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Community supports charity

Among the many people who visited the Red Deer Advocate’s lobby Thursday to support the Ronald McDonald House organization were Margaret Imeson, right, and Jamie Flett with her toddler Garrett and baby Tyler.

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Rampage kills 12, wounds 31

An Army psychiatrist set to be shipped overseas opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post Thursday, authorities said, a rampage that killed 12 people and left 31 wounded in the worst mass shooting ever at a military base in the United States.

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

Safe Harbour offers shelter to homeless in H1N1 crisis

An emergency shelter opens this afternoon to care for an alarming number of Red Deer’s homeless suffering from the flu.

Safe Harbour Society program coordinator brings blankets into the sleeping quarters of a temporary care centre being set up in the Cronquist Business Park on Thursday.
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County Photo Contest winner

Innisfail resident Marcy Bloss has won first place in the Red Deer County Amateur Photo Contest and $500 for the photo above of a pelican taking flight near Dickson Dam.

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Three Red Deer robberies in 24-hour span keep police hopping

Red Deer RCMP are investigating one armed robbery and two attempted robberies that have occurred since Wednesday morning.

Prisoners a priority for shot

Children, pregnant women and federal prisoners at Bowden Institution have something in common — they will be the only members of the public in Central Alberta who can access H1N1 vaccine over the next few days.

Red Deer bombmaker faces sentencing next month

A Red Deer man charged with making explosives for an unlawful purpose will be sentenced in late December.

A shot by Detroit Red Wings' Brad Stuart scores on Calgary Flames' goalie Mikka Kiprusoff

Alberta health official fired over Calgary Flames getting special flu vaccine

Alberta Health Services says it has fired a senior staff member over the Calgary Flames swine flu vaccine controversy.

A shot by Detroit Red Wings' Brad Stuart scores on Calgary Flames' goalie Mikka Kiprusoff

Murder suspect to go on trial in September

A man charged with murder will have to wait in jail until next fall to have a trial. Ten days were booked this week in Red Deer Court of Queen’s for the trial beginning on Sept. 13, 2010, for Larry Allen Scott, 54, of Red Deer.

Switchboard – November 4

Meet the artist reception for “Anonymous” Smith will be held at the Red Deer College Library in Nov. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet the artist behind the RDC Library’s latest exhibition Be — TheCracks —tween.

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Lake landing for Canada Geese

Canada geese come in for a landing to join hundreds of their kind already feeding and floating on a thawing wetland west of the Burnt Lake Business Park recently. The V-shaped formations filled with honking birds are a fall staple as the breed migrates to wintering grounds in the southern United States and even northeastern Mexico.

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Rachelle Taylor of Red Deer holds her 13-day-old son Ethan in the Special Care Nursery at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday. Taylor spent 11 weeks in the Royal Alexander Hospital antepartum unit prior to giving birth to Ethan six weeks premature. Having toured the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton

At-risk babies coming to Red Deer

More premature babies are being transferred to the special care nursery at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

Rachelle Taylor of Red Deer holds her 13-day-old son Ethan in the Special Care Nursery at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday. Taylor spent 11 weeks in the Royal Alexander Hospital antepartum unit prior to giving birth to Ethan six weeks premature. Having toured the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton

Fundraising campaign under way early

Shovels are not in the ground, but fundraising has already begun for the Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer.

Lisa Moore gets her first snuggle with baby Boyd

Those who have been there understand

People may think they understand the heartache and fear that grips a family with a critically-ill child.

Lisa Moore gets her first snuggle with baby Boyd

Putting lessons learned to use

Red Deer’s Ronald McDonald House will be the first built in a new Canadian community in more than 20 years. And it may be the most innovative yet.

An artist’s rendering of the entry to Red Deer’s Ronald McDonald House.

Advocate proud to support Ronald McDonald House (photo gallery)

The Red Deer Advocate is ready to help raise the house — the Ronald McDonald House that is.

An artist’s rendering of the entry to Red Deer’s Ronald McDonald House.

H1N1 clinics reopen for young children only

H1N1 vaccination clinics will reopen on Thursday in Alberta — but vaccine will only be given to children aged six months to under five years.

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Our Best To You

With about 350 exhibitors at this year’s Our Best To You Christmas Art and Craft Sale at Red Deer’s Westerner Park, early Christmas shoppers had no shortage of choices this year.

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Speak Out forum planned at Lindsay Thurber

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School will host a Speak Out forum from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School.

‘She never feels safe,’ says mother of kidnapped teen

Kidnapping suspect Gerard John Baumgarte pleads guilty to six charges in Court of Queens Bench.