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2:22 pm – RCMP are asking for your help in finding 16 year old Nadia Gursky. She was last seen in Red Deer on April 25th and Police wish to verify her well-being. Nadia Gursky is described as white, 5’6” tall, 165 lbs, long curly red-blonde hair and hazel eyes. If you know where she is, contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.

1:45 pm – RCMP are looking for three young male suspects after a man was robbed at gun-point in Blackfalds early this morning. Read More.

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1:41 pm – Repairs begin today on the City of Lacombe’s outdoor Tennis Courts. Read More.

10:44 am – The Town of Innisfail’s Movers & Groovers Adult Walking Group will run at the Innisfail Arena for six weeks starting Monday, May 1! Read More.

10:41 am – Large item pick-up begins in the Town of Innisfail today! Read More.

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10:34 am – Sylvan Lake’s Annual Spring Clean-Up is now underway. Pitch-In Week runs from May 1 – 7. Read More.

10:23 am – Blackfalds Annual Municipal Census begins today! Read More.

10:17 am – A number of Free activities are available for youth in Penhold this week. Check out the Town’s Facebook Page for more information. Details Here. 

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10:04 am – An unfounded bomb threat shut down Red Deer’s Collicutt Centre on Sunday night. Read More.

9:58 am – The careless disposal of oily rags has been identified as the cause of a house fire in Red Deer’s Morrisroe neighbourhood on Friday. Read More.

9:35 am – The Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division is re-evaluating it’s process for third party classroom presentations, after a controversial one from Red Deer & Area Pro-Life that was presented to Grade 10 students at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School last month. This means a new guiding set of procedures is now being developed so teaching staff can be provided clear direction on how they will be involved before, during and after any presentation to ensure the integrity of the lesson. In the meantime, any future presentations will be vetted until these procedures can be formally included in the division’s Administrative Procedures.

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9:21 am – A Red Deer man is facing charges after RCMP arrested a man attempting to use a slip tank from another vehicle to pump gas into what turned out to be a stolen truck. 30 year old Kyle Earl Harstad of Red Deer has been charged.

9:09 am – Lacombe County is allocating it’s 2016 Budget Surplus of $1,447,110.46 to it’s Bridge Reserve, Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve and Recreation Capital Assistance Reserve. Each will receive $480,000. The remaining $7,110.46 will remain in unrestricted surplus.

8:59 am – Officials with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools are asking students, parents and guardians to recognize and Thank all School Bus Driver today. It’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Day! Elsewhere, at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School, Badminton teams will play against each other with the top two teams moving onto provincials on Friday, May 5.

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8:44 am – Elementary students in the Red Deer Public School District have a chance tonight and next Monday, May 8th to take part in Choir Kids at the New Life Fellowship Church on Kelloway Crescent. Choir Kids is a unique program for elementary students to rehearse and perform with a professional orchestra. This event showcases the Division’s amazing music and choral programs and provides great exposure to a new realm of music. Students have the opportunity to collaborate and perform with peers, other teachers and professional musicians! Read More. 

8:32 am – Seven students from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School will be moving onto the Skills Alberta Competition on May 10 and 11 in Edmonton. The 2017 Regional Skills Competition was on April 27, 2017. The following students are the winners in the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) areas: In BakingKeana Fraser, Grade 12 won silver and is going onto provincials. Electrical Installations, Adam Holmes, Grade 11 won bronze, Shawn Rowland, Grade 11 won silver and is going onto provincials & Jared Wilkens, Grade 10 won gold and is going onto provincials. In Hairstyling Junior, Hailey Foster, Grade 11 won bronze, Allie Bradford, Grade 10 won gold and is going onto provincials. In Hairstyling IntermediateKenzie Armitage, Grade 12 won silver and is going onto provincials. In Welding, Jessica Wohlgemuth, Grade 12 won gold and is going onto provincials.

8:08 am – A Red Deer man and woman were arrested at a Markerville campground April 27th and charged with being in possession of a stolen truck, other stolen items, stolen I.D. and weapons. The pair are due in Red Deer court May 2nd. Read More.

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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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