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Pedestrian safety welcomed

Kudos to the The City of Red Deer for investing in nine crosswalk locations to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. I had opportunity today to try out the new RRFB at 40th Avenue and Selkirk Drive.

Suicide clarification

A recent headline in the Red Deer Advocate “Enough is enough; Sheldon Kennedy aiding effort to prevent youth suicides in Red Deer” has prompted us to write and offer some clarification. Firstly we applaud the work Sheldon Kennedy is doing in our community – any service to help children is a welcome addition.

Accused arsonist charged

A Sylvan Lake man accused of a residential arson now faces criminal charges.

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Pipeline Rally
Albertans share photos of Thursday's storm
Over 100 men take part in Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Some Red Deer high school students build tiny home

Decision delayed on fate of Innisfail grain terminal

A proposed GrainsConnect Canada terminal near Innisfail is on the back burner.

Doors open at Red Deer’s first private school

Red Deer’s first registered, tuition-based private school is now open and waiting for students.

Red Deer council gives nod to medical marijuana facility

Red Deer is getting a medical marijuana facility that will focus more on research and less production.

Son of former Edmonton police chief will be sentenced for murder in January

An Edmonton man convicted of the brutal slaying of a woman friend will not know his full punishment until January.

That’s a wrap! Mobile Munch looks back at the food truck scene

If you are lucky enough to have lunched in Red Deer all summer long on the company’s tab, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for food trucks are a moveable feast.

Exorcising race demons

“Shut up, stop whining and think about Fast Eddy.”

Legion donation enables long-term care centre to buy bladder scanner

A handy piece of medical equipment that could keep more seniors out of hospitals was donated to the Extendicare Michener Hill facility.

Cyclists set off on charity ride for kids

Nearly 60 cyclists mounted up and headed out into the rain for charity on Thursday in Red Deer.

Expect traffic snarls as road work ramps up in south Red Deer

New traffic tie-ups are in store for motorists in south Red Deer as work begins on two major road projects.

Beating old drum

“One-two punch against pollution” was the Advocate’s headline on August 31, 2016.

Canada needs a Donald Trump

Please allow me to respond to Broken records define the climate crisis (by David Suzuki). Mr. Suzuki goes into quite a lengthy article about climate change and how CO2 is wrecking our climate and our planet.

More work needed on Hwy 2A

I remember writing a letter to the editor about this subject sometime in 2014.

Good laugh

Re: Aug 26th issue: Just when I thought I was lost in K-cups along comes Cargo Pants – what a breath of fresh air.

Good intentions

The civil forfeiture program turns our justice system back 400 years. Back to where a man was assumed guilty unless he could prove he was innocent. The program can also be used to take away the money that a charged man would need to hire a lawyer.

Concerned taxpayer

In 2013 my campaign for Edmonton City Council was based on: openness, transparency and accountability, flat fee FOIP requests and respecting our tax dollars.

Future looks bright at Red Deer College

Summer is wrapping up at Red Deer College. That means we’re saying farewell to over 25,000 students and community members who spent time with us at a wide variety of youth Summer Camps and adult Series Summer Arts School.

Gardening fun

Charlie the Labradoodle puppy looks on as Cash Turner, 2, and his brother Nate, 3, get dirty in their family garden on Wednesday.