Red Deer and Area

The Diamond Willow Trail System in Ponoka has been temporarily closed due to rising water levels from spring run-off on the Battle River.
The Diamond Willow Trail System in Ponoka has been temporarily closed due to rising water levels from spring run-off on the Battle River. Town of Ponoka

Ponoka trail system closed from rising water levels on Battle River

By Sheldon Spackman
April 21, 2018 - 3:10pm

The Diamond Willow Trail System in the Town of Ponoka has been temporarily closed due to rising water levels from spring run-off on the Battle River.

As a result, Town officials advise the public to exercise caution in the Battle River Valley and adjacent low-lying areas.

The annual spring run-off of Piper Creek behind the Baymont Inn & Suites in downtown Red Deer has led to some localized flooding and City officials closing 43 Street to traffic between 48 Avenue and 49 Avenue. Residents are reminded to obey all signs posted in the area.
The annual spring run-off of Piper Creek behind the Baymont Inn & Suites in downtown Red Deer has led to some localized flooding and City officials closing 43 Street to traffic between 48 Avenue and 49 Avenue. Residents are reminded to obey all signs posted in the area. Sheldon Spackman

Spring run-off leads to downtown road closure

By Sheldon Spackman
April 21, 2018 - 2:45pm Updated: April 22, 2018 - 3:11pm

Localized flooding from Piper Creek’s spring run-off in downtown Red Deer has led to a portion of 43 Street to be closed off to traffic for now.

Officials with the City of Red Deer say 43 Street has been closed between 48 Avenue and 49 Avenue in behind the Baymont Inn and Suites.

Chanting 'Patient Care First! Patient Care First!', roughly three dozen local pharmacists marched through downtown Red Deer Thursday morning to protest coming changes to Alberta's Pharmacy funding framework. Pharmacists say the coming changes will result in massive cuts to patient care and could result in significant staff cuts to pharmacists as well.
Chanting 'Patient Care First! Patient Care First!', roughly three dozen local pharmacists marched through downtown Red Deer Thursday morning to protest coming changes to Alberta's Pharmacy funding framework. Pharmacists say the coming changes will result in massive cuts to patient care and could result in significant staff cuts to pharmacists as well. Sheldon Spackman

Local pharmacists march to protest new government funding framework

By Sheldon Spackman
April 19, 2018 - 2:20pm

A grassroots group of roughly three dozen pharmacists marched through downtown Red Deer on Thursday to protest a new pharmacy funding framework announced by the Alberta government on February 28.

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