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Author Maryanne Pope holds a copy of her book A Widow’s Awakening at Chapters

Book helped with grief

Maryanne Pope was only in her 30s when she lost her husband to a tragic workplace accident.

Author Maryanne Pope holds a copy of her book A Widow’s Awakening at Chapters

Trafficking charge laid

A man was charged with trafficking methamphetamine after RCMP searched a Glendale residence on Wednesday.

Sunpine hoping cold has killed pine beetles

Sunpine Forest Products Inc. is taking a cautious approach to recent scientific data predicting up to 95 per cent of pine beetles were killed off by deep freezes this winter.

Red Deer RCMP Const. Sabrina Grunow talks to reporters after Brandon Prevey was found dead in his vehicle

Man found shot dead in car

A 29-year-old Red Deer man was shot and killed along Ibbotson Close early Sunday morning.

Red Deer RCMP Const. Sabrina Grunow talks to reporters after Brandon Prevey was found dead in his vehicle

Money for bridges in Lacome county

Lacombe County is hopeful its appeal for more provincial funding to maintain decades-old bridges has found an ear in Edmonton.

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Drop-in centre open

A bright, cheery Drop-In Centre for people living with schizophrenia was officially unveiled to the public on Thursday.

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Site proposed for temporary transit terminal

A gravel parking lot on 48th Street may be Red Deer Transit’s temporary hub while a three-storey downtown parkade is built over a 10-month period.

VLT supporters making headway in Rocky Mountain House

Petitioners pushing to have VLTs returned to Rocky Mountain House are poised to present their names to town council.

Alberta farms at risk

Payments that were supposed to help livestock producers have instead put a number of farms at risk, says the chairman of Alberta Pork.

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Bower Ponds pavilion

An Arrow Arc welder secures concrete slabs as another is flown in by crane to be placed by an Eagle Builders crew for the new Bower Ponds pavilion Thursday. The $300,000 structure replaces its 25-year-old wooden predecessor in the same location. Other work to improve the city’s recreation gem includes a $150,000 serenity garden complete last year and a $700,000 playground, the city’s biggest, to be done later this year.

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Sports training centre takes important step

Organizers are keeping the ball in play on an ambitious plan to develop a sports training centre in Sundre featuring Olympic-sized ice surfaces and indoor soccer pitches.

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Columnist Gwynne Dyer says Obama is ‘best shot’ on climate change

American President Barack Obama is “the best shot” at tackling climate change before it’s too late, a renowned international affairs expert said in Olds on Wednesday.

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Red Deer College student nurses Laci Ethier

Therapy begins with listening

A five-week practicum at Potter’s Hands soup kitchen showed first-year nursing students that laughter is still great medicine.

Red Deer College student nurses Laci Ethier
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Collision sends woman to hospital

City of Red Deer fire-medics roll an accident victim to a waiting ambulance after a two-vehicle collision on 19th st. between Gaetz Ave. and Taylor Drive on Tuesday afternoon. The woman was transported to hospital with undetermined non-life threatening injuries while the driver of the pickup truck involved in the crash was not injured.

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Economic slowdown delays housing project in Springbrook

A developer’s request to extend a deadline for beginning work on a housing project in Springbrook is an unmistakable sign of a slowing economy, but Red Deer County Mayor Earl Kinsella is confident it is a temporary lull.

Domestic violence court gets more support

Due to rising demands, victims of domestic violence will have extra courtroom support in Red Deer.

The City of Red Deer has made a conditional offer to purchase the Arlington Inn.

Decision to demolish Arlington premature: architects

Beneath the wooden exterior of the 110-year-old Arlington Inn is a prized brick building worthy of preserving, according to a Lacombe architectural firm.

The City of Red Deer has made a conditional offer to purchase the Arlington Inn.

Driver ‘thought he was God’

The chase ended just south of the Olds overpass when another spike belt disabled the vehicle and it rolled several times.

Lab test safety feared

A call for proposals by Alberta Health Services to consolidate cervical cancer lab testing in Alberta has Red Deer lab technologists worried about their future and the safety of women.

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Local briefs – March 31

Not wearing seatbelts resulted in $11,500 in fines for Lacombe and Ponoka area motorists and passengers.

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