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A new place to gather for brain injured and mentally ill

A new place to gather for brain injured and mentally ill

People with mental illness or brain injury will have twice the space to join in activities when the Gathering Place relocates to the former Club Café building on Wednesday.
All sorts of handiwork on display at this week’s quilt show

All sorts of handiwork on display at this week’s quilt show

The 2.5-by-2.5-metre quilt has been residing at the head office for Doctors Without Borders in Toronto and this is the last opportunity for the public in Red Deer to see it up close, she said.
Hands of Humanity

Hands of Humanity

Nationally acclaimed Red Deer quilter Patti Morris used over 1,000 pieces of hand-painted cloth to portray the work of Doctors Beyond Borders in her quilt Hands of Humanity.Patterned from actual photos of children in need in developing countries and doctors who respond, it makes a serious statement.
City lawyers say killing two-for-one jail credit makes for a bad bargain

City lawyers say killing two-for-one jail credit makes for a bad bargain

Proposed legislation to abolish two-for-one credit often given convicted criminals for time spent in pre-trial custody is “draconian” and won’t help solve crime, Red Deer lawyers say.
Wrong way view

Wrong way view

John Willock of Highline Electrical Constructors checks the operation of a street light and gets a high-angle view as a vehicle comes the wrong way down the Gasoline Alley east side service road Thursday. Willock’s crew is moving up and down Hwy 2 conducting spring maintenance of lights around overpasses and interchanges.
Salvation Army feeling strain

Salvation Army feeling strain

Salvation Army operations in Red Deer may run out of money because of an unanticipated increase in need.
Generals march on

Generals march on

Bring on the Fort St. John Flyers.Kevin Smyth’s power-play goal at 11:59 of the third period was the winner as the Bentley Generals slipped past the Stony Plain Eagles 2-1 Wednesday in the seventh and deciding game of the Alberta senior AAA hockey final before 2,000 fans at the Red Deer Arena.
A shift of fortunes: Fewer companies, many more job seekers attend job fair

A shift of fortunes: Fewer companies, many more job seekers attend job fair

Twice as many job seekers attended Career Assistant Network’s job fair on Wednesday as attended last fall’s record-breaking event, say organizers.
Woman and child taken to hospital following downtown rollover

Woman and child taken to hospital following downtown rollover

A fire-medic sweeps up following a two-vehicle collision at 49th Avenue and 45th Street at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Ice jam cleared

Ice jam cleared

Al Bidyk of the City of Red Deer Public Works department searches for a 43rd Street catch basin at the entrace to Rotary Park, in order to use pressurized steam to free the basin and its underground drain of ice Tuesday morning. The icy drains and the partially blocked underground Waskasoo Creek culvert at 49th Avenue were cleared, allowing for 43rd Street’s re-opening later in the day.