Home Front – December 2

The annual Christmas Bazaar at Westerner Park is on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The craft show and sale, being held in the Prairie Pavilion, will include over 200 exhibits such as baked goods, jewelry, home decor, pet products, clothing and more.

Christmas bazaar

The annual Christmas Bazaar at Westerner Park is on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The craft show and sale, being held in the Prairie Pavilion, will include over 200 exhibits such as baked goods, jewelry, home decor, pet products, clothing and more. Admission is a nonperishable food item or cash donation to the Red Deer Food Bank and/or the Red Deer Christmas Bureau.


Money for Red Cross

Travellers can get a great rate on a room and help out a charity at the same time. The Red Deer Lodge is offering its annual discount rate from Dec. 20 to 27. Their Friends in Need program offers rooms at the hotel for only $69. Ten dollars from each room will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross. People can call 403-346-8841 or toll free 1-800-661-1657 to make a reservation.


Memory Project

Second World War veterans in Central Alberta who want to share their stories for a digital archive website are invited to Red Deer on Dec. 10. Staff with the Dominion Institute’s Memory Project Digital Archive will be at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, 30 Riverview Park, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War will capture and save veterans’ stories through a state-of-the-art, interactive archive website that will be accessible to teachers, students and the general public. Erin Whittaker, communications officer, said there are only about 180,000 Second World War veterans still alive and the average age is 87. “We’re trying to collect first-hand information from the war before we don’t have that opportunity anymore,” Whittaker said on Tuesday. “It’s very important for us to have as many people participate as possible.”

So far, about 400 audio interviews have been done either at events or by phone for people who couldn’t attend events. Photos of artifacts and memorabilia are also taken at events. Veterans who want to sign up to participate can call toll free 1-866-701-1867 or go to www.thememoryproject.com


Legion donation

The Royal Canadian Legion is donating $18,000 from its Poppy Fund towards new ambulance equipment.

Members of the Red Deer branch were scheduled to present a cheque on Tuesday to Red Deer Emergency Services. The money will go towards two transport ventilators, which help patients to breathe on their own.

Deputy Fire Chief Greg Adair said the donation comes at a good time.

“I’m not so sure we would have been able to buy this equipment this year, without this donation,” he said on Tuesday.

The department doesn’t have such equipment now.

“It aids in life-saving,” Adair said.

The equipment arrived this week and soon training will get underway.

Just Posted

Celebrating 4-20 in Red Deer

For years, 4-20 was a time to protest for the legalization of… Continue reading

Optimism remains for Red Deer hospital expansion

Red Deer’s incoming UCP MLAs both have been strong supporters of expansion

Sport of axe throwing growing in Red Deer

True North Axe Throwing wants sport to be ‘Canadian version of darts’

RDC cancels championship-winning golf program due to tight finances

Short season, small number of student golfers were also considerations

WATCH: An ‘Eggstemely Fun Easter’ at Bower Place in Red Deer

Bower Place mall made sure Red Deer families were able to have… Continue reading

Dozens hurt in collapse of deck during wedding celebration in Langley, B.C.

LANGLEY, B.C. — Police say dozens of people were injured, some critically,… Continue reading

No winning ticket for Friday night’s $25 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $25.5 million jackpot… Continue reading

Uber driver charged in two sexual assault investigations: Toronto police

Toronto police say an Uber driver is facing sexual assault charges in… Continue reading

PEI Green party candidate Josh Underhay and son killed in canoeing accident

CHARLOTTETOWN — With only a few days before voters were to go… Continue reading

Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi’s rule

CAIRO — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three… Continue reading

Ex-Marine arrested in North Korea embassy attack in Madrid

WASHINGTON — A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group’s… Continue reading

New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni officials say heavy fighting in Yemen’s southern Dhale… Continue reading

Most Read