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Education spending cut

The Alberta government is slashing this year’s education budget by $80 million as the province grapples with a record $7 billion budget deficit.
Red Deer's CHCA signing off

Red Deer's CHCA signing off

The loss of a television station is a loss for the whole community, former employees of station CHCA-TV and a city official say.
Health workers urged to retire

Health workers urged to retire

Central Alberta leaders are watching nervously to see how $315 million worth of provincial health-care cuts will affect staff, long-term care centres and patient care.

Helpful farmer gets hefty tax bill

A Lacombe County farmer who tried to help out a friend paid a steep price — a tax bill that jumped more than 1,300 per cent.

Strathmore fire chief says fatal crash happened on dangerous road

A fire chief says an intersection near Calgary where three people were killed and four injured in a traffic collision is known to be dangerous.
Talent from across Alberta

Talent from across Alberta

Carol Chapman’s painting titled Sunshiny Day is one of about 60 paintings on exhibit at the Red Deer Museum Parkland Mall location from now until Sept. 27. The 30th annual Alberta Wide Juried Exhibition features many artists from across the province competing in five categories. The museum location at the mall is open to the public 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Sex assault suspect turns himself in

Sex assault suspect turns himself in

A man wanted in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a Red Deer woman in her 70s has turned himself in to police.
Wrestler hired to take charge of security at RDC

Wrestler hired to take charge of security at RDC

Red Deer College’s new head of security and emergency response will be wrestling with a new job, a new book and ongoing wrestling matches.
County connection ready to roll

County connection ready to roll

Transit service will roll into Gasoline Alley and Springbrook Monday, providing a much-anticipated link with the fast-growing Red Deer County communities.
Teepee raising

Teepee raising

Donald Muddy Bull Johnson of Bentley finishes setting up a small scale teepee inside the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday. The traditional Cree structure, complete with poles signifying respect, humility, honesty and faith as well as other noble attributes, will be part of the museum’s new Lasting Tradition exhibition about aboriginal games and sports.