Home front – Jan. 18

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Red Deer RCMP Traffic Services are reminding motorists that photo radar is watching them. The site enforcement locations until the end of January include:

• School zones: Lawford Avenue, 48th Avenue, Lancaster Drive, Pamely Avenue.

• Playground zones: Allan Street, Jewell Street, 57th Avenue, Ellenwood Drive, and Vanier Drive.

• Traffic corridors: 48th Avenue, 49th Avenue, 50th Avenue, Taylor Drive and Edgar Industrial Drive.


Children and their families can learn about Chinese New Year at the children’s department of the downtown public library today at 4 p.m. Central Alberta Refugee Effort will share information about the exciting and colourful Chinese holiday. There will be Chinese dragon lantern making, artifacts, a presentation and Chinese snacks. The traditional celebration usually includes fireworks, lanterns, dragons, oranges, parades and more. The program is free and registration is not required. The program is designed for children who are six or older. Jan. 23 is the actual date of Chinese New Year in 2012, which this year marks the year of the dragon.


Anyone who wishes to ponder perspectives on marriage can attend the Philosopher’s Cafe on Thursday at Red Deer College Library. Host Guillermo Barron will lead the discussion about the question: “Should marriage be abolished?” Barron is a philosophy instructor at the college. The cafe starts at 7 p.m. No training or experience is required to participate. The cafes are intended to promote open and meaningful dialogue on a topic. Admission is free and snacks will be provided.


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