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From left Darren Young, chair of Bridges Community Living speaks during a press conference to announce the coming replacement of Piper Creek Lodge with a new 100-unit facility. Red Deer MLAs Kim Schreiner, Barb Miller and City Deputy Mayor Frank Wong look on.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Province announces $28 million to replace Piper Creek Lodge

A new 100-unit affordable housing facility will open in Spring of 2021

From left Darren Young, chair of Bridges Community Living speaks during a press conference to announce the coming replacement of Piper Creek Lodge with a new 100-unit facility. Red Deer MLAs Kim Schreiner, Barb Miller and City Deputy Mayor Frank Wong look on.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Former Westpark student Isaac Boettcher gave a tour of the new school Wednesday morning, describing many of the features designed by students themselves. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Students played a large role in design of new $18 million Westpark Middle School

School opening in the fall is set up as a teaching tool so students can learn about the building

Former Westpark student Isaac Boettcher gave a tour of the new school Wednesday morning, describing many of the features designed by students themselves. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Blackfalds RCMP respond to snowmobile accident on Gull Lake

Blackfalds RCMP respond to snowmobile accident on Gull Lake

No injuries after protruding pipe launches driver over 30 ft.

Blackfalds RCMP respond to snowmobile accident on Gull Lake
Board game ‘Kajillionaire’ offers a fun way to learn about fraud
Board game ‘Kajillionaire’ offers a fun way to learn about fraud
Lacombe resident Amber Maetche said the ‘rope em and grope em’ comment she heard from a Yellow Vest protester Saturday while marching in Red Deer’s Women’s March is disrespectful. She’s speaking out against it. Photo/Facebook

Women’s March participant speaks out about alleged rude comment made by Yellow Vest protester

Amber Maetche says ‘rope ‘em and grope ‘em’ comment is not okay by today’s standards

Lacombe resident Amber Maetche said the ‘rope em and grope em’ comment she heard from a Yellow Vest protester Saturday while marching in Red Deer’s Women’s March is disrespectful. She’s speaking out against it. Photo/Facebook
Grant Kozak and other members of the Dopamain Gym show off some moves during a Red Deer College Adaptive Physical Education class. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Red Deer College students learn how boxing can help improve the lifestyle of those with Parkinson’s

Boxing gym helping to reverse, reduce and delay the symptoms of serious nervous system disorder

Grant Kozak and other members of the Dopamain Gym show off some moves during a Red Deer College Adaptive Physical Education class. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
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Agencies come together to host ‘Community – The Power of One’

The annual event runs March 23rd at the Welikoklad Event Centre

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Red Deer students McKinley Penninga, left, and Ava Kay ski toward the finish line Tuesday afternoon during the Ski Loppet held at the River Bend Golf Course. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Red Deer students McKinley Penninga, left, and Ava Kay ski toward the finish line Tuesday afternoon during the Ski Loppet held at the River Bend Golf Course. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
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Red Deer RCMP ask for assistance to identify person of interest

Eight cell phones stolen from a retail store in south Red Deer in August 2018

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Boston Bruins Alumni team heads to Red Deer soon for good cause

Game will fundraise for The Mustard Seed and Shalom Counselling Centre

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Suzanne Hermary, coordinator of the Red Deer Arts Council, is continuing to build the vision for the organization.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Expanding a vision for the Red Deer Arts Council

Suzanne Hermary is excited about building further connections in the arts community

Suzanne Hermary, coordinator of the Red Deer Arts Council, is continuing to build the vision for the organization.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Red Deer’s second annual polar plunge took place Saturday. The event raises money for the Special Olympics athletes in Central Alberta. Photo/Facebook
Red Deer’s second annual polar plunge took place Saturday. The event raises money for the Special Olympics athletes in Central Alberta. Photo/Facebook
Red Deer’s first Women’s March took place Saturday morning. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Red Deer’s first Women’s March took place Saturday morning. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Rebels win a big one in stunning comeback victory Friday

Rebels win a big one in stunning comeback victory Friday

Red Deer takes the final playoff spot from Brandon for Eastern Conference

Rebels win a big one in stunning comeback victory Friday
UPDATE: Child Porn charges laid after ICE receives tip from Australia

UPDATE: Child Porn charges laid after ICE receives tip from Australia

Lots of charges relating to child sexual exploitation have now been laid against Christopher Juneau

UPDATE: Child Porn charges laid after ICE receives tip from Australia
Red Deer RCMP asking for public assistance after armed robbery

Red Deer RCMP asking for public assistance after armed robbery

The suspects stole a truck and a 68-year-old male was injured in the course of the robbery

Red Deer RCMP asking for public assistance after armed robbery
Red Deer Rebels Captain Reese Johnson signed a three-year contract worth $925,000 annually with the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday. Photo credit/Rob Wallator

Red Deer Rebels Forward Reese Johnson inks deal with Chicago Blackhawks

Three-year contract worth $925,000 annually runs through the 2021-22 season

Red Deer Rebels Captain Reese Johnson signed a three-year contract worth $925,000 annually with the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday. Photo credit/Rob Wallator
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Red Deer Police have charged three people with 50 criminal charges after executing five search warrants in Red Deer, Airdrie, Calgary, Rockie View County. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Three face charges after RCMP seize drugs, guns, cash in biggest drug bust in recent Red Deer history

Police seize cocaine, fentanyl, ketamine, meth, guns, $61,000 plus in Canadian currency

Red Deer Police have charged three people with 50 criminal charges after executing five search warrants in Red Deer, Airdrie, Calgary, Rockie View County. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express