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Preparing for the trip

A thin layer of ice along the edges of McKenzie Ponds forces several hundred Canadian Geese to swim in a small area of remaining open water, Monday before the geese continued their journey south.

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Members of the Korea Veterans Association Unit 67 Red Deer salute as Lindsay Thurber High School student Chris Windrim plays reveille during a Remembrance Day ceremony attended by the veterans and members of the public on Wednesday.

Hundreds remember at Red Deer ceremony

Hundreds of people crowded into the Red Deer Arena for Remembrance Day services on Wednesday while scores more gathered by the cenotaph on Ross Street. Retired colonel Andrew Moffat, a veteran of the Korean War and career soldier for 32 years, said between 60 and 70 people, including about a dozen veterans, joined the downtown service.

Members of the Korea Veterans Association Unit 67 Red Deer salute as Lindsay Thurber High School student Chris Windrim plays reveille during a Remembrance Day ceremony attended by the veterans and members of the public on Wednesday.
Doug Hilsabeck of Renn Mill Centre talks with customers Jim Taylor of Westlock and Ken Dudar of Leduc about his grain bagging system his company is marketing at Agri-Trade this year.

Exhibitors, crowds pack Westerner (photo gallery)

Central Alberta’s benchmark farm show continues to hum on all cylinders regardless of a weak economy and extreme hardships in the livestock sector.

Doug Hilsabeck of Renn Mill Centre talks with customers Jim Taylor of Westlock and Ken Dudar of Leduc about his grain bagging system his company is marketing at Agri-Trade this year.

Red Deer Regional Hospital feeling impact of H1N1

A total of 615 people have been hospitalized in Alberta from H1N1 influenza as of Tuesday, including 76 Central Albertans.

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Lacombe students taken on trip back to World War era

History buff Ron Sotnikow, of Red Deer, spoke to four classes at École Lacombe Junior High School on Thursday.

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Chair lift evacuation practice at Canyon Ski Hill

Canyon Ski Hill staff Jocelyn Alberts, left, Heather Mitchell, and Marisa Smith all work together to help Mitchell position herself safely on a t-bar seat before she is lowered to the ground during a chair lift evacuation drill at Canyon Ski Hill, Saturday.

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Former NASA astronaut pleads guilty to burglary, battery in attack on romantic rival

A former astronaut charged with confronting a romantic rival in an airport parking lot has pleaded guilty to felony burglary of a car and misdemeanour battery.

Switchboard – November 10

Jam sessions at Alix Community Hall will be held on the first and third Sundays of each month from 12 to 4 p.m. Contact Henry at 403-747-2534. A $2 drop in fee includes refreshments. Dates are Nov. 1 and 15.

Home Front – November 10

e need has never been greater for volunteers who can help bring Christmas to the less fortunate families of Red Deer.

Safe Harbour Society program coordinator brings blankets into the sleeping quarters of a temporary care centre in the Cronquist Business Park.

Flu shelter filling up

A 24-hour shelter for the homeless stricken by the flu accommodated an average of eight people per day since it opened Friday. And more beds may fill up soon.

Safe Harbour Society program coordinator brings blankets into the sleeping quarters of a temporary care centre in the Cronquist Business Park.
Bill Fletcher with his husky Sierra outside their Westridge Estates home in Red Deer County. Over his career

An old soldier just lives with his memories

Maybe it was only a kid holding the AK-47 assault rifle pointing at Bill Fletcher’s face. But he was a kid whose long young fingers danced gingerly on the trigger of a lethal weapon.

Bill Fletcher with his husky Sierra outside their Westridge Estates home in Red Deer County. Over his career

Home Front 2 – November 7

Updated plans for a new multi-use and aquatics centre in Red Deer will be laid out for public scrutiny on Monday

Switchboard – November 9

Exelta Gymnastic’s Club Remembrance Day Camps will run from Nov. 11 to 13 with a chance for children to learn and improve their gymnastics skills as well as do some swimming, wall climbing and other fun activities.

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Red Deer dog show

Caly, a purebred Havanese, stands still while her handler Michelle Hand grooms her just before her group judging, during the Red Deer and District Kennel Club fall dog show at the Westerner on Sunday.

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Shirley Costley of Calgary marches along Gaetz Avenue

Protesters seize day

More than 600 protesters marched along city streets Saturday to show their disdain for Progressive Conservative health-care cutbacks in what could be Red Deer’s largest anti-government rally ever.

Shirley Costley of Calgary marches along Gaetz Avenue
Premier Ed Stelmach raises his fist in victory after hearing the results from the leadership review at the Progressive Conservative Annual General Meeting

Steady as he goes

Premier Ed Stelmach received 77 per cent support to continue leading the Progressive Conservative party after a secret ballot among party members was held on Saturday in Red Deer.

Premier Ed Stelmach raises his fist in victory after hearing the results from the leadership review at the Progressive Conservative Annual General Meeting

Man to be sentenced for luring child online

An Edmonton man will be sentenced in February after pleading guilty to luring a child on the Internet and then sexually assaulting her.

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Pig manure spill interrupts traffic near swine flu clinic

Swine poo not swine flu was on the minds of many who showed up for an immunization clinic in Red Deer’s Kentwood neighbourhood Friday.

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Switchboard – November 6

Remembrance Day Breakfast will be held on Nov. 11 at Penhold Seniors Drop In Centre from 9 a.m. to noon. Costs are $5 for adults, $2.50 children age six to 12 years, and free for children under six years. 403-886-2999 or 403-886-4337.

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Home Front – November 6

Photo radar will be in the following locations until Nov. 13.

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