Home front – August 17

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If you live in Red Deer County, you can do the green thing and roundup some of your toxic waste for proper disposal. Today and Saturday, the county is holding its annual electronics, paint and household Hazardous Waste Roundup. Residents and businesses can bring old televisions, monitors, computers, laptops and printers, as well as paint and toxic materials to locations in Benalto, Springbrook, Spruce View and Delburne. For exact times and locations, visit the Red Deer County website at www.rdcounty.ca or phone 403-350-2150.


Share the power of a step with the Parkinson Society of Central Alberta’s annual Superwalk on Sept. 8. The annual walk is the society’s largest fundraising event of the year. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. A family picnic will follow. To register, go to www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca or contact Linda or Marilynne at 406-346-4463.


Local law enforcement officers will be camping out on top of the north-end Walmart for a good cause this weekend. The officers will be hoisted to the roof of the Walmart at Parkland Mall this morning and will remain there — rain or shine — for 48 hours to raise money for the Special Olympics in Red Deer. There will be hot dogs for sale as well as merchandise from the Law Enforcement Torch Run organization. Special Olympians will be on hand to collect donations.


The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.

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