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ADVOCATE EXCLUSIVE / Tumour grounds Olympic medallist

ADVOCATE EXCLUSIVE / Tumour grounds Olympic medallist

Red Deer Olympian Deidra Dionne has faced a number of hurdles over her 15-year freestyle ski career that’s affected her life and career.
Plan for homelessness ready for presentation

Plan for homelessness ready for presentation

More and more working people are losing their homes because they can’t afford the rent, says Stacey Carmichael.
Harper government survives confidence vote

Harper government survives confidence vote

The Harper government has survived yet another confidence vote.The House of Commons voted 144-117 today against a Liberal motion to bring down the minority Conservatives.
Truck nearly strikes train north of Red Deer

Truck nearly strikes train north of Red Deer

A pickup truck hauling a trailer narrowly avoiding slamming into a train on Thursday afternoon, taking out the railway crossing signals instead.

Switchboard - October 2

Sierra of Taylor Drive Music Jam is held the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Cost $2, includes refreshments. Everyone welcome to play and instrument, dance or simply listen to the music. Next jam session is Oct. 3. Phone Chris at 403-341-3385.
CIBC Run for the Cure

CIBC Run for the Cure

Lorinda Dykstra paints large pink ribbons on the windows of Millerdale Pharmacy this week. The symbols are to mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in anticipation of the CIBC Run for the Cure to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on Sunday. The event begins with final registration and donation drop-off at 8 a.m., followed by the warmup at 9:45 and the run itself along one- and five-km routes at 10 a.m., with the awards handed out at 11.
If you have a warrant, it's time to pay up!

If you have a warrant, it's time to pay up!

A Red Deer RCMP crackdown on outstanding warrants landed 14 people in jail and recouped more than $33,000 in unpaid fines.
Former RDC president named an honourary Lieutenant-Colonel

Former RDC president named an honourary Lieutenant-Colonel

Recently retired Red Deer College president Ron Woodward has been recruited to employ his community-building skills with the Red Deer’s 749 Communication Squadron.

Stelmach responds to Klein opinion on level of support

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach is speaking out after Ralph Klein said he should resign if he gets less than 70 per cent support at the Tory leadership review next month.
Local Tories declare support

Local Tories declare support

Some local longtime Conservative Party supporters aren’t sure where Ralph Klein is coming from when he suggests that Premier Ed Stelmach should step down if he doesn’t get 70 per cent support from party membership in a mandatory leadership review.