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Switchboard - September 2

First Thursday concert for Sept. 3 features Sharon Braun and Cheryl Cooney with a program ranging from Kurt Weill and Frederick Hollander songs to present day cabaret music and Oscar Peterson piano arrangements.
Home Front - September 2

Home Front - September 2

The last event of the Sunnybrook Farm season is set for Saturday, Sept. 12. Michelle Kastrukoff, a farm spokesman, said Pioneer Days runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Gate admission is $5 per person or $15 for family.

Bear management a must: outdoorsman

The provincial government must get serious on protecting grizzly bears which are increasingly being pushed out of their habitat by resource and recreational activities, says a Central Alberta outdoorsman.

Humidity to blame for hazy skies

High humidity is the likely cause of a heavy, bluish haze that blanketed much of Alberta on Tuesday, says an Environment Canada meteorologist.

Badly beaten man found on Red Deer street

A man is in a Calgary hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries after he was found injured near a city street early Tuesday.
Cosmos garage sale and barbecue

Cosmos garage sale and barbecue

Cosmos program director Stephanie Ball, left, and employment consultants Jolene Van Vliet and Kris MacIborsky clean up after a garage sale and barbecue outside the Cosmos location at 7428 49th Ave. in Red Deer. The event was taken on as a fundraiser for the organization that helps support people with disabilities in the Central Alberta region. Olymel, Tony Romas and Safeway donated food items for the barbecue while members of the community donated items to be sold in garage sale.
Animal expert has good things to say about Discovery Wildlife Park

Animal expert has good things to say about Discovery Wildlife Park

Innisfail’s Discovery Wildlife Park got a big thumbs up from world-renowned animal expert Jack Hanna.
Arlington parking lot

Arlington parking lot

The site of the Arlington Inn: to be a parking lot until development occurs.
Out with the old flowers

Out with the old flowers

City of Red Deer employees, including Carrie Vivier, above, remove plants that had withered away at City Hall Park Monday, leaving the healthy ones to be enjoyed for a few weeks yet.
Trail closure

Trail closure

This section of Red Deer’s popular trail system which runs by the water treatment plant at 5408 54th Ave. on the south side of the river will be temporarily closed to foot and bike traffic.