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Workplace accident has resulted in death

A worker at IP Fabrications Ltd. died in a Calgary hospital on Wednesday after a workplace accident on Tuesday afternoon.

Speeders caught in crackdown

A two-day RCMP speeding crackdown on Hwy 2 nabbed more than 300 lead-footed drivers this week.

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‘Meddling’ leaves Albertans more vulnerable, says Swann

The Alberta government’s health-care meddling has left the province more vulnerable to outbreaks such as swine flu, said Liberal Leader David Swann in Red Deer Thursday.

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Please don’t blame the hogs

Swine flu by any other name is still a human disease and not a meat or a food safety issue, say people working in and with Alberta’s pork industry.

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Women’s car clinic

Veteran Canadian CASCAR driver Kelly Williams, right, shares a laugh with Lorraine McGill of Sylvan Lake as she checks the oil in her vehicle at OK Tire and Auto Service in Sylvan Lake Thursday evening.

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Historic ride

Alexander Katyshev, six, of Red Deer gets a feel for what it would be like to be a firefighter in the days of horse-drawn wagons as he climbs aboard the Ghosts sculpture titled Sound the Alarm. The life-size sculpture, featuring two horses and their handlers by artist Robert Spaith, stands outside the Red Deer Public Library.

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Between seasons

Caught between seasons, this gull walks along the edge of the last stubborn piece of ice on Bower Ponds looking for a meal. The ice on the ponds should be just a memory soon with temperatures for the rest of the week climbing into the mid-teens with mostly sunny skies.

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A stallion lies tangled in trees

Horses found shot

Police and wildlife officers are investigating the shooting deaths on Tuesday of three wild horses near the Red Deer River Ranger Station, about 40 km southwest of Sundre.

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Labyrinth 1

The ceramic vessel titled Labyrinth 1 created by artist Zane Wilcox is part of the Subverted Utility exhibit at the Harris-Warke Gallery located downtown in the Sunworks Home and Garden Store. Subverted Utility also displays ceramic works by artists Paula Cooley, Boonie Gilmour and Carole Epp. The exhibit runs until May 22.

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Raking the yard

Rick Lediard takes advantage of a little bit of sunshine as he gets his yard in Lancaster ready for spring shortly before another snow storm rolled through Red Deer on Monday. While this past weekend didn’t feel much like spring, Red Deer should start to see warmer more spring-like weather by end of the week, with the temperature reaching double digits by the weekend.

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MoneySense magazine names Red Deer 10th best place to work in Canada

In its annual evaluation of Canadian communities, MoneySense magazine has named Red Deer as 10th best place to work in all of Canada.

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Puppies on a walk

Sharna Mulligan has her hands full keeping leashes separate for, from left, a greyhound named Dr. Watson, a chow cross named Kona, a miniature Eskimo named Shadow and Lily and Neika, a pair of weimaraners, along a Taylor Drive pathway Tuesday. Billing herself as The Dogwalker, Mulligan can often be seen around the city squiring any number of dogs on their daily jaunts.

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Veteran Doug McNeely would like safety and access to the cenotaph improved by moving it from the centre of Ross Street.

Veterans want cenotaph moved

War veterans are pushing the City of Red Deer to move the cenotaph to City Hall Park before downtown redesigns push forward, keeping it in its present place.

Veteran Doug McNeely would like safety and access to the cenotaph improved by moving it from the centre of Ross Street.

Accessory to murder, man given two years

Fearing for his life, a Red Deer man helped clean up blood following the brutal murder of Sheldon Mark Hiller a year ago, a Red Deer court heard Tuesday.

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Swine flu strikes Alberta

Alberta’s chief medical officer confirms two mild cases of swine flu — one in Calgary and the other in northern part of the province.

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Cold, windy day

Using an umbrella to shield her face from the wind and cold rain, Sherrie Wood walks her sister’s dog Vagus along 40th Avenue on Saturday. The 30 km/h wind gusts later died down. But on Sunday afternoon, Central Albertans were pelted with sleet during a spring storm that brought more gusty winds.

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Community Information Fair

Rosie Posie of Heart of a Child adds the finishing details as she paints a butterfly on two-year-old Nadali Davenport’s face during the Victims of Crime Awareness Week Community Information Fair at the Blackfalds Arena on Sunday. The fair provided activities for kids, a car seat clinic and information on community agencies and victims services.

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Now, that’s tall

Baruch Laskin, the tall man of Calgary, tries to get a high five from four-year-old Braedan Brouilette of Ponoka. Braedan was apparently glad his dad is smaller. If he wasn’t, going for a walk would be rather difficult, when holding hands.

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A Mexican seasonal farm workers wears a mask as he arrives at the Pierre Elliot Trudeau airport on a flight from Mexico City

Flu concerns light up provincial phone lines

There were no confirmed cases of swine flu in Alberta at press time Monday, but family physicians across the province and Alberta Health Link phone lines were getting swamped with questions from the public.

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Red Deer’s museum closing for renovations

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery closed for renovations on the weekend — but not before visitors made their mark with paint brushes and markers on museum walls Saturday afternoon.

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