Home front – July 14

Playground and traffic corridors will get the attention of Red Deer RCMP traffic services beginning today and running until July 23.

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Playground and traffic corridors will get the attention of Red Deer RCMP traffic services beginning today and running until July 23. Photo radar teams will monitor playgrounds at Oak Street, Glendale Boulevard, 59th Avenue, Inglewood Drive, Lockwood Avenue and Cornett Drive. Traffic corridors coming under scrutiny are 32nd Street, 49th Avenue, 50th Avenue, Taylor Drive, Riverside Drive, 40th Avenue and 30th Avenue. School zones aren’t being monitored but motorists should note that many school zones also include a playground zone.

Freedom Singers

A trio of singers who barely survived their escape from an oppressive regime will tell their story and lead the music at Cornerstone Gospel Chapel on Sunday. The Freedom Singers, who hid in a sea container without knowing its destination, are coming to Red Deer for the Canadian Gospel Music Celebration that starts later this week. The three brothers will join the church’s Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. There is no fee to attend the service but people are asked to contribute to the offering. Cornerstone Gospel Chapel is located at 5911 63rd St.

Poetry at Stephan’s

Alberta poets will read excerpts from Icelandic poet Stephan Stephanson’s works as well as some of their own Sunday at the seventh annual Poetry at Stephan’s House. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Stephanson House Provincial Historic Site. Stephanson and his family settled near Markerville in 1889 and he grew to become one of the most respected and well-read poets in Western Canada. Local musicians will also be on hand and freshly baked goodies will be prepared on the house’s coal and wood stove. There will also be crafts for children. The house is seven km north of Markerville off Secondary Hwys 781 and 592.

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