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Challenges in education a roller-coaster ride
Alberta School Boards Association president Heather Welwood expects a roller-coaster ride of sorts for school boards and school trustees over the next year.
Kick it to the Curb
Red Deer Mayor Morris Flewwelling kicks a soccer ball into a pile of no longer wanted items to kick off Kick it to the Curb.
The Central Shines team from Alberta Environment went for a spin Friday on the big bike for the Heart and Stoke Big Bike Rides fundraiser.
More than 400 Red Deer College students proudly crossed the stage of Exhibition Hall in the Capri Centre Hotel at the 46th Concvocation Ceremonies, Friday afternoon.
High wire hazards
The close to 100 children that stopped to watch Flying Bob’s opening act at the fourth annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival came away with an important lesson, there are hazards to deal with when getting dressed on a high wire.
Dead soldier grew up in Red Deer
A Canadian soldier killed Sunday in Afghanistan had roots in Red Deer. Sergeant Martin Goudreault, 35, died when an improvised explosive device detonated during a foot patrol.
Did we catch anything daddy?
Gordon Mutch reels in his fly line while fishing for trout as his four-year-old son Logan is happy just throwing rocks into the Red Deer River near the Dickson Dam recently. The pair from nearby Spruce View took advantage of the 20C temperature.
Switchboard – June 7
• Bowden Grandview School Grade 10 class is hosting a concert with the school’s Garage Band on June 11, in support of “Arrest Yourself, a global action for Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma. Purchase tickets for $7. For more information call Shae at 403-597-3959.
Brothers have over 200 years of marital bliss
A family of brothers marked a special occasion this weekend, as the eldest in the family celebrated 60 years of married life.
Storm leaves town in shambles
An intense thunderstorm that ripped through a southwestern Ontario community before daybreak on Sunday left dazed residents scrambling to cope with tree-strewn streets, battered homes and downed power lines.
Canada wins bank tax battle
Canada has won a key battle to block a global bank tax from being applied uniformly on all members of the Group of 20 countries.
Switchboard – June 4
International Trails Day Grand Opening of Blindman River Bridge will be celebrated on June 5.
Fred Penner visits
Vivian Schlyter, 3, of Red Deer sings along with children’s entertainer Fred Penner as he performs at the Red Deer Public Library on Thursday.
Just like Hawaii, sort of
With the weather not resembling anything like a Hawaiian day, the Primary Care Network went ahead with their planned luau on Thursday, inviting all 528 participants in the network’s virtual Hawaiian Trek to come out to Barrett Park to celebrate the success of the fitness project.
Red Deer man charged in death of child will go to trial
A preliminary hearing has determined there is enough evidence to hold a trial for a Red Deer man charged with second-degree murder in the death of an 18-month-old boy.
BP cuts pipe with giant shears, plans to lower cap over Gulf oil gusher (photo gallery)
BP used giant shears to slice off a pipe Thursday in the company’s latest bid to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil, but the cut was irregular and placing a cap over the gusher will now be more challenging, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said.
Family donates $250,000 for RDC scholarships
A local family has made a major contribution to Red Deer College that will allow for the creation of three annual student scholarships.
Reason behind weird weather mix
A record high, nearly double the normal precipitation and unseasonable cold all formed part of the weird weather mix for May in Central Alberta, says an Environment Canada meteorologist.
City of Red Deer organizes Recreation and Parks Month contest
June is Recreation and Parks Month and the City of Red Deer has rolled out a contest to help celebrate.
Registrations – June 3
Ride For Sight fundraiser will be held on June 12 starting at Turple Brothers from 8:30 to 9:30 with coffee and doughnuts, arriving at Olds at approximately 10:15 a.m. and leaving Olds to head to Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino on Hwy 1 with stops in between.