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Stacey Carmichael

EveryOne’s Home off to a fast start

When it comes to helping people who are homeless, Red Deer means business. Seven weeks ago, Red Deer city council approved a five-year community plan towards ending homelessness.

Stacey Carmichael
Registered Nurse Karen Skripitsky holds up her station number to indicate that she ready to give another flu shot.

Smooth sailing

People waited less than an hour early Monday afternoon at Red Deer’s first H1N1 immunization clinic open to general public.

Registered Nurse Karen Skripitsky holds up her station number to indicate that she ready to give another flu shot.

Tight budget a reflection of tough times

A lean capital budget focusing more on infrastructure essentials and less on glitzy projects was unanimously approved on Monday.

Three Stettler youths charged with sexual assault

Three Stettler males, including one aged 15 and one aged 17, have been charged with sexual assault on a girl stemming from a September incident.

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Home Front – November 21

It’s your last chance to get a seat on the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum’s Roar of the Rings bus trip to Edmonton.

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Switchboard – November 23

Maskepetoon Community Crime Watch Association will hold an information session on Nov. 24, 7 p.m. at Burbank Hall. Speaker Shane Klein will give a talk on parental control of the Internet. For more information call Sherri at 403-342-6225.

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Home Front – November 23

Corner Gas fans can raise money to help injured animals and see comic Brent Butt all at the same time.

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Kevin Waschuk lived the fantasy when he got to bring a guitar on stage for a sound check with KISS

Livin’ the dream

Kevin Waschuk scored a big coup for garage guitarists everywhere who fantasize about playing with their favourite rock band.

Kevin Waschuk lived the fantasy when he got to bring a guitar on stage for a sound check with KISS
Rick Hillier

Afghan mission hinges on Obama

Whether Canadian troops stay or leave Afghanistan could largely depend on the eloquence of U.S. President Barack Obama and his ability to rally western nations, says former chief of defence staff Rick Hillier.

Rick Hillier

Red Deer man faces charges of forcing prostitution

A 40-year-old Red Deer man has been charged with forcing a girl under 18 into prostitution.

Switchboard – November 20

Red Deer College’s Art Society will hold a Christmas sale on Nov. 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the RDC Forum. Items for sale will include drawings, paintings, ceramics, jewelry and much more.

James Daryle Hill

Police warn of high-risk child sex offender living in Red Deer

The RCMP have issued a public warning in regard to the release of a well-known sex offender that plans to make his home in Red Deer.

James Daryle Hill
Sgt. Mark Groves of the Rimbey RCMP detachment shows off marijuana and pot-growing lights seized in a recent raid.

Rural drug bust turns up plenty of pot

Two people face drug trafficking charges after Rimbey RCMP busted a marijuana growing operation on Wednesday near Gull Lake.

Sgt. Mark Groves of the Rimbey RCMP detachment shows off marijuana and pot-growing lights seized in a recent raid.

Second wave of flu receding in area

The worst of H1N1’s second wave may be over.

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Zooming lights

This effect which is accomplished by zooming a wide angle lens in during a timed exposure, makes it looks like little beads of light or stars have come to settle on the evergreen trees that are in front of the Sims Furniture store in Red Deer.

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Light work

City of Red Deer parks labourer Rick Cochrane hangs several strings of lights on a tree in City Hall Park earlier this week. Parks department employees are enjoying the warm November weather as the do a task that can be a miserable undertaking in seasonal temperatures. Last year, parks employees hung 30,000 LED bulbs outside City Hall and anticipate hanging many more than that this year, according to head gardener Joe Pelz.

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Home Front – November 19

A director with the Board of Alberta Health Services will address a meeting of the Central Alberta Council on Aging. Prominent Red Deer businessman and community volunteer Gord Bontje will give a presentation on his membership with the board, says Sam Denhaan, president of the council.

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Red Deer Food Bank employee Josh King

Pressure on Food Bank

Red Deer’s food bank is struggling to keep up with the increasing demand for food. According to Canada Food Banks’ recent report HungerCount 2009, Alberta saw a 61 per cent jump in food bank use from 2008 to 2009 during the month of March. But that was eight months ago.

Red Deer Food Bank employee Josh King
RCMP set up an observation post at the Red Deer Regional Airport during a mock hijacking scenario on Wednesday.

Airport tests bomb alert procedures

On the tarmac at Red Deer Regional Airport on Wednesday, police and other emergency responders tested their ability to handle an emergency that could be pulled out of international headlines.

RCMP set up an observation post at the Red Deer Regional Airport during a mock hijacking scenario on Wednesday.

Flu clinics to include families with children under 18

Starting on Friday, families with children under 18 can get vaccinated for H1N1 and the general public could be eligible a few days later.