25 YEARS AGO (1987)
Published May 27.
New, leaner piggie goes to Red Deer market
Red Deer shoppers will be the first in the province to taste a new pork product that will be better for them. If local shoppers like what they eat, “new fresh pork” will be sold across Alberta. Lean loin cuts will be used in an eight-week market trial designed to answer consumer concerns about the dangers of cholesterol and calories.
Published May 30
How suite it is for apartment renters
Now’s a good time to look for an apartment in Red deer, with vacancy rates the highest they’ve been in three years. The vacancy rate for apartments in the city in April was 5.4 per cent, according to a survey conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. That’s more then double October’s rates, and three times the level for the same period last year. There are 353 vacancies in Red Deer, out of 6,528 apartments with three or more units.
50 YEARS AGO (1962)
Published May 24
More Than 3,000 Expected At Packing Plant ‘Open House’
A new industry which is expected to pour more than $10,000,000 a year into the pockets of Central Alberta farmers will be officially opened here Saturday during a public inspection of the ultra modern plant of Red Deer Packers Ltd. The livestock killing and dressing plant, recently completed in the city’s Riverside Industrial Park at a cost of more than $1,000,000, is to be declared officially opened. As it hits its full stride, the plant will provide a market for Central Alberta farmers for about 30,000 head of slaughter cattle and 100,000 bacon hogs a year.
Published May 25
Lounge Plan Supported By Chamber
A stand favoring the establishment of dining and cocktail lounges in this city was adopted today for the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce by the weekly meeting of it’s executive council. A resolution setting this policy for the chamber in connection with the liquor plebiscite to be held here June 28 was passed by a vote of 10 to 3 after the chamber’s directors had discussed the resolution at great length. It was generally felt by the executive council that dining and cocktail lounges would greatly stimulate the tourist and convention trade here and also result in eating establishments in Red Deer.
90 YEARS AGO (1922)
Published May 26
Red Deer East Bridge Visitors
Quite a bunch of farmers from over the river east were in town Friday over a dog case. One man claimed a dog which had been making his home at a place some miles off, and the settlement before court commenced finally gave the claimant the dog on his paying the costs of court. But when the claimant saw the grief of the little girl of the other household at losing her pet, he generously handed over the dog to her possession, so the dog will not change homes
Published May 21
Empire Day Celebration
Once more the children of Red Deer’s schools celebrated Empire Day in fitting style, when Desmond St. Clair George medal and the I.O.D.E. Medals were presented at the Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoon. The pupils marched from the schools to the church at 2 o’clock sharp, the youngest classes in front, being met at the door by Girl Guides who acted as ushers. While they were being seated, Mr. Welston kept the organ busy on “The British Grenadiers” and “The Red, White and Blue.” Ladies of the I.O.D.E. Occupied seats in the choir and visitors were seated in the Sunday School half. It took the whole of the auditorium and gallery to accommodate the school children.