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Caught nappin'

Caught nappin'

Jeffrey Butler grabs a quick nap on a Coronation Park bench Thursday. Today and tomorrow the chance of showers has eased with Environment Canada calling for moderate summer highs around 20C though rain is forecast for Sunday and through next week.

Just shy of 90,000

So close, Red Deer.This year’s municipal census shows the city grew by 2.4 per cent to 89,891 people — just 109 shy of reaching 90,000.
Grant advances goal of protecting large part of Red Deer River valley

Grant advances goal of protecting large part of Red Deer River valley

The Nature Conservancy of Canada will be able to work towards conserving 1.2 million acres of land 10 km east of Red Deer, thanks to a $2.4-million donation made by TransCanada Corp.

23-year-old man killed in dune buggy crash

One person died and two people were injured after a customized dune buggy rolled near Red Deer late Canada Day.
Nice place to paddle

Nice place to paddle

A pelican hunts for food at the ponds at McKenzie Trails on Monday afternoon. A population of fish is still trapped in the ponds, since major river flooding in 2005 brought river fish into the ponds, making the ponds a nice place for a pelican to paddle.
Party time at the Ponds

Party time at the Ponds

Thousands of people stopped by Bower Ponds in Red Deer Wednesday, wearing Canadian flag pins, T-shirts and jester hats in red and white.

Going under the knife

Albertans have nothing to fear and better health care to gain as Alberta Health Services gets ready to cut $250 million in health-care spending this year and at least $650 million next year, says a Red Deer MLA.

RCMP raid seizes guns, ammunition

Red Deer City RCMP seized 100 firearms and more than 500,000 rounds of ammunition on Tuesday from a building in the 5200 block of Gaetz Avenue in downtown Red Deer.
Canada Day

Canada Day

The Canadian flag flies at half-mast on a temporary flagpole on Parliament Hill June 30, 2009. The flag, being flown at half-mast due to the death of former Governor General Romeo LeBlanc, is part of 142nd Canada Day celebrations.
Rancher’s Valley plans unveiled

Rancher’s Valley plans unveiled

Rancher’s Valley Inn is growing up and out.On Monday, Red Deer’s municipal planning commission gave site development approval for the two-storey hotel at 5017 49th St. to be expanded by two floors and a four-storey addition constructed on its south side.