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A little off the tail

Susan Larnre, left, of Red Deer holds Nova steady so owner Angie Friesen of Calgary can trim the 10-moth-old boxer’s tail prior to showing in the senior puppy class at the Red Deer and District Kennel Club All Breed Conformation Show on Saturday.

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Brandon Prevey

Red Deer man shot dead

A 29-year-old Red Deer man was shot and killed in the Inglewood neighbourhood, in a southeast part of the city, early Sunday morning.

Brandon Prevey

Child may have witnessed Calgary murder-suicide

Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in downtown Calgary that may have been witnessed by a three-year-old child.

Calgary’s anti-gang plan becoming a template

The federal government is poised to fund an anti-gang plan already working in Calgary as a possible template for other cities.

Darren Jones is carving sculpture out of 16 trees at Rimbey’s Pas Ka Poo Park. The line of spruce trees had to come down for safety reasons.

Chainsaw totems

The sound of the artist at work sounds like the set of the Red Green Show.

Darren Jones is carving sculpture out of 16 trees at Rimbey’s Pas Ka Poo Park. The line of spruce trees had to come down for safety reasons.
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Fighting the fog

A pair of Red Deer College students make their way down College Gate to classes through fog Thursday morning. The murky conditions covered much of Central Alberta, aggravating motorists both within and bound for the city.

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Snow soccer

Two of numerous goalies share in a save during a rousing lunch hour game of snow soccer at Central Middle School this week. The weekend promises plenty of sun and temperatures of at least 5C are expected by early next week.

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Shots fired in Blackfalds

Gunshots were fired in Blackfalds on Thursday after a reported scuffle between two groups of people on a residential street.

Allan Ferchuk

Ferchuk ‘tremendously honoured’

A Red Deer area man dedicated to enriching people’s lives through sport is this year’s recipient of the City of Red Deer’s Lifetime Sport Achievement Award.

Allan Ferchuk

The lay of the land

Anton Beukes and Dan Wilson are mulling over Sudan. At a time when many foreigners are leaving the country, the pair are deciding whether it’s worth it for Red Deer’s CrossRoads Church to set up shop there.

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Arashi-Do Martial Arts and Fitness

Arashi-Do Martial Arts and Fitness owner and instructor Gary Vig leads a mixed fighter/fitness group through a warmup during a class at the Red Deer gym this week. Tia Gabruch is in the background. Arashi-Do recently moved into a new location in what was the All Sports Fitness building at 5233 54th Ave. and is offering fitness kickboxing classes for all levels of athletes. Along with the karate, Brazilian Jiu-Itsu, mixed martial arts and Muay Thai Kickboxing. The classes are designed to build a base level of fitness while teaching martial arts techniques.

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Woman killed in wreck near Rocky Mountain House

A 51-year-old Rocky Mountain House woman was killed Thursday morning when her car collided with a tractor trailer just south of the town.

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Sanctuary in the city

An untitled painting of poplar trees is part of the show Sanctuary in the City: Portraits of the Urban Forest by Janet Cole on display until May 2 in the Red Deer Public Library downtown branch’s Kiwanis Gallery. The public is welcome to attend a meet-the-artist party on April 26 from 2 to 4 p.m., where Cole will talk about her art and the city’s urban forests.

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Bart Rowland

Ambulance dispatch still unclear

Ambulances in Central Alberta will be dispatched by an Edmonton dispatch centre, but what constitutes “Central Alberta” has not yet been announced.

Bart Rowland

Rural landowners invited to meetings concerning Bill 19

More meetings and petitions are being organized to help rural landowners understand a new bill that would change the way the province acquires land for major projects. Infrastructure Minister Jack Hayden, MLA for Drumheller-Stettler, says Bill 19 offers protections not available to landowners under existing legislation.

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Near-sellout crowd for country star Johnny Reid

Country music singer Johnny Reid performs in Red Deer on Wednesday. Promoting his new album, Reid is currently on the western swing of his Dance With Me tour. Reid and his bandmates got a warm welcome in Red Deer, playing to a near sold-out house at the Centrium.

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Police bust down on quad thefts

A Rocky Mountain House RCMP crackdown on rampant quad stealing has the bad guys on the run and dramatically reduced the number of thefts.

A boy holds a glass medicine bottle at a pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum that was shelled by the U.S. military.

Scars of war in Khartoum

A winding side road among the dusty streets of Northern Khartoum’s industrial area leads to a building that has seen better days.

A boy holds a glass medicine bottle at a pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum that was shelled by the U.S. military.
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Spring walk

Shadow, a border collie/Labrador cross, carries an oversized stick while taking a walk around Bower Pond with Brandy Hartley and Cheryl Hanson recently. Red Deer’s parks and pathways were busy over the weekend as people took advantage of the sunshine and almost-spring-like weather.

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Top: An unidentified woman places flowers at the scene Friday of collision that claimed the lives of two Sylvan Lake 16-year-olds.

Teen girl charged in fatal car crash near Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake RCMP have laid criminal charges against a 17-year-old girl in connection with a Sylvan Lake area crash that killed two teens last October.

Top: An unidentified woman places flowers at the scene Friday of collision that claimed the lives of two Sylvan Lake 16-year-olds.