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Police service dog training centre reopens tomorrow (Wednesday)



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This looks like a great way to spend the afternoon tomorrow (Wednesday).  The RCMP will be hosting two ceremonies at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre near Bowden.  

The first ceremony, starting at 1:45 pm, will mark the official opening of the Training Centre’s  expanded agility field and public viewing area and followed by a canine demonstration, slated to start at 2:25 pm. 

The second ceremony will start at 3:15 pm and will be held at the Canadian Police Canine Association (CPCA) Monument, located in the Memorial Garden at the north end of the Training Centre. The Calgary Police Service Canine Unit will be adding the name of Pharoah, a fallen canine member to the Memorial Monument. 

Note that as part of the expansion of the training facility, the Memorial Monument, which is dedicated to fallen police service dogs, has been re-located to a more prominent location.

 Recent renovations on the site include the upgrading of the kennel buildings and the addition of new state-of-the-art training facilities.

 Special guests expected to attend the ceremonies are:

·      Deputy Commissioner Daniel G.J. Dubeau, RCMP Chief Human Resources Officer;

·      Chief Constable Roger Chaffin, Calgary Police Service;

·      Lawrence Aimoe, Executive Director, Aboriginal Consultation Office of the Government of Alberta Ministry of Indigenous Affairs;

·      Elder Floyd Whitstone, Treaty Six First Nations

·      His Worship Jim Romane, Mayor of the Town of Innisfail;

·      His Worship Robb Stuart, Mayor of the Town of Bowden;

·      His Worship Jim Wood, Mayor of Red Deer County.

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Police looking for suspect in IDA Pharmacy armed robbery: photos



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Red Deer RCMP investigate armed robbery at pharmacy

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for a man who robbed the IDA Pharmacy (6075-67A Street) at gunpoint the afternoon of June 20 and are asking for public assistance to identify him.

At 3 pm on June 20, a man walked into the store wielding a handgun and demanded that the staff member open the safe. The suspect took narcotics that were stored in the safe and put them in a large black duffle bag he had brought with him; he then left through the back door.

Red Deer RCMP attended immediately and tracked the suspect briefly with the assistance of Police Dog Services, but did not locate him. RCMP continue to investigate and ask for public assistance to identify the suspect, who was caught on surveillance cameras during the robbery.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 5’9” – 5’11” tall
  • 200 lbs
  • Early 40s
  • Red or brown hair with facial hair
  • Wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, sunglasses and a yellow hat, carrying a black duffle bag

If you recognize this suspect or have information about this armed robbery, please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.


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Brazen Arson at Mosque in Edson



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RCMP Edson Investigate Arson at Local Mosque

Edson, Alberta- Edson RCMP are investigating an Arson at the Edson Mosque.  On June 16, 2018 at approximately 11:00 pm, RCMP were alerted to a fire at the Edson Mosque.  Investigation has revealed the cause of the fire to be suspicious. 

The structure did not become fully engulfed and only minor damage occurred to the structure.  Occupants inside the Mosque at the time were not injured.  RCMP are continuing to investigate.

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to assist with identifying the culprit(s) responsible for the damage.  If you have any information regarding this crime please contact the Edson RCMP complaint line at 780-723-8800 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at      

Edson Mayor Kevin Zahara issued this statement:    


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wed30may - 26sepmay 303:30 pmsep 26ATB Financial Downtown Market(may 30) 3:30 pm - (september 26) 6:30 pm

sun10jun - 24jun 1010:00 amjun 242018 Edgar Farms Asparagus Festival10:00 am - 4:00 pm (24)

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tue19jun - 15juljun 198:00 pmjul 15Freewill Shakespeare Festival8:00 pm - (july 15) 10:30 pm

thu21jun - 3juljun 216:30 pmjul 3THE WORKS ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL6:30 pm - (july 3) 12:00 am

fri22jun - 1juljun 227:30 pmjul 1- 9:15 pmEdmonton International Jazz Festival7:30 pm - (july 1) 9:15 pm

fri22jun - 23jun 229:00 pmjun 23A Weekend With St. James Gate I Bo's Bar & Stage9:00 pm - 1:00 am (23)

sat23junAll DayRed Deer Highland Games(All Day: saturday)

sat23jun4:00 pm- 8:00 pmOlds Beer Festival4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

sun24jun11:00 am- 2:00 pmOne Eleven Jazzy Brunch11:00 am - 2:00 pm

mon25jun - 3sepAll DayRip ‘N Rec Summer Pass returns for youth in Red Deer(All Day)

tue26jun5:00 pm- 6:30 pmUnited Way Central Alberta Annual General Meeting5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

tue26jun - 22juljun 268:00 pmjul 22Freewill Shakespeare Festival8:00 pm - (july 22) 10:30 pm

wed27jun - 1juljun 279:00 amjul 1- 8:00 pmWestern Canadian Breeders Championships9:00 am - (july 1) 8:00 pm

wed27jun2:00 pm- 3:30 pmMayor’s Garden Party2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

sat30jun9:00 am- 12:00 pmRed Deer Roundup 5k/10k/15k Run9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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