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Lacombe Globe
Fresh start for Habitat homeownersChapter for Habitat for Humanity has been around since 1994, providing around 3
Lacombe Globe / Posted 53 minutes ago
Chapter for Habitat for Humanity has been around since 1994, providing around 35 families new homes throughout the region. The organization’s next goal is in Red Deer, where they will be providing low-income families in the city with n... Read more
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BC Local News
Jamie Woodfin prepping for Westerner Days showStar categories. He also performed his latest single Moonlight Left at the cere
BC Local News / Posted an hour ago
Star categories. He also performed his latest single Moonlight Left at the ceremonies which were held early this year in Red Deer. Originally from Ponoka, he now calls Red Deer home. And over the past few years, word has been spreading about... Read more
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BC Local News
Day One of Westerner Days sees strong attendanceCeccato Comic and/and Novelty: Curves Commercial Float: Blue Grass Nursery, S
BC Local News / Posted an hour ago
Ceccato Comic and/and Novelty: Curves Commercial Float: Blue Grass Nursery, Sod & Garden Centre Decorated Vehicle: Red Deer Child Care Professionally Decorated: Alberta Motor Association Horse Hitch: Double Tree Village & Museum Riding... Read more
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BC Local News
Discovery Canyon grand re-opening on FridayThe City of Red Deer is inviting the public to the official re-opening of Disco
BC Local News / Posted an hour ago
The City of Red Deer is inviting the public to the official re-opening of Discovery Canyon on Friday. Discovery Canyon, a Canada 150 legacy project, is open after a year of renovations and upgrades. Following the official ceremony at 11 a.m., there... Read more
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BC Local News
More than 13,000 people take in first day of Westerner DaysDays Fair & Exposition started July 19th with over 13,500 people in attendance.
BC Local News / Posted 2 hours ago
Days Fair & Exposition started July 19th with over 13,500 people in attendance. People crowded the streets of downtown Red Deer to watch the Westerner Days parade and thousands of fans attended the Jess Moskaluke Main Stage show in the ENMAX... Read more
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BC Local News
Woman a suspect in Red Deer jewelry store fraudRed Deer RCMP have released photos and are seeking public assistance to identif
BC Local News / Posted 3 hours ago
Red Deer RCMP have released photos and are seeking public assistance to identify a woman who attempted to defraud a jewelry store using ID and credit cards. Red Deer RCMP were called to a Parkland Mall jewelry store at 8:20 p.m. on July 13 after a... Read more
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BC Local News
Red Deer RCMP look for assistance to ID fraud suspectRed Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a woman who attempt
BC Local News / Posted 3 hours ago
Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a woman who attempted to defraud a jewellery store using ID and credit cards that had been stolen from a Calgary woman earlier this month. Red Deer RCMP were called to a jewellery store in... Read more
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BC Local News
Habitat for Humanity hosts key ceremony in Lacombeto Habitat for Humanity - received keys to their brand new homes in the Shepher
BC Local News / Posted 3 hours ago
to Habitat for Humanity - received keys to their brand new homes in the Shepherd Heights district. Habitat for Humanity Red Deer, along with the City of Lacombe, completed construction of two new duplexes after 500 hours of volunteer community... Read more
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BC Local News
Public tip leads to two arrests near Markervillewas contacted to assist as was the RCMP air services helicopter." A 43-year-ol
BC Local News / Posted 3 hours ago
was contacted to assist as was the RCMP air services helicopter." A 43-year-old man and 36-year-old woman, both from Red Deer, were arrested inside a residence on the property. Neither appears to have any connection to the home. Both... Read more
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BC Local News
Wildfire smoke continues to create health risk in Red Deer regionThe smoke event continues in the Red Deer region. Environment Canada said in a
BC Local News / Posted 4 hours ago
The smoke event continues in the Red Deer region. Environment Canada said in a statement issued at 4:30 a.m. Thursday that wildfires in British Columbia continue to generate huge amounts of smoke over Western Canada. This smoke has crossed the... Read more
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BC Local News
Johner jumps out to early leadOn opening night, Louis Johner gave himself a solid lead in the Red Deer Motors
BC Local News / Posted 6 hours ago
On opening night, Louis Johner gave himself a solid lead in the Red Deer Motors North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships. In the first heat, on barrel 4, Johner ran a 1:15.82 outpacing everyone in his heat and everyone in the event. The... Read more
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BC Local News
Red Deer golfer in hunt for top spotof the tournament Wednesday in Ponoka, putting him four strokes ahead of his ne
BC Local News / Posted 6 hours ago
of the tournament Wednesday in Ponoka, putting him four strokes ahead of his nearest competitors. Sharing second place is Red Deer Golf and Country Club's Carter Graf with five-under 139 through two rounds. Edmonton Petroleum Golf and Country... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
A splendid adventure for Airlingalways wanted to do, which is live off music. That was the dream. So it’s been
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 7 hours ago
always wanted to do, which is live off music. That was the dream. So it’s been a crazy bunch of years.” The Kite String Tangle is out now. The Kite String Tangle plays Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay and the Red Deer Festival, Brisbane, October... Read more
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News.com.au
A splendid adventure for Airlingalways wanted to do, which is live off music. That was the dream. So it’s been
News.com.au / Posted 8 hours ago
always wanted to do, which is live off music. That was the dream. So it’s been a crazy bunch of years.” The Kite String Tangle is out now. The Kite String Tangle plays Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay and the Red Deer Festival, Brisbane, October... Read more
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BC Local News
Westerner Park’s Urban Farm Initiative is taking rootevents manager Christina Sturgeon said 100 per cent of the vegetables now growi
BC Local News / Posted 18 hours ago
events manager Christina Sturgeon said 100 per cent of the vegetables now growing there will be turned over annually to the Red Deer Food Bank. The point isn't just to give back to the community, but to demonstrate that city residents can become... Read more
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BC Local News
A look at some oil spills and leaks on the Prairies over the last decadefollowing October. June 2012: Some 461,000 litres of oil from a Plains Midstre
BC Local News / Posted 19 hours ago
following October. June 2012: Some 461,000 litres of oil from a Plains Midstream pipeline leaks into a tributary of the Red Deer River in central Alberta from an underwater pipe cracked by high water flows. Gleniffer Lake, a man-made reservoir... Read more
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BC Local News
Westerner Days starts off with a bangHundreds filled the streets of downtown Red Deer as the Westerner Days Fair and
BC Local News / Posted 20 hours ago
Hundreds filled the streets of downtown Red Deer as the Westerner Days Fair and Exposition started off with a bang. Day one of the five-day celebrations kicked off with a parade with live music, marching bands, floats and even a sword fight. Red... Read more
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BC Local News
Red Deer County shortcut to get long-awaited pavingA long-awaited road upgrading project is going ahead in Red Deer County. The r
BC Local News / Posted 21 hours ago
A long-awaited road upgrading project is going ahead in Red Deer County. The route will see Range Road 274 paved between Township Road 364 and Hwy 42 just east of Penhold. It had become a popular shortcut for many drivers heading towards Red Deer... Read more
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BC Local News
Trial to be held for man charged in fatal collisionDolliver, 18, of Penhold, and Ashleigh Smith, 16, of Springbrook, were killed i
BC Local News / Posted 21 hours ago
Dolliver, 18, of Penhold, and Ashleigh Smith, 16, of Springbrook, were killed in the single-vehicle crash, 10 km east of Red Deer near the intersection of Range Road 261 and Hwy 595. Two other passengers, teen girls, were in the car driven by... Read more
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Lacombe Globe
Update on long-term care facilitymany residents will be aware there were some concerns about the Lacombe Hospita
Lacombe Globe / Posted 21 hours ago
many residents will be aware there were some concerns about the Lacombe Hospital Long Term Care unit, that were raised by Red Deer College practical nursing students who were completing their practicum. An audit by AHS in March then turned up an... Read more
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Lacombe Globe
Blackfalds rain isn't toxic wasteit somehow turns into toxic waste that will destroy the environment. Blackfald
Lacombe Globe / Posted 21 hours ago
it somehow turns into toxic waste that will destroy the environment. Blackfalds sits across two watersheds - the Red Deer River watershed on the south side of the community, and the Battle River watershed on the north side. We have... Read more
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Lacombe Globe
Lacombe U-18 take gold at provincialsthe least goals. Eric Doktor led all players in goals and took the Golden Boot
Lacombe Globe / Posted 21 hours ago
the least goals. Eric Doktor led all players in goals and took the Golden Boot. Jacob Hamilton, who will play for the Red Deer College Kings next year, was key in the team having the best goals against average in the tournament, and took the... Read more
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Lacombe Globe
Gullekson vies for council seatof riders on the BOLT transit system by expanding its routes throughout Lacombe
Lacombe Globe / Posted 21 hours ago
of riders on the BOLT transit system by expanding its routes throughout Lacombe and connecting the city to the college in Red Deer. “I think there are some adjustments that could be made to the BOLT system,” he said. “Right now, it seems like... Read more
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BC Local News
Red Deer County eyes economic developmentRed Deer County has worked out a deal with ATCO to slash the cost of natural ga
BC Local News / Posted 22 hours ago
Red Deer County has worked out a deal with ATCO to slash the cost of natural gas delivery for Gasoline Alley and Springbrook. The agreement is seen by the county as another way to boost economic development in growth areas. County council... Read more
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BC Local News
Doug Manderville hopes to bring unique perpective to City councilDoug Manderville, a Red Deer resident since 1982, is running for Red Deer City
BC Local News / Posted 22 hours ago
Doug Manderville, a Red Deer resident since 1982, is running for Red Deer City Council and is hoping to bring a unique perspective. "To my knowledge, there hasn't been a person with a physical disability serve on council," said Manderville, who... Read more
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BC Local News
Ellis Bird Farm staff and volunteers are celebrating 35 yearssaid Biologist and Site Services Manager Myrna Pearman. A deck opening ceremon
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
said Biologist and Site Services Manager Myrna Pearman. A deck opening ceremony, in which the funds were donated from the Red Deer Twilight Homes Foundation, will also take place in the day's festivities. "We are proud of what Ellis Bird Farm has... Read more
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BC Local News
RCMP officer charged with sexual assault gets new court dateA new court date has been set for an Red Deer RCMP officer charged with sexual
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
A new court date has been set for an Red Deer RCMP officer charged with sexual assault. An agent appeared on behalf of Const. Jason Tress in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday morning. Judge Jim Mitchell set the next court date for Aug.... Read more
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BC Local News
Charges against stabbing suspect droppedagainst a man charged for his alleged role in a downtown stabbing in March. Th
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
against a man charged for his alleged role in a downtown stabbing in March. The 30-year-old man was due to go on trial in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday afternoon on charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a... Read more
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BC Local News
Minister Jeff Rock leaves Red Deer as a more inclusive and welcoming communityI want to be minister," he said. "A couple months later I started my seminary."
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
I want to be minister," he said. "A couple months later I started my seminary." Rock's calling eventually brought him to Red Deer, where he led the congregation at Gaetz for the last six years. That same calling is now bringing him to... Read more
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BC Local News
Everyone loves a parade; Westerner Days parade underwayThe annual Westerner Days parade has kicked off Wednesday morning in downtown R
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
The annual Westerner Days parade has kicked off Wednesday morning in downtown Red Deer. Dozens of floats are winding their way through the city's core, as parade watchers lined up early to get a good viewing spot. Despite haze from wildfires,... Read more
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BC Local News
Wildrose and Conservative unity vote in Red Deer this weekendThe unity vote between the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Part
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
The unity vote between the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Party is set to take place in Red Deer this weekend. Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose Party, said he's taking nothing for granted and is very optimistic in the possible... Read more
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Drayton Valley Western Review
Free happiness class offered in townfree class to increase an individual’s happiness level. The class called Happin
Drayton Valley Western Review / Posted yesterday
free class to increase an individual’s happiness level. The class called Happiness Basics started in Primary Care Network’s Red Deer location and was adopted by other Primary Care Networks all over Alberta. The Drayton Valley location has been... Read more
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BC Local News
Air quality in Red Deer region headed toward high riskThe air quality is expected to take a nosedive over the Red Deer area. The Air
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
The air quality is expected to take a nosedive over the Red Deer area. The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI), with a scale of 1 to 10+, is expected to double today and reach the highest reading of 10+. On Wednesday morning, the index was at 2, but... Read more
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Calgary Sun
High-risk air quality rolling into Albertastill unclear which city will be most affected but the latest forecast shows th
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
still unclear which city will be most affected but the latest forecast shows the corridor of thickest smoke will be between Red Deer, Hinton and Edmonton causing air quality to deteriorate throughout the day, hitting "Very High Risk" levels... Read more
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BC Local News
Westerner Days showing pride for Canada this yearis all Canadian and has a pretty decent local flair to it as well." From July
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
is all Canadian and has a pretty decent local flair to it as well." From July 19th to the 23rd, the people of Red Deer and visitors to the area will come together in celebration to pay tribute to the country. Kicking off country night... Read more
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Fort McMurray Today
Improvement continues for Bantam OGsGiants. Their well-noted rough start to the season continued to gain steam in
Fort McMurray Today / Posted yesterday
Giants. Their well-noted rough start to the season continued to gain steam in a positive direction this past weekend in Red Deer as the Oil Giants won a pivotal three-game series against the Braves, taking a pair of games from a team they were... Read more
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BC Local News
Red Deer strongman Brad Shepherd places third at Calgary Stampede contestand squatted with hay bales on his back to place third in the Alberta Strongman
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
and squatted with hay bales on his back to place third in the Alberta Strongman Association Competition. The 35-year-old Red Deer new home salesman said he was "ecstatic" with the weekend competition results from the Calgary Stampede. As a... Read more
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BC Local News
Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic reaches a milestone yearyear's anniversary event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 9th at 5:30 p.m. at th
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
year's anniversary event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 9th at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer. The private invitation-only Gala evening expects to see 700-plus people come down to take in an evening of... Read more
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BC Local News
County fine with proposed poultry farmabout 10 km east of Innisfail. As is routine, the Natural Resources Conservati
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
about 10 km east of Innisfail. As is routine, the Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) forwarded the application to Red Deer County for comment on whether the poultry farm fit in within county planning documents. The NRCB is responsible for... Read more
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BC Local News
RCMP seek help in identifying stolen motorcycle rideroutside of his residence on Cedar Square in the Town of Blackfalds on July 14.
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
outside of his residence on Cedar Square in the Town of Blackfalds on July 14. The mike was seen in Gasoline Alley in Red Deer on July 17. The witness who saw the stolen silver 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle with an Alberta licence plate reading... Read more
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International Business Times
Potent Putin: Russian president 'bathes in deer antler blood' to boost health horse with his top off. News outlet Republic said a decade ago, Putin had cons
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
horse with his top off. News outlet Republic said a decade ago, Putin had consulted about the health benefits of Maral, or red deer antler extract, which is boiled into a broth. It is described as being able to enhance sexual performance and was... Read more
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BC Local News
Red Deer group focuses on recovery rather than addictionA Red Deer group that celebrates and offers support to people in recovery from
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
A Red Deer group that celebrates and offers support to people in recovery from addictions is ramping up its public awareness campaign. Kerstyn Van Sandick said Tuesday that Recovery Day Red Deer takes the view that there's too much focus on the... Read more
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BC Local News
Westerner Days comes together smoothlyFair and Exposition opens each day at noon and closes at midnight every night,
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Fair and Exposition opens each day at noon and closes at midnight every night, other than Sunday which closes at 10:30 p.m. The event kicks off Wednesday in downtown Red Deer with a parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. sean.mcintosh@reddeeradvoc... Read more
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BC Local News
Road closures and no transit during Westerner Days paradeparade, which starts at 9:30 a.m. will cause multiple road closures, including
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
parade, which starts at 9:30 a.m. will cause multiple road closures, including parts of 50 Street and 49 Street in downtown Red Deer. There will be no transit service during the parade as well, with the last departure from Sorenson Station before... Read more
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BC Local News
County approves Springbrook shooting rangePlans to reopen a shooting range in Springbrook remain on target. Red Deer Cou
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Plans to reopen a shooting range in Springbrook remain on target. Red Deer County's municipal planning commission approved a development on Tuesday for the range, which is located in the basement of what is now Springbrook's multiplex. Built by the... Read more
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BC Local News
Red Deer singer Jamie Woodfin shares some “surreal” summer momentsRed Deer country-rocker Jamie Woodfin is having a mind-blowing summer. Just la
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Red Deer country-rocker Jamie Woodfin is having a mind-blowing summer. Just last week the 34-year-old was shooting the breeze over a cigar and glasses of Jack Daniels with Toby Keith — whom he opened for at a Fort McMurray stadium show. "That was... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Kenney predicts tension after unificationWildrose members will vote on the deal Saturday either in person or participati
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
Wildrose members will vote on the deal Saturday either in person or participating remotely in a special party meeting in Red Deer. The PCs need a simple majority for the deal to pass while Wildrose has a 75 per cent threshold for approval. In... Read more
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BC Local News
Road closures/transit disruptions for Westerner Days paradeThe Westerner Days Fair & Exposition parade will take place in downtown Red Dee
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition parade will take place in downtown Red Deer on Wednesday resulting in multiple road closures and traffic detours, along with transit disruptions. Roadways on the parade route will be closed from approximately 9... Read more
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BC Local News
Air quality to vary in Central Alberta in coming daysBy Emily Rogers Red Deer Express Alberta Health Services (AHS) have issued an
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
By Emily Rogers Red Deer Express Alberta Health Services (AHS) have issued another update stating that the air quality in the Central Alberta region is expected to vary for the coming weeks. The Red Deer area is expected to be high risk reaching... Read more
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BC Local News
Collicutt Centre water park mechanical failure means no wavesThere will be no waves for weeks at the Collicutt Centre water park in Red Deer
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
There will be no waves for weeks at the Collicutt Centre water park in Red Deer due to an unexpected mechanical failure. The City of Red Deer issued a notice Tuesday afternoon that the unexpected failure means the water park will be without waves... Read more
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