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Mary-Ann Lazurko and Sophie: the dog alerted Lazurko that her daughter had gone into a diabetic coma.

Hero hound saves Olds girl

A small Olds dog has been inducted into the Purina Hall of Fame.

Mary-Ann Lazurko and Sophie: the dog alerted Lazurko that her daughter had gone into a diabetic coma.

Hard blow for hog industry

Innisfail-area hog producer Jim Smith has a very bad feeling about his industry’s future on a day when six new human cases of the H1N1 flu virus were announced in Alberta.

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Cleanup cloud

City of Red Deer Recreation, Parks and Culture Department employees Jason Brooks, in the sweeper, and Adam Donovan work to clear a winter’s worth of debris from the roadway leading through the Lions Campground on Monday. The campground opened for the season on Friday with the east end sites opening first. The west sites shown here will open after the cleanup is complete.

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Wastewater expansion will meet region’s needs for next 25 years

Red Deer’s wastewater treatment plant has enough space to expand and meet the needs of the city and surrounding region for the next 25 years, according to a planning document approved on Monday.

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BMX learners

After holding their first sign-up day of the year on Saturday, Red Deer BMX held a novice clinic and then an expert clinic at the BMX Track in the Great West Adventure Park.

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The tuba section of the Red Deer Royals was in fine form during a brief performance at a dinner in Festival Hall celebrating their 40th anniversary.

Musicians loyal to the Royals

The aerial photo tells it all: A group of starry-eyed Central Alberta band kids, their chests puffed out in pride, are marching through the streets of San Francisco.

The tuba section of the Red Deer Royals was in fine form during a brief performance at a dinner in Festival Hall celebrating their 40th anniversary.

People endangering hogs?

Central Alberta hog farmers are being urged to step-up “biosecurity” measures after pigs at an Alberta farm came down with the same virus that sickened people around the world.

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Rollover results in traffic jam

Hwy 2 traffic southbound backs up as northbound traffic passes the scene after a car rolled over on northbound Hwy 2 around 11:15 a.m. Friday.

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Workplace accident has resulted in death

A worker at IP Fabrications Ltd. died in a Calgary hospital on Wednesday after a workplace accident on Tuesday afternoon.

Speeders caught in crackdown

A two-day RCMP speeding crackdown on Hwy 2 nabbed more than 300 lead-footed drivers this week.

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‘Meddling’ leaves Albertans more vulnerable, says Swann

The Alberta government’s health-care meddling has left the province more vulnerable to outbreaks such as swine flu, said Liberal Leader David Swann in Red Deer Thursday.

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Please don’t blame the hogs

Swine flu by any other name is still a human disease and not a meat or a food safety issue, say people working in and with Alberta’s pork industry.

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Women’s car clinic

Veteran Canadian CASCAR driver Kelly Williams, right, shares a laugh with Lorraine McGill of Sylvan Lake as she checks the oil in her vehicle at OK Tire and Auto Service in Sylvan Lake Thursday evening.

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Historic ride

Alexander Katyshev, six, of Red Deer gets a feel for what it would be like to be a firefighter in the days of horse-drawn wagons as he climbs aboard the Ghosts sculpture titled Sound the Alarm. The life-size sculpture, featuring two horses and their handlers by artist Robert Spaith, stands outside the Red Deer Public Library.

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Between seasons

Caught between seasons, this gull walks along the edge of the last stubborn piece of ice on Bower Ponds looking for a meal. The ice on the ponds should be just a memory soon with temperatures for the rest of the week climbing into the mid-teens with mostly sunny skies.

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A stallion lies tangled in trees

Horses found shot

Police and wildlife officers are investigating the shooting deaths on Tuesday of three wild horses near the Red Deer River Ranger Station, about 40 km southwest of Sundre.

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Labyrinth 1

The ceramic vessel titled Labyrinth 1 created by artist Zane Wilcox is part of the Subverted Utility exhibit at the Harris-Warke Gallery located downtown in the Sunworks Home and Garden Store. Subverted Utility also displays ceramic works by artists Paula Cooley, Boonie Gilmour and Carole Epp. The exhibit runs until May 22.

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Raking the yard

Rick Lediard takes advantage of a little bit of sunshine as he gets his yard in Lancaster ready for spring shortly before another snow storm rolled through Red Deer on Monday. While this past weekend didn’t feel much like spring, Red Deer should start to see warmer more spring-like weather by end of the week, with the temperature reaching double digits by the weekend.

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MoneySense magazine names Red Deer 10th best place to work in Canada

In its annual evaluation of Canadian communities, MoneySense magazine has named Red Deer as 10th best place to work in all of Canada.

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Puppies on a walk

Sharna Mulligan has her hands full keeping leashes separate for, from left, a greyhound named Dr. Watson, a chow cross named Kona, a miniature Eskimo named Shadow and Lily and Neika, a pair of weimaraners, along a Taylor Drive pathway Tuesday. Billing herself as The Dogwalker, Mulligan can often be seen around the city squiring any number of dogs on their daily jaunts.

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