Red Deer and Area

Re-construction of the parking lot at the Servus Arena, Pidherney Centre and adjacent Downtown Skate Park will begin on Monday, April 30.
Re-construction of the parking lot at the Servus Arena, Pidherney Centre and adjacent Downtown Skate Park will begin on Monday, April 30. Sheldon Spackman

Parking lot re-construction set to begin at Servus Arena & Pidherney Centre

By Sheldon Spackman
April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Re-construction of the parking lot at Red Deer’s Servus Arena, Pidherney Centre and Downtown Skate Park will start on Monday, April 30.

Roughly 50 people attended a luncheon at the Radisson Hotel in Red Deer on Thursday to celebrate the Canadian Mental Health Associations 100th Anniversary.
Roughly 50 people attended a luncheon at the Radisson Hotel in Red Deer on Thursday to celebrate the Canadian Mental Health Associations 100th Anniversary. Sheldon Spackman

Celebrating 100 years of the Canadian Mental Health Association

By Sheldon Spackman
April 26, 2018 - 3:50pm

The Canadian Mental Health Association is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year and CMHA – Central Alberta marked the occasion with a special luncheon at the Radisson Hotel in north Red Deer on Thursday.

Portions of the exterior of the Alternative Energy Lab will be covered in solar panels.
Portions of the exterior of the Alternative Energy Lab will be covered in solar panels. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

RDC Alternative Energy Lab opening delayed until fall

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
April 26, 2018 - 1:39pm Updated: April 26, 2018 - 3:23pm

The new Alternative Energy Lab at Red Deer College will be opening later than expected. But college officials say there’s a good reason as to why.

Announced last August, the $10 million facility was scheduled to open right about now. Instead it will open this fall.

RCMP responded to Hunting Hills High School on March 2 after a student posted a threat on social media.
RCMP responded to Hunting Hills High School on March 2 after a student posted a threat on social media. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

Youth who posted threat toward Hunting Hills High School pleads guilty

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
April 26, 2018 - 1:30pm

A 16-year-old male has pleaded guilty to making a threat toward Hunting Hills High School last month.

The school was placed under lockdown on the morning of March 2 after several students posted on Instagram threatening to bring firearms to school.

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