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Feel Good Ripple

Stephen Brosinsky of Servus Credit Union hands out Feel Good Ripple cards to Jacob Stenner, left, Tess McLachlin and Brittany Randal, all 10, at Joseph Welsh Elementary School. The Grade 5 students were part of the Feel Good Ripple, Servus’s effort that began on Wednesday to give away $200,000 in $10 bills to 20,000 individuals pledging to do a random act of kindness and inspiring the recipient to pass the feeling along. The school and Servus, its Partner in Progress, dispatched Grade 5 students into the community to kick off the unique giving program.

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Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach talks to the media at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Tuesday. Stelmach is predicting it will take two or three years for the province's cash flow to recover after its energy windfall evaporated over the course of the last year.

Alberta premier, cabinet ministers taking 10 to 15 per cent pay cuts

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach and his cabinet are taking pay cuts effective immediately.

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach talks to the media at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Tuesday. Stelmach is predicting it will take two or three years for the province's cash flow to recover after its energy windfall evaporated over the course of the last year.
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The Soul Show

The Red Deer and District Allied Arts Council and the Red Deer Public Library present The Soul Show in the Kiwanis Gallery downstairs at the downtown branch of the library. Sue Barker’s watercolour portraits will be on display until Oct. 31.

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United Way’s Day of Caring

United Way chairman Darcy Mykytyshyn fits a fence’s cross boards while Warren Sinclair LLP lawyer Rhonda Elder, centre, and Karen Reay of the Red Deer and District Labor Council screw in a top board on Wednesday.

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Stelmach tightens the belt in address

Premier Ed Stelmach used a provincewide broadcast Wednesday to warn Albertans of coming budget cuts and belt-tightening measures, starting with a two-year wage freeze for 6,500 senior bureaucrats.

After being introduced by Red Deer College president Joel Ward

Great Women of Excellence

In an evening devoted to women of excellence, lifetime achievement award winner Hazel Flewwelling paid an emotional tribute to her grandmother.

After being introduced by Red Deer College president Joel Ward
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Political will lags behind train debate

Lack of political will is the biggest obstacle in front of bringing high-speed passenger trains to the Hwy 2 corridor, say experts who support the project.

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Pilot, first officer battled into crash

It was chaos in the cockpit of Transwest Air Flight 350 on the snowy night it overshot the runway at remote Sandy Bay, Sask., roared like a weed-whipper through evergreen trees and burst into flames, killing the pilot.

Woman stole almost $100,000, police allege

A former Red Deer woman charged with theft and attempted theft of almost $100,000 from an oilpatch company reserved her plea in Red Deer court on Wednesday.

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Home Front – October 14

The public is invited to learn more about the 2009-10 theatre season at the Scott Block at an open house, held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, at 4818 50th Ave in downtown Red Deer.

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Call for coats

Red Deer Clothing Bank president Shirley Berry stocks the rack with men’s coats at the Clothing Bank on Tuesday.

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DUI law gets broader

Central Albertans who are charged with drug-related impaired driving will see their licences suspended for at least three months under new Alberta rules coming Thursday.

‘Who’s going to have to die?’

The daughter of a 77-year-old woman who was attacked in the summer spoke out against cuts to Alberta’s mental health-care system at an NDP health-care forum on Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP members exit a small forested area south of South Pointe Common and north of the Word of Life Centre Tuesday afternoon. RCMP and emergency response personnel from the City of Red Deer were called to the scene where they found a deceased person. The dense bush sits between the north and southbound lanes of Hwy 2.

Camping companions report woman’s body in makeshift campground

RCMP are investigating after a Red Deer woman’s body was found on Tuesday afternoon in a small wooded area between the north and south lanes of Hwy 2 near Gasoline Alley.

RCMP members exit a small forested area south of South Pointe Common and north of the Word of Life Centre Tuesday afternoon. RCMP and emergency response personnel from the City of Red Deer were called to the scene where they found a deceased person. The dense bush sits between the north and southbound lanes of Hwy 2.
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Email us your Halloween photos

Halloween always makes for great photo fun.

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Damage estimate in millions of dollars after fire destroys Wetaskiwin church

A church in a central Alberta community has been destroyed by fire.

Switchboard – October 13

Thursday Live is back at Red Deer College on Oct. 15, 1 p.m. with a student produced concert of high quality entertainment. Admission is $2 at the door with proceeds from this concert to the RDC United Way campaign. For more information call Berni at 403-342-3536.

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Smooth work

Adam Smith of Phoenix Construction smooths a joint between newly poured concrete sidewalk sections outside Hill Plaza at 3301 50th Ave. Friday. Plans for the strip mall’s renovations also include new decorative stone and powder-coated steel features. Businesses located there remain open throughout the renovations.

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Recount underway for municipal election initially won by 19-year-old

A judicial recount to help settle a teenager’s battle for a mayoral seat in Newfoundland is unfolding today in a St. John’s courtroom.

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Shot probably not fired at witness: RCMP

Stettler RCMP are still trying to track down the victim of an alleged assault that occurred, south of Buffalo Lake, a week ago.

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