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Rebels Release Schedule, County Paving, Stolen Saddles

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3:05 pm – A man and woman from Calgary have been charged after Innisfail Mounties were notified on Saturday, June 24th that there may have been stolen property being sold by two people at the Innisfail Auction Mart. Innisfail RCMP, Nanton RCMP and the RCMP livestock section working in partnership were able to identify and arrest a male and a female suspect. Approximately $19,000 in saddles that had been stolen from a ranch near Okotoks were recovered and returned to the owner, who was happy to have them back.

1:28 pm – The Red Deer Rebels have released their 2017 – 2018 schedule and it starts with a home game against the Edmonton Oil Kings on September 23rd. Read More.

10:51 am – A walking trail in the Michael O’Brien Wetland near 55 Street will close this week for Electric Light & Power to prepare for power line work in the area. Read More.

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10:06 am – Officials with Lacombe County have received an application to rezone some land for a recreational development. The development proposal includes a driving range, 12-hole golf course, 100 recreational vehicle seasonal campsites (including two 384 square foot washrooms), 104 vehicle parking spaces and an 80,000 square foot storage lot.  However, no subdivision is being sought in this proposal and an open house is slated for July 6th. Read More.

9:45 am – A busy summer of road and highway paving is underway in Red Deer County this year. Read More.

9:30 am – Enjoy the sunshine with some live tunes on the Ross Street Patio from 11:00 – 1:30 pm today! Read More.

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8:48 am – Grade 2- 5 students in an after school music enrichment program at G.H. Dawe Elementary School in Red Deer will take to the stage today to put on a Pop-Up Percussion performance. The show will mark the conclusion of the pilot phase of the student’s Education and Outreach program Music + Explorers. The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra continues to seek additional funding to help keep the program going and growing.

8:30 am – Students at École Our Lady of the Rosary School in Sylvan Lake will put their talents on display today during EOLR’s Got Talent! This means students will perform before the entire school in the Gathering Area. Families are welcome to attend but due to the large number of talented students, a portion of the performances will take place in the morning from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and then start again at 1:00 p.m.

8:20 am – Kindergarten to Grade 5 students at Red Deer’s Father Henri Voisin School will participate in the annual Track and Fun Day. Students will focus on a variety of track events and fun activities to promote physical fitness. The day will also include traditional Aboriginal activities which will allow students to learn about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures and sporting events.

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Canada’s Jessica Klimkait wins bronze in under-57 kg judo event

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TOKYO — Canada’s Jessica Klimkait has won bronze in the women’s under-57 kilogram category at the Tokyo Olympics.

The reigning world champion from Whitby, Ont., defeated Kaja Kajzer of Slovenia by waza-ari in a bronze-medal match.

Klimkait missed a chance to add a gold medal to her world championship title when she lost to Sarah Leonie Cysique of France in the semifinals.

Klimkait was defeated by ippon when she was assessed a shido in the golden score period for a false attack. It was Klimkait’s third penalty of the bout, giving Cysique a berth on the gold-medal match.

Klimkait was in fine form before her semifinal loss. She defeated Poland’s Julia Kowalczyk in their quarterfinal bout at the Nippon Budokan.

The victory, her second straight via ippon, came after she beat Bulgaria’s Ivelina Ilieva in the round of 16 earlier in the day

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 26, 2021.

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Mac Neil finishes first in women's 100 butterfly to capture Canada's first gold medal

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TOKYO — Swimmer Margaret Mac Neil has won Canada’s first gold medal of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Mac Neil was seventh at the halfway point of the women’s 100-metre butterfly, but swam a strong second length to win in a time of 55.59 seconds.

Zhang Yufei of China was second and Emma McKeon of Australia finished third.

Mac Neil became Canada’s first multi-medallist in Tokyo following a silver medal in the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay in the first day of finals.

The 21-year-old from London, Ont., was a surprise winner of the 100-metre butterfly at the 2019 world championship in Gwangju, South Korea, where she bested reigning Olympic champion Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden.

Mac Neil, a senior at the University of Michigan, is also a two-time NCAA champion in freestyle and butterfly. 

She’d posted the sixth-fastest semifinal time in the 100-metre butterfly an hour before swimming the second leg of the relay in Tokyo.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 25, 2021.

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