Home front – Feb. 21


More than 200 people will be at Westpark Middle School when it hosts the Science Olympics on March 3. More than 30 teams from middle and high schools across Central Alberta will compete in six challenges created by the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, said association spokesman Bruce Thorne. Teams from Rocky Mountain House to Stettler and Olds to Ponoka are expected to participate. The event is free, runs from 1 to 4 p.m., and is open to the public.

People who want to celebrate their mother tongue can bring the whole family to Mother Language Day at Red Deer Public Library. The event is on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day includes story time, a treasure hunt and a concert with performers from other countries. Ethnic snacks will be provided. Mother Language Day is intended to promote inclusiveness and integration for newcomers and immigrants with Canadian families. For more information, call Lissette Velasquesz, who is with the settlement support in libraries program at Central Alberta Refugee Effort at 403-304-3622. The program builds networks with other programs and services in the community to promote education, integration and inclusiveness.

A story published in the Advocate on Feb. 1 that included information on fines the Alberta College of Pharmacists charged a Red Deer pharmacist included incorrect information. One of the $5,000 fines against pharmacist Michael Tweedy was only for failure to co-operate or respond with the college’s competence committee and the complaint investigator, and conduct displaying acts of ungovernability.

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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