Red Deer’s most heavily used traffic corridors will be closely monitored by photo radar until April 20. Red Deer RCMP report that 30th Avenue, 40th Avenue, Gaetz Avenue, Taylor Drive and 77th Street will be watched. Other photo radar sites include: School zones: Nolan Street, 60th Street, Oleander Drive, 39th Street and Lancaster Drive. Playground zones: Cornett Drive, Lawford Avenue, Ellenwood Drive and Pamely Avenue.
Keynote speaker Mary Sheedy Kurcinka will be speaking during the La Leche League Celebrating Mothers conference on May 8 and 9 at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer. Licensed as an educator and early childhood teacher, she will bring real-life examples and research-based information to look at challenging behaviours of children and practical solutions to help parents. La Leche League Canada’s mission is to encourage, promote and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities. The event is open to parents, grandparents, parents-to-be, lactation and health-care professionals and will include sessions on balancing work/school and breastfeeding, the couple relationship while raising young children, food allergies, photography, talking to children about sex and information on babywearing or slings. There will be special sessions for fathers only, teen mothers and their supporters and continuing education sessions for health-care professionals, as well as for parents of multiples. Childcare isn’t provided, but children are welcome at the sessions and participants are allowed to bring someone along at no extra cost to help care for their children.
A complete listing of fee packages and registration information is available on the website at http://lllc-alberta.ca/index.php. Those who register by April 23 and are La Leche League members and leaders will pay $220 for all of the information sessions and meals, but others can register for just one day or as teen moms, at reduced costs. The early bird deadline for registration is April 23.