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Around Red Deer April 26th…..

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12:28 pm – A 52 year old Maskwacis woman was struck by bullets while sleeping in her bed on Monday morning. Read More.

12:22 pm – RDC will host a Career Expo on Thursday, April 27th. It’s geared towards students set to graduate from High School. The event is the largest student-focused career information expo in the region. Last year, nearly 3,700 students attended the CAREERexpo. This year, organizers along with the 100+ exhibitors, expect to see at least that many students from 37 schools in the region. At the expo, junior and senior high school students will connect with future employers and representatives from a variety of university, college and technical institutions, including Red Deer College. The Expo is in the Four Centres, furthest east building on RDC’s main campus.

12:11 pm – More details have been released regarding the official Grand Opening of the NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake. Read More. 

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12:00 pm – A Community Clean Up is underway in the Town of Blackfalds today! The Town will also host a Volunteer Appreciation Event tonight at 6 at the Community Hall at 4810 Womacks Rd.

10:59 am – A Grad Fashion Show is taking place at Lindsay Thurber High School tonight at 7 pm. The Show is the number one grad fundraiser for the grad class. Approximately 75 students are involved and 14 stores. Students have been busy choosing their songs and choreography and rehearsing for what will be a spectacular event. Tickets are $15.00 and can be pre-purchased ahead of time or at the door. Public are welcome!

10:47 am – A Community Well-Being Survey Open House takes place at the Red Deer County office from 5:00 – 7:30 tonight. Read More.

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10:41 am – Grade 7 Girls singles and doubles will be playing in the City Badminton finals at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School from 4 – 8 pm today!

10:36 am – Red Deer County residents have another chance today to learn more about growing Agricultural Development in the region. A public info gathering session goes this afternoon from 3 – 5 pm at the Aberdeen Social Club. Read More.

8:36 am – Barrie Wilson and Mattie McCullough schools will be hosting a Telus Wise session on digital safety and citizenship today. The session will focus on how to ensure that students have a positive digital footprint. Representatives from the Telus Wise program will be presenting to all students in grades 3-5 in the morning at Mattie McCullough and in the afternoon at Barrie Wilson. There will also be a session for parents on how to ensure their children are safe online at home. The parent session will be at Barrie Wilson from 6:30-8. Parents from other schools are invited to attend the evening session.

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Jaguars fire general manager Dave Caldwell following 10th straight loss

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars fired general manager Dave Caldwell on Sunday after the team’s 10th consecutive loss and sending a clear message that the small-market franchise is headed in a new direction.

It was a move many thought owner Shad Khan should have made at the end of last season. But Khan gave Caldwell another chance to make Jacksonville a playoff contender for just the second time in his eight-year tenure.

Caldwell came up well short of the owner’s winning expectations, making Khan’s decision an easy and somewhat expected one.

Khan will keep coach Doug Marrone and his staff in place to finish out the season and likely let the next general manager decide his fate. It would be stunning to see Marrone return in 2021.

“I’ve met with Dave Caldwell to express my appreciation for his service to the Jacksonville Jaguars as our general manager,” Khan said in a statement that followed the team’s 27-25 loss to Cleveland. “Dave was exceptionally committed and determined to bring a winner to Jacksonville, but unfortunately his efforts were not rewarded with the results our fans deserve and our organization expects.

“Our football operation needs new leadership, and we will have it with a new general manager in 2021.”

The Jaguars are 39-87 since Khan gave Caldwell his first GM job in 2013, falling a few plays shy of the franchise’s first Super Bowl in 2018 and miring mostly in mediocrity since. The Jaguars (1-10) have dropped 16 of their last 19 games, including 11 by double digits.

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Mark Long, The Associated Press

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Armed and Dangerous – RCMP on the lookout for 25 year old Red Deer suspect in Sunnybrook murder

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Red Deer RCMP call in Major Crimes Unit to investigate incident 

The Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes Unit are asking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted male in relation to an homicide that occurred on Nov. 25, 2020.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Dustin Mitchell (Coats), age 25 of Red Deer, Alta.

Dustin Mitchell is described as;

  • Caucasian
  • 6 feet tall / 160 lbs
  • Brown hair and brown eyes
  • Tattoos: Still (under right eye) breathing (under left eye) and scroll writing on neck

Dustin’s current whereabouts are unknown and is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached by the public. If located, you are asked to call 911 and provide the location.

Red Deer RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in identifying his whereabouts. Please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Nov 26, 2020

At around 5 p.m. on Nov. 25, Red Deer RCMP attended a residence on Stewart Street, in the Sunnybrook neighbourhood. Upon investigation of the scene, a deceased adult was located and the Major Crimes Unit was called in to take carriage of the investigation.

The Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes believe this to be an isolated incident, and have no further public safety concerns.

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