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Red Deer will be the site of two events regarding 'Eating Disorder Awareness Week' February 1 - 7. The screening of body image documentary 'Straight / Curve' Jan 25 and a presentation on eating disorder risk mitigation for coaches, trainers and instructors in the fitness industry February 3.
Red Deer will be the site of two events regarding 'Eating Disorder Awareness Week' February 1 - 7. The screening of body image documentary 'Straight / Curve' Jan 25 and a presentation on eating disorder risk mitigation for coaches, trainers and instructors in the fitness industry February 3. Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta

Red Deer events part of 'Eating Disorder Awareness Week' in Alberta

By Sheldon Spackman
January 23, 2018 - 6:05pm

Raising awareness and understanding around eating disorders is the goal of an international campaign which features two events in Red Deer over the coming days.

Shanelle Westerlund with Suicide Information and Education Services talks to grade two students at St. Patrick's Community School about empathy on Jan. 23.
Shanelle Westerlund with Suicide Information and Education Services talks to grade two students at St. Patrick's Community School about empathy on Jan. 23. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

St. Pat's students learn about mental health

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
January 23, 2018 - 4:16pm

Suicide and mental health aren’t easy subjects to teach to youngsters.

In Red Deer, however, Suicide Information and Education Services (SIES) is turning those difficulties into proactive education for students in Kindergarten to grade 12.

Minister Carlier with the 2017 4-H Hall of Fame inductees and family

Former Innisfail 4-H volunteer receives highest recognition

By rdnewsNOW staff
January 23, 2018 - 9:05am Updated: January 23, 2018 - 10:53am

EDMONTON- Two outstanding Albertans have been recognized for their long-standing contributions to 4-H and their communities.

Sylvia Mathon of Innisfail and Linda Gooch of Arrowwood join an elite group of Albertans inducted into the Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame.

City staff crafting bylaw changes for mobile supervised consumption services

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
January 22, 2018 - 6:48pm Updated: January 22, 2018 - 9:48pm

The City of Red Deer is moving forward in its attempt to be proactive on the supervised consumption services (SCS) front.

On Monday, city council directed administration to prepare amendments to the licensing bylaw for the purpose of facilitating mobile SCS.

RDC is among 17 post-secondary institutions in Alberta taking part in the 'Make Some Noise for Mental Health' campaign which runs from January 15 - February 11, 2018. It will be featured at RDC Kings and Queens games this Saturday, January 27.
RDC is among 17 post-secondary institutions in Alberta taking part in the 'Make Some Noise for Mental Health' campaign which runs from January 15 - February 11, 2018. It will be featured at RDC Kings and Queens games this Saturday, January 27. Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference

RDC Kings and Queens to 'Make Some Noise for Mental Health'

By Sheldon Spackman
January 22, 2018 - 5:09pm

Red Deer College is one of 17 post-secondary campuses in 15 communities across Alberta taking part in this year’s ‘Make Some Noise for Mental Health’ campaign.

Keanna Will, 14, was last seen by her family on January 17 in Red Deer.
Keanna Will, 14, was last seen by her family on January 17 in Red Deer. Red Deer RCMP

MISSING: 14 y/o Keanna Will of Red Deer

By Sheldon Spackman
January 22, 2018 - 3:12pm

Red Deer RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating 14 year-old Keanna Will.

Will was last seen by her family in Red Deer on January 17 and Mounties would like to verify her well-being.

She is described as Metis, 5’3, 100 pounds with blonde hair and brown eyes.

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