Home front – September 6


People looking for a job or career can find out about local employment opportunities at Central Alberta Career and Job Fair on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel. A total of 100 businesses, most of them recruiting workers, will have booths set up at the fair for employers and potential employees to meet face to face. Admission and parking is free. For more information, visit www.jobfair.me. The Sheraton is located at 3350 50th Ave. in Red Deer.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Awards. The awards are meant to recognize those who help to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. There are six award categories and nominations are open until Oct. 31. The nominations are open to anyone and award recipients will be formally recognized in their communities on Dec. 3. Since 2003, there have been 43 award recipients. Nomination packages are available on the Alberta Human Services website at humanservices.alberta.ca or by calling 1-800-272-8841.

The City of Red Deer is holding a Household Toxic Waste Round-Up on Friday and Saturday. Residents can drop off toxic chemicals and other waste 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the city’s waste management facility at 1709 40th Ave. No motor oil or commercial and industrial waste will be accepted. For information on the city’s waste management program, go to www.reddeer.ca/envservices.

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