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Around Red Deer July 24th…..

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2:36 pm – RCMP are investigating an ATM theft in Castor, where two trucks were also stolen and one of them recovered in Red Deer July 20th. Read More.

12:43 pm – The City of Red Deer is seeking artists to design, manufacture and install collages providing a pictorial history that represents the story and history of the former Red Deer Arena from 1952 to 2016 within the new Servus Arena. Read More.

12:14 pm – The cost of Sylvan Lake’s contract with the RCMP is going up. Read More.

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11:52 am – Tayles Water Spray Park and residences on Waghorn Street in Blackfalds will be without water on Tuesday morning, July 25th. Read Why.

11:10 am – Red Deer RCMP are looking for suspects after multiple shots were fired at an apartment building in the area of 53rd Avenue and 58th Street in Riverside Meadows shortly before 3 am on Sunday, July 23rd. No injuries have been reported. Police believe it was a targeted attack.

10:30 am – Save time and frustration when getting around the city today by knowing where the road and trail closures are! Details Here.

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10:22 am – Lacombe residents are invited to join MP Blaine Calkins, MLA Ron Orr, Mayor Steve Christie and special guests at a special unveiling and dedication ceremony for the LAVIII monument on Saturday, July 29th at 3 p.m. The ceremony takes place at Veteran’s Field of Honour, Fairview Cemetery at 4430 Woodland Drive in Lacombe.

10:15 am- A 29 year old man and 21 year old woman are facing charges after RCMP in Rocky Mountain House seized drugs and loaded guns, including a semi-automatic style rifle from a residence on Friday, July 21st. Read More.

10:04 am – Annual property inspections are beginning in the City of Lacombe on August 2nd. Officials say the data collected during this process will help complete property assessment values for 2017.

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NewsAlert: Canada should align with allies on Olympic diplomatic boycott: Trudeau

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is important for Canada to align with its allies on a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Trudeau says Canada has been talking to allies for “many months” about the issue and an official announcement is expected later today.

The United States was first to announce a diplomatic boycott Monday, meaning American athletes would still compete in Beijing but no U.S. political officials would attend.

Australia and the United Kingdom have both now followed suit.

They cite human rights concerns including allegations of genocide against the Muslim Uyghur minority in China’s Xinjiang province.

China denies those allegations and is accusing the United States of upending the political neutrality of sport.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 8, 2021.

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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate on hold

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OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold at 0.25 per cent.

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