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Transport Canada refutes heliport claims

Transport Canada is adamant there were no issues that required seven rural hospital heliports to be shut down.
How to speak with your mouth full

How to speak with your mouth full

Madeiline Stout, 14, and other Artstrek students practice articulation and enunciation with their fingers in their mouths. The summer program at Red Deer College is creating leaps forward for young people interested in theatre, teaching them that putting on a play is serious business.
Leaf Teapot

Leaf Teapot

Beverly Berg and her daughter Cora, 2, examine a Cathi Jefferson piece called Leaf Teapot at bilton contemporary art this week. Over the next month, the gallery, located at 4B, 5809 51st Ave. in Red Deer, is featuring paintings, sculpture, fibre and ceramic works by instructors leading the Red Deer College Series of summer art classes. The pieces will change weekly to ensure a variety of artists and their works are highlighted.
Tea and Tour

Tea and Tour

Visitors await a wagon tour’s start as volunteers John McDonald, left, and Ross Smith tarpaper a former teacher’s residence moved from Pine Lake to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. Tours, live musical performances and plenty of homemade food were all part of the museum’s annual Tea and Tour event.
Energy flows

Energy flows

Flora Awakening, right, a painted silk by Darcy Gusse Edinga, and Orchid, an acrylic and oil pastel on canvas by Elena Rousseau, are two of the pieces in the show Energy Flows. Numerous others by P’Artisan Artist Network are on display in the Marjorie Wood Gallery of the Kerry Wood Nature Centre until Sunday.
Osprey feeding time

Osprey feeding time

A female osprey feeds one of her three chicks at Three Mile Bend Recreation Area. Osprey pairs have long nested in the city along the Red Deer River, which provides a ready and abundant food supply for their young. Chicks and pairs can also be seen at two nesting platforms at Great Chief Park and the waste treatment plant.

Investors interested in high-speed rail

Although a high-speed train between Calgary and Edmonton is at least 15 years away from carrying its first passengers, there is private interest in the project, Transportation Minister Luke Ouellette said Wednesday.

Re-inventing government

Sundre and other communities in Mountain View County are looking at creating a committee to address health care concerns in the area.
WEATHER ALERT: Tornado watch issued for Red Deer area

WEATHER ALERT: Tornado watch issued for Red Deer area

Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch for the Red Deer area, including Ponoka, Innisfail, and Stettler.
Lots to do off-site during Westerner Days

Lots to do off-site during Westerner Days

It won’t be long before people will be flipping flapjacks, cooking chili and decorating businesses as part of the off-site activities for Westerner Days. Events are scheduled for throughout the city from this Saturday to Sunday, July 19.