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School dollars tighten

School dollars tighten

Central Alberta board chairs and superintendents met with Education Minister Dave Hancock at the Red Deer Lodge on Thursday to talk about future fiscal planning in education and how to continue to meet the needs of students with constrained finances.
United Way makes pennies count

United Way makes pennies count

As people are counting their pennies more closely than ever, the United Way of Central Alberta tried to put a humourous face on it on Thursday. The 2009 campaign cabinet chair donned a special costume for the launch of the 2009 fundraising campaign.

Committee debates curfew time change

A City of Red Deer committee is grappling over whether an 11 p.m. youth curfew will be enforceable and keep troublemakers at bay.
Another massive goal for 2009 United Way campaign

Another massive goal for 2009 United Way campaign

Each year they raise the bar, and so far Central Alberta has managed to meet the challenge.

Calgary looking to put dog on payroll to sniff out rats

Wanted: tenacious terrier with keen sense of smell to sniff out rats.Bill Bruce, bylaw boss for the City of Calgary, says his department is looking to put a rodent-wrangling pooch on the payroll after a rat was recently found in a northeast neighbourhood.

Police on manhunt after attempted sexual assault in Innisfail

Police are on the hunt for a man who attempted to sexually assault a woman in Innisfail as she walked.
Teen killed by bear banger

Teen killed by bear banger

A Rocky Mountain House teen was killed by a device commonly used by people who are accustomed to venturing into the woods.
Every room filled with 10 per cent enrolment jump

Every room filled with 10 per cent enrolment jump

Enrolment at Red Deer College is up 10 per cent this year.There are 7,800 students this year, compared with 7,100 last year — an increase of 700 students.
Home Front - September 10

Home Front - September 10

Kevin Sirois Centre at Red Deer College is offering new fitness programs. The Be Here to Be There weight loss and wellness series is for anyone who has ever struggled with achieving or maintaining a lifestyle goal.
Happy 90th Birthday!

Happy 90th Birthday!

A Sylvan Lake woman celebrated her 90th birthday in high-flying style with a balloon ride over Central Alberta recently.