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67th St / Johnstone Dr Roundabout To Fully Open This Week

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By Sheldon Spackman

A new roundabout at one of the busiest intersections in Red Deer is set to fully open later this week.

City officials say after six months of work, the 67th street / Johnstone Drive roundabout is set to fully open in the coming days. Construction on the roundabout began in May of this year, with the project to include the construction of a two-lane roundabout at 67 Street and Johnstone Drive and a single lane roundabout at Orr Drive and 66th Street.

A first of its kind in Central Alberta, the road surface for the roundabout at 67 Street and Johnstone Drive is built out of concrete. Niki Burkinshaw is Acting Engineering Services Manager with the City of Red Deer and says “The decision to build the roundabout with concrete was made for several reasons. “Like all projects, we went through a competitive procurement process and in this case, the cost, longevity and performance of concrete over asphalt came out ahead.”

Despite the roundabout being fully open soon, in a release, city officials say there’s still some work that will continue over the next month that may require short term lane closures. The project was planned to be done over two years, with work to resume next spring to complete road construction on 67th Street, as well as trails and landscaping. As a result, the area will remain a construction site throughout the winter with a posted speed limit at 30 km/h.

Pedestrians are reminded to cross at the designated crosswalks and never through the middle of the roundabout.

(Rendering courtesy of City of Red Deer)

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Canada ends scoring drought at men’s World Cup but can’t hold off Croatia

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Umm Şalāl ‘Alī – Canada wasted little time Sunday ending its scoring drought at the men’s World Cup via Alphonso Davies but could not hold off Croatia, losing 4-1 to end its hopes of reaching the tournament’s knockout round.

Ranked 12th in the world and runner-up to France four years ago in Russia, Croatia is filled with talent from top clubs and its class showed in rallying from an early 1-0 deficit.

Two goals by Andrej Kramaric and one by Marko Livaja accounted for the Croatian comeback. Lovro Majer added a stoppage-time goal in the 94th minute on a two-on-none attack.

The 41st-ranked Canadians started with a bang with a Milan Borjan goal kick finding Cyle Larin at midfield. Larin controlled the ball deftly with his foot and sent it over to Tajon Buchanan down the right flank. Buchanan surged ahead, took two touches, lifted his head and sent in a cross that Davies, soaring through the air high above fullback Josip Juranovic, headed home past goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

The Canadians came into the contest — the first-ever meeting between the two countries — needing at least a point to keep alive their hope of advancing out of the group stage with coach John Herdman calling it “one of those do-or-die games.”

Croatia also needed a result after tying Morocco 0-0 in its opener.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2022

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Canada ends scoring drought at men’s World Cup but can’t hold off Croatia

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UMM ŞALĀL ‘ALĪ, Qatar — Canada wasted little time Sunday ending its scoring drought at the men’s World Cup via Alphonso Davies but could not hold off Croatia, losing 4-1 to end its hopes of reaching the tournament’s knockout round.

Ranked 12th in the world and runner-up to France four years ago in Russia, Croatia is filled with talent from top clubs and its class showed in rallying from an early 1-0 deficit.

Two goals by Andrej Kramaric and one by Marko Livaja accounted for the Croatian comeback. Lovro Majer added a stoppage-time goal in the 94th minute on a two-on-none attack. 

The 41st-ranked Canadians started with a bang with a Milan Borjan goal kick finding Cyle Larin at midfield. Larin controlled the ball deftly with his foot and sent it over to Tajon Buchanan down the right flank. Buchanan surged ahead, took two touches, lifted his head and sent in a cross that Davies, soaring through the air high above fullback Josip Juranovic, headed home past goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

The Canadians came into the contest — the first-ever meeting between the two countries — needing at least a point to keep alive their hope of advancing out of the group stage with coach John Herdman calling it “one of those do-or-die games.”

Croatia also needed a result after tying Morocco 0-0 in its opener.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2022

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