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Road, bridge upgrades planned for Red Deer
Drivers can anticipate minor delays when road crews begin about $6 million worth of crown paving, bridge repairs and other maintenance through Red Deer this summer.
Parkland Memorial Park features hundreds of trees
Not far from the noise of passing traffic and the smells of fast food burgers in Gasoline Alley is a treed park gaining in popularity.
It’s shaping up to be another bad year for mountain bluebirds.
Officials gear up for a busy May long weekend
Mounties will be once again be joined on the May long weekend watch by sheriffs, peace officers and staff from several government departments.
Local tourist attractions open for season
Sunny days interrupted with a few well-timed rain showers are setting a welcome tone for opening day at most summer attractions in Central Alberta.
Elementary tennis lessons
Ryan Mochoruk, 10, sends the ball over the net during a practice game as part of a lesson for the Grade 5 students at Annie L. Gaetz School, Monday. The Red Deer Tennis Club and the Red Deer Primary Care Network is providing tennis lessons to all elementary students in Red Deer as a way to introduce students to a new sport.
Red Deer BMX Association grounds director George Vickery, far left, looks up from his work at the passing practicing riders, Sunday afternoon.
Family of four found dead in Quebec country house gobbled by gaping sinkhole
It took only an instant for an idyllic country scene to collapse in an apocalyptic abyss — the earth opened, gobbled up part of a village, and dragged a family of four down to its death in a muddy crater.
Costco ID, credit card all man needed to board plane
A Blackfalds family is waiting for an explanation and refund after their mentally-challenged son was able to board an Air Canada plane with only his Costco and Visa cards for ID.
Loonie up sharply as eurozone defence package restores confidence
The loonie joined several other currencies in rebounding sharply against the U.S. dollar Monday on the strength of a massive defence package for the euro worked out on the weekend.
Taking the plunge for a new swimming pool
Representatives from various Red Deer aquatic groups who joined forces to save the Michener Pool years ago have teamed up again with a new mission.
African Children’s Choir 2
The youngest ambassadors of peace and joy, the African Children’s Choir, performed in front of a packed house on Sunday morning at the Kentwood Alliance Church.
Harper lands in EU crisis
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has arrived in the eye of a European debt crisis as EU countries attempt to get ahead of their plunging capital and currency markets.
Volunteer opportunities – May 8
Alzheimer Society is seeking Event Day volunteers for the Investors Group Memory Walk on Saturday June 19 at Sunnybrook Farm Museum.
An inside view
Grade 7 students in Red Deer public schools will learn more about having a healthy body image thanks to a play set to explore the topic with them from May 17 to 20 at the Nickle Theatre, upstairs from the Memorial Centre in Red Deer.
Peter Allen holds one of this newly created masks, titled Lenny Blushes Easily, which is on display with several of his other ceramic masks in his exhibit called Faces only a Mother Could Love, at the Hub on Ross Art Gallery.
Empty Bowls event to raise money for needy people in Red Deer
Hunting Hills High School art students are using their creativity to help the less fortunate in Red Deer.
Lions Campground open for season
Barb Weddell strolls through the Lions Campground with her granddaughter Mabel Weddell. Barb’s husband Pete gets the campground up and running in the spring. The campground officially opened for the season on Saturday. Staff are expecting the sites to fill up as the weather improves.
Soccer season opens
Lacombe Composite High School Ram Kodi Knight, left, and Hunting Hills Lightning Sara Codd scramble for the ball during a game near the Collicutt Centre, Thursday. Soccer in Red Deer usually gets off to a cold start, and the high school season sees its share of wet fields.
Province to reconsider closing Red Deer’s two aging nursing homes
Alberta Health Services is revisiting its plans to shut down Valley Park Manor and Red Deer Nursing Home.