Home front – August 31

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Red Deer City RCMP warns photo radar will be set up in several locations around the city between Saturday and Sept. 15 as schools reopen for fall classes. Enforcement will be underway at school zones on Nolan Street, 48th Avenue, 39th Street and Lawford Avenue; and at playground zones on Oleander Drive, 55th Avenue, Dowler Street and Allan Street. Police will also be checking out traffic corridors at 49th Avenue, 40th Avenue, 50th Avenue, Taylor Drive, 49th Street and 22nd Street. RCMP reserve the right to change locations without notice.


Red Deer’s own “one man three-ring circus” will perform a free show on Wednesday at The Hub. Flying Bob is known for his frenetic mix of physical and verbal comedy, as well as his “energetic juggling, spectacular balancing and twisted philosophy.” He’s performed around the world, and now he’s set to perform for local fans from 1 p.m. at The Hub at 4936 Ross St. Everyone is invited.


The Redwoods Retirement Residence is accepting donations of used towels and bedding on behalf of Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation. The volunteer, non-profit organization, based in Red Deer, rescues dogs and cats in co-operation with Sunchild and O’Chiese First Nations. Animals taken in stay at volunteer foster families, mostly in the Red Deer area, until a permanent home is found. Donations can be dropped off in the reception area at the Redwoods, located at 6 Daykin St. in Red Deer, until Sept. 30. For more information about Paws and Claws Rescue, visit www.pawsandclaws

animalrescue.ca.


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