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Torch runners participate in the final leg of the torch relay as the Canada Winter Games kick off Friday. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Canada Winter Games are finally here

Final leg of torch relay kicked off at Fort Normandeau

Torch runners participate in the final leg of the torch relay as the Canada Winter Games kick off Friday. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Bif Naked will be performing during the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Joined by K-OS, the famed singer will be hitting the Gary. W. Harris Celebration Plaza mainstage Feb. 27th. Photo by Coco Kensington Photography

Rocker Bif Naked to perform at Canada Winter Games

Acclaimed Canadian singer hits the stage Feb. 27th

Bif Naked will be performing during the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Joined by K-OS, the famed singer will be hitting the Gary. W. Harris Celebration Plaza mainstage Feb. 27th. Photo by Coco Kensington Photography
Lyn Radford, chair of the Canada Winter Games Host Society, updated the community on the upcoming Games at a press conference Feb. 1st. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Red Deer is fired up for the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Kicking off Feb. 15th, the two-week event will feature more than 150 events in 19 sports

Lyn Radford, chair of the Canada Winter Games Host Society, updated the community on the upcoming Games at a press conference Feb. 1st. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
A Community Celebration Breakfast was held Jan. 25th to announce the results of the United Way’s ‘Show Your Local Love’ campaign. To date, more than $2 million has been brought in.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

United Way brings in $2 million to date

Annual campaign ‘celebrates the love’ shown in Central Alberta

A Community Celebration Breakfast was held Jan. 25th to announce the results of the United Way’s ‘Show Your Local Love’ campaign. To date, more than $2 million has been brought in.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Hoops Green joined the Harlem Globetrotters in 2017 becoming only the 15th woman to ever don the red, white and blue uniform in the team’s 93-year history. The famous team plays Red Deer on Jan. 27th.                                Brett Meister photo

Harlem Globetrotters land in Red Deer Jan. 27th

One-of-a-kind show set to run in the Enmax Centrium

Hoops Green joined the Harlem Globetrotters in 2017 becoming only the 15th woman to ever don the red, white and blue uniform in the team’s 93-year history. The famous team plays Red Deer on Jan. 27th.                                Brett Meister photo
Central Albertans will be better connected thanks to the launch of the 2A South Transit service Jan. 14th. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

2A South Regional Transit service launched this week

Service connects Innisfail, Penhold, Springbrook and Red Deer

Central Albertans will be better connected thanks to the launch of the 2A South Transit service Jan. 14th. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Seven people have been arrested and drugs, firearms, cash and vehicles were seized following a search of local homes that yielded $66,000 worth of cocaine, along with evidence of drug trafficking, including scales, score sheets and packaging materials.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

UPDATED: Red Deer raids found $66,000 worth of cocaine

Seven suspected drug traffickers arrested following ALERT investigation

Seven people have been arrested and drugs, firearms, cash and vehicles were seized following a search of local homes that yielded $66,000 worth of cocaine, along with evidence of drug trafficking, including scales, score sheets and packaging materials.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Terry Loewen, board chair of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, speaks to the media following an announcement of where the future Centre will be located on the Red Deer College campus.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Site of future Child Advocacy Centre on RDC campus unveiled

Centre to be located on the southwest area of the campus

Terry Loewen, board chair of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, speaks to the media following an announcement of where the future Centre will be located on the Red Deer College campus.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
City council grants second and third reading for a supervised consumption site

City council grants second and third reading for a supervised consumption site

The site itself is large enough to accommodate all the services provided by Turning Point

City council grants second and third reading for a supervised consumption site
This is Thriller will be held once again this weekend at the Sheraton Hotel. The Halloween themed fundraiser will support the Friends of the Red Deer Regional Hospital and Pound It Hip Hop Dancers Association (PIHHDA).File photo

‘Thriller’ charity event runs Oct. 27th at the Sheraton

Proceeds to support Friends of the Red Deer Regional Hospital and Pound it Hip Hop

This is Thriller will be held once again this weekend at the Sheraton Hotel. The Halloween themed fundraiser will support the Friends of the Red Deer Regional Hospital and Pound It Hip Hop Dancers Association (PIHHDA).File photo
Harlow Raymond, eight, visits with Michelle Sluchinski, executive director of Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre during an open house held Oct. 10th.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre hosts open house

Parents and supporters dropped by to chat with staff about what’s new

Harlow Raymond, eight, visits with Michelle Sluchinski, executive director of Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre during an open house held Oct. 10th.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Entertainer Fred Penner is gearing up for a fundraiser to be held at Bo’s Bar & Grill Sept. 28th. The event will benefit both the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery and the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. He’s also performing Sept. 29th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted
Entertainer Fred Penner is gearing up for a fundraiser to be held at Bo’s Bar & Grill Sept. 28th. The event will benefit both the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery and the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. He’s also performing Sept. 29th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted
Author Andrew Kooman, who is also co-owner of the Red Deer-based Unveil Studios, is thrilled with the early response to his latest script Delft Blue.                                photo submitted

Red Deer native Andrew Kooman’s latest script already making waves

Andrew Kooman is thrilled with early response to Delft Blue

Author Andrew Kooman, who is also co-owner of the Red Deer-based Unveil Studios, is thrilled with the early response to his latest script Delft Blue.                                photo submitted
Rick and Cindy More, who spearheaded the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation following the loss of their daughter in 2015, are thankful for the continued and growing support for the organization. Next up in terms of fundraisers is a fun drive-in movie event planned for Aug. 23rd at Westerner Park.                                photo submitted

Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation hosting a drive-in movie fundraiser

Excitement building as the big event draws closer

Rick and Cindy More, who spearheaded the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation following the loss of their daughter in 2015, are thankful for the continued and growing support for the organization. Next up in terms of fundraisers is a fun drive-in movie event planned for Aug. 23rd at Westerner Park.                                photo submitted
What’s Up Wednesday - August 15th, 2018

What’s Up Wednesday – August 15th, 2018

Tune in to What’s Up Wednesday, with hosts Carlie Connolly, Todd Vaughan and Mark Weber

What’s Up Wednesday - August 15th, 2018
Representatives with Central Alberta Pride Society, the City of Red Deer and local citizens gathered to walk across one of the rainbow crosswalks located in downtown Red Deer. Pride Week runs from Aug. 12th through to Aug. 18th, officially starting this Sunday with Pride in the Park.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Rainbow sidewalks kick off local pride celebrations

Pride Week officially runs Aug. 12th through to Aug. 18th

Representatives with Central Alberta Pride Society, the City of Red Deer and local citizens gathered to walk across one of the rainbow crosswalks located in downtown Red Deer. Pride Week runs from Aug. 12th through to Aug. 18th, officially starting this Sunday with Pride in the Park.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Heat warning issued for Central Alberta region

Heat warning issued for Central Alberta region

Mercury expected to hit 37C this Friday

Heat warning issued for Central Alberta region
Local residents gathered at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery to celebrate Metis Culture during the annual Welcome to Red Deer event hosted by the MAG. The afternoon event featured fiddle music, family crafts, bannock and even a jigging lesson.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Metis culture celebrated at Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

Live music, crafts, bannock and family fun were afternoon highlights

Local residents gathered at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery to celebrate Metis Culture during the annual Welcome to Red Deer event hosted by the MAG. The afternoon event featured fiddle music, family crafts, bannock and even a jigging lesson.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Heat warning in place for Central Alberta region

Heat warning in place for Central Alberta region

Highs are expected to reach 31C Monday afternoon

Heat warning in place for Central Alberta region
WATCH: Lacombe residents celebrate Lacombe Days

WATCH: Lacombe residents celebrate Lacombe Days

Parade ran through the downtown on July 28th

WATCH: Lacombe residents celebrate Lacombe Days