Red Deer and Area

An RCMP officer monitors an area of Burnt Ridge Road, the scene of a shooting August 12 (Photo: RD News NOW / Josh Hall)

Trial Date Set for Burnt Ridge Road Shooting

By Leanne Murray (Twitter: @DriveNewsLeanne)
October 5, 2016 - 1:31pm

A trial date has been set for two men accused in a shooting west of Red Deer earlier this Summer.
The morning of August 12, RCMP say two men in a stolen truck shot at a civilian who had been following them near Burnt Ridge Road. The man suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Canadian Mental Health Association Marks Mental Illness Awareness Week

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
October 4, 2016 - 4:11pm Updated: October 4, 2016 - 5:59pm

The Canadian Mental Health Association is hoping to engage the community over the next several days during Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Trish McAllister-Hall with CMHA's Central Alberta branch said the theme this year is simple, Spread Awareness and Reduce the Stigma.

In the first half of 2016, there were 153 people in Alberta who died from apparent drug overdoses related to fentanyl, including nine in Red Deer. (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Fentanyl Overdose Spray for RCMP a Good Idea: Turning Point

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
October 4, 2016 - 3:14pm

The Executive Director for Turning Point in Red Deer says she has mixed feelings over a proposal from the Wildrose party for dealing with the fentanyl crisis in Alberta.

Glendale School located in north Red Deer. (Photo: Red Deer Public Schools)

School Enrollment Up and Down Across Central Alberta

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
October 3, 2016 - 3:17pm Updated: September 12, 2017 - 4:39pm

Enrollment numbers across all Central Alberta school divisions are once again up and down.
The only significant increase was at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools where there are 450 more students, a jump of about 4.5 per cent.