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Switchboard – October 26

Central Alberta Photographic Society (CAPS) meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m., usually at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The next meeting will be on Oct. 28. Memberships available to everyone. To confirm meeting place and time, or for more information, contact Gail by email at gail-caps@telus.net or by phone at 403-343-9294. See www.centralalbertaphotographicsociety.com

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Home Front – October 24

A Red Deer-based cat rescue organization is encouraging people to adopt a homeless feline during National Cat Day on Thursday.

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Built by True-Line Contracting of Red Deer the 2009 edition of the Kinsmen Dream Home located at 36 Clearview Drive is ready for visitors.

Dream home anything but ordinary

The 2009 Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home is anything but another cookie-cutter house.

Built by True-Line Contracting of Red Deer the 2009 edition of the Kinsmen Dream Home located at 36 Clearview Drive is ready for visitors.
Photo of Cameron O’Connell from Red Deer Boxing Club web site. Eight-time Alberta champion facing charges in police drug raid.

Coach stands behind athlete following police cocaine bust

oxing Club head coach Rob Carswell is standing behind a local boxing champion who has been charged following a police drug sting.

Photo of Cameron O’Connell from Red Deer Boxing Club web site. Eight-time Alberta champion facing charges in police drug raid.
Vials of seasonal flu vaccine await use at the Johnstone Crossing Community Health Centre.

Seasonal, H1N1 flu shots available at upcoming clinics

Red Deer residents can get a free H1N1 shot beginning Monday as the first of seven flu clinics takes a jab at slowing sickness.

Vials of seasonal flu vaccine await use at the Johnstone Crossing Community Health Centre.

Red Deer boxer faces drug charges

A Red Deer boxing champon faces several drug-related charges following an investigation by police.

Ponoka student in stable condition after being hit

A 13-year-old Ponoka student is listed in stable condition in an Edmonton hospital after she was struck by an alleged drunk driver Thursday.

Switchboard – October 23

Lacombe Legion Bingo is played every Monday at 7 p.m. in the legion hall. Phone 403-782-6441. Try your luck on Oct. 26.

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Home Front – October 22

It’s time to dig out your old snowboards, skis, poles and boots for the Canadian Ski Patrol Swap ‘N’ Sale set for this weekend at Westerner Park.

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Jail ‘n’ Bail

Blake Ransom, from radio station Craze 101.3, pulls the noose firmly around his neck after his fellow DJ Diesel at the radio station, acting as the judge, threw the book at him setting a hefty bail of $8,500 during the Jail-N-Bail event at the Parkland Mall on Wednesday. The annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society continues today with jailbirds hitting the phones to get anyone they can to donate to the cause and bail them out. The goal this year is to have a total of 70 community volunteers raise $100,000 for the cause.

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Parking policy revamped

Westerner Park has changed its parking policies to give drivers making a brief stop at the site a break on parking.

Three charged in major cocaine bust

Three Red Deer men have been charged in relation to a major drug trafficking network.

Switchboard – October 21

Delburne and District Drop-In Centre musical jams are held from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second, fourth and fifth (if applicable) Fridays of each. October’s jam sessions will run on Oct. 9 and 23. Admission of $2 includes refreshments. Phone 403-749-2035.

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Home Front – October 21

A limited number of tickets are still available for Oktoberfest this weekend. The German Canadian club has moved its annual dinner and dance party to the Harvest Centre at Westerner Park.

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Walking the dog in the fog

Gwyn Griffith and Missy go for a walk on the trail adjacent to 22nd Street practically every day. On Tuesday, however, the two were greeted by an unusual sight as the electical towers in the distance did a disappearing act in the heavy fog.

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Car pushed into bus

City of Red Deer Emergency Services personnel move a man injured in a motor vehicle collision to an ambulance Tuesday afternoon. The driver was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre complaining of neck pain. The collision took place on 32nd Street, just west of Munro Crescent. One car rear-ended another into a Red Deer Transit bus, which was stopped at a bus stop. The bus had several passengers onboard, but none was hurt in the collision.

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Sustainability revolution

Red Deer could be on its way to becoming a Transition Town. The global movement, that started in the United Kingdom, is all about helping communities deal with problems related to climate change and recognize that oil production will soon reach its peak and start to decline.

Insurance S.O.S.

Search-and-rescue groups say they want the federal government to help pay for liability and accident insurance for their volunteers or risk having them quit or emergency services withdrawn.

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Home Front – October 20

Scholars from five world faiths will share their points of view at Red Deer College’s fourth annual World Religious Conference on Thursday.

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Inside the tennis dome

As it pours down rain outside, longtime Red Deer Tennis Club member Bill Wyten enjoys the climate-controlled atmosphere under the club’s new dome as he returns a volley from Diane Rasmussen on Monday afternoon. Open since the beginning of October, the dome is now open for business 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The club now boasts four indoor courts that will be operational through the winter.

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