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Mature high school grad
At age 63, Lydia Dinsmore-Yeatman will be the oldest student wearing a cap and gown at Ponoka Outreach School’s graduation ceremony today.
At-risk youth to get help
Red Deer will lead the way with a three-year, $1.3-million pilot project to reach youth at risk of getting involved in crime in Alberta.
Condor students likely back to class this week following water bacteria scare
The superintendent of Wild Rose Public Schools is optimistic that students will return to Condor School by Wednesday.
Jean Nichols transplants bergamot, a plant commonly known as bee balm, in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre’s wildflower garden last week. She and other volunteers routinely tend the garden and the week’s rainfall made the job of digging up and re-rooting plants in sodden soil all the easier.
Home front – June 14
The 4-H Coal Trail Riders celebrate an achievement day on June 19 at the Delburne Arena.
Cool yummy treat
Sage Nielsen, 2, gave up using a spoon to eat his bubble gum ice cream outside the Big Moo in Sylvan Lake Sunday afternoon. The temperature reached the high 20s over the weekend.
Homes swept away
A landslide in southern British Columbia that struck several homes with a massive wall of mud, rocks and debris does not appear to have claimed any lives, officials confirmed late Sunday.
Ignatieff demands detainee documents
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff says the federal government must produce documents on Afghan detainees, but wouldn’t indicate what he’ll do if the Tories keep dragging their feet.
Mystery sounds unsettling to Sunchild Reserve residents
Strange sounds this spring in the forest at Sunchild Reserve have some local residents baffled and a bit afraid.
Attempted abduction of young girl puts Red Deer police on high alert
Red Deer City RCMP are investigating the suspected attempted abduction of a pre-teen girl in Normandeau on Friday morning.
Fire pit likely caused Sylvan Lake inferno
A fire that destroyed four homes in Sylvan Lake on May 18 was caused by embers from a fire pit, Sylvan Lake fire chief Cliff Brausen said Friday in a news release.
Switchboard – June 11
Penhold Day on June 12 will offer a variety of events including a pancake breakfast at the Penhold Memorial Hall
Arnold Blair of Red Deer meets with the Keister Family Fiddlers at the Golden Circle on Tuesday.
Home front – June 11
Calgary’s reining crossword queen, Gwen Sjogren, will sign copies of her latest crossword puzzle book featuring Canadian places, characters and things at the Coles in Red Deer’s Parkland Mall from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 12.
Rainy June typical in our region
Cool, wet West Coast weather seems to be straddling the Rockies and settling over Central Alberta.
Central Alberta residents have lottery fever
Despite a record aggregate jackpot of $70 million in the Lotto Max, few ticket-buyers at Bower Place Shopping Centre on Thursday shared visions of Scrooge McDuck or Donald Trump-type lifestyles.
Jaxson Skene, two, eagerly waits while his mother Kathy struggles to tie a balloon at Bower Place Shopping Centre Thursday.
Arrest made in connection to 2009 Inglewood murder
Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a high-profile 2009 Red Deer murder.
Police lay 99 charges against organizers of 2008 Red Deer Rig Expo
Red Deer City RCMP have laid 99 fraud-related charges against a Kamloops area couple following an extensive investigation into allegations surrounding trade shows.
Central Alberta school closes because of E. coli bacteria in water
There will be no classes at a school in central Alberta for a few days because of bacteria in the water supply.