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Aspiring country singer has big dreams

An aspiring local musician is hoping her first music video will help catapult her to the next level of country music fame.

Gaetz Avenue redevelopment plan unveiled

The public recently got their first peek at a plan that will develop old Gaetz Ave. in downtown Red Deer.
Prairie singer Donna Durand releases new project

Prairie singer Donna Durand releases new project

Local singer/songwriter Donna Durand is gearing up for the official release of her latest disc The Road Back. Packed with original prairie roots tunes penned by Durand, the CD release party is set for June 6 at Sunnybrook Farm Museum from 2 to 5 p.m.
Bashaw's Stars festival highlights long weekend

Bashaw's Stars festival highlights long weekend

Spend the May long weekend relishing the sounds of country, bluegrass and gospel at Bashaw's annual 'Festival of Stars'. The tunes come alive when more than 80 musicians hit the stage over the weekend. Guests can also enjoy free camping.
Renowned artist and teacher in Red Deer

Renowned artist and teacher in Red Deer

Jean Pederson is a distinguished Canadian painter. Based in Calgary, she's taught at Red Deer College and shown her work here too, but has travelled internationally to paint and promote art.
Fun for families at the Children's Festival

Fun for families at the Children's Festival

More than 7,500 people are expected to attend this year's 4th Annual Central Alberta Children's Festival June 3 – 5.
New youth choir launching in Red Deer

New youth choir launching in Red Deer

Local music teacher and choir director Lisa Ward is branching out further with the start-up of a new community choir for youth ages 14 to 21.
Courageous cancer fighters

Courageous cancer fighters

Red Deer resident Cheryl Riley never expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer. And although her mother and aunt had battled the disease, it was still a shock when the doctor called Riley, 59, with the news in the winter of 2008.
Christian artist charged in brutal sex assault

Christian artist charged in brutal sex assault

A local Christian artist has been charged with sexual assault against a physically disabled man, who police said was afflicted with cerebral palsy and defenceless in a wheelchair. At about 9:55 a.m. on Aug.

Two men seriously stabbed downtown

Three males have been arrested in connection to a double stabbing incident early Thursday morning that left two men in serious condition. At about 3 a.m. on Aug.