Mother of child struck by truck urges drivers to be cautious

Ten minutes after her 12-year-old son left home on his bike on the first day of school, Erin Andersen got a heart-stopping phone call.

Colley living in the moment in final season

Dave Colley is entering his final year as head coach of the RDC Queens soccer team, but he’s not looking that far down the road.

  • Sep 8, 2016

‘Enough is enough’

Sheldon Kennedy is lending his personal experience, passion and star power to an effort to prevent more youth suicides in Red Deer.

Frank Krepps birthday celebration
Old West Park Middle School building demolished
Highway 11 Twinning
JD's Fabulous Feet dance event

Truck driver blows whistle on workplace safety

A truck driver fired from a construction job has risked going to jail for contempt of court by protesting in front of the Red Deer provincial building.

Controversial housing development passes second reading

A controversial Pine Lake housing development will take another step in the planning process despite area opposition.

County road repairs delayed pending approvals

Alberta Environment’s snail-pace approval process has stalled summer road repairs, says Red Deer County.

Trails society undeterred by major development setbacks

When your passion is trail building, long journeys and obstacles don’t deter you.

Vandals strike nine hydrants in Red Deer’s southeast

Unknown vandals have caused one of the most significant strikes against fire hydrants in the City of Red Deer’s history.

  • Sep 1, 2016

Goalies shine in low scoring affair

More often than not an intrasquad game is dominated by the offence.

Young Lindsay Thurber team ready for first test

A younger Lindsay Thurber football team will line up on Friday against Notre Dame.

Local ballerina plies into prestigious ballet school

Ainsley Nivens is pirouetting towards her dream of becoming a ballerina by joining the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s professional school this fall.

Executive director of Waskasoo Environmental Education Society retires

When Jim Robertson arrived in Red Deer in 1985 from Lake Louise, he noticed the local population wasn’t too plugged into environmental matters.

Guns, drugs seized in Sylvan Lake bust

Six Central Albertans are facing weapons and stolen property charges after a police bust in Sylvan Lake.

Central Albertans urged to donate blood ahead of the long weekend

Fewer blood donations this summer have left the Canadian Blood Services supply drier than usual.

Actor Gene Wilder dead at 83

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in “The Producers” and the mad scientist of “Young Frankenstein,” has died.

Dog bite sends woman to hospital

A large bruise surrounds the ugly bite punctures on Shelly Foss’s leg. The gruesome-looking injury came at the jaws of a German shepherd that attacked her while she was strolling in JJ Collett Natural Area near Lacombe on Aug. 21. Signs are posted reminding dog owners that their pets must be on leashes, but Foss estimates 95 per cent of dog walkers ignore the rule.

Red Deer gamer takes top spot in competition

Mission accomplished for the SetToDestroyX team. The five-person online gaming team, which included Red Deer’s Keynes Ng, emerged as champions of Canada’s first multiplayer national eSports tournament held in Toronto on Aug. 21. As winning team in the Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Tournament, Ng and his four teammates shared a $50,000 prize.

K.O. Parkinson’s disease

Putting on boxing gloves and punching a heavy bag has allowed a small group of people fighting Parkinson’s disease regain some of what the disease has taken away.

  • Aug 27, 2016

Enrolment expected to rise slightly

Red Deer Public School officials are cautiously optimistic that student enrolment will rise slightly this fall.