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2:49 pm – The RDC Kings and Queens Curling Teams are off to Nationals! Read More.

12:40 pm- The Red Deer Food & Beverage Expo happens April 1st.  Head down to Westerner Park and check out the annual Food and Beverage Expo. You have the opportunity to sample hundreds of wines, beers, delicious cocktails and the best food from Red Deer’s best restaurants and local suppliers. A raffle will take place to raise funds for the Red Deer Firefighter Children Charity.

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9:15 am – L.A.P.A. votes to cancel University Football Outreach Camp. Read More.

9:03 am – Man shot in the leg in Red Deer Friday night. At 11:05 p.m. Friday night, Red Deer RCMP responded to a 911 call that a male had been shot in the back of the leg. This occurred on 44th Street in Red Deer. RCMP arrived shortly after. The 30-year-old male victim was transported to an area hospital with a non life-threatening gun shot wound, where he remains, in stable condition. Witness reports indicate that after the shooting a male in a dark coloured SUV fled the area.   Early this morning RCMP located and recovered two stolen  SUVs. It is not known at this time if they are connected. RCMP are seeking information from anyone who has any knowledge of this incident, or was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious. If you have information about this investigation, please call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, or call your local police detachment.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet, or by SMS.

8:48 am – A rural residence west of Red Deer was hit by stray bullets Friday night. On March 17th, 2017 at approximately 8:00 pm, Blackfalds RCMP responded to a report of three gunshots near a rural property in Popular Ridge west of Red Deer. A witness reported that 3 rounds were fired from a west bound vehicle on Township Road 384 near the intersection of Range Road 283.  One of the rounds fired struck a residence and went into an unoccupied bedroom. No one inside the home was injured. This was not a targeted occurrence and police believe that the culprit was unaware of the location of the residence. No description of the vehicle involved was obtained by the witness.

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Boy killed in Brampton fire called 911 to report that he was trapped

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BRAMPTON, Ont. — The mayor of Brampton, Ont., says one of the three boys killed in a house fire Thursday called 911 to report the blaze, but firefighters couldn’t get there in time to save the children.

Patrick Brown says the boy told the emergency dispatcher that he was stuck in the house.

Brown says it only took six minutes for fire trucks to reach the burning house, but by then, the home was fully engulfed in flames.

The boys, who have not been publicly named, but who were aged nine, 12, and 15, died after being taken to hospital.

The local fire department and Office of the Fire Marshal are investigating.

Peel Police Const. Akhil Mooken said Thursday that a mother left her home that morning to drop a younger child off at school, and returned to find the house engulfed in flames.

It’s one of five fatal fires across Ontario that have together claimed 15 lives so far this month.

The Office of the Fire Marshal, which is tasked with investigating such fires in the province, said the numbers of both fatal fires and deaths have dipped compared to January of last year, but there are significantly more deaths than in January 2020.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 21, 2022.

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Alberta RCMP investigating after child found wandering on highway near St. Paul

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ST. PAUL, ALBERTA — Alberta RCMP say they are investigating after a child was found wandering on a highway near a town northeast of Edmonton earlier this week.

Police in St. Paul say in a news release that they received a report about the child at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

They say a concerned motorist found the child on Highway 881 near Township Road 582 and brought the child to the RCMP detachment.

Police say they have started an investigation and are looking for dashcam footage from the area on Tuesday morning.

Earlier this week, St. Paul Education issued a statement on its website saying it was investigating after kindergarten student remained on a bus after it was returned to the driver’s yard following morning drop off.

They say the child left the bus and found their way to a road in a rural area, where a concerned citizen intervened and took the child to the RCMP.

“Drivers are trained to do a mandatory walk through of their bus to ensure it is empty before leaving it,” said the statement from board chairwoman Heather Starosielski and Glen Brodziak, superintendent of schools. “Our initial review indicates this was not done.”

They said the driver has been removed from his duties pending an investigation.

The statement said schools also typically call home to confirm any student absences.

“Our normal procedure is for schools to start to make in-person phone calls at 8:45 a.m. each day beginning with the youngest children first,” it said. “The delay in noting the absence was in part due to the large number of absences that day in the school as a result of several buses not running due to varying road conditions.”

The statement said the school division is reviewing its transportation practices as well as its student absence reporting process.

“We will also fully co-operate should there be an RCMP investigation,” it added.

They said they are thankful for the safe return of the child and the quick response from the concerned citizen.

Environment Canada shows the temperatures in the area hovered around -24 C on Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 21, 2022.

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