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Roughly  150 people took part in the Second Annual 'BIG Pursuit' held in Red Deer on Sunday. It's the primary fundraiser each year for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Roughly 150 people took part in the Second Annual 'BIG Pursuit' held in Red Deer on Sunday. It's the primary fundraiser each year for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sheldon Spackman

Second annual BIG Pursuit raises over $64,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

By Sheldon Spackman
April 22, 2018 - 7:37pm

Around 150 people took part in the biggest fundraising event of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer on Sunday.

Red Deerians had a chance to celebrate Earth Day at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on April 23. A number of local organizations with an environmental focus were on hand to show residents what initiatives they can take on to be more environmentally friendly.
Red Deerians had a chance to celebrate Earth Day at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on April 23. A number of local organizations with an environmental focus were on hand to show residents what initiatives they can take on to be more environmentally friendly. Sheldon Spackman

Red Deerians celebrate Earth Day at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre

By Sheldon Spackman
April 22, 2018 - 5:30pm

Red Deerians celebrated International Earth Day on April 23 by converging on the Kerry Wood Nature Centre at the Gatez Lakes Sanctuary.

RDC was recognized with a Community Inclusion Award from Inclusion Alberta on Apr. 13. The award honours the college's efforts in supporting students with developmental disabilities pursue higher education.
RDC was recognized with a Community Inclusion Award from Inclusion Alberta on Apr. 13. The award honours the college's efforts in supporting students with developmental disabilities pursue higher education. Red Deer College

RDC honoured with Community Inclusion Award

By Sheldon Spackman
April 21, 2018 - 6:07pm

Red Deer College has been recognized for its commitment to including students with developmental disabilities pursue higher education.

On April 13, officials with RDC received Inclusion Alberta’s ‘Community Inclusion Award’ to honour those efforts.

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.

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