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Red Deer resident misses deadline to clean up properties

A Red Deer resident ordered to clean up his two cluttered properties will now face action from the City of Red Deer.

Patricia Romo photographs her son Mauricio Romo

Literacy classes help newcomers

It looked like any graduation. The students were dressed in caps and gowns in yellow and blue.

Patricia Romo photographs her son Mauricio Romo
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Fatal crash

Olds volunteer firefighters await the arrival of a tow truck at the scene of a fatal accident on Hwy 2 Sunday morning.

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Rural nurses program to improve recruitment

A pilot project is trying to create more resources for rural nurses so they can help the next generation of nurses, and possibly inspire them to take up nursing in a rural setting.

Children play in the Kinsmen Ball Park playground next to Fairview Cemetery Wednesday.

Cemetery proposal

Lacombe Mayor Judy Gordon defends a proposal to expand the town’s cemetery into a ball diamond park, calling it a “very fair and equitable compromise.”

Children play in the Kinsmen Ball Park playground next to Fairview Cemetery Wednesday.
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Delegation from the Philippines visiting Blackfalds

Going to school in Canada looks to be more fun and more productive than in the Philippines, says the mayor of Jagna, Bohol.

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Local briefs – June 19

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter will share in $1 million in provincial funding announced Thursday for child care.

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Transportation: It’s a big issue for senior citizens

So, who’s going to take mom to the store? Impacts of aging and loss of mobility introduce all kinds of new issues for people who, in earlier stages of life, thought nothing of jumping into the car and running a few errands.

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Playground planned for Sunnybrook Farm Museum

A children’s playground is coming to Red Deer’s oldest farm. For about a year, Sunnybrook Farm Museum has been collecting donations in the community for the play area.

Another cop charged

For the second time in two days, RCMP have announced that a Red Deer city Mountie is heading to court on assault charges.

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Local briefs – June 17

The provincial government is looking at twinning Hwy 11A and converting already-twinned Hwy 11 into a freeway.

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A contracted mower stops cutting the Hwy 42 ditch near Pine Lake after taking a phone call from his Red Deer County supervisor. The county passed a policy this week to stop mowing its road rights-of-way so cattle producers can use the grass

Farmers grazing ditches

Some Red Deer County pasture land is so dry it may not recover this year, said a county councillor on Tuesday.

A contracted mower stops cutting the Hwy 42 ditch near Pine Lake after taking a phone call from his Red Deer County supervisor. The county passed a policy this week to stop mowing its road rights-of-way so cattle producers can use the grass
Stettler RCMP have released the name of the man who died in a farm building fire in Gadsby on June 7.

Police identify man killed in Gadsby farm fire

Stettler RCMP have released the name of the man who died in a farm building fire in Gadsby on June 7.

Stettler RCMP have released the name of the man who died in a farm building fire in Gadsby on June 7.

Veteran RCMP dog handler accused of striking suspect in the face

A veteran Red Deer RCMP officer and dog handler has been charged with assault after a suspect was allegedly struck in the face after being apprehended during an early-morning arrest in August 2008.

Businessman advised to follow water rules

Alberta Environment has issued an enforcement order against a Red Deer-area business owner, who is accused of drawing well water for commercial use without authorization.

Province making changes in special needs education

New plans for special education are being met positively by some school board chairs in Central Alberta, but they’re still waiting to see how the province will finance its new framework.

A cyclist rides the pathway between the City of Red Deer’s water treatment plant and its Red Deer River intake Monday. Expansion of the plant and its intake will close the pathway for more than a year.

A portion of city’s trail system will be closed temporarily

A section of Red Deer’s popular trail system could experience a blockage this summer, with the disruption continuing for an estimated 18 months.

A cyclist rides the pathway between the City of Red Deer’s water treatment plant and its Red Deer River intake Monday. Expansion of the plant and its intake will close the pathway for more than a year.

Bachusky wins ‘Worst Handyman’ title

A seasoned Red Deer newsman has hammered his way, albeit none too well, into national TV stardom.

Powder at Ponoka post office

Ponoka RCMP were called to the Ponoka post office on Monday after a small amount of white powder was found in containers used to transport mail from Edmonton to the town. Mounties responded at about 8:15 a.m.

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Police drawing of flasher released

Red Deer City RCMP released a composite sketch of a man who exposed himself to girls in the Waskasoo area last Thursday morning.

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