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Red Deer South MLA defends spending on K-cups

The MLA for Red Deer South says $5,000 was a reasonable price to provide fresh coffee for people visiting her office during her term.

Elections Alberta in the dark

On August 12, 2016 the Globe and Mail reported that Jason Kenney “is scouring Alberta for support and cash” and that the NDP has asked Elections Alberta whether these fundraising rules violate provincial spending laws. A similar report was made in the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal on August 11.

K-Cups telling

Albertans recently found out that Red Deer-South MLA Barb Miller spent almost $5,000 on K-Cups for the coffee machine in her constituency office. Naturally, neither I, nor the public, was very happy about this.

  • Aug 25, 2016
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Red Deer Hospital Lottery
Red Deer Women's March
Fatal Trailer Fire
Funding announced for Red Deer hospital expansion

Taking the high road

Talk about being shocked, but not surprised, the Opposition continues to believe that playing politics is more important than supporting Albertans through difficult economic times.

A big thank you

My wife and I would like to thank the two gentlemen who stopped and offered to help while we were waiting for an AMA service truck at the intersection of Erickson Dr. and Ross St. around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12.

Parkvale parking lot

Congratulations to Jackpot Casino for their new parking lot which has been well masqueraded as a beautifully treed park.

Hats off to hospital staff

Often times we hear about how bad the health-care system is in Alberta and poor the standard of service is. Like any other “business” the operation of it is only as good as its employees. I want to share my good story as someone experiencing the health system and hospitalization for the first time.

Well done Pelz

In a tough economy be extra thankful for your existing assets.

Asooahum Crossing accepting applications for prospective tenants

An affordable housing project that has been a decade in the making will accept its first tenants in January.

Schalk’s fate in hands of a judge

A community leader who has played a key role in creating affordable housing options in Red Deer will learn in September whether he is guilty of sexually assaulting one of his workers.

Police raid luxury property bought with drug money

Police sent a strong message that crime doesn’t pay by seizing a $700,000 house in Timberlands, as well as two vehicles, furniture and electronics on Wednesday.

Our best chance for electoral reform

A recent Canadian Press story effectively debunks the theory that if the Liberal government imposes a ranked-ballot system for national elections, they will somehow guarantee themselves power in perpetuity.

  • Aug 22, 2016

Take pride, Red Deer

Red Deer celebrated the diversity of the LGBTQ community last week with Central Alberta Pride Week.

Red Deer woman jailed for possessing stolen goods

A few more weeks in jail plus a few months on probation have been ordered for a Red Deer woman arrested on Sept. 21, 2015 by police investigating reports of someone driving around the city and pointing an imitation firearm at people on the street.

Maskwacis woman jailed for stabbing

A Maskwacis woman who has admitted to stabbing another woman to death has been sentenced to 56 months in prison, minus 33 minus for the time she spent in custody awaiting trial.

City of Red Deer Citizen Satisfaction Survey is off mark

On Aug.15 the City of Red Deer released its annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey, claiming 98 per cent of citizens rated their quality of life as good to very good. The report also goes onto say that the results are used to measure the quality of city services compared to tax dollars.

New job for Joe Ceci

Who would have thought that Joe Ceci, our recently minted president of the Treasury Board and finance minister, would have had the time or indeed the skill to take on the title of Honourary Brewmaster and beer promoter for the province of Alberta?

Time to rethink Canada Post services

In light of the recent postal uproar, perhaps we, as the owners of Canada Post, need to rethink what it is we require of our postal service.

City of Red Deer should address pool and rink shortage for north neighbourhoods

“The city has one sheet of indoor ice per 16.801 residents and for future planning, the report suggests a target ratio of 15,000 residents per indoor rink.” Red Deer Advocate Aug. 16 2016.

City of Red Deer staff doing a great job keeping grass mowed

Kudos to the city workers again this year for the great job they are doing keeping the grass mowed.