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Positive jobless numbers for Red Deer area

By rdnewsNOW staff and The Canadian Press
April 6, 2018 - 8:21am Updated: April 6, 2018 - 9:23am

RED DEER- Stats Canada is out with unemployment numbers for March.

The Red Deer area saw a sizeable drop from 5.5% in February to 4.9% last month.

The unemployment rate for our area in March 2017 was 9.5%.

The Alberta unemployment rate dropped from from 6.7% to 6.3%.

Candidates lining up to replace MacIntyre as Innisfail - Sylvan Lake MLA

By rdnewsNOW staff and The Canadian Press
February 6, 2018 - 7:01am Updated: February 6, 2018 - 1:59pm

EDMONTON- Premier Notley has six months to call a by-election to fill the legislature seat left vacant by United Conservative Party member Don MacIntyre.

The Speaker's office says it received MacIntyre's official notice of resignation yesterday.

The Sears location at Bower Place, which employs nearly 100 people, will be closing within a few months.
The Sears location at Bower Place, which employs nearly 100 people, will be closing within a few months. rdnewsNOW / Troy Gillard

Sears Canada closing 59 locations including Red Deer

By rdnewsNOW staff and The Canadian Press
June 22, 2017 - 9:15am Updated: July 7, 2017 - 6:56am

TORONTO — Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) plans to close 59 locations and cut approximately 2,900 jobs as part of its plan to restructure its business under court protection from creditors.

Among the locations slated for closure is the Sears full-line store at Bower Place in Red Deer.