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TransCanada says Mackenzie gas will be needed to meet North American demand

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) is “absolutely committed” to the building a pipeline through the Northwest Territories, despite concerns over the project’s viability, the head of North America’s largest natural gas shipper says.

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These Golden Days

These Golden Days, a watercolour by Heidi Taylor, is one of many pieces on display at the Harris-Warke Gallery in Sunworks located at 4924 Ross St. until Friday.

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Toronto Zoo gorilla picks son’s name by choosing one of five fruit piles

Charles the gorilla eyed a bank of cameras for a minute Wednesday morning before languidly reaching for a piece of fruit, unwittingly selecting his 2 1/2-month-old son’s name.

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Switchboard – November 18

Ponoka Legion Country and Old Tyme Dance is held on the third Friday of each month. Next dance is Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium with music by Peace Hills Country Ramblers.

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Home Front – November 18

Several of Red Deer’s busiest traffic corridors will be monitored this week with photo radar by the City of Red Deer’s white pickup truck and other vehicles for the period ending Nov. 23.

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Fenced out

From the left, Erik Day, Justin Mason and Brady Ryan have been regular skateboarders for a number of years, but on Tuesday they found themselves sitting outside of a perimeter fence that went around the entire Red Deer Skateboard Park. The park will be closed for nearly a month to accommodate repair work, maintenance and some alterations by Newline Skateparks of Vancouver.

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Bowden inmates walk off the farm

Two inmates who walked away from a Bowden prison farm may be among the last prisoners to enjoy the freedom offered by the annex.

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Already facing second-degree murder

Man charged in murder of Red Deer mother waives right to preliminary hearing

A 20-year-old man charged with first degree murder in the death of a Red Deer woman has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Already facing second-degree murder
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Home Front – November 17

The public is invited to attend a lecture on Wednesday concerning a portion of the development of deaf education in Canada.

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Eckville rallies for hometown Olympian Mellisa Hollingsworth in CTV taping

hey were dressed in red T-shirts, hoodies and mitts, carrying signs that read Go Mellisa go! and Rock On Mellisa!

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Flu clinics open today for seniors over 75; Thursday for 65 and older

Starting today all seniors over 75 years of age, as of Nov. 1, and their spouses will be able to get an H1N1 shot.

Switchboard – November 16

Weaving empathy through communities, featuring Mary Gordon, founder of Roots of Empathy will be presented on Nov. 19 at the Family and Community Centre, Sylvan Lake at 7 p.m. Presentation is free but pre-register by calling 403-887-1137 or email kmiller@sylvanlake.ca.

Facilities like the Lancaster Green Activity Centre are just some of the areas that Troy Ropchan — president of the local Red Deer Citizens on Patrol organization —  checks for signs of unusual after hours activity.

Citizens help patrol streets

Bad guys beware. Red Deer City RCMP have a new weapon in the fight against crime. Red Deer City Citizens on Patrol were out and about for the first time this past weekend.

Facilities like the Lancaster Green Activity Centre are just some of the areas that Troy Ropchan — president of the local Red Deer Citizens on Patrol organization —  checks for signs of unusual after hours activity.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with the media during at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-Operation Summit in Singapore Saturday.

Environmental record not Tories fault — Harper

It is vitally important that a global arrangement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions leaves a level playing field for all economies, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Saturday as leaders of emerging and developed countries met in Singapore.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with the media during at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-Operation Summit in Singapore Saturday.
Arnold Pipke helps his wife Irene down the step outside their Rosedale home: their condominium association has refused the couple permission to erect a ramp so they can negotiate the two steps more easily and safely.

Red Deer couple feel like ‘prisoners’ as condo board refuses access ramp

A Red Deer couple say they have lost their independence after the condominium board where they live refused to allow them to add a ramp to the front of their home.

Arnold Pipke helps his wife Irene down the step outside their Rosedale home: their condominium association has refused the couple permission to erect a ramp so they can negotiate the two steps more easily and safely.
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Home Front – November 14

Christmas pictures should include a snap with that favourite family pet or pets. The annual Red Deer and District SPCA pet picture event is set for Nov. 22 and Dec. 6 at the Bower Place Shopping Centre main stage.

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Switchboard – November 13

Heartland Cowboy Church will be held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Stettler Agriplex. Cowboy church will be held Nov. 17 and1 Dec 1. Phone 403-742-4273.

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Home Front – November 13

A Vancouver author and doctor who focuses on attention deficit disorder, relations with children and addictions is returning to speak in Red Deer on Nov. 25 and 26. Lianne Hazell of the Safe Harbour Society said Gabor Mate will deliver three addresses.

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Police warn against flying hunters

Consort RCMP have requested the public’s help in finding people responsible for using aircraft in the area for hunting purposes.

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Art by Rae

Art by Rae, left, hangs beside a canvas painted by artist Wilson at the Artsparks at the MAG group exhibit at the Hub on Ross. The exhibit which runs until Nov 27, features recent art work from 18 of the Artsparks regular members. Artsparks is a community art program for Red Deer residents with developmental disabilities.

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