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July 1 stage set
Workers are hustling to finish the new concrete stage at Bower Ponds by Canada Day. The stage is to be opened for use during the July 1 festivities by cultural dancers, singers and other entertainers.
Lacombe residents concerned about cemetery expansion plan
Opposition is mounting in Lacombe to a town plan to expand a cemetery into an adjacent ball diamond park.
Pesky frost problems brought harness racing to a halt two weekends early at Alberta Downs, but owner Robert Allen hasn’t reined in his ambitions.
Foreign workers often homesick
Horror stories often fill the pages of newspapers about temporary foreign workers being taken advantage of by employers who make them work extra hours or agencies that charge exorbitant fees.
MS Walk raises more than $182,000
Organizers of the 19th Annual Meyers Norris Penny MS Walk are ecstatic that they defied the recession and had their best year yet.
$5-million aviation museum proposed
Airplane and air force enthusiasts got a first glimpse at plans for a new aviation museum during the Air Affair at the Red Deer Airport on Saturday.
Blood tests rule out prime suspect in Rocky area pig farm swine flu
Officials have ruled out the prime suspect in the mystery over how a herd of Alberta pigs was infected with the new swine flu virus sweeping the globe.
Jarvis Bay proposal ruffles feathers
Residents of Sylvan Lake and the Summer Village of Jarvis Bay voiced their concerns Saturday that land designated as a natural preservation area could soon be used for the Twin Fawn Development.
Suspect with firearm arrested west of Rimbey
A man was taken into custody after an RCMP negotiator convinced him to throw out a gun from his motorhome at the Open Creek Campground, around 35 kilometres west of Rimbey, Saturday.
Trial for man accused of quad theft set for fall
The trial of one of three man charged with stealing a quad that resulted in one of them being shot by a farmer is set for the fall. Kyle Rosenthal 23, of Alix entered a not guilty plea in Stettler provincial court on Thursday and will be back in court on Sept. 21 for trial He faces a charge of theft of less than $5,000.
Local briefs – June 12
Three trial dates in March were set Thursday for a teenager charged with killing two males in a crash last fall.
Lake will be tested
Lacombe County is continuing efforts to develop a snapshot of the health of Lacombe Lake.
Dead cat found in knapsack belonged to Sundre couple
The horrific discovery of a drowned cat inside a knapsack weighted down by rocks in Red Deer has turned out to be a beloved pet from Sundre.
RDC budget reflects expansion, increasing costs
New construction accommodates larger enrolments and increasing costs expected at Red Deer College
Eco business park proposed
Red Deer RED plans to go green.
Students tape mouths to protest Bill 44
Kaylen Fenger, 15, left, marks the arm of fellow Bill 44 protester Sabrina Shackel, 16, outside the Red Deer Public Library Thursday.
Dump truck rolls on Hwy 2
Red Deer firemedics work to cut the trapped driver of a dump truck from his cab as southbound Hwy 2 traffic backs up towards the Hwy 11A overpass Thursday.
Pulling the plug on school waste
An energy audit by Hunting Hills High School students suggests the Red Deer Public School District could save thousands of dollars by turning off TVs and computers when school isn’t in session.
Man to be sentenced after convenience store robbery
A 38-year-old man will be sentenced in July after pleading guilty to robbing a convenience store on May 30.
Ducks Unlimited honours Pine Lake-area conservationist
Pine Lake-area resident James Potter regularly crisscrosses Central Alberta, caring for 1,300 nest boxes for ducks, kestrels and owls.