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Around Red Deer May 25th…..

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  • 2:41 pm – Red Deer RCMP have arrested and charged 19 year old Jacob Conrad Courtemanche in relation to a home invasion in the Morrisroe neighbourhood on April 25th that sent one man to hospital with serious injuries to his hand. Read More.

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    1:23 pm – After being reported missing and then located by Red Deer RCMP, 15 year old Terrylle Rain has again been reported missing. Please contact Red Deer RCMP if you have information about his whereabouts. Terrylle Rain is described as Aboriginal, 5’6” tall, slim build, short brown hair and brown eyes.

    1:15 pm – Burn permits have been reinstated for Red Deer County today. However, landowners are urged to exercise caution in case winds pick up again. Burn permits are required for all prohibited debris within the County.

    10:37 am – Camping season is well underway in Central Alberta, with Westerner Park getting into the spirit by hosting the Southside RV Centre Spring Event today through Sunday, May 28th! Read More.

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    10:13 am – The City of Red Deer has provided an update on power restoration and clean-up efforts after Wednesday’s wind storm. Details Here.

    10:11 am – Innisfail Town Council awarded on Wednesday night, the removal and disposal of sludge from the former wastewater lagoon. The move is part of a multi-year plan to reclaim the lagoon. Find out what else happened at this week’s Council Meeting.

    10:07 am – Road closures are in place throughout Innisfail today. Read More.

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    9:58 am – Sylvan Lake Town Council wants to know what it’s options are to address concerns about the community’s Visitor Pay Parking program. Find out what else happened at Sylvan Lake’s Town Council meeting this week.

    9:46 am – Many parts of Red Deer and other surrounding communities were without power for parts of their afternoon and evening on Wednesday due to the wind storm. Today is now a day of cleanup for many communities, including Red Deer and Sylvan Lake where the town is offering free branches and tree drop-off at the Waste Transfer Site until June 2nd. Some power outages remain in the region today. Click here for details.

    9:12 am – Two people were taken to hospital for precautionary measures after a two vehicle crash near Alix on Sunday, May 21st. Bashaw RCMP say it happened at the intersection of Highways 601 and 12 when a southbound pick-up truck on HIghway 601 proceeded after a stop sign into the path of a westbound car on Highway 12. Both occupants of the car were taken to hospital while the three occupants of the truck were not hurt. A 38 year old woman driving the truck has been charged.

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    9:02 am – École Secondaire Notre Dame High School is turning 20 years old. So the school is celebrating with a birthday party to mark this milestone from 12:00 – 3:30 p.m at the school today! Read More.

    8:41 am – Students at Red Deer’s St. Martin de Porres School are busy with numerous activities and events today. All students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 are taking part in “CREATE” (Children Regularly Engaged Actively to Excel) which includes things such as making prayer beads, juggling, art, puppetry, costume makeup, Lego car racing, cats cradle, finger knitting, ukulele, cooking, zumba, poetry and more. Also, Grade 4 students will visit seniors at the lodge and interview them in regards to the pioneer days, while the School will also host a “Welcome to Kindergarten event tonight. Elsewhere, St. Teresa of Avila School will hold it’s Annual Spring Musical this year, “The Granny Awards,” a production based on an award show for fairytales. Over 100 students are involved with 70 choir members and 30 cast members performing on stage.

    8:13 am – It’s a busy day for many local schools today as a Bike Rodeo focusing on bicycle safety is taking place for Grade 2 and 3 students at G.W. Smith Elementary School from 9:15 – 11:45 am. Elsewhere, G.H. Dawe School’s “Roots of Empathy” program will have it’s year-end party in the Library starting at 10:30 am, while a used book sale and swap continues at Normandeau School during the lunchtime break.

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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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