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Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer discusses thoughts on federal budget

New federal infrastructure funding likely coming to Red Deer

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Alberta Election called for April 16th

Upcoming election will be about who is fit to be Premier, says Notley

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As part of their Leaders of Tomorrow Program, students from First Steps and Beyond School in Red Deer recently donated sleepers, socks and handmade quilts to the Neonatal unit at the Red Deer Regional Hospital.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Local youngsters lend a helping hand to the Red Deer Hospital

First Steps and Beyond School students donate to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

As part of their Leaders of Tomorrow Program, students from First Steps and Beyond School in Red Deer recently donated sleepers, socks and handmade quilts to the Neonatal unit at the Red Deer Regional Hospital.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Red Deer RCMP arrest man during break and enter in progress

Red Deer RCMP arrest man during break and enter in progress

RCMP found two males in the parking garage attempting to steal a vehicle

Red Deer RCMP arrest man during break and enter in progress
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Red Deer RCMP announce new Officer in Charge

Grobmeier has 26 years of service with the RCMP where he has moved through the ranks across Canada

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Create Your Calm Waters and Arise Shine Morning Devotional were officially launched during an open house book launch party this past weekend. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Red Deer resident releases a set of inspiring new titles

Bev Burton excited to share her story via Create Your Calm Waters and Arise & Shine

Create Your Calm Waters and Arise Shine Morning Devotional were officially launched during an open house book launch party this past weekend. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
VIDEO: Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities

VIDEO: Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities

Fundraising goal for Sunday’s game between Bruins alumni team and Red Deer Community HOPE Stars is $60,000

VIDEO: Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities
Results are in and the successful candidate for the UCP in Red Deer South is Jason Stephan. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Jason Stephan wins UCP nomination for Red Deer South

Stephan says he wants to run a principled provincial election

Results are in and the successful candidate for the UCP in Red Deer South is Jason Stephan. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Roughly 100 Red Deer residents came out to a vigil at City Hall to mourn the 50 people killed in the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand on March 15th. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Roughly 100 Red Deer residents came out to a vigil at City Hall to mourn the 50 people killed in the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand on March 15th. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Owner of the In Harmony Meditation and Wellness Center Wendy Hansen said she became a certified meditation coach to help people with the use of meditation. The wellness centre opened in Parkland Mall on Saturday. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Owner of the In Harmony Meditation and Wellness Center Wendy Hansen said she became a certified meditation coach to help people with the use of meditation. The wellness centre opened in Parkland Mall on Saturday. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Rebels Captain Reese Johnson scored all three goals for the team in a 4-3 loss Friday night at the Centrium. Red Deer has clinched a spot in the playoffs after the Brandon Wheat Kings lost 5-4 to the Regina Pats. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Rebels Captain Reese Johnson scored all three goals for the team in a 4-3 loss Friday night at the Centrium. Red Deer has clinched a spot in the playoffs after the Brandon Wheat Kings lost 5-4 to the Regina Pats. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Marlene Steppler, left, and Mary-Rose Lunam are heading to Edmonton to see the opera The Magic Flute. Lunam’s dream came true after participating in the “Dream a Little Dream” program for seniors living in Christenson communities. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Red Deer senior’s dream comes true, heading to Edmonton to see opera with 19 friends

Mary-Rose Lunam participated in provincial program that makes seniors’ dreams a reality

Marlene Steppler, left, and Mary-Rose Lunam are heading to Edmonton to see the opera The Magic Flute. Lunam’s dream came true after participating in the “Dream a Little Dream” program for seniors living in Christenson communities. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Friday is the launch of the official launch of the 2019 Red Deer Hospital Lottery. The grand prize Dream Home, located at 68 Larratt Close, is a 3,110 sq. ft. bungalow valued at $840,000. Photo supplied by Sorento Custom Homes

2019 Red Deer Hospital Lottery launches Friday with grand prize unveiling

Grand prize is a beautiful $840,000 bungalow located at 68 Larratt Close

Friday is the launch of the official launch of the 2019 Red Deer Hospital Lottery. The grand prize Dream Home, located at 68 Larratt Close, is a 3,110 sq. ft. bungalow valued at $840,000. Photo supplied by Sorento Custom Homes
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Ardene is officially open at Parkland Mall

The new Red Deer store offers over 16,000 square feet of space

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Red Deer Home Show runs this weekend

Red Deer Home Show runs this weekend

Home Show celebrates 40 years in Central Alberta

Red Deer Home Show runs this weekend
Innisfail RCMP respond to sleeping man and make arrest

Innisfail RCMP respond to sleeping man and make arrest

Male found sleeping in a stolen vehicle with a shot gun next to him

Innisfail RCMP respond to sleeping man and make arrest
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‘Leprechaun Joe’ is at it again!

Red Deer’s Joe Hittel plans to be the top fundraiser in Canada for Make-A-Wish Rope For Hope

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Left to Right: Mandy Reed (Vice-Principal) serving food to students Koussay Alai (Grade 11), Priya Bhatti (Grade 12) and Amanda Uy (Grade 12) at the food table. photo submitted

Notre Dame High School students celebrate their culture through A Taste of Home event

Event ran in conjunction with the Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.)

Left to Right: Mandy Reed (Vice-Principal) serving food to students Koussay Alai (Grade 11), Priya Bhatti (Grade 12) and Amanda Uy (Grade 12) at the food table. photo submitted
Mayor Tara Veer, MLA for Red Deer-South Barb Miller, Minister of Community and Social Services Irfan Sabir and MLA for Red Deer-North Kim Schreiner pose for a photo after the news conference announcing $7 million for a new homeless shelter. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Province announces $7-million investment for a new homeless shelter in Red Deer

New 120-bed shelter will likely be built by 2020, says Minister of Community and Social Services

Mayor Tara Veer, MLA for Red Deer-South Barb Miller, Minister of Community and Social Services Irfan Sabir and MLA for Red Deer-North Kim Schreiner pose for a photo after the news conference announcing $7 million for a new homeless shelter. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express