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Turning Point: More action needed to address opioid crisis hurting Red Deer

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
May 24, 2017 - 11:59pm Updated: May 25, 2017 - 11:05am

Local resources are inadequate, but calling for a provincial public health emergency may not be the answer.

This according to Sarah Fleck, Interim Operational Manager at Red Deer-based Turning Point on the heels of the latest opioid overdose report from Alberta Health.

A downed tree on Rutledge Crescent in Red Deer Wednesday afternoon.
A downed tree on Rutledge Crescent in Red Deer Wednesday afternoon. Heather Strong

Wind storm wreaks havoc on power lines in Red Deer and central Alberta

By Troy Gillard and Josh Hall
May 24, 2017 - 5:21pm Updated: May 25, 2017 - 10:10am

THURSDAY UPDATE [8:15 a.m.]

Jim Jorgensen, Manager - Electric, Light and Power for the City of Red Deer says power service in the city was fully-restored by around 1:15 a.m. 

(L-R): Christine Moore, representing the Celebrity Dance Off, Youth HQ Board Chair Kris Fleckenstein,Terry Loewen, Platinum Homes & Developments, Jerry Van Someren, Eagle Builders, Scott Bourke, Red Deer Kinsmen and John Johnston, Youth HQ Fund Development Officer.
(L-R): Christine Moore, representing the Celebrity Dance Off, Youth HQ Board Chair Kris Fleckenstein,Terry Loewen, Platinum Homes & Developments, Jerry Van Someren, Eagle Builders, Scott Bourke, Red Deer Kinsmen and John Johnston, Youth HQ Fund Development Officer. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

New lodge at Camp Alexo now complete

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
May 24, 2017 - 2:25pm

A new addition to Camp Alexo in Nordegg marks a new beginning for Red Deer-based Youth HQ.

The Eagle’s Nest Rotary Lodge will hold its grand opening this summer, signaling the final step in the camp’s master plan.

Grade 11 student Thomas Gower brought a message of peace and acceptance to Tuesday's protest at LTCHS.
Grade 11 student Thomas Gower brought a message of peace and acceptance to Tuesday's protest at LTCHS. rdnewsNOW / Troy Gillard

Notley expresses hope in wake of anti-immigration protest at Lindsay Thurber

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
May 24, 2017 - 12:19pm Updated: May 24, 2017 - 1:57pm

Alberta's premier says she's optimistic that some good can come from Tuesday's anti-immigration protest held at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School.

In a Facebook post, Rachel Notley says the event was tough to watch but feels it's one everyone can learn from moving forward.

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