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Bed cuts played part in remand beating

The closing of acute-care beds at a psychiatric hospital in part led to the severe beating of a man being held in connection with a sexual assault on a senior, Red Deer Court heard on Thursday.
Government supolus bargains

Government supolus bargains

Kyle Bokstrom struggles with a large crash mat he purchased for $2 at the Michener Centre on Thursday morning. Thousands of items including furniture, pianos and organs, tools and kitchen supplies went on sale during the one day Government of Alberta surplus sale.

Health advisory issued due to smoke from prescribed burn

A forest fire west of Calgary is causing a smoky haze over the city and surrounding communities, resulting in officials issuing a health advisory.
Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House

Larry Mathieson, executive director of Ronald McDonald House in Alberta, tours the property at 39th Street and Gaetz Avenue in Red Deer where Ronald McDonald House intends to build in 2010.
Helpful neighbours roll out combines

Helpful neighbours roll out combines

Three of the 19 combines working on Kevin Williams’ land northeast of Delburne on Wednesday bring in a canola harvest. About 100 people in the community came together to help the family harvest about 900 acres of canola and barley in about five hours.
Who needs summer? Fall heat wave in Central Alberta

Who needs summer? Fall heat wave in Central Alberta

Wednesday would have been the hottest day of the summer.Only it was the second day of fall.
Wildrose leadership battle draws a crowd

Wildrose leadership battle draws a crowd

The snowball that started with the Calgary-Glenbow byelection has gained size and momentum as the Wildrose Alliance heads toward its leadership convention in Edmonton Oct. 17.

Draft report a cause for concern: seniors

A leaked advisory document that calls for cutting nursing home beds in Alberta while increasing community assisted living beds, is causing skepticism and concern among local seniors.
Walls and whispers

Walls and whispers

Walls and Whispers is a glazed stoneware and photograph piece by Eva Lapka from 2004, and part of the Walls and Whispers exhibit at the bilton contemporary art gallery, on display until Oct. 17. The piece is composed of photos of old walls in Prague, walls filled with history, and of heads emerging from these walls, heads turned towards each other, whispering.
Student makes desperate plea for stolen hard drive

Student makes desperate plea for stolen hard drive

Nick Saik is devastated. The 4th-year RDC Motion Picture Arts student had a backpack stolen from his car while parked in front of his residence on Oates Green, this past Saturday.