Mark Weber

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION - A meeting was held at the Poplar Ridge Community Centre on Wednesday night regarding fentanyl and its impact on communities. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Discussion on deadly opioid held

Central Albertans gather to hear more information on fentanyl

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION - A meeting was held at the Poplar Ridge Community Centre on Wednesday night regarding fentanyl and its impact on communities. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Exhibition horse races planned this month for local track

Exhibition horse races planned this month for local track

The Track on 2 - Horse Racing Event Centre to host exhibition races Sept. 17th

Exhibition horse races planned this month for local track
Red Deer Symphony Orchestra gears up for new season

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra gears up for new season

First performance slated for Oct. 7th in the Red Deer College Arts Centre

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra gears up for new season
JOURNEY - Lacombe native Natalie Buchanan and her partner Steve Gibbs are cycling from Buchanan’s home town of Lacombe to Sudbury, Ontario. The duo are looking to raise funds and awareness for DEBRA Canada and the rare genetic skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).                                photo submitted

Locombe duo head out on awareness-building trek to Ontario

Natalie Buchanan and Steve Gibbs raising funds for rare skin condition

JOURNEY - Lacombe native Natalie Buchanan and her partner Steve Gibbs are cycling from Buchanan’s home town of Lacombe to Sudbury, Ontario. The duo are looking to raise funds and awareness for DEBRA Canada and the rare genetic skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).                                photo submitted
Local artist Larry Reese showcases works in new exhibit

Local artist Larry Reese showcases works in new exhibit

The exhibit, “Four Seasons” has an opening reception Sept. 8

Local artist Larry Reese showcases works in new exhibit
VIRTUOSITY – The Don Berner Trio performs at the One Eleven Grill in Red Deer on Aug. 25th and 26th.                                photo submitted

Acclaimed jazz master features tunes from extensive collection

Don Berner performs Aug. 25th and Aug. 26th at Red Deer’s One Eleven Grill

VIRTUOSITY – The Don Berner Trio performs at the One Eleven Grill in Red Deer on Aug. 25th and 26th.                                photo submitted
REACHING FURTHER - The locally-produced film She Has A Name continues to resonate with audiences and pick up awards along the way.                                photo submitted

Locally-produced film She Has A Name continues to receive accolades

Acclaimed film has added five Top Indie Film Awards to its growing acclaim

REACHING FURTHER - The locally-produced film She Has A Name continues to resonate with audiences and pick up awards along the way.                                photo submitted
RDES responds to incident at hotel

RDES responds to incident at hotel

Chlorine leak found; 19 people were transported to hospital for assessment

RDES responds to incident at hotel
FIBRE FRIDAYS - Kim Mickelson of the Michener House Museum & Archives stands beside a ‘dye garden’ which contains various plant colours can be eventually extracted from. The colours will be utilized in part of Fibre Fridays which kicks off in August.                                Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

‘Fibre Fridays’ at the Michener House Museum

Join staff and volunteers from 1 to 4 p.m. each Friday for free demonstrations and crafts

FIBRE FRIDAYS - Kim Mickelson of the Michener House Museum & Archives stands beside a ‘dye garden’ which contains various plant colours can be eventually extracted from. The colours will be utilized in part of Fibre Fridays which kicks off in August.                                Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
Doug Schweitzer

Doug Schweitzer in the running to lead Alberta’s new conservative party

Candidate announces his intention following last weekend’s unity vote

Doug Schweitzer
MOVING AHEAD - Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean chats with supporters at the Radisson Hotel in Red Deer on Saturday afternoon after learning that his party supported joining forces with the Progressive Conservatives by a margin of 95%.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

Wildrose vote in overwhelming support of uniting the right

Just over 95% of members who cast votes agree to join forces with the provincial Tories

MOVING AHEAD - Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean chats with supporters at the Radisson Hotel in Red Deer on Saturday afternoon after learning that his party supported joining forces with the Progressive Conservatives by a margin of 95%.                                Mark Weber/Red Deer Express
Local country singer Jamie Woodfin is looking forward to performing at this year’s Westerner Days. His show runs July 21st in the ENMAX centrium.                                Photo submitted

Jamie Woodfin prepping for Westerner Days show

Ponoka singer Jamie Woodfin is gearing up for a performance July 21st at Westerner Days

Local country singer Jamie Woodfin is looking forward to performing at this year’s Westerner Days. His show runs July 21st in the ENMAX centrium.                                Photo submitted
TALENTED BUNCH - Nice Horse performs at the Centrium on July 19th as Westerner Days kicks off.                                Matt Barnes photo

The Nice Horse gals bringing their fun to Westerner Days

Band to play Westerner Days next week

TALENTED BUNCH - Nice Horse performs at the Centrium on July 19th as Westerner Days kicks off.                                Matt Barnes photo
Federal NDP candidate Niki Ashton

NDP leadership candidate makes a Red Deer stop

Federal NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton made a city stop last Wednesday as part of her prairie tour.

Federal NDP candidate Niki Ashton

March 27 Eckville Town Council update

Eckville Town Council held a regular meeting of Council on March 27.

Sylvan Lake resident Brooke Carter winds his way around a corner with a competitor hot on his heels during the Eurasia GT Invitational at the Edmonton Indy on July 21. Carter finished fourth in class (GTP4) and 28th overall.

Sylvan driver passionate about promoting the joys of racing

For Sylvan Lake resident Brooke Carter, hitting the racetrack and sensing the power and speed of his Mazda RX-7 brings a rush

Sylvan Lake resident Brooke Carter winds his way around a corner with a competitor hot on his heels during the Eurasia GT Invitational at the Edmonton Indy on July 21. Carter finished fourth in class (GTP4) and 28th overall.

Fifth annual Shake The Lake is ready to roll

Organizers are busy putting the finishing touches on this year’s rendition of Shake The Lake, set to run Aug. 10-12.

Wildrose to host forum on highway intersection closure

Local residents will be able to sound off again over the configuration change at the 781-11 intersection

Cream Day a highlight at Markerville Creamery

The Historic Markerville Creamery is gearing up for its biggest event of the year with the activity-filled Cream Day, set for Aug. 12.

Mark Custance of Lakeview Computers is looking forward to expanding a local robotics club in the next few months. Sessions are held in a section of the store

Robotics club looking to attract more members

The sky is pretty much the limit in terms of what participants can dream up to create at a local robotics club.

Mark Custance of Lakeview Computers is looking forward to expanding a local robotics club in the next few months. Sessions are held in a section of the store