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County to Contribute to New Roof Costs for Lacombe Curling Rink

Lacombe County will chip in to help the City of Lacombe with the cost of a new roof for the curling rink. Last fall leaks into the curling rink were discovered, they were linked to damages sustained…

Red Deer RCMP Make Numerous Arrests on Downtown Patrols

From Red Deer RCMP – Red Deer RCMP made a number of arrests while conducting proactive patrols in downtown Red Deer, as well as other areas known for criminal activity, and located numerous suspects…

Abigail Douglass to be Alberta Party candidate in byelection

The Alberta Party has tapped Abigail Douglass, a recent graduate from The King's University, to contest the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake byelection, which must be called by Aug. 5 after the resignation of…

Infrastructure Minister Makes Stop in Red Deer

Our NDP government has been spending the week travelling the province during their constituency break to provide updates on the work they've been focused on. Yesterday (May 24th) Infrastructure…

Rocky RCMP Renew Calls for Help Locating Cruz Bigchild

May 24/18 - From Rocky Mountain House RCMP - The RCMP continue to require public assistance in locating 21-year-old Cruz Bigchild. Public tips have been received but to date, his location has not…

Red Deer RCMP investigate rash of garage break-ins in Lancaster

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are investigating a series of garage break-ins and the theft of a Dodge Charger in the Lancaster neighbourhood in the early hours of May 23 and are asking for public…

Hot Weather Increasing the Fire Hazard

Blackfalds fire crews were called out to a small grass fire early yesterday afternoon (May 23rd) at the Burbank campground. (photo of grass fire early the evening of May 22nd in a treed area near the…

Red Deer Citizens of the Year announced

Terry Loewen was named Citizen of the Year by the Rotary Clubs of Red Deer at last night's gala. Loewen's history of community service includes gathering volunteers to renovate Camp Alexo. More…

City of Lacombe Receives Award for Sportsplex Renos

The recent renovations at the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex in Lacombe have earned some provincial recognition. (Bill Metcalfe (centre) presents the William Metcalfe Award to City of Lacombe Parks &…

UPDATE CHARGES: Rimbey RCMP Seek Suspects in Home Invasion

Update May 23/18: The Rimbey RCMP responded to a home invasion on April 13 and with the assistance of Red Deer GIS, identified suspects. An arrest warrant was issued for 30-year-old Jimmy Delane…

Sylvan Lake Looking to Enhance Smoke Free Bylaw

The Town of Sylvan Lake is considering some changes to its Smoke Free Bylaw. (photo from recent open house in Sylvan Lake revealing proposed regulations for legal cannabis, the town has decided…

Bulk of Work on Gaetz Ave Interchange to be Complete in 2018

Alberta Transportation says work on the new Gaetz Avenue interchange is right on schedule. The majority of the work is expected to be complete by this fall. Public Affairs Officer Anna Neale says…

Keanna Will Missing from Red Deer

From Red Deer RCMP: Red Deer RCMP are asking for public assistance to locate 14 year old Keanna Will. (Keanna Will - photo courtesy Red Deer RCMP) Will was last seen in Red Deer on May 14 and RCMP…

Penhold to address community safety with new committee

Mike Yargeau, Mayor of Penhold. (Mike Yargeau)The Town of Penhold has formed a new committee focused on community safety, with its first meeting set for tonight at the Municipal Board Room. A few…

UPDATE LOCATED: Breton RCMP Trying to Locate Missing 14 year old girl

May 23/18 Update located - 14-year-old Quiana Olchowy was located early this morning, safe. RCMP are no longer seeking assistance. From Breton RCMP: The RCMP are seeking assistance from the public in…

UPDATE: Project Paraguay Makes First Stop in Vancouver

Earlier in May, the Lacombe Firefighters Association launched Project Paraguay. Last Friday, the project took another step towards completion as both the firetruck and equipment-filled crates were…

Local Students Speak Highly of Minister's Youth Council Experience

Two students from Red Deer are thankful for the push from their parents to apply to serve on the Minister's Youth Council. Between October and May the Council of 30 students met several times in…

Lacombe Days committee in need of volunteers

Lacombe Days needs about 20 volunteers if the four-day event is to proceed with the same number of festivities. The organizing committee's Chris Ross says, they're desperate. "Without the volunteers,…

UPDATE CHARGES: Wanted Man Arrested in RD for Drug Trafficking

Update from Red Deer RCMP May 22/18 – Five people face a total of 52 Criminal Code charges related to drug trafficking and weapons after Red Deer RCMP concluded a months-long investigation with the…

UPDATE LOCATED: 37 Year old Man Missing from Red Deer

May 22/18 - 37 year old Khurrum Ross has been located and Red Deer RCMP thank the public for their assistance. Red Deer RCMP are asking for public assistance to locate 37 year old Khurrum Ross. Ross…

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