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Director honoured

The director of special education with the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division has been honoured for her professional contributions.

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Home Front – November 3

Puppet Mania for children ages six and up is offered at Red Deer Public Library Children’s Department at the downtown branch on Wednesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature fun, interactive stories, with puppets and storytellers. Phone 403-346-4688 for further information.

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

MPC approves Ronald McDonald House

A proposed Ronald McDonald House for Red Deer drew praise from municipal planning commission members on Monday as site development was approved for the $12-million project.

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

Remand Centre staff latest group to demand H1N1 shots sooner than later

The president of a union representing Red Deer Remand Centre staff wants workers put on the high priority list for those receiving H1N1 vaccinations when the immunization clinics resume sometime this week.

Stuart Olson to oversee expansion

Alberta Health Services has chosen Stuart Olson Constructors to expand the Central Alberta Cancer Centre for $41 million.

Alberta revamps program to limit flu shots to pregnant women, youngsters for now

EDMONTON — After a week of confusion that saw swine flu clinics suspended throughout the province, Alberta has rolled out a new vaccine program that focuses on young children and pregnant women.

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

$12-million Ronald McDonald House gets OK from MPC

A proposed Ronald McDonald House for Red Deer drew praise from municipal planning commission members on Monday as site development was approved for the $12-million project.

An artist’s rendering of the entry to Red Deer’s Ronald McDonald House.
The home of Gerard Baumgarte in Parkside Estates in Red Deer. Baumgarte is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

Penhold teen kidnapping case delayed

Failure to reach an agreement on the facts, coupled with an incomplete psychiatric report, delayed the case Monday of a man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young Penhold girl.

The home of Gerard Baumgarte in Parkside Estates in Red Deer. Baumgarte is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.
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dairy showcase

Paige Chalack of Innisfail gets up close with her calf at the Westerner Championship Dairy Showcase in Red Deer on Friday afternoon

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Pierre Bernaquez

One man dead in mine in northern Quebec as search continues for two others

Rescue workers feared the worst as they searched frantically for three trapped miners Monday, and those fears quickly turned into grief as they recovered a body from the flooded gold mine.

Pierre Bernaquez
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Happy Halloween

Taking part in a group sing-a-long Brianna Davis dressed as a snow queen and Serenity Brown doing her best purple dinosaur impression sing out loud along with eleven other youngsters and their parents during the Halloween Spooktacular event at the downtown branch of the library on Saturday.

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Home Front – October 31

A member of the Terry Fox family will be the guest speaker at the Terry Fox Volunteer Reception at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesda

Police believe suspect robbed same gas station twice in three hours

Police are seeking the same male suspect, who is believed to have carried out two robberies at a West Park Fas Gas station early on Monday.

Switchboard – November 2

Bentley United Church holds weekly services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Additional weekday worship services are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Home Front – November 2

t’s been 25 years since the nonprofit Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) took to Alberta skies in an effort to save lives, creating many amazing stories along the way

Alberta closes H1N1 clinics

The Alberta government ordered its health officials Saturday to immediately suspend all public H1N1 flu clinics until further notice because of a national shortage of vaccine.

Mayor Morris Flewwelling

Mayor asking citizens to step up to Olympic challenge

Mayor Morris Flewwelling is asking the city’s citizens to take part in a competition that could put Red Deer on stage during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Mayor Morris Flewwelling
Hundreds of people line up outside the Crossroads Church west of the city for a flu immunization clinic on Thursday morning. People began lining up for the clinic at about 5 a.m. and by 9 a.m. traffic was reportedly backed up to Taylor Drive along 32nd Street. The clinic also extend their hours to 8 p.m. on Thursday to help get through all those that wanted to receive the seasonal and H1N1 vaccine.

Clinics immunizing at rate of 300 patients per hour

H1N1 clinics in Central Alberta this week attracted thousands of people.

Hundreds of people line up outside the Crossroads Church west of the city for a flu immunization clinic on Thursday morning. People began lining up for the clinic at about 5 a.m. and by 9 a.m. traffic was reportedly backed up to Taylor Drive along 32nd Street. The clinic also extend their hours to 8 p.m. on Thursday to help get through all those that wanted to receive the seasonal and H1N1 vaccine.

Switchboard – October 30

Norwegian Laft Hus craft and bake sale is set of Oct 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laft Hus behind the Recreation Centre. A Butikk sale will take place on Nov. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 403-347-2055.

Ashton Madsen

Waiting for hours

It took seven hours — many of them boring and some of them cold — for Jamie Morales, her two young sons and her father to get the H1N1 vaccine on Thursday. But the Red Deer mother said it was all worth it to protect her little ones. “It was a long wait.

Ashton Madsen