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Rimbey Museum to display heritage quilts

Rimbey Museum to display heritage quilts

The quilts were found recently at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre

  • Mar 20, 2019
Rimbey Museum to display heritage quilts
QUIZ: How Irish are you?

QUIZ: How Irish are you?

Take our St. Patrick’s Day quiz and put your knowledge to the test.

QUIZ: How Irish are you?
Sylvan Lake resident shares self-love journey through boudoir photos with ileostomy bag

Sylvan Lake resident shares self-love journey through boudoir photos with ileostomy bag

Lindsay Percy did a boudoir photo shoot with Erika Fetterly to her confidence after cancer

Sylvan Lake resident shares self-love journey through boudoir photos with ileostomy bag
Canada Winter Games athletes spend time with the pet therapy dogs Booker and Dylan at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Pet therapy brings calmness to Winter Games athletes

Canada Winter Games in Red Deer continue on until March 2nd

  • Feb 22, 2019
Canada Winter Games athletes spend time with the pet therapy dogs Booker and Dylan at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
A warm welcome to what could be a scary place for its little visitors. The CACAC aims to make kids feel comfortable and relaxed in the centre as they prepare to share their story, prepare for court or begin therapy. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Child advocacy centre raising funds through Dream Home Lottery

The child advocacy centre in Red Deer uses its resources to help kids all over Central Alberta

A warm welcome to what could be a scary place for its little visitors. The CACAC aims to make kids feel comfortable and relaxed in the centre as they prepare to share their story, prepare for court or begin therapy. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Kim Phuc Phan Thi, more commonly known as the, ‘Napalm Girl, will be speaking at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on March 12, 2019. Photo Submitted
Kim Phuc Phan Thi, more commonly known as the, ‘Napalm Girl, will be speaking at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on March 12, 2019. Photo Submitted
Canada Winter Games athletes prepare to donate mittens to the Mitts for Many Program that launched Saturday morning at the Gary W. Harris Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

‘Mitts don’t just warm hands. They warm hearts’: Mitts for Many Program launches

Donate new or lightly used mittens to bin in the Great Hall of the Gary W. Harris Centre

Canada Winter Games athletes prepare to donate mittens to the Mitts for Many Program that launched Saturday morning at the Gary W. Harris Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
MP Blaine Calkins, Mayor Grant Creasey, Reid Wilson, Larry Michielsen, Patricia Nelson, Mackenzie Van Damme and Tyler Graham were the torchbearers for the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay in Lacombe on Feb. 2nd, 2019. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

WATCH: Canada Games Torch Relay lights spark in Lacombe

100s brave blistering cold to support local torchbearers

MP Blaine Calkins, Mayor Grant Creasey, Reid Wilson, Larry Michielsen, Patricia Nelson, Mackenzie Van Damme and Tyler Graham were the torchbearers for the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay in Lacombe on Feb. 2nd, 2019. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Lyn Radford, chair of the Canada Winter Games Host Society, updated the community on the upcoming Games at a press conference Feb. 1st. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Red Deer is fired up for the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Kicking off Feb. 15th, the two-week event will feature more than 150 events in 19 sports

  • Feb 1, 2019
Lyn Radford, chair of the Canada Winter Games Host Society, updated the community on the upcoming Games at a press conference Feb. 1st. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Blackfalds Mayor Richard Poole ran the final leg of the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay’s trek through the town. The 2019 Canada Games will be in Red Deer starting Feb. 15th. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Blackfalds Mayor Richard Poole ran the final leg of the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay’s trek through the town. The 2019 Canada Games will be in Red Deer starting Feb. 15th. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Is your dog one of Canada’s top 10 most popular breeds?

Is your dog one of Canada’s top 10 most popular breeds?

Labs still top the list, French bulldogs move up

Is your dog one of Canada’s top 10 most popular breeds?
Pro-immigration rally planned for Red Deer on Saturday

Pro-immigration rally planned for Red Deer on Saturday

Rally taking place outside Red Deer City Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pro-immigration rally planned for Red Deer on Saturday
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Bower Place expansion plans underway

Red Deerians can expect Sunterra Market and Marshall’s

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Young 4-H judges: On Jan. 5, 48 kids from the Ponoka District attended the Ponoka District 4-H Multi Species Judging. The event was hosted on Valstar Family Farm, west of Rimbey, and there were five different groups to judge: beef, goats, cakes, ladders, and identification/memory. The kids had lots of fun and were able to finish their day early and enjoy a long lunch. The winners from the Junior division are: 1st: Phoenix Hubl, 2nd: Ellen Roseboom, 3rd: Jack Steeves. The winners from Intermediate division are: 1st: Garren Skeels, 2nd: Charlottes Cutts, and 3rd: Morgan Wilson. The winners from Senior division are: 1st: Tim Trenson, 2nd: Steven Jaffray, and 3rd: Gary Waldron. Congratulations to those that placed well in the competition and we look forward to seeing old - and new - faces at next years competition. Photo submitted                                Photo submitted

Ponoka 4-H members host multi-species judging

The members went to a farm near Rimbey to host the judging event

  • Jan 17, 2019
Young 4-H judges: On Jan. 5, 48 kids from the Ponoka District attended the Ponoka District 4-H Multi Species Judging. The event was hosted on Valstar Family Farm, west of Rimbey, and there were five different groups to judge: beef, goats, cakes, ladders, and identification/memory. The kids had lots of fun and were able to finish their day early and enjoy a long lunch. The winners from the Junior division are: 1st: Phoenix Hubl, 2nd: Ellen Roseboom, 3rd: Jack Steeves. The winners from Intermediate division are: 1st: Garren Skeels, 2nd: Charlottes Cutts, and 3rd: Morgan Wilson. The winners from Senior division are: 1st: Tim Trenson, 2nd: Steven Jaffray, and 3rd: Gary Waldron. Congratulations to those that placed well in the competition and we look forward to seeing old - and new - faces at next years competition. Photo submitted                                Photo submitted
Winston officially started in his new role as canine ambassador at Fairmont Empress this week. Tracy Drake, director of Public Relations at Fairmont Empress, says he has received a warm welcome by both guests and staff. (Keri Coles/News staff)

New dog greeter spreading smiles at prestigious B.C. hotel

Trained as a guide dog, Winston was ‘too friendly’ for official service

Winston officially started in his new role as canine ambassador at Fairmont Empress this week. Tracy Drake, director of Public Relations at Fairmont Empress, says he has received a warm welcome by both guests and staff. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Alberta Farm Animal Care puts out call for award nominations

Alberta Farm Animal Care puts out call for award nominations

There are three awards for the AFAC: Communication, Industry Leadership and Innovation

Alberta Farm Animal Care puts out call for award nominations
A GoFundMe has been set up for Lincoln Carswell after his mother and Blackfalds RCMP officer Jamie Carswell passed away on Dec. 21, 2017. Photo Submitted
A GoFundMe has been set up for Lincoln Carswell after his mother and Blackfalds RCMP officer Jamie Carswell passed away on Dec. 21, 2017. Photo Submitted
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How much do you really know about Christmas?

How much do you really know about Christmas?

Whether you’re a Christmas angel or a Grinch, this test will challenge your knowledge of the holiday

How much do you really know about Christmas?
This fieldfare, a member of the thrush family, was spotted among a flock of robins during the annual Salmon Arm Bird Count on Dec. 16. This is only the second time the bird, which is native to northern Europe and Asia, has been seen in B.C. (Roger Beardmore photo)

Rare Russian bird sighting sees birdwatchers flock to the B.C. Shuswap

The fieldfare, a member of the thrush family, might have made its way to B.C. from Russia

This fieldfare, a member of the thrush family, was spotted among a flock of robins during the annual Salmon Arm Bird Count on Dec. 16. This is only the second time the bird, which is native to northern Europe and Asia, has been seen in B.C. (Roger Beardmore photo)