rain is helping some Central Alberta farmers, but can’t transform their stunted crops into a bumper harvest, says an agriculture specialist.

The sun’s return after days of needed rain brought out canola blooms west of Bentley Friday.

Dog killer verdict due next month

A Caroline man who shot and killed an RCMP breeding dog must wait until next month to find out if he will be convicted of a crime.

Superboard denies cutting MRIs

Alberta Health Services says more MRIs are being done at Red Deer Regional Hospital — not less — despite a claim by the union representing MRI technologists that the lab has cut two appointments per day.

Water plant upgrade lands federal grant

Millions of dollars in federal-provincial economic stimulus funding will kickstart a water treatment upgrade, road improvements and other infrastructure projects in Central Alberta.

Melanie Warren

Perfect figure in her bucket

Melanie Warren was always health conscious — as the owner and operator of Millerdale Pharmacy in Red Deer it kind of went with the territory.

Melanie Warren

Trail to cost millions

The Rocky Mountain House to Nordegg trail is expected to cost $6.8 million to complete.

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Bentley woman trains her own service dog

Angus the St. Bernard is the second dog to be certified under a pilot project to allow Albertans to train their own service dogs to suit their unique disabilities.

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Man arrested in Red Deer following earlier incident

A man accused of trying to run down Red Deer Mounties while making a getaway amid police gunfire in May has been arrested after a province-wide RCMP operation.

Westerner arrest expected

A visiting family will be pulled over by Red Deer RCMP but they will get a taste of local hospitality rather than justice.

Before potential rafters get to the boat launch

County mounties ticket rafters

Red Deer County’s crackdown on river rafting rowdies and illegal parking is paying off. County patrol officer Bob Marsh reported few problems Sunday at Fort Normandeau where a steady stream of people took advantage of the first real summer scorcher to hit the river in their inflatables.

Before potential rafters get to the boat launch
The opening of the new police station/firehall gave the public a chance to examine firsthand some of the machinery and tools employed by the members.  Here Douglas MacPherson pretends to be controlling and aiming oneof  the nozzles on the bucket of the laddertuck.

Police station/firehall opens in north Red Deer

The RCMP have once again set up shop in north Red Deer.

The opening of the new police station/firehall gave the public a chance to examine firsthand some of the machinery and tools employed by the members.  Here Douglas MacPherson pretends to be controlling and aiming oneof  the nozzles on the bucket of the laddertuck.
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City Council briefs – July 11

Public concerns on when a dog is labelled aggressive has resulted in changes to a proposed bylaw going forward to city council on Monday.

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Court briefs – July 10

A man will be sentenced on Sept. 18 for the death of a former Red Deer resident found strangled in a High Level apartment 18 months ago.

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Left: Ciara Wright

Historical Village

The Innisfail and District Historical Village gives children aged six to 12 a chance to step back in time every week this summer.

Left: Ciara Wright

Outreach needs home

Street Ties Youth Outreach workers are still looking for a new location for their drop-in centre, a month and a half after a fire gutted their building, the Red Deer Native Friendship Society office, and some apartments.

No isotope shortage here

The lab at Red Deer hospital will be able to avoid a serious disruption in its supply of radioactive isotopes for nuclear medical testing despite a fluctuating international supply.