Red Deer and Area

Fairview School taking part in healthy meal pilot program for needy students

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
November 14, 2016 - 2:00pm Updated: November 14, 2016 - 5:45pm

CALGARY - The Alberta government is spending $3.5 million on a school nutrition pilot project that aims to feed hungry students healthy meals.

The money is going to 14 school boards that will determine which of 4,500 needy children will get the food.

(RDNewsNOW file photo)

Text line for sexual assault victims available in Central Alberta

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
November 14, 2016 - 10:58am Updated: November 14, 2016 - 1:26pm

Victims of sexual assault in central Alberta now have a new way of reaching out for support.
For Family Violence Prevention Month, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre wants to get the word out about a text line they launched in May.