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CAFF announces nominees for best films

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19 films nominated for awards at Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF).

Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF) announces nominees for best films

19 out of nearly 40 films being shown at Carnival Cinemas during the Central Alberta Film Festival between February 20th and 23rd have been nominated for awards, which will be presented at a ceremony on February 23rd after a special screening of Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story.

“The festival is showing some amazing films,” says Don Tjart, CAFF vice-president. “The nominees for this year’s awards are special, though. There are going to be some difficult choices.”

There are three nominees for Best Feature Narrative. Barren & Empty The Sea tells the story of Esteban, who becomes a stranger in his own village overnight. In Prairie Dog, reports begin to come in regarding a mysterious animal roaming the farmlands of Brada County. In Cor Values, which was filmed in central Alberta, a young reporter travels back to his home town, only to find out home is not what it once was.

There are four nominees for Best Feature Documentary. Before the Plate follows a single plate of food backwards to the farms its ingredients came from. From Seed to Seed is a Canadian perspective on a global social movement that regenerates the land, farming, and communities. Last of the Fur Traders shares the adventures of a worker on the Arctic Ocean for the Hudson’s Bay Company. RISE: The Story of Augustines tells the tale of one of the most celebrated independent bands in the world.

Nominees for Best Short Narrative are Beautiful Idiot, Emily, The Wall, Beautiful Cake, Amen, and Cambion. Nominees for Best Short Documentary are Waniska, Salaam B’y, Farm, Finding Water, Once a Raider, Always a Raider: Inside the St. Albert Raiders Hockey Club, and Power on Water.

Film descriptions, screening times, and tickets can be found at cafilmfestival.ca.

About Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF)

Central Alberta Film Festival is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to educate, support and promote cinematography and film making in Alberta and Canada. CAFF is a bridge between the audience, critics and the contemporary filmmakers who want to showcase and discuss their work. This festival is a platform to incubate Albertan, Canadian, and international talent. In a rapidly evolving film industry, CAFF is a catalyst to enhance cinematic experience with excellence, and support Canadian artistic values. The third annual Central Alberta Film Festival will take place February 20-23, 2019.

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UPDATE: Body of 19 year old recovered from Sylvan Lake

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UPDATE #3 August 22

At 6:35 p.m. today, the body of the 19-year-old male was located and recovered from the lake. The male was located in close proximity to the location identified as the last known point of sight.

The RCMP extends a thank you to all the agencies and citizens who provided support during this search.   Family, friends and members of the public have been deeply affected by this tragic event.

There is no further update anticipated.

 

UPDATE #2 August 22, 4:15 PM

Sylvan Lake RCMP respond to drowning

This morning the RCMP worked with partner agencies searching the lake for the male.  Efforts included the RCMP, Sylvan Lake Fire Department, Red Deer County Search and Rescue and Alberta Environment and Parks.

The RCMP recovered the objects that the males were on – they were not inner tubes, but rather they were objects similar to round inflatables.

 

The Central Alberta Rescue Diving Society, Underwater Recovery Team will be assisting in the search late this afternoon.

Efforts will continue into this evening, as weather permits.

 

UPDATE #1

August 21, 2019

Sylvan Lake RCMP respond to possible drowning

Sylvan Lake, Alta. – Just prior to 9:00 p.m., the search for a male who is likely the victim of a drowning was suspended for the evening due to lighting conditions. Agencies including the RCMP, Red Deer County Fire Department, Sylvan Lake Fire Department and Fish & Wildlife will be back on the water early tomorrow morning to continue the search.

Information obtained indicates that two adult males were on inner tubes when a wave knocked both off their tubes.  One male was helped out of the water by other citizens who were close by on a dinghy.  They were unable to locate the second male.  Following that, one of the occupants of the dinghy, a child, swam to shore for help.  At no time were any children needing rescuing.

Several people offered assistance on the water to locate the male, and the RCMP appreciates the efforts of all involved.

From earlier today

Sylvan Lake RCMP respond to possible drowning

Sylvan Lake, Alta. – This afternoon at 3:35 p.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to Sylvan Lake for a report of a possible drowning.

A male in his early 20’s fell into the water while on an inner tube and did not resurface.

RCMP with Sylvan Lake and Red Deer County Fire Departments have been conducting searches but the male has not been located.  The RCMP helicopter has also been deployed.

Boats remain on the lake with people actively searching.  There is no further information available at this time.

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Red Deer Hospice Expansion to serve up to 100 more families each year

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The addition and renovation at Red Deer Hospice is nearing completion!  It’s a beehive of activity there and Red Deer Hospice needs your help.
Since Red Deer Hospice opened back in 2005, more than 1,300 residents and their families have been cared for.  With occupancy rates typically exceeding 90 percent, it was important to take on a major expansion.
Six new private rooms are being added, as well as additional soaker tubs and shower rooms and two large multi-purpose rooms for respite care and day programs.   With this growth it’s also necessary to enhance the kitchen, nursing station, and family areas.
It all points to the important role hospice plays in the community.. and it’s only going to get more important as the addition of 6 rooms means up to 100 more residents and families will attend Red Deer Hospice every year.

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In this short video Debra Petty talks about why she became one of the original founders of Red Deer Hospice.

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