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RDC was recognized with a Community Inclusion Award from Inclusion Alberta on Apr. 13. The award honours the college's efforts in supporting students with developmental disabilities pursue higher education.
RDC was recognized with a Community Inclusion Award from Inclusion Alberta on Apr. 13. The award honours the college's efforts in supporting students with developmental disabilities pursue higher education. Red Deer College

RDC honoured with Community Inclusion Award

By Sheldon Spackman
April 21, 2018 - 6:07pm

Red Deer College has been recognized for its commitment to including students with developmental disabilities pursue higher education.

On April 13, officials with RDC received Inclusion Alberta’s ‘Community Inclusion Award’ to honour those efforts.

Report of armed teen leads to lockdown at St. Matthew Catholic School

By rdnewsNOW staff
April 19, 2018 - 5:25am Updated: April 19, 2018 - 11:31am

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE- Police are investigating after St. Matthew Catholic School was locked down on Wednesday. 

RCMP were dispatched to a call just after 2 p.m. about an unknown teenaged male carrying a long barrel firearm near the school who then appeared to have entered the building.

Wolf Creek Public Schools cutting staff to balance next year's budget

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
April 17, 2018 - 2:45pm Updated: April 17, 2018 - 3:50pm

Wolf Creek Public Schools finds itself in a less than ideal fiscal situation.

The board of trustees recently approved the budget for 2018/19 and it comes with over $2.6 million in cuts in order to maintain a balanced book.

The cuts, unfortunately, mean job losses.

Compass Cannabis Clinic, which hopes to become a dispensary later this year, could be impacted by "restrictive" Land Use Bylaw amendments.
Compass Cannabis Clinic, which hopes to become a dispensary later this year, could be impacted by "restrictive" Land Use Bylaw amendments.

Proposed cannabis bylaw deemed too restrictive, sent back for revision

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
April 16, 2018 - 11:23pm Updated: April 17, 2018 - 9:47am

Red Deer city council needs more time to come to a consensus on what specific regulations should exist around retail cannabis sales.

Red Deer Catholic Transportation bus driver Kelly Farranto has been honoured with the March Driver of the Month Award from Alberta Motor Transport Association.
Red Deer Catholic Transportation bus driver Kelly Farranto has been honoured with the March Driver of the Month Award from Alberta Motor Transport Association. Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

Red Deer Catholic school bus driver receives transportation award

By Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools
April 16, 2018 - 1:06pm

Red Deer Catholic Transportation bus driver, Kelly Farranto, is being recognized as a leader in the student transportation industry, after being awarded with the March Driver of the Month Award from Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA). 

Bridget Allen, 15, is a Gr 9 student at Lindsay Thurber Composite High School in Red Deer and a 2018 Women of Excellence Award nominee in the Environment category. She spent part of the day on Saturday raffling off a reclaimed wooden entertainment centre she made herself, with the proceeds going towards this year's Women of Excellence Awards Gala on June 6.
Bridget Allen, 15, is a Gr 9 student at Lindsay Thurber Composite High School in Red Deer and a 2018 Women of Excellence Award nominee in the Environment category. She spent part of the day on Saturday raffling off a reclaimed wooden entertainment centre she made herself, with the proceeds going towards this year's Women of Excellence Awards Gala on June 6. Sheldon Spackman

Women of Excellence nominee raffles hand-made entertainment centre

By Sheldon Spackman
April 14, 2018 - 4:33pm

One of this year’s Women of Excellence nominees is doing a little extra to promote this year’s show.

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