Home Front – October 13

The public can participate in a question and answer session with filmmaker Paul Manly who will attend the Red Deer screening of his documentary about the Security and Prosperity Partnership. You, Me and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule will screen Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., at Red Deer College, Room 1328.

Filmmaker to visit

The public can participate in a question and answer session with filmmaker Paul Manly who will attend the Red Deer screening of his documentary about the Security and Prosperity Partnership. You, Me and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule will screen Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., at Red Deer College, Room 1328. Manly was the filmmaker who captured three police officers, pretending to be masked protesters, trying to incite violence at the SPP leaders summit in Montebello, Que., in 2007. The footage was posted on YouTube and was seen by hundreds of thousands of people, resulting in the police provocateurs becoming an international story. Opponents of the SPP believe it is an undemocratic body, and a threat to the sovereignty of Canada, Mexico and the United States. The film is is being hosted by the Red Deer Chapter of the Council of Canadians and Red Deer College Social Work program. More information can be found at www.youmespp.com.


Sally Ann eager to help

The cooler weather and shorter days are all signs that Christmas is coming and with that, the Salvation Army Church is preparing once again to help those in need. The program matches families in need with individual or group sponsors to provide for their tangible needs at Christmas. The Sally Ann ensures that the families receive the donated gifts and food during the week before Christmas. If you are in need and want to apply to the Adopt-A-Family program, call the church at 403-346-2251. The church will be taking appointments for the program from Nov. 2-Dec. 11. The church also will provide a Christmas meal on Dec. 25, from 1-2 p.m. and free taxi rides will be available to the meal by calling Associated Cabs at 403-343-3300.


Current sites

Here are the Red Deer photo radar sites from Sunday to Oct. 25:

• School zones — Lockwood Avenue, 39th Street, 55th Avenue and 69th Street/Piper Drive.

• Playground zones — McLean Street, 59th Avenue, Ellenwood Drive and Jewel Street.

• Traffic corridors — 67th Street, Taylor Drive, 49th Avenue, 50th Avenue and 49th Avenue.


Drop off yard waste

Red Deer residents who are cleaning out their yards can drop off unlimited amounts of yard waste for free next week starting holiday Monday. The city’s Waste Management Facility will accept waste from Monday to Saturday, Oct. 17. Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, tree branches and garden material. All plastic bags must be removed from the waste and no garbage is permitted. Free dropoff is available to city residents only and no commercial haulers are permitted. The facility is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the yard waste or recycling programs, visit www.reddeer.ab.ca/envservices or call 403-340-2583.

Just Posted

Raising awareness for Bikers Against Child Abuse

Second annual Raise A Ruckus Against Child Abuse was held at the Red Deer Radisson Hotel Saturday

Central Alberta Yogathon cancelled Saturday

Due to air quality concerns the fourth annual event will take place Sept. 15

City Hall Park construction begins next week

Construction to update Red Deer’s City Hall Park is set to begin… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Jazz at the Lake begins

The 16 annual event began Friday and runs until Sunday in Sylvan Lake

Photos: Lunchtime tunes on Alexander Way

Final concert of the summer

WATCH: Medicine River Wildlife Centre opens new playground

The grand opening of the playground was Saturday morning

Thousands to attend funeral service for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

FREDERICTON — Hundreds of people have lined the route of a funeral… Continue reading

Calgary police officer seriously injured

CALGARY — The Calgary Police Service says one of its officers was… Continue reading

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

MONTREAL — Canadian politicians are adding their voices to the international reaction… Continue reading

‘Four of a dozen kids will not make it:’ Tina Fontaine’s family healing together

WINNIPEG — Melissa Stevenson was just starting her career 18 years ago… Continue reading

No winning ticket for Friday night’s $16 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $16 million jackpot… Continue reading

Hundreds of neo-Nazis march in Berlin, protected by police

BERLIN — Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving flags with the colours of the… Continue reading

Romanian trucker is Genoa bridge’s 43rd victim

GENOA, Italy — The Latest on the Italy bridge collapse (all times… Continue reading

1 dead, 6 injured after building collapse in Nigeria capital

ABUJA, Nigeria — An emergency response chief says one person is dead… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month