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New Advocate website area dedicated to H1N1 coverage

As the H1N1 pandemic continues to grow, people want to know what’s happening in their area.

City to test the winds on energy project

A pilot project has been proposed to test roof-mounted wind turbines in Red Deer to determine if they are viable energy savers.

An Alberta Health Services official turns away people looking to seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccinations at the Lacombe Memorial Centre Thursday afternoon. Unless people had lined up outside and been given a number earlier in the day

Alberta Health apologizes for long waits at H1N1 vaccine clinics

Alberta Health Services’ top executive apologized to Albertans on Thursday for the long lineups at H1N1 vaccination clinics.

An Alberta Health Services official turns away people looking to seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccinations at the Lacombe Memorial Centre Thursday afternoon. Unless people had lined up outside and been given a number earlier in the day
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Home Front – October 29

A popular British author and a Canadian Christian singer-songwriter are promising audiences a wonderful evening’s entertainment on Halloween Saturday in Sylvan Lake.

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Centennial Park Plaza

A Public Works crew excavates for new pathways around the fountain in Centennial Park Plaza Wednesday. Gravel will be laid followed by forms for concrete sidewalks around the park’s eight arches. The Central Alberta Historical Society is still looking for donors to help fund the final phase of the project’s $240,000 cost, which consists of placing 27 plaques on the arches’ nine pillars.

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People wait in line for the H1N1 flu vaccination as volunteers Linda Cornell

School H1N1 vaccinations called

The head of Chinook’s Edge School Division is taking aim at the province’s decision not to allow H1N1 flu immunization in schools. Superintendent Jim Gibbons said he recently spoke with a deputy health officer from Calgary on whether Alberta Health Services would extend its flu clinics to schools. He was told no.

People wait in line for the H1N1 flu vaccination as volunteers Linda Cornell

Remains found in B.C. not those of missing Red Deer woman

The remains of a person discovered in a gravel pit near Prince George, B.C., are not those of a young Red Deer woman who disappeared seven years ago, a police official said Wednesday.

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Lasting Impressions

Symphony, a 2008 acrylic ink piece by Joan Bailey, is part of her show Lasting Impressions. It runs until Nov. 27 in the Marjorie Wood Gallery at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre.

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Great Kid

Olivia Hall of Stettler was recently honoured by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach for her volunteer work with the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Red Deer and District Unit. As a person living with kidney disease, she has become an ambassador and an advocate for organ donations. As well as her award, Olivia received an IBM computer and her family enjoyed a night’s stay at Fantasyland Hotel and West Edmonton Mall attraction passes.

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Armed robbery suspect

Pharmacy drugs stolen in Red Deer armed robbery

Police are on the hunt for a potentially dangerous suspect following an armed robbery at a Sobey's grocery story location in the 5000 block of 22nd Street.

Armed robbery suspect
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Home Front – October 28

iddies rule at Red Deer’s two major shopping centres on Saturday. Indoor Halloween festivities open with Fright Night at the Parkland Mall from 2 to 5 p.m. and wrap up with tricks and treats at the Bower Place Shopping Centre from 4 to 8 p.m.

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Mounties love Segways

Two-wheeled electric scooters known as Segways received a thumbs up from Sylvan Lake Mounties this summer, says an Alberta Transportation spokeswoman. Heather Kaszuba said the RCMP passed on its findings on how well the Segways worked and by all indications, they were a smash hit.

Stop the Cuts rally planned

Pressure will be on delegates at Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party convention in Red Deer on Nov. 7 to halt the province’s funding cuts to health care, education and other social services.

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Police urge public to report suspected drug, gang activity

Provincial investigators could shut down far more crack and gang houses if more people would report the crimes taking place in their neighbourhood, says a Red Deer police officer.

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Massive lineups, long delays as thousands crowd clinics for flu shots

Alberta health officials said Tuesday they have been caught off guard with the overwhelming turnout at H1N1 vaccination clinics.

Switchboard – October 27

ADHD public education forum, featuring quest speaker Dr. David Roseman, will be offered on Oct. 29 at Westerner Park Chalet from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free but register by calling the Learning Disabilities Association at 403-340-3885.

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Temporary Road

While a grader in the background levels out some of the newly deposited soil, Barry Pope manoeuvres his packer over the existing dirt – which will become a temporary road for service vehicles looking to gain access into the extension of Clearview Ridge.

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Home Front – October 27

Supt. Brian Simpson of Red Deer City RCMP will host a townhall meeting about current policing issues on Thursday in Red Deer. The event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Notre Dame High School Amphitheatre at 50 Lees St. Simpson’s talk will be followed by a question and answer session.

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The crowd inside the Harvest Centre was easily as big as the one waiting outside.

Absenteeism spikes in Central Alberta schools

H1N1 vaccine was made available on Monday in Red Deer just as student absenteeism spiked.

The crowd inside the Harvest Centre was easily as big as the one waiting outside.
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Playing with leaves

Shynelle Woroniuk, 6, laughs as she lets the handful of leaves she threw in the air fall down around her during an outing to Rotary Park with her dad and sister on Sunday

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