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Getting ahead of the job

Getting ahead of the job

Steve Stensrud of West Coast Amusements uses his head to tote a large bumper pad during set up for the Super Slide ride at Westerner Park Tuesday. The grounds were a flurry of last-minute preparations for the start today of this yea’s Westerner Days which run through Sunday.

New health councils planned

By the end of the year Albertans will have more say in health care with the creation of 12 regional health advisory councils to provide public input to Alberta Health Services.

Council to look at public art policy

The City of Red Deer will review its public arts policy to see if taxpayer money should be spread out across more buildings frequented by the public.

Time right to review oilsands: Prentice

The federal environment minister says the economic slowdown provides a perfect opportunity to take stock of future oilsands development in Alberta.
Westerner Days gets ready to rock and roll

Westerner Days gets ready to rock and roll

The 2009 edition of Westerner Days kicked off this morning with the downtown parade and the grounds are now open.
Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

The first ever Ice Cream Social at the Sunnybrook Farm Museum was a rousing success.
Playing against the odds

Playing against the odds

Pianist Duke Thompson will be beating the odds when he returns to perform a fundraising classical-pop concert in Red Deer this week.

Canada turns a corner

Canada’s painful recession appears close to an end after the economy received two key votes of confidence Monday suggesting the turnaround — albeit modest — is just around the corner.
Chuckwagon horses unharmed in four-vehicle crash on Hwy 2

Chuckwagon horses unharmed in four-vehicle crash on Hwy 2

Two people have been taken to hospital after a truck and trailer carrying chuckwagon horses home from the Calgary Stampede was involved in a four-vehicle crash in central Alberta.No one else was seriously injured.

Man reserves plea in infant murder case

A Red Deer man charged with murder in the death of an 18-month-old infant last October reserved his plea in Red Deer provincial court on Monday.