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4:28 pm – Following the recent spring storm, The City of Red Deer has opened the north snow storage facility to collect large branches that have fallen on residential properties. Read More.

4:23 pm – Red Deer RCMP are asking for public assistance to locate 20 year old Debra Goodrunning. She was last seen in Red Deer on May 25th and RCMP wish to verify her well-being. Read More.

4:15 pm – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a man who police believe is making a habit of stealing lottery tickets from convenience stores then making his escape in a stolen vehicle. Read More.

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4:10 pm – Red Deer RCMP have arrested several people wanted on outstanding warrants over the past two weeks. Read More.

3:59 pm – Lacombe County Council has given first reading for a bylaw to create the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Find out what else Council was tasked with considering this week.

10:49 am – Five Central Albertans will be recognized for their extraordinary volunteer efforts with a new National Award on Monday. Four Red Deerians and one resident from Penhold will be among 45 people recognized at the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers awards ceremony in the Edmonton Federal Building’s Capital View Room May 29th. The award recipients include:

  • James A. Bourgoin, Red Deer
  • Robert Crites, Penhold
  • Beverley Hanes, Red Deer
  • Vincent Martin, Red Deer
  • Bobbi McCoy, Red Deer

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10:30 am – Lots of fun events like a Horseshoe Tournament, Vintage Vehicle Show, Charity Waterfight and Book Sale in the Town of Innisfail this weekend! Find out what else is planned in Innisfail over the coming weeks!

10:23 am – Storm clean-up continues in the Town of Innisfail today. This means the Transfer Station will be opened for extended hours over the next several days. Find out more.

10:08 am – The ‘Green” solid waste bins located throughout the City of Lacombe are for Grass Clippings, Leaves and Garden Waste only. Officials say these bins are not to be used for trees or branches. Read More.

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10:02 am – City of Lacombe Utilities crews will be repairing a water main on 52nd Avenue between 47th Street and 48th Street today. Read More.

9:53 am – The Town of Blackfalds is holding it’s Community Garage Sale on Saturday and Curb Side Giveaway on Sunday. Read More.

9:45 am – With the annual Spring Clean-Up already underway in Penhold, the community is also hosting Kick it to the Curb today through Sunday and holding a Community Garage Sale on Saturday. Read More.

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9:33 am – Stumped about what do with your tree branches? Here’s some helpful information from the City of Red Deer.

9:15 am – Red Deer’s Westerner Park is a busy place this weekend with the Lindsay Thurber Graduation Ceremony on Friday, the continuation of the Southside RV Centre Spring Event and the Westerner Park Hunter / Jumper Spring Classic. Read More.

9:00 am – There will be some temporary road closures in Lacombe County next week. CP Rail has informed the County that they are closing several roads at multiple crossings next week to facilitate upgrades and repairs to their rail line. Read More.

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8:52 am – From live music to workshops, hypnotists and Trail Runs and Walks, check out all the events taking place in and around Red Deer over the next few days! Details Here.

8:44 am – Red Deer RCMP say 17 year old Brianna Crookedlegs who was previously reported missing, has now been located. Mounties thank the public for their help in finding her.

8:30 am – The CPR pedestrian bridge in Red Deer will be closed on Saturday, May 27th from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. Sunday morning for the CentreFest Benefit on the Bridge. Read More.

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8:17 am – Some road closures to make note of in the City of Red Deer this weekend. One being for the Public Market at the Memorial Centre on Saturday, the other being for Shine-O-Rama in the Edgar Industrial Park, also on Saturday. Details Here.

8:05 – Students at Red Deer’s Normandeau School will end off their week with a Bike Roadeo today!  The school had a literacy themed week called PACED (Pedalling Across Canada Every Day). This was in honour of Canada celebrating it’s 150th birthday. Kids were encouraged to read a minimum of 15 minutes a day to help earn daily prizes and move our bikes across Canada.

7:57 am – It’s Graduation Day for hundreds of students at Ecole Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School in Red Deer. A formal ceremony takes place at the Enmax Centrium starting at 10:00 am, with the banquet to follow at 6:30 pm. Read More.

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Biden to name Asian American-Pacific Islander liaison

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will name Erika Moritsugu, a Capitol Hill veteran and vice-president of a women’s rights advocacy group, as his liaison to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, according to two sources familiar with the decision.

Biden committed to creating a senior-level role focused on the AAPI community after he received criticism from Democratic Sens. Tammy of Duckworth of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii for the lack of Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in his cabinet. The two senators threatened to hold up his nominees unless Biden remedied the situation, but reversed their stance after the White House said it would create the position.

Katherine Tai, who is Taiwanese American, is in the Cabinet as Biden’s top trade envoy. Dr. Vivek Murthy, the son of Indian parents, was confirmed Tuesday as surgeon general, a sub-Cabinet position. And Vice-President Kamala Harris is of Indian-American descent as well. But the senators expressed concerns that they had no direct liaison within the White House to make their concerns heard.

Biden is set to meet with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus at the White House on Thursday, though Moritsugu is not expected to attend, according to two sources granted anonymity to speak freely about internal discussions.

Moritsugu is the vice-president for the National Partnership for Women & Families, and prior to that held a number of roles on Capitol Hill, working for Duckworth, former Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii and the Senate Democratic Policy Committee under former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. She also served in the Obama administration as an official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The pick comes as the Senate has taken up legislation aimed at combating anti-Asian hate crimes, in the wake of a raft of violence against Asian Americans over the past month.

Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press

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'We are going to proceed': Trial moving ahead for accused in Alberta doctor's death

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RED DEER, Alta. — The trial for a man charged in the slaying of a family doctor at a central Alberta medical clinic is going ahead as scheduled.

Deng Mabiour, 54, had been deemed fit last year to stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Dr. Walter Reynolds, who was killed at the Village Mall Walk-In Clinic in Red Deer, Alta., last summer.

At his last appearance in March, Mabiour was told that a further assessment was going to be done and that he was being held on a mental-health warrant at the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre in Calgary.

No mention was made of the second assessment on Wednesday, but Mabiour has been transferred from the psychiatry facility back to the Calgary Remand Centre.

“We are going to proceed with this trial,” said Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Paul Belzil, who appeared by video from Edmonton.

Mabiour, wearing a blue prison jumpsuit and accompanied by two sheriffs, made his first in-person appearance in court since his arrest and sat quietly through most of the proceeding.

“Do as you want,” he said.

Mabiour, despite urging from the judge to get a lawyer, repeated his intention to represent himself at his trial, which is scheduled from Nov. 22 to Dec. 17.

“This is a criminal trial and it’s my duty to make sure you’re getting a fair trial. You’re facing a very serious charge here, sir,” said Belzil.

“I recommend that you do not do so, sir, but you have a right to represent yourself.”

The case is to return to court May 20 to discuss a number of applications, including one from the Crown pertaining to Mabiour acting on his own behalf.

“The purpose of that, Mr. Mabiour, is there’s a provision in the Criminal Code that allows the court to make an order that you not examine civilian witnesses,” the judge explained.

The accused was asked if he understood what was happening and if he had any questions.

“My question is do you believe that my case is connected with a human rights abuse case?” Mabiour asked.

Reynolds, a 45-year-old father of two, was attacked with a weapon while working at the clinic on Aug. 10. He died in hospital.

One witness told media that she was in the waiting room when she heard cries for help and saw a man with a hammer and a machete.

RCMP have said the crime was not random and the two men knew each other through the clinic, although they have not said if Mabiour was a patient of Reynolds.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 14, 2021

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Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

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