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RCMP pup to carry on a famous name

RCMP pup to carry on a famous name

Brock the police puppy handled himself well under pressure on Wednesday, as the public and media gathered to glimpse the fuzzy bundle of energy named after slain RCMP officer Brock Myrol.

Sundre sending an SOS

They can move tonnes of rock in a single sweep, but they need more help budging the wheels of bureaucracy.
Garden in bloom

Garden in bloom

Palmate-leaved coltsfoot blossoms bloom in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre wildflower garden. Found in boreal forest and northern parkland, coltsfoot blooms before its leaves appear. It’s one of numerous perrennials that bloom over the summer, including many cactus, in the garden located on the centre’s southwest corner.

Late, cold spring hard on gardeners, birds — and bugs

Winter continues to hang on in Central Alberta, keeping gardeners and naturalists wondering if they’ll ever get their plants in the ground or if birds will make it through a difficult spring.
Wintry work

Wintry work

Detailer A.J. Shackel clears snow from a boat at Cars RV and Marine Tuesday. Central Albertans tired of the recent snow will be disappointed to learn a little more is forecast to fall today before more seasonal temperatures in the 17-20 C range return this weekend.
A little well servicing

A little well servicing

Murray Page, left, and Dustin Mose of Lousana Water Wells disassemble the water pump for maintenance in Rotary Park Tuesday. The work was done before the onset of warmer weather which typically sees an increase in the popular pump’s use.
Red Deer Public Market opens for season

Red Deer Public Market opens for season

Thousands of visitors swarmed the 39th annual seasonal opener of the Red Deer Public Market on Saturday.
Is it spring or winter?

Is it spring or winter?

This Robin seeks out a dry place to puts its feet as the snow piles up in Red Deer on Monday afternoon. A snowfall warning from Environment Canada Monday afternoon forecast snowfall in the 20 to 40 centimetre range through Central Alberta with the heaviest amounts falling in the foothills areas.
Springtime snow? Oh no!

Springtime snow? Oh no!

An unwelcome guest took the steam out of May long weekend activities.
Marathon truly a family affair

Marathon truly a family affair

Matthew and Jessica Van Mulligen are eager to follow in their daddy’s footsteps on the distance running circuit.