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A panel takes questions at a Transgender Day of Remembrance event held Sunday, November 20 at the Welikoklad Event Centre, with the Pride and Transgender flags in the foreground.
A panel takes questions at a Transgender Day of Remembrance event held Sunday, November 20 at the Welikoklad Event Centre, with the Pride and Transgender flags in the foreground. (Kareen Lambert)

Transgender Day of Remembrance marked in Red Deer

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
November 20, 2016 - 9:19pm

A tight-knit group of people came together Sunday at the Welikoklad Event Centre, though you likely didn’t know about it.

Organizers of the local event for the Transgender Day of Remembrance didn’t publicize it much due to the fear of others wanting to disrupt them.

(Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre)

iRespect campaign opening up conversation on sexual assault

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
November 19, 2016 - 11:00pm

The taboo subject of sexual assault is taking a step into the spotlight during Family Violence Prevention Month.

The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre is continuing their two-year long iRespect campaign with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of victims.

A whiskey jack sits on a part of the safety fence during a downhill ski event at Lake Louise.
A whiskey jack sits on a part of the safety fence during a downhill ski event at Lake Louise. (The Canadian Press / Jonathan Hayward)

Gray jay a smart choice for national bird: Nature Centre

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
November 19, 2016 - 10:16am

One of Red Deer's resident nature gurus says he would absolutely love to see the gray jay become Canada's official bird.
 
Todd Nivens, Executive Director at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, says Canadian Geographic's conclusion to their national bird project is a smart one.

WATCH: Red Deer's top cop talks about tackling drugs, organized crime

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
November 18, 2016 - 10:30pm Updated: November 19, 2016 - 2:04pm

It's no secret that drugs and organized crime are driving much of the crime activity in Red Deer.

In part two of our feature story, new Red Deer RCMP Superintendent Ken Foster says he is condifent these troublesome issues can be dealt with effectively.

 

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