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Home Front – October 13

The public can participate in a question and answer session with filmmaker Paul Manly who will attend the Red Deer screening of his documentary about the Security and Prosperity Partnership. You, Me and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule will screen Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., at Red Deer College, Room 1328.

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Jared Follett

Cold temperatures for final Saturday of 2009 Public Market

Vendor and patrons of the Red Deer Public Market braved temperatures as low as minus 7 C on Saturday, wearing toques and mitts and carrying cups of steaming coffee.

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Shawn Galley and Terina Paré

Red Deer family grateful for Habitat for Humanity program

The first year in a new home is a special time for everyone. But one Red Deer family is all the more appreciative during this time of Thanksgiving. Terina Paré and her husband Shawn Galley moved into one of the Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region homes in Johnstone Park in March with their son Owen, now age 4. Two months later their daughter Alayna was born and she is now 4 months old.

Shawn Galley and Terina Paré
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50th anniversary at Parkland Regional Library

Susan Thompson readies foreign language books for distribution during the 50th anniversary open house at the Parkland Regional Library’s Lacombe offices this week. The province’s oldest and largest regional library system administers the Alberta Multilingual Book Consortium, which provides adult and juvenile books in 38 languages to all Alberta libraries. Founded in 1959 to bring cost-effective service to libraries across rural Central Alberta, Parkland now serves 50 public and 48 school libraries by sharing materials, resources and expertise that benefits 192,000 Central Albertans in more than 60 municipalities.

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Few want H1N1 shot: poll

Canadians don’t seem to see the H1N1 virus as a personal threat, and few currently plan to get vaccinated against the virus, a new poll indicates.

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Home Front – October 9

It’s safer to watch grizzly bears on the West Coast than in B.C.’s interior and female black bears seldom seriously attack people, although they act like they will.

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Spanking weather at United Way barbecue

Beth Anthony gets a spanking from United Way colleague Jennifer Forest as they try to keep warm while staffing a barbecue outside the charitable group’s 48th Street offices Thursday. The community event, held over the lunch hour, was intended to help bring in additional funds to meet the United Way’s fundraising goal of $2.1 million this year.

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Winter-style cleanup

Carrie Vivier of the city’s Recreation, Parks and Culture department pulls marigolds, petunias and other annuals from a bed in City Hall Park Thursday. Though she and others workers had begun pulling plants last week, the last of them came out when fall weather had turned decidedly wintery. Snow remains absent from the long weekend forecast, but daytime highs of 0, 1 and 4C are well below the seasonal average of 13C.

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Credit Union pays it forward for ripple effect in acts of kindness

Servus Credit Union is banking on 20,000 Albertans performing acts of kindness. Servus is set to launch on Oct. 15 the Feel Good Ripple by giving away $200,000 — one $10 bill at a time, said Stephen Brosinksy, regional manager of the Red Deer region.

What’s the holdup?

The former spouse of a man who died of a heart attack at the Red Deer Remand Centre last January is anxiously waiting for answers on what happened when police first arrested him.

Switchboard – October 9

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre offers Drop-in Scrabble at 1 p.m. on Mondays during the summer for a cost of $1. Phone 403-343-6074.

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Bagged lunches for city schools

Volunteer Kelly Condon hustles to get the last of 174 bagged lunches ready for delivery to 25 city schools in the Loaves and Fishes kitchen on Wednesday morning.

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Club Dates – October 9

The Hub (on Ross Street) will host Bob Evans and Steve Fisher on Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets, $15 at 53rd Street Music and Parkland Audio and Music Centre. For more information, call 780-340-7804.

Red Deer boy killed in Hwy 2 collision near Millet overpass

The southbound lanes of Hwy 2 near Millet have reopened following a fatal two-vehicle collision this morning.

ROAD REPORT: First blast of winter strikes Central Alberta highways

Central Alberta got its first taste real winter weather for the season on Thursday morning.

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Rising Together

Rising Together by Sam Dwyer is a print currently on display in the Red Deer College Library. It’s part of the retrospective Restrike of student printmaking that runs until Oct. 22.

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Home Front – October 8

Local author Sigmund Brouwer will be at Chapters in Red Deer on Saturday promoting his latest book, Oil King Courage, from 1 to 2 p.m. Brouwer is a prolific writer and his latest book is part of his WHL series.

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Laying sod as the snow falls

Tony Scholton, left, lays sod as Ray Taylor readies more outside a Parkvale home while snow falls Wednesday morning. The pair, from Land Escapes, were none too excited about working in the snow, but were happy the snowfall wasn’t worse. While snow isn’t forecast by Environment Canada over the Thanksgiving long weekend, cold nightly lows of down to -11C are.

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Technical search and rescue specialists Adam Beverley

Red Deer rescuers race against time

Two search and rescuers returned home on Tuesday after spending a full day scouring for earthquake survivors in Indonesia.

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Evicted from the Arlington earlier this year

Homeless man feels he ‘fell through the cracks’

A Red Deer man says he is frustrated by the lack of help given to his homeless plight after the City of Red Deer bought the now-demolished Arlington Inn where he and 23 others lived.

Evicted from the Arlington earlier this year