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Dead Bowden inmate identified

A Medicine Hat father who sexually assaulted and murdered his 15-year-old daughter has been found dead in his Bowden Institution prison cell.
Red Deer Tennis Memorial Tournament

Red Deer Tennis Memorial Tournament

Nigel Smith plays a game of tennis with 80-year-old Irma Francis during the Red Deer Tennis Memorial Tournament held inside the new Red Deer Tennis Bubble on Saturday. The tournament was held in honour OF Smith’s mother Thelma Smith, as well as several other former members. Several of Smith’s siblings and children played in the tournament, along with a mix of tennis players in a variety of age ranges.
Central Alberta African Choir

Central Alberta African Choir

Members from the Central Alberta African Choir sing during the grand opening celebration of the Central Alberta African Centre, at the Festival Hall, on Saturday. The centre in downtown Red Deer works to provide immigrants in Central Alberta with help as they adjust to living in a new country.
$5,000 word score

$5,000 word score

Pat Hughes and Lois Eaton play a game of scrabble at the Golden Circle, Saturday, during the second annual Red Deer Scrabble Fundraiser to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign to help Africa’s grandmothers. Over 40 players took part and organizers expect to raise $5,000 from the event.

Fires banned in parks

A toasty campfire on a crisp autumn night is off limits at provincial campgrounds in Central Alberta after a fire ban was issued on Friday.
Wall washing

Wall washing

Bob Richardson of K-Hansen Masonry washes the brick walls of St. Mary’s Church on Friday. Cleaning the facade was the final step in a three-week repair and restoration effort where Richardson replaced about 300 weathered bricks. The church on Red Deer’s 39th Street was designed by eminent architect Douglas Cardinal and cost $300,000 to build in 1968.

Death at Bowden prison under investigation

RCMP and the provincial coroner’s office are investigating the death of a 51-year-old inmate at Bowden Institution Sunday.

Switchboard - September 28

Steve Bell solo acoustic concert will take place on Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Bell is a Juno award artist and will offer great stories and music in an intimate and personal setting. Tickets available at Scott’s Parables in Gasoline Alley, St. Mary’s Church or call 403-347-3114.
Maryview portable

Maryview portable

Clint Powell of Worx Heavy Hauling climbs into his truck to wait as a Graham’s Construction crew works to ready Maryview School for a portable’s installation Friday. The 26-metre-long building weighing 43.5 metric tons is one of many slated for city separate and public schools with growing populations. Maryview’s has a classroom, washroom and office and will be used for child care before and after school, and possibly for care of pre-school children during school hours.
Earthdance 2009

Earthdance 2009

Around 80 people gathered at City Hall Park on Saturday to drum, dance and pray as part of Earthdance 2009.