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2017 Election is at the halfway point and communications is the issue. Here is how to connect.

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The election of 2017 is at it’s halfway point and the largest number of questions that I am hearing is about finding answers. How do I find out what they stand for? What do they plan on doing about_________?
Do I need to google 51 names to find out what they stand for?
I can feel their frustration because even with my charts, computer storage I cannot get responses from many. Why? Many incumbents may feel it unnecessary or are unable to repond to hundreds of e-mails or they may have regretted putting something in writing before. It is easier to find out what people and politicians have written on the internet than ever before. What to do.
Todayville.com has lots of up to date information.
Reddeer.ca offers lots of information, Reddeeradvocate.com and Reddeerexpress.com offers lots of information. Some candidates have websites with information.

Starting on Wednesday there will be forums for the public to hear from, and question the candidates. You may get answers to your questions and you may get rhetoric and platitudes. At least you may get a sense of what they may be like after the election. So here are the forums.

General Forum
Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00p.m.
Location: Harvest Centre at Westerner Park
Host: Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

Diversity & Inclusion
Date & Time: Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Memorial Festival Hall (4214 58 Street)
Host: Welcoming and Inclusive Community Network

Red Deer College Student Forum
(Mayoral candidates)
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Margaret Parsons Theatre (1400), Red Deer College
Host: Students’ Association of Red Deer College

Construction, Land Development and Real Estate Industry Forum
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6:30-9:00p.m.
Location: Radisson Hotel Red Deer

Reddeer.ca has on their website an official list of candidates with phone numbers and e-mail addresses for the public. These were supplied by the candidates for contact information. I am listing them below;

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
Number of Positions to be filled: 1
Name Phone E-mail Address
Sean Burke 403-392-2893 [email protected]
Tara Veer 403-358-3568 [email protected]

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
Number of Positions to be filled: 8
Name Phone E-mail Address
Sandra (Sam) Bergeron 403-304-9884 [email protected]
S.H. (Buck) Buchanan 403-348-3240 [email protected]
Valdene Callin 403-348-9958 [email protected]
Matt Chapin 403-347-1934 [email protected]
Michael Dawe 403-346-9325 [email protected]
Rob Friss 403-597-1355 [email protected]
Calvin Goulet-Jones 403-872-4253 [email protected]
Jason Habuza 403-597-8712 [email protected]
Tanya Handley 403-596-5848 [email protected]
Vesna Higham 403-505-1172 [email protected]
Ted Johnson 403-396-5962 [email protected]
Ken Johnston 403-358-8049 [email protected]
Cory Kingsfield 403-352-6450 [email protected]
Jim Kristinson 403-318-0330 [email protected]
Lawrence Lee 403-346-7388 [email protected]
Kris Maciborsky 587-679-5747 [email protected]
Doug Manderville 403-318-0545 [email protected]
Bobbi McCoy 403-346-0171 [email protected]
Ian Miller 403-392-4527 [email protected]
Jeremy Moore 403-357-4187 [email protected]
Rick More 403-340-9330 [email protected]
Lynne P Mulder 403-392-1177 [email protected]
Bayo Nshombo Bayongwa 403-307-1074 [email protected]
Matt Slubik 403-848-3762 [email protected]
Jordy Smith 587-377-4384 [email protected]
Brice Unland 403-597-4321 [email protected]
Jonathan Wieler 403-358-8270 [email protected]
Frank Wong 403-872-3238 [email protected]
Dianne Wyntjes 403-505-4256 [email protected]

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUSTEE
Number of Positions to be filled: 7
Name Phone E-mail Address
Nicole Buchanan 403-596-4611 [email protected]
Matt Chapin 403-347-1934/ 403-346-6821 [email protected]
Jason Chilibeck [email protected]
Bill Christie 403-597-8354 [email protected]
Dick Lemke 403-347-1963 [email protected]
Dianne Macaulay 403-588-8806 [email protected]
Bev Manning 403-358-2035 [email protected]
Patrick O’Connor 403-598-0870 [email protected]
Ben Ordman 403-346-5885
Cathy Peacocke 403-342-6043 [email protected]
Angela Sommers 403-309-4546 [email protected]
Bill Stuebing 403-347-5319 [email protected]
Jaelene Tweedle 403-754-2501 [email protected]
Jim Watters 403-340-9392 [email protected]
Chris Woods 403-318-0503 [email protected]
Laurette Woodward 403-346-9447 [email protected]

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL TRUSTEE
Red Deer & Area
Number of Positions to be filled: 5
Name Phone E-mail Address
Murray Hollman 403-391-0336 [email protected]
Adriana LaGrange 403-347-0225 [email protected]
Cynthia Leyson 403-848-1232 [email protected]
Kim Pasula 403-350-1808 [email protected]
Carlene Smith 403-392-6042 [email protected]
Anne Marie Watson 403-348-1064 [email protected]

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL TRUSTEE
Highway 11 Ward: Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Eckville, Sylvan Lake
Number of Positions to be filled: 1
Name Phone E-mail Address
Dorraine Lonsdale 403-845-4117 [email protected]
Liam McNiff 403-887-5308 [email protected]

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL TRUSTEE
QE II Ward: Innisfail, Bowden, Olds, Didsbury
Number of Positions to be filled: 1
Name Phone E-mail Address
Sharla Heistad 403-994-3871 [email protected] ACCLAIMED

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Strategies to Manage Persistent Pain, September 16th

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Strategies to Manage Persistent Pain Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:00-2:00 pm
Red Deer Public Library Facebook Live

Come learn more about persistent (chronic) pain from our team at Red Deer PCN. You will learn about different types of pain, medication to manage ongoing pain, the effects and benefits of opioids, and the importance of non-medication strategies to help manage your pain.

Presented by Red Deer PCN’s Dr. Myburgh G.P, Jennifer Howe, Pharmacist & Jennifer Wallin, Psychologist.

Tune into Facebook Live at Red Deer Public Library Facebook page for this program.

This is one of a series of health-related programs co-sponsored by the Red Deer PCN and the Red Deer Library.
Watch for others in the series!

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Getting My Blood Glucose Back in the Normal Range Gave Me Tears of Joy

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Diabetes runs in my family; my mom has it and my grandma did too. Well before Christmas 2019, at a routine physical my doctor told me that I have diabetes. I tried to bring it down for the next 3 months, but I was not successful, in fact it got worse. At this time, the doctor referred me to the PCN Family Nurse. I started seeing her and we made plans for how I could get through the Christmas season. However, I did very poorly as I love sweets. Getting poor readings, feeling exhausted and worrying who would look after my daughter if something were to happen to me left me very lethargic and depressed.

The nurse was patient and very encouraging. She helped me to change my mindset. I decided to take up the challenge to improve my blood glucose. The nurse and I talked about the rice in my diet and portion sizes of rice. I am from an island nation and rice is our staple. I did some testing of my blood glucose after consuming some of my favorite foods and I notice that amount of rice I was consuming did increase my blood glucose significantly. I thought I could never have a meal without it being mostly rice but I have learned now that I can do this quite easily. Even though I have a puppy, I would only walk her for 5 to 10 minutes at a time.

Since my mindset change, I worked to build up my activity. I started with 5-minute stints and pushed myself forward until now I am at one-hour stints. I take the dog for nice long walks and we both enjoy it. People comment on how good I look and how much more energetic I am. I feel really good now, both physically and mentally. The nurse helped to give me the confidence to tackle diabetes. I had tears of joy when I learned my blood glucose is back to the normal range.

To learn more about the RDPCN programs, visit www.reddeerpcn.com

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