Mark Weber

COMMUNITY - Laurie Boschman, retired NHL player who now works with Hockey Ministries International, poses with Mayor Jim Wood of Red Deer County and City of Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer at this year’s Central Alberta Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Tuesday.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Retired NHL player Laurie Boschman shares at annual mayor’s prayer breakfast

Boschman shared words of encouragement following last Friday’s Humboldt tragedy

COMMUNITY - Laurie Boschman, retired NHL player who now works with Hockey Ministries International, poses with Mayor Jim Wood of Red Deer County and City of Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer at this year’s Central Alberta Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Tuesday.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Comedy sensation Jeff Dunham heads to Red Deer March 25th

Comedy sensation Jeff Dunham heads to Red Deer March 25th

Red Deer included on the ‘Passively Aggressive’ international tour this spring

Comedy sensation Jeff Dunham heads to Red Deer March 25th
MOVING FORWARD - A planning meeting for the Society for Fair and Transparent Health Funding to Central Alberta was held Tuesday evening at the Baymont Inn & Suites.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Initial meeting held for society focused on better medical services for Central Alberta

Society for Fair and Transparent Health Funding to Central Alberta looking for support

MOVING FORWARD - A planning meeting for the Society for Fair and Transparent Health Funding to Central Alberta was held Tuesday evening at the Baymont Inn & Suites.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Red Deer doctors form society to advocate for fair healthcare funding

Red Deer doctors form society to advocate for fair healthcare funding

Red Deer Regional Hospital serves 450,000 to 500,000 Central Albertans

Red Deer doctors form society to advocate for fair healthcare funding
CLASS ACT - Board members and CAFF volunteers pose following the award ceremonies Sunday evening at the Scott Block. From left are Don Tjart, Rachel Stillings, Patricia Arango, Ranjit Mullakady, Tanya Mullakady and Julz LaBrash.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Central Alberta Film Festival wraps up on a high note

Momentum continues to build for event, which significantly expanded this year

CLASS ACT - Board members and CAFF volunteers pose following the award ceremonies Sunday evening at the Scott Block. From left are Don Tjart, Rachel Stillings, Patricia Arango, Ranjit Mullakady, Tanya Mullakady and Julz LaBrash.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Turning Point’s NightReach workers dedicated to helping others

Turning Point’s NightReach workers dedicated to helping others

Red Deer-based workers find fulfillment in making life changing connections

Turning Point’s NightReach workers dedicated to helping others
FUNNY GUY - Comedian Brent Butt, known for the hugely successful CTV series Corner Gas, brings his current stand-up tour to the Red Deer Memorial Centre on Feb. 21st.                                photo submitted

Comedian Brent Butt on his way to Red Deer

Popular funny guy recounts Corner Gas days and his approach to stand-up

FUNNY GUY - Comedian Brent Butt, known for the hugely successful CTV series Corner Gas, brings his current stand-up tour to the Red Deer Memorial Centre on Feb. 21st.                                photo submitted
Chinese New Year celebrations set for Feb. 17th at Festival Hall

Chinese New Year celebrations set for Feb. 17th at Festival Hall

Event is hosted by the Red Deer District Chinese Community Association

Chinese New Year celebrations set for Feb. 17th at Festival Hall
Chinese New Year celebrations set for Feb. 17th at Festival Hall

Chinese New Year celebrations set for Feb. 17th at Festival Hall

Event is hosted by the Red Deer District Chinese Community Association

Chinese New Year celebrations set for Feb. 17th at Festival Hall
CLASSIC SHOW - Red Deer College theatre studies students (Cameron Freitas, Aimbree Lauren, Brett Nixon and Alexandra Creedon) rehearse a scene from their upcoming show Major Barbara, which runs through to Feb. 17th on the Arts Centre mainstage. Janessa Barron photo

Red Deer College theatre students stage Major Barbara

The production runs through to Feb. 10th and Feb. 13th to 17th at the Arts Centre

CLASSIC SHOW - Red Deer College theatre studies students (Cameron Freitas, Aimbree Lauren, Brett Nixon and Alexandra Creedon) rehearse a scene from their upcoming show Major Barbara, which runs through to Feb. 17th on the Arts Centre mainstage. Janessa Barron photo
HOMETOWN HOCKEY - Brooklynn Stanley wrenches of luggnuts at the OK Tire Zamboni Pit Stop at Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in Lacombe.                                Michelle Falk/Lacombe Express

Cold weather doesn’t dampen spirits for Rogers Hometown Hockey

A range of family-oriented events and fun activities run through to Sunday afternoon

HOMETOWN HOCKEY - Brooklynn Stanley wrenches of luggnuts at the OK Tire Zamboni Pit Stop at Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in Lacombe.                                Michelle Falk/Lacombe Express
ACCOMPLISHED - Broadcaster Ron MacLean will be joining the festivities this weekend during the Rogers Hometown Hockey event in Lacombe.                                photo submitted

Ron MacLean thrilled to be a part of Rogers Hometown Hockey

Red Deer native always happy to support Central Alberta events

ACCOMPLISHED - Broadcaster Ron MacLean will be joining the festivities this weekend during the Rogers Hometown Hockey event in Lacombe.                                photo submitted
RAW SOUNDS - Singer Jesse Roper heads to Red Deer Feb. 20th, opening for Big Wreck. His latest CD, Access To Infinity, will be released Feb. 2nd.                                photo submitted

Singer Jesse Roper lands in Red Deer Feb. 20th

Acclaimed musician will be opening for Big Wreck

RAW SOUNDS - Singer Jesse Roper heads to Red Deer Feb. 20th, opening for Big Wreck. His latest CD, Access To Infinity, will be released Feb. 2nd.                                photo submitted
Creep Catcher member sentenced in Red Deer court Monday

Creep Catcher member sentenced in Red Deer court Monday

Carl Young to be fined and placed on probation for 12 months, among other conditions

Creep Catcher member sentenced in Red Deer court Monday
ON THE RISE - On the heels of last year’s record Both Sides of The Bar, JoJo Mason is heading to Bo’s on Jan. 29th with the James Barker Band.                                photo submitted

JoJo Mason heads to Red Deer’s Bo’s Jan. 29th

Mason will be performing tunes from his debut album Both Sides Of The Bar

ON THE RISE - On the heels of last year’s record Both Sides of The Bar, JoJo Mason is heading to Bo’s on Jan. 29th with the James Barker Band.                                photo submitted
BREAKING: Red Deer Regional Hospital again not on the ‘urgent priority list’

BREAKING: Red Deer Regional Hospital again not on the ‘urgent priority list’

Facility is in need of massive expansion of services to meet increasing populations, officials say. More to come.

BREAKING: Red Deer Regional Hospital again not on the ‘urgent priority list’
SEASONAL STORIES - It’s interesting to take a look at the histories of some of the traditions of Christmas that folks enjoy today.

Histories of our treasured Christmas traditions

A closer look at why we do what we do during the holidays

SEASONAL STORIES - It’s interesting to take a look at the histories of some of the traditions of Christmas that folks enjoy today.
FAMOUS BALLET - The Nutcracker ballet will be coming to Red Deer College’s mainstage in a few weeks.Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

The Nutcracker set to be unveiled on the Arts Centre mainstage

This year, there are 66 performers featured in the Red Deer production

FAMOUS BALLET - The Nutcracker ballet will be coming to Red Deer College’s mainstage in a few weeks.Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
CLASSIC - The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show ‘The Simon Garfunkel Story’ heads to Red Deer Nov. 5th as part of its 45-city North American trek.                                photo submitted

The hit theater show ‘The Simon Garfunkel Story’ heads to Red Deer Nov. 5th

Story runs from their very beginnings to their dramatic split in 1970

CLASSIC - The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show ‘The Simon Garfunkel Story’ heads to Red Deer Nov. 5th as part of its 45-city North American trek.                                photo submitted
Any ghostly encounters in downtown Lacombe?

Any ghostly encounters in downtown Lacombe?

The City of Lacombe has it’s share of old buildings and interesting stories

Any ghostly encounters in downtown Lacombe?