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Around Red Deer May 15th…..


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2:58 pm – Two students from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School in Red Deer brought home medals from the 2017 Skills Alberta Competition in Edmonton on May 10 and 11.

  • Shawn Rowland in Grade 11 won bronze in electrical installations
  • Kenzie Armitage in Grade 12 won bronze in hairstyling – intermediate
Skills Alberta is a competition based on Career and Technology Studies (CTS). Seven École Secondaire Notre Dame High School students competed in baking, electrical installations, welding, precision milling, hairstyling junior and intermediate.

2:51 pm – Time for some spring cleaning Red Deerians! Kick It To The Curb is coming up on June 10th and 11th. Read More.

2:45 pm – Red Deer’s Public Market is set to open for another season this Saturday! Read More.

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2:41 pm – Officials with Canadian Blood Services say the nation’s blood supply needs a boost before summer and Central Albertans are being encouraged to help. Read More.

12:47 pm – Lacombe County Council has given final approval for it’s 2017 operating and capital budgets and tax rate bylaw. As indicated in the interim budget, municipal tax rates for 2017 will increase by 1% for residential, farmland and non-residential properties over 2016 rates. Read More.

12:41 pm – RCMP are investigating the tragic deaths of a 39 year old man and his 6 year old daughter found in a residence in Red Deer’s Lancaster neighbourhood on Mother’s Day. Read More.

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11:03 am – Red Deer College will be the site tonight for a special reception hosted by Alberta Blue Cross, paying tribute to Central Alberta’s Business, Government, Education, Community and Health Care leaders for all of their contributions to our community. The event will feature Guest Speaker and Olympian Catriona Le May Doan and starts at 6:15 pm in the Cenovus Learning Commons.

10:08 am – Sylvan Lakers are reminded to please visit king to register their vehicles, as part of the new visitor pay parking program. Read More.

9:46 am – A public open house is scheduled for today from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Last Hill Golf Course Club House in Lacombe County. An application has been put forward to rezone some land around the facility for new development. Read More.

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9:31 am – Property Taxation Notices have now been mailed out to residents of Red Deer County. Read More.

9:23 am – A number of Red Deer neighbourhoods should see the street sweepers out today, including Kentwood, Johnstone, Glendale and Normandeau. Read More.

9:00 am – Innisfail RCMP are renewing their request for public help in locating Angie Beaverbones who walked away from her group home on May 4th. Read More.

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8:53 am – Heads up Red Deer drivers! There’s some traffic disruptions you may encounter on your travels today. 67 St eastbound (50 Av to Pamely Av) from May 15, 2017 07:00 am to May 26, 2017 07:00 pm. Read More.

8:41 am – RCMP have arrested two male suspects after a series of thefts from numerous vehicles and homes in and around Ponoka on May 11th. Read More.

8:34 am – RCMP are looking for 5 suspects after an early morning break-in at the new Co-op Liquor Store in the Timberlands neighbourhood May 11th. Read More.

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8:22 am – A fire broke out at the Blackfalds Estates Trailer Park around 10:15 pm on Thursday night. Officials say the blaze resulted in the loss of two homes. Anyone  interested in helping out or donating items should contact Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) at 403.600.9066Read More.

8:13 am – RCMP are warning residents of a recurring tax scam that continues to be reported in Red Deer. The callers claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. Don’t be fooled! Read More.

8:03 am – The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre is having an Appreciation BBQ with the Child Advocacy Centre at Red Deer City Hall Park today to recognize community supporters and thank them! Read More.

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Trans, non-binary students under 16 in N.B. need parental consent for pronoun changes

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New Brunswick students under the age of 16 who identify as trans and non-binary won’t be able to officially change their names or pronouns in school without parental consent.

Education Minister Bill Hogan made the announcement today as he unveiled his government’s highly anticipated reform to the province’s policy on sexual orientation in schools, known as Policy 713.

Policy 713, which was introduced in 2020, establishes minimum standards for schools to ensure a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBTQ students.

The new policy says the preferred first names and pronouns of students aged 16 and older will be used consistently in ways that the students request.

Hogan says the policy will also ensure that private, universal changing rooms and bathrooms will be available in all schools.

He says the changes, which come into effect July 1, were the product of consultations with hundreds of parents, families, students and advocacy groups.

The province’s decision to review Policy 713 has faced intense scrutiny, with former education minister Dominic Cardy accusing Premier Blaine Higgs of wanting to gut sex education.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 8, 2023.

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Gauld nets winner as Whitecaps beat CF Montreal to claim Canadian Championship

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VANCOUVER — Ryan Gauld scored the matchwinner off a penalty in the 65th minute as the Vancouver Whitecaps beat CF Montreal 2-1 to ensure the Canadian Championship trophy stays on the West Coast for another year.

Montreal scored its lone goal in the 83rd minute after Vancouver defender Tristan Blackmon failed to clear the ball in his team’s box, allowing Montreal forward Sunusi Ibrahim to tuck it past goalkeeper Yohei Takaoka.

The Whitecaps opened the scoring 57 minutes in off an error from Montreal goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois, which allowed striker Brian White to slot the ball home.

It’s the second straight year the Whitecaps have claimed the Canadian Championship.

Up until the breakthrough goal, Vancouver had been denied by Sirois’s several acrobatic saves, including one where he stopped what looked like a sure goal with his feet mid-dive.

The Whitecaps outshot Montreal 20-9 with the Quebec side leaving it until late to threaten Takaoka’s goal.

Canada men’s head coach John Herdman presented the Best Young Canadian Player Award to midfielder Ali Ahmed, who missed the match as he continues his recovery from a concussion.

Canada Soccer interim general secretary and former national team player Jason de Vos presented the George Gross Most Valuable Player Award to Julian Gressel, who recorded an assist on White’s opener.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 7, 2023.

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