Home front – August 20


RCMP will use photo radar in the several locations until Friday, Aug. 31. The following playground zones will be targeted: Jewell Street, Northey Avenue, Nolan Street, 59th Avenue, Davison Drive, Douglas Avenue, Inglewood Drive and Vanier Drive. Traffic corridors being monitored for speeding are: 49th Avenue, 40th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 50th Avenue, Taylor Drive, 67th Street and Riverside Drive. RCMP reserve the option of site/location changes without notice.

Bins at the Bowden Igloo Arena will be bustin’ out with fresh foods from local producers for the region’s August public market on Wednesday. From Our Fields to Your Table will feature fresh vegetables picked at peak season alongside the work of local artisans who put their unique stamp on the goods they make. The market will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Bowden’s next public market is set for Sept. 21.

Family Services of Central Alberta invites people to join a discussion on the government’s role in such key areas as child care, education and family violence. A review is underway with opportunities for ordinary people to have their say, says Judy Scott, child and youth services manager for Family Services. People who would like to take part are invited to join either or both of two upcoming forums. Both forums are specifically targeted to children and parents. The first forum is set for Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kinsmen Family Place in Parkland Mall. A second forum will be held on Thursday from 4:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Family Services office, 5409 50th Ave., Red Deer. Visit socialpolicy.alberta.ca for more information about Alberta’s social policy discussion or contact Scott at 403-309-8222 for information about the local forums.

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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