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Turtle Awards honour aboriginal youths

It was nighttime when Tyrone Cattleman’s ranking officer told him and the other recruits to start to dig.

Ellis Bird Farm at a glance

Get up close and personal with bluebirds and pretty well every other species native to Central Alberta at the Ellis Bird Farm, operated by a non-profit society on land donated by the neighbouring Dow Chemicals plant.
Bluebird disaster

Bluebird disaster

The victims of disaster stared back at its discoverers in mute horror.
Biologist pens children’s book about bluebirds

Biologist pens children’s book about bluebirds

Yes, there are no blue birds.
Cedar fisherman delights partiers

Cedar fisherman delights partiers

Lobster traps may look a little out of place under a giant fruit tree in a prairie neighbourhood.

Canada Day will be grand in Central Alberta

Scottish dancers, an African choir and food from around the world will be part of the Canada Day celebrations on July 1 at Bower Ponds in Red Deer this year.Entertainers start at 10 a.m. on the stage and continue to 11:15 p.m., with fireworks following.
Residents show their community spirit

Residents show their community spirit

Cops and courtrooms have their place. Balloon animals and face paint also play a role in fighting crime.

Five neighbourhoods to benefit from partnerships in recreation development

A co-ordinated effort is underway to boost recreation and culture for the estimated 20,000 residents living on the northwest side of Red Deer.

Chinese, Spanish courses part of new plan

The Red Deer Public School District will consider adding second language courses in Mandarin-Chinese and Spanish and will expand its Bright Beginnings program as part of its three-year plan released this week.

Buses to Gasoline Alley running late

The start of transit service to Gasoline Alley and Springbrook is a little behind schedule.The City of Red Deer and Red Deer County were hoping to have the first buses rolling on routes starting at Bower Place Shopping Centre next month, but the first trips aren’t expected to be made until August, said city transit manager Kevin Joll.