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.
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.