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Steven Elm, left, an Olympic speedskater and Red Deer native, shows a thrilled Pete Weddell the Olympic torch after the latter was named the city’s first Olympic torch bearer at the downtown RBC branch Thursday. Weddell and 14 others will carry the torch when the 45,000-km, 106-day relay comes to Red Deer Jan. 15th. Weddell is also on the local relay committee helping ensure the event is as environmentally friendly as possible. RBC Royal Bank, the torch relay’s national sponsor, is still accepting applications at www.carrythetorch.com for the 12,000 bearers needed.
Mike Lewis greases the bearings of Tim Haroldson’s chuckwagon at the Ponoka Stampede grounds Thursday.
Three men charged with trashing more than two dozen golf carts at a Rocky Mountain House golf course last October were sentenced on Wednesday in Rocky Mountain House provincial court.
More than 600 people are pressing the City of Red Deer to make its curfew two hours earlier to help curb young troublemakers and keep youth in general safe.
RCMP Cpl. Ben Draper stands inside a holding cell at the Red Deer city RCMP detachment’s new north building Wednesday. The $8.5-million project, on 67th Street, is expected to house more than 24 officers and support staff who will be shifting from the downtown RCMP detachment.
A deficit of $224,941 will cause the Red Deer Public School District to dip into reserve funds to cover the shortfall during the 2009/2010 school year budget.
A proposed one-way road giving visitors more direct, safer access from Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum into Red Deer is drawing fierce opposition from nearby residents.
Fathers are invited to rumble down the highway through rural areas in support of prostate cancer research.
Now that out-of-hand cursers and spitters are taken care of, the Town of Sylvan Lake is turning its attention to smokers.
Red Deer citizens are getting a chance to speak up about Rotary Recreation Park.
A 23-year-old Red Deer man was killed in a construction accident in Edmonton Monday.
The Red Deer Food Bank has recruited Canada’s former top soldier, as well as a war hero who lost his legs in Afghanistan, to drum up donations for a unique luncheon fundraiser in September.
Family Services of Central Alberta are taking an eye-catching approach to showing the community what the organization does.
Leaders in Red Deer’s First Nation, Métis and Inuit community were honoured during the first ever Turtle Awards, held at Red Deer Lodge Friday.
Crime calls up slightly last week
After promising $3 million to help the Town of Sylvan Lake redesign Centennial Park, Alberta tourism minister Cindy Ady is getting a thank-you note from town council.
Police have released a photograph of the man they are seeking in connection with an armed robbery Saturday at the West Park Liquor Store.
Alberta forestry workers are wrapping up a controlled burn that was deliberately set to reduce the number of older, drier trees near the Banff Park border.
A farmer doesn’t agree with Alberta Fish and Wildlife that more than a dozen wild animals near Bowden most likely died of starvation.
A year ago, he was in Afghanistan on foot patrols sampling goat meat. This September he is going back.