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Kristine Bugayong, chief executive officer of the Red Deer & District Community Foundation was excited to announce this year’s 56 Women of Excellence Award nominees. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

Women of Excellence Awards introduces ‘Women of Excellence in Construction’

Gala will take place June 19th at the Sheraton Red Deer

Kristine Bugayong, chief executive officer of the Red Deer & District Community Foundation was excited to announce this year’s 56 Women of Excellence Award nominees. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Red Deer College becomes Red Deer University. An announcement was made March 5th. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

Red Deer College becomes Red Deer University

Historic naming announcement was culmination of months of community consultations

Red Deer College becomes Red Deer University. An announcement was made March 5th. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 hockey team reunited at Red Deer College to play some road hockey. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 hockey team reunite at RDC

Female hockey athletes played road hockey during Canada Winter Games

Members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 hockey team reunited at Red Deer College to play some road hockey. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Grace Pele and Joel Portz of Alberta take the bronze in the Figure Skating Dance Pre-Novice Mix. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

WATCH: More Canada Winter Games action underway

Games continue in Red Deer until March 2nd

Grace Pele and Joel Portz of Alberta take the bronze in the Figure Skating Dance Pre-Novice Mix. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
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
Premier Rachel Notley made a stop in Red Deer to talk hospital, pipeline and the upcoming 2019 Canada Winter Games. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

Premier Rachel Notley makes a visit to Red Deer

Notley says next budget has lots of money set aside for Red Deer Hospital expansion, redevelopment

Premier Rachel Notley made a stop in Red Deer to talk hospital, pipeline and the upcoming 2019 Canada Winter Games. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Kendyl Mustard of Penhold was awarded the title of 2019 Miss Alberta National Canadian. Photo submitted

Penhold’s Kendyl Mustard is 2019 Miss Alberta National Canadian

The 20-year-old hopes to spread positivity to others about doing pageants

Kendyl Mustard of Penhold was awarded the title of 2019 Miss Alberta National Canadian. Photo submitted
Norman Joseph Howes of Westpark Middle School faces five charges. Facebook photo

Red Deer teacher faces sex-related charges

Norman Joseph Howes will appear in court Jan. 17th

Norman Joseph Howes of Westpark Middle School faces five charges. Facebook photo
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Lacombe’s Darren Hicks and Corine Veenema welcome first baby of the New Year

Annalie Mathilda Hicks was born Jan. 1st at 1:31 a.m.

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The official ribbon cutting took place as Bower Place launched its Great Indoors Market Nov. 10th. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

WATCH: The Great Indoors Market at Bower Place officially launches

Red Deerians took in the sights and sounds of many vendors and activities Nov. 10th

The official ribbon cutting took place as Bower Place launched its Great Indoors Market Nov. 10th. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
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JB Owens presents her Lotus Liners product to the Dragons’ Den. photo submitted

UPDATE: Red Deer’s JB Owen wins over Dragons’ Den snagging a $150,000 deal

The entrepreneur snags a $150,000 deal for 35% equity with Calgary dragon Manjit Minhas

JB Owens presents her Lotus Liners product to the Dragons’ Den. photo submitted
Dean Brody is bringing his Dirt Road Stories tour to Red Deer Nov. 21st. Photo by Mark Maryanovich

Dean Brody heads to Red Deer with stripped down, acoustic show

Dirt Road Stories tour offers a kitchen party lodge-type experience

Dean Brody is bringing his Dirt Road Stories tour to Red Deer Nov. 21st. Photo by Mark Maryanovich
Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services                                 Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services

WATCH: Close races see changes in winners at CFR Red Deer

Alberta cowboys well represented at Canada’s biggest pro rodeo finals

Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services                                 Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services
Kris Millar, owner of Twisted Label in Ponoka, stands in front of her display at the CFR Tradeshow, which runs at Westerner Park until Nov. 4th. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Lots of fashionable finds at CFR Tradeshow

The Canadian Finals Rodeo runs at Red Deer’s Westerner Park until Nov. 4th

Kris Millar, owner of Twisted Label in Ponoka, stands in front of her display at the CFR Tradeshow, which runs at Westerner Park until Nov. 4th. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Joanne Long of Red Deer has speeds around a barrel in the ladies barrel racing at the Foothills Cowboys Association Cowboy Classic Finals Rodeo Friday night at Westerner Park. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Lots of rodeo action at Cowboy Classic Finals Rodeo

Many Red Deer contestants will be competing all weekend long

Joanne Long of Red Deer has speeds around a barrel in the ladies barrel racing at the Foothills Cowboys Association Cowboy Classic Finals Rodeo Friday night at Westerner Park. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Ryan Jason Allen Willert stands by his recent mural at Turning Point. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

Local artist paints murals for Turning Point

Ryan Jason Allen Willert wanted to give back to an organization close to his heart

Ryan Jason Allen Willert stands by his recent mural at Turning Point. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Red Deer filmmaker Kelsey van Moorsel is busy working on her documentary Picture A Farmer, set to be released in 2019. photo submitted

Local filmmaker works on documentary featuring women farmers

Red Deer woman receives $50,000 grant from STORYHIVE to produce documentary

Red Deer filmmaker Kelsey van Moorsel is busy working on her documentary Picture A Farmer, set to be released in 2019. photo submitted
Tom Baker, a resident of West Park Retirement Lodge, had the opportunity to hold the Grey Cup as part of the second annual Operation Tea Cup. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Grey Cup was in Red Deer to support military families

Money raised will go towards the Military Family Resource Centre

Tom Baker, a resident of West Park Retirement Lodge, had the opportunity to hold the Grey Cup as part of the second annual Operation Tea Cup. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
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On the run with Melissa Ray

Red Deer runner talks about her intense running experiences

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