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Around Red Deer June 14th…..

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  • 1:15 pm – Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Advisory for Red Deer and the surrounding area. Meteorologists say conditions are favourable for the development of funnel clouds this afternoon. Read More.

    11:10 am – The property tax payment deadline in Innisfail is coming up on June 30th. Read More.

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    11:03 am – There was some special recognition for Innisfail’s CAO Helen Dietz this week. Find out why and what else happened at Council June 12th.

    10:57 am – Development should occur on the Old Hotel site in downtown Sylvan Lake on or before November 15th, 2018. Find out what else happened at Sylvan Lake Town Council this week.

    10:49 am – The Centennial (50) Street railway crossing in Sylvan Lake is closed today until 8:00 pm to complete rail crossing repairs. Read More.

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    10:04 am – Red Deer RCMP have two men in custody after a failed armed robbery attempt at one gas station early this morning was followed minutes later by an armed robbery at gunpoint at a second gas station. Details Here.

    9:51 am – Ron Orr, MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka, provided Lacombe City Council this week with an update on activities at the most recent session of the Alberta Legislature. Find out what he told them!

    9:44 am – The RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime Section executed a search warrant on a rural property located east of Highway 2 and just north of Didsbury, on June 8, 2017.  One male suspect was arrested at the scene and criminal charges are pending. Read More.

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    9:39 am – A 17 year old Youth has been charged in connection with a stabbing at a residence on the Montana First Nation June 9th. Read More.

    9:29 am – With Canada Day celebrations approaching, Lacombe County reminds all residents that a fireworks permit is required if you wish to sell, purchase or set off fireworks within the province of Alberta. Read More.

    9:20 am – Downtown Red Deer is a busy place today! Get rid of those wet weather blues by taking in some live music at the Alexander Way Parklet today from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Also today, the ATB Financial Downtown Farmer’s Market runs rain or shine on Little Gaetz Avenue from 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Read More.

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    8:47 am – Road construction, sidewalk repair and the Downtown Farmer’s Market today will result in some road closures for Red Deer drivers to be aware of. Click here for Details.

    8:37 am – Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, will make remarks at the Alberta Pork Congress tonight at 6:00 pm. The event is taking place June 14th and 15th at the Westerner Park Harvest Centre in Red Deer. Click here for more details on the Alberta Pork Congress.

    8:25 am – Red Deer Public School is moving forward in its Truth and Reconciliation journey and will raise the Alberta, Treaty Six, Treaty Seven, and Métis Nation flags today. By raising the flags and having them on permanent display in front of the school district office, officials say they are acknowledging the traditional lands the school district is on, honouring the First Nations and Metis people, as well as recognizing the history and treaties of this area. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The Flag Raising Ceremony starts at 11:00 am.

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    8:14 am – It’s a Grade 9 Farewell at École Mother Teresa School in Sylvan Lake this evening. It’s a night dedicated to celebrating the school’s graduating Grade 9 students. There will be speeches, stories and a slide show to showcase student transformations, as well as some local talent too. All are welcome to join this special celebration in the gymnasium from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.

    8:09 am – Staff and students at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School in Red Deer will look back on the 2016-2017 school year today and say farewell to their graduating students and staff that are leaving the school. This event will take place in the gymnasium from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

    8:02 am – The wet weather has forced officials with St. Elizabeth Seton School in Red Deer to postpone their Track and Fun Day today. However, the BBQ previously planned will still go ahead.

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    Central Alberta family looking for someone to be their Easter Miracle

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  • This post has been submitted by the mother of a young Central Alberta father.  He moved to Calgary years ago to be closer to medical care.   His wife grew up in Sylvan Lake and Lacombe.  Together they’re raising 2 children and unfortunately their future is uncertain.  

    From Julie. 

    You may or may not have seen a desperate plea from a Central Alberta family trying to save a loved one’s life.  This is the kind of situation that requires a really large number of people to help out.  You never know who’s going to step forward and become someone’s hero.  The key is, they have to know about the situation before they can act on it.  So.. here’s a bit of information about this

    Alex’s Journey

    Having a baby is supposed to be a wonderful time in your life. Alex was born looking healthy; however, it all went wrong for him at 22 months of age.

    After being rushed by his Father and I by car to our nearby city hospital, Alex was hospitalized for 5 days with a 105 degree fever, which nothing would bring down. Alex was in so much pain, screaming a blood curdling sound that made you think someone was murdering this poor baby slowly.

    Once at hospital he was whisked away to try to identify the problem. They told us he was a mess inside and needed to be airlifted to Sick Children’s Hospital. Once there it became a series of surgeries and a lengthy hospital stay. His kidneys were being affected by a blockage he had developed.

    By age four he lost one kidney and again needed several hospital visits and surgeries to help save his other kidney. The doctors explained that Alex has Chronic Renal Failure and would eventually need a kidney transplant. At age 8 we almost lost him again due to a potassium overload in his remaining kidney that gradually slowed his heart dangerously. We made another trip to Sick Children’s Hospital to get his levels back down before his heart stopped.

    Through all these hardships Alex always remained a tough little guy. Now as a 29-year-old with a loving wife and 2 little ones, the time has come for our son and he is in need of a kidney.

    My name is Julie, I am his mother and I have said from the beginning of this journey that I will give my kidney. That being said, it would be wise to have more donors that are willing as well to help him have a greater chance of success. His older brother has also volunteered, so please help us give Alex and his family a happy, healthy life.

    Julie (mom)

    If you have Blood Type O and this something you could do, our family would be so grateful to have the chance to keep him in our lives and give him the opportunity to watch his children grow up. Anyone can be tested to see if they are a match. You will need Alex’s full name so please visit the Facebook Group we have set up and reach out to our admin/s. https://www.facebook.com/groups/708888052863495/

    To Get Tested: 403 944 4635


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    Watch: Their lives were changed forever in a moment! CACAC Dream Home Lottery winners on site within moments

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  • You couldn’t have written a better script!  When the Central Alberta Dream Home Lottery Grand Prize was drawn at noon Wednesday, the winners were just around the block!  A police officer sleeping after a busy night shift must have thought he was still dreaming when he replied to a string of phone messages he’ll never forget.  His wife, a social worker at a local high school had just left to return to work when he called her back.  They won the Dream Home and they could go see it right away.  It was took them about a minute to arrive.   Here’s what happened…

    It was an honour to experience this moment with the crew from the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre!  We’d like to share it with you.


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