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Alberta closes H1N1 clinics

The Alberta government ordered its health officials Saturday to immediately suspend all public H1N1 flu clinics until further notice because of a national shortage of vaccine.
Mayor asking citizens to step up to Olympic challenge

Mayor asking citizens to step up to Olympic challenge

Mayor Morris Flewwelling is asking the city’s citizens to take part in a competition that could put Red Deer on stage during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Switchboard - October 30

Norwegian Laft Hus craft and bake sale is set of Oct 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laft Hus behind the Recreation Centre. A Butikk sale will take place on Nov. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 403-347-2055.
Clinics immunizing at rate of 300 patients per hour

Clinics immunizing at rate of 300 patients per hour

H1N1 clinics in Central Alberta this week attracted thousands of people.
Waiting for hours

Waiting for hours

It took seven hours — many of them boring and some of them cold — for Jamie Morales, her two young sons and her father to get the H1N1 vaccine on Thursday.But the Red Deer mother said it was all worth it to protect her little ones.“It was a long wait.

New Advocate website area dedicated to H1N1 coverage

As the H1N1 pandemic continues to grow, people want to know what’s happening in their area.

City to test the winds on energy project

A pilot project has been proposed to test roof-mounted wind turbines in Red Deer to determine if they are viable energy savers.
Alberta Health apologizes for long waits at H1N1 vaccine clinics

Alberta Health apologizes for long waits at H1N1 vaccine clinics

Alberta Health Services’ top executive apologized to Albertans on Thursday for the long lineups at H1N1 vaccination clinics.
Home Front - October 29

Home Front - October 29

A popular British author and a Canadian Christian singer-songwriter are promising audiences a wonderful evening’s entertainment on Halloween Saturday in Sylvan Lake.
Centennial Park Plaza

Centennial Park Plaza

A Public Works crew excavates for new pathways around the fountain in Centennial Park Plaza Wednesday. Gravel will be laid followed by forms for concrete sidewalks around the park’s eight arches. The Central Alberta Historical Society is still looking for donors to help fund the final phase of the project’s $240,000 cost, which consists of placing 27 plaques on the arches’ nine pillars.