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Hobbema escapee remains at large

An inmate who escaped from Hobbema’s Pe Sakastew Centre on Friday remains on the lam.

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It’s a family responsibility

As she is retreats into the arms of her older sister Shana Fischer, Mahala Mowat, four, of Red Deer reacts as she gets a flu vaccine administered by David Thompson Health Region nurse Karen Taylor.

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Dr. David Swan addresses a seniors health forum at the Golden Circle

Cracks showing in health care, says Swann

The “cracks” in Alberta’s health-care system will gape open this winter as the flu season — including the H1N1 virus — begins, says Alberta Liberal leader David Swann.

Dr. David Swan addresses a seniors health forum at the Golden Circle

Scott block serenade

Passersby gather as Morgan McKee plays piano to draw them into the Scott Block on Friday.

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Ready for ice

A group of volunteers move several joined rink board panels into place as they work to set up the Red Deer Pond Hockey League rink next to the Kinsmen Community Centre, Saturday.

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Switchboard – October 19

Cards at the Golden Circle are played on the following days:

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World of Women

Brenda Tomik, left, and Penny Turner look at some scarfs at the 16th annual World of Women show at the Westerner on Saturday.

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Mark Dyrholm

Smith new Wildrose Alliance leader

Danielle Smith, a telegenic former journalist and TV host, was picked Saturday as the new leader of Alberta’s upstart Wildrose Alliance Party and immediately took aim at Premier Ed Stelmach and the governing Progressive Conservatives.

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Greg Selinger

Selinger new Manitoba premier

Manitoba’s finance minister for the past decade is Canada’s newest premier.

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Premier Ed Stelmach speaks of how senior couples needing a long-term care beds are often housed in different communities Friday.

Stelmach confident in wage-freeze plan

Premier Ed Stelmach remains confident Alberta’s public sector will buy into his plan to freeze wages for two years despite some early signs of resistance.

Premier Ed Stelmach speaks of how senior couples needing a long-term care beds are often housed in different communities Friday.
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Roots of Empathy

Paula Hamilton talks about her son Hudson’s recent immunization shots as Grade 2 students Dylan Perkins, left, Taylor Leroux and Jazz McDougall, all 7, watch the four-month-old at C.P. Blakely School.

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Carla Rebman sets out Teresa Posyniak’s Place for a Teacup

The art of helping

At a time when the 36-bed Red Deer women’s shelter is running at full capacity, a local art gallery has come up with a creative way of taking a stand against domestic violence.

Carla Rebman sets out Teresa Posyniak’s Place for a Teacup

Pandemic plan in place

The City of Red Deer is well-prepared for possible impacts of a severe H1N1 influenza outbreak among its staff and public and municipal facilities, a city official says.

Ducks Unlimited selling off land

Ducks Unlimited is shedding Alberta and Saskatchewan properties that it has found do not fit well within its programs.

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach speaks during The Premier’s Dinner at the Capri Centre on Thursday. About 500 people attended the fundraising dinner hosted by PC Alberta

‘We’ll work it through’

Premier Ed Stelmach remains confident Alberta’s public sector will buy into his plan to freeze wages for two years despite some early signs of resistance.

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach speaks during The Premier’s Dinner at the Capri Centre on Thursday. About 500 people attended the fundraising dinner hosted by PC Alberta

Winter Inn program extended to youth

Red Deer’s Youth Winter Inn will open Nov. 1 to provide a safe place for intoxicated or homeless youth to sleep.

A worker sets up a tent for the groundbreaking ceremony for Olds College’s new Botanic Garden and Treatment Wetlands Thursday. Heritage Barn in background will serve as the project’s interpretive centre.

Olds College opens research into urban wetlands

A $3.2-million wetland research project that could change the way decorative lakes and retention ponds are built in urban centres was given a big welcome at Olds College on Thursday.

A worker sets up a tent for the groundbreaking ceremony for Olds College’s new Botanic Garden and Treatment Wetlands Thursday. Heritage Barn in background will serve as the project’s interpretive centre.
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‘No criminal action’ in death of woman found near Red Deer

Police say that no criminal action caused the death of a 41-year-old Red Deer woman who was found dead near the city on Tuesday.

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Switchboard – October 16

Dancercise at the Golden Circle starts on Thursday September 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $1. Join in the senior friendly, low impact, fun way to get exercise and meet new people. For more information call the Golden Circle at 403-343-6074.

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Westerner Park demolition stocks Habitat ReStore

Mike Molyneaux, left, waits as Stan Davis, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore manager, examines a door in Westerner Park’s former administration building. The men came in to pick up numerous doors for stock at the charitable group’s used building supply store. The building will be demolished this week to make way for a new short roadway to eliminate the sharp turn in front of the Centrium.

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