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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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CP NewsAlert: Statistics Canada says economy looks to have grown in second quarter

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OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the economy appears to have grown in the second quarter of the year despite two months of setbacks.

The agency says its preliminary estimate is that the economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.5 per cent between April and June.

Real gross domestic declined by 0.5 per cent in April and the agency says today that May saw a decline of 0.3 per cent.

Statistics Canada says its preliminary estimate is that real GDP grew by 0.7 per cent in June as pandemic restrictions started to ease across the country.

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The Canadian Press

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Canadian women’s eight crew captures rowing gold; first in event since 1992

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TOKYO — The Canadian women’s eight rowing crew has captured gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

The eight rowers crossed the line first in Friday’s final in a time of five minutes 59.13 seconds at Sea Forest Waterway. It’s Canada’s first gold in the event since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

New Zealand grabbed silver (6:00.04), while China took bronze (6:01.21).

Canada will leave the Tokyo Olympics with two rowing medals, after Victoria’s Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens of Surrey, B.C., took bronze in Thursday’s women’s pair.

The double-podium performance comes after Canada secured just one medal — in the lightweight women’s double sculls — at the Rio Games five years ago.

Canada made two other finals at the pandemic-delayed Games.

Conlin McCabe of Brockville, Ont., and Kai Langerfeld of North Vancouver, B.C., just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in the men’s pair, while Jessica Sevick of Strathmore, Alta., and Gabrielle Smith of Unionville, Ont., were sixth in women’s double sculls.

Canada qualified 10 boats at a Games for the first time since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and fielded a gender-balanced crew for the first time.

The Canadian Press

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