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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.
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.
A City of Red Deer committee is grappling over whether an 11 p.m. youth curfew will be enforceable and keep troublemakers at bay.
Each year they raise the bar, and so far Central Alberta has managed to meet the challenge.
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 are on the hunt for a man who attempted to sexually assault a woman in Innisfail as she walked.
A Rocky Mountain House teen was killed by a device commonly used by people who are accustomed to venturing into the woods.
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.
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.
A Sylvan Lake woman celebrated her 90th birthday in high-flying style with a balloon ride over Central Alberta recently.
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.
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.
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.
Players could be serving up aces at Red Deer’s new indoor tennis centre as early as next week.
A male teenager from Rocky is dead after being shot with some sort of projectile.
Several of Red Deer’s downtown art galleries opened their doors Friday evening celebrating the First Friday of September.
The Red Deer judicial system is gaining a Court of Queen’s Bench justice but losing a provincial court judge.
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.
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.
A Rimbey man was killed while seven people in a separate two motor vehicle crash walked away unscathed Monday.