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Education Minister Dave Hancock

School dollars tighten

Central Alberta board chairs and superintendents met with Education Minister Dave Hancock at the Red Deer Lodge on Thursday to talk about future fiscal planning in education and how to continue to meet the needs of students with constrained finances.

Education Minister Dave Hancock
Brett Wilson from the CBC's Dragons' Den  speaks during the  2009 United Way Campaign Kick off Luncheon at the Red Deer Lodge on Thursday.

United Way makes pennies count

As people are counting their pennies more closely than ever, the United Way of Central Alberta tried to put a humourous face on it on Thursday. The 2009 campaign cabinet chair donned a special costume for the launch of the 2009 fundraising campaign.

Brett Wilson from the CBC's Dragons' Den  speaks during the  2009 United Way Campaign Kick off Luncheon at the Red Deer Lodge on Thursday.

Committee debates curfew time change

A City of Red Deer committee is grappling over whether an 11 p.m. youth curfew will be enforceable and keep troublemakers at bay.

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Another massive goal for 2009 United Way campaign

Each year they raise the bar, and so far Central Alberta has managed to meet the challenge.

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Calgary looking to put dog on payroll to sniff out rats

Wanted: tenacious terrier with keen sense of smell to sniff out rats. Bill Bruce, bylaw boss for the City of Calgary, says his department is looking to put a rodent-wrangling pooch on the payroll after a rat was recently found in a northeast neighbourhood.

Police on manhunt after attempted sexual assault in Innisfail

Police are on the hunt for a man who attempted to sexually assault a woman in Innisfail as she walked.

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Teen killed by bear banger

A Rocky Mountain House teen was killed by a device commonly used by people who are accustomed to venturing into the woods.

Pen-sized explosive device can fire either a flare into the sky (top left)
Red Deer College second year music student Andre Perdue takes to the air as he flies his sumo suit over business management student Ken Martinsen during orientation week activities Wednesday. This year

Every room filled with 10 per cent enrolment jump

Enrolment at Red Deer College is up 10 per cent this year. There are 7,800 students this year, compared with 7,100 last year — an increase of 700 students.

Red Deer College second year music student Andre Perdue takes to the air as he flies his sumo suit over business management student Ken Martinsen during orientation week activities Wednesday. This year
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Home Front – September 10

Kevin Sirois Centre at Red Deer College is offering new fitness programs. The Be Here to Be There weight loss and wellness series is for anyone who has ever struggled with achieving or maintaining a lifestyle goal.

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Happy 90th Birthday!

A Sylvan Lake woman celebrated her 90th birthday in high-flying style with a balloon ride over Central Alberta recently.

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Calendar Girls

Serina Carpenter, right, of Red Deer gets a little shaking going on as fellow swimsuit model calendar girls Jackie Groleau, left, of Red Deer and Cherie Topham of Edmonton, in the black dress, and contest judge Carissa Sinclair of Red Deer look on outside the Chef Francisco restaurant in Sylvan Lake.

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Home Front – September 9

Cyclists interested in having the city create bicycle lanes will rally at the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School at 10 a.m. on Saturday to demonstrate their support. Cyclists have asked the city to create special lanes to increase safety and avoid mixups with motorists.

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The wheat field in which crop circles appeared on land west of Stettler owned by Vera Shuckburgh has been harvested

Wheat field has farmer harvesting in circles

A mystery has cropped up in a wheat field just west of Stettler. Alien, human or otherwise, someone — or something — has laid down a set of crop circles in a field owned by Vera Shuckburgh, occupied by members of her family and farmed by Gordon Smith.

The wheat field in which crop circles appeared on land west of Stettler owned by Vera Shuckburgh has been harvested

Game, set, match

Players could be serving up aces at Red Deer’s new indoor tennis centre as early as next week.

Rocky teen shot dead with projectile

A male teenager from Rocky is dead after being shot with some sort of projectile.

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First Friday exhibitions

Several of Red Deer’s downtown art galleries opened their doors Friday evening celebrating the First Friday of September.

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Bast sent to Bench

The Red Deer judicial system is gaining a Court of Queen’s Bench justice but losing a provincial court judge.

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Some of the Red Deer Emergency Services team

Red Deer athletes bring home medal haul from World Police Fire Games

A dozen Red Deer Emergency Services workers participated in the 2009 World Police Fire Games in Vancouver recently, bringing home three gold medals and three bronze medals.

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Smoke from a quonset fire in Red Deer County as seen from south Red Deer on Monday evening.

Fire destroys building near Gasoline Alley

A farm building was destroyed by fire Monday evening shortly after a producer who had been working all day parked his tractor in the structure.

Smoke from a quonset fire in Red Deer County as seen from south Red Deer on Monday evening.
No one was killed or even seriously injured in a collision of two trucks that occurred west of Rimbey

Two long-weekend crashes — Rimbey man killed near Red Willow

A Rimbey man was killed while seven people in a separate two motor vehicle crash walked away unscathed Monday.

No one was killed or even seriously injured in a collision of two trucks that occurred west of Rimbey