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Central Alberta African Centre president Pastor Petro Sabengele

African centre opens

When Pastor Petro Sabengele first moved to Red Deer from Zambia in 2001 he immediately got involved with non-profit organizations, helping immigrants like himself settle into their new homeland.

Central Alberta African Centre president Pastor Petro Sabengele
Ruby Swales flips through journals she’s written about her experiences during the Second World War.

Following Pied Piper

With her packed suitcase and gas mask in tow, 12-year-old Ruby Swales was ready to leave her parents behind in London, England.

Ruby Swales flips through journals she’s written about her experiences during the Second World War.
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Home Front – September 3

The Innisfail Pipe Band is searching for experienced pipers and drummers for the new season, said band spokesman Michael McLetchie.

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Riverside Meadows Community Association president Marileen Cowan

Association backs plan for Riverside Meadows

A community association’s efforts to get rid of piecemeal zoning within one of Red Deer’s densest neighbourhoods appear to be paying off.

Riverside Meadows Community Association president Marileen Cowan

Safer transportation

Strobe lights are in place on all of the buses in the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division.

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Cool water

Cooper Schultz, three, cools off in the Recreation Centre wading pool Wednesday. Though the day’s high of 29C came close to the 1955 record of 31C, the temperature was still well above the seasonal norm of about 20C. The hot weather will continue into the long weekend.

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Loaves & Fishes back in business

After a closing to complete a major renovation, Loaves & Fishes is once again open to serve supper every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. The school lunch program where volunteers prepare and deliver lunches to children, is also up and running. Longtime kitchen volunteer Morris MacDougall checks on the food that he is preparing for supper.

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Once the criminals have been cleared out of a grow op

Former grow-ops need air quality standards

Houses that have been used for marijuana grow operations are usually an obvious mess, with burst pipes, broken walls and illegal wiring.

Once the criminals have been cleared out of a grow op

Switchboard – September 2

First Thursday concert for Sept. 3 features Sharon Braun and Cheryl Cooney with a program ranging from Kurt Weill and Frederick Hollander songs to present day cabaret music and Oscar Peterson piano arrangements.

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Home Front – September 2

The last event of the Sunnybrook Farm season is set for Saturday, Sept. 12. Michelle Kastrukoff, a farm spokesman, said Pioneer Days runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Gate admission is $5 per person or $15 for family.

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Bear management a must: outdoorsman

The provincial government must get serious on protecting grizzly bears which are increasingly being pushed out of their habitat by resource and recreational activities, says a Central Alberta outdoorsman.

Humidity to blame for hazy skies

High humidity is the likely cause of a heavy, bluish haze that blanketed much of Alberta on Tuesday, says an Environment Canada meteorologist.

Badly beaten man found on Red Deer street

A man is in a Calgary hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries after he was found injured near a city street early Tuesday.

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Cosmos garage sale and barbecue

Cosmos program director Stephanie Ball, left, and employment consultants Jolene Van Vliet and Kris MacIborsky clean up after a garage sale and barbecue outside the Cosmos location at 7428 49th Ave. in Red Deer. The event was taken on as a fundraiser for the organization that helps support people with disabilities in the Central Alberta region. Olymel, Tony Romas and Safeway donated food items for the barbecue while members of the community donated items to be sold in garage sale.

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Arlington parking lot

The site of the Arlington Inn: to be a parking lot until development occurs.

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Animal expert Jack Hanna

Animal expert has good things to say about Discovery Wildlife Park

Innisfail’s Discovery Wildlife Park got a big thumbs up from world-renowned animal expert Jack Hanna.

Animal expert Jack Hanna
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Out with the old flowers

City of Red Deer employees, including Carrie Vivier, above, remove plants that had withered away at City Hall Park Monday, leaving the healthy ones to be enjoyed for a few weeks yet.

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Trail closure

This section of Red Deer’s popular trail system which runs by the water treatment plant at 5408 54th Ave. on the south side of the river will be temporarily closed to foot and bike traffic.

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Corn at the market

After last week’s announcement that there could be a shortage of Taber corn, visitors to Red Deer’s Farmer’s Market, like Jackie Duda, left, and her daughter Darby, had one thing on their minds.

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Cameleon splendor

John Trusz, from St. Albert, holds up an Amilobe Panther Chameleon. The colour changes common to the reptile are not a result of his immediate surroundings but more of the creature’s mood.

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