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    By Sheldon Spackman

    Red Deer’s Hunting Hills Lightning high school football team is moving on to the Tier 2 South Division Final against the Foothills Falcons next weekend.

    This after a 46-0 win over the St. Mary’s Saints at Stampeder Field at Shouldice Park in Calgary on Saturday.

    Brandon Rees threw two touchdowns to Nathan LaVigne and one to Josh Patterson while also rushing in for a score. Logan Clarkson and Shaye McCutcheon rushed for the other Lightning majors. 

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    By RDC Athletics

    The RDC Queens and Kings Cross-Country Running teams put forth a gutsy effort at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Cross-Country Running National Championships in Blainville, Quebec, and the Queens earned fourth while the Kings placed eighteenth.

    Cross-Country Running | November 11 | National Championships | Blainville, Quebec

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    By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)

    This year’s Agri-Trade show was the best ever for some exhibitors.

    The four-day show ran November 8-11, utilizing every square inch of available indoor space at Westerner Park, plus more outdoor exhibits than before.

    Show Manager Dave Fiddler says the event was undoubtedly a success, proving the relevance of Agri-Trade’s relationship with the agriculture industry continues to flourish.

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    By Sheldon Spackman

    The local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is marking two significant milestones this month.

    They include the 30th anniversary of the organization’s Red Ribbon Awareness Campaign which started November 1 and runs until January 8, 2018, and the 25th annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope taking place in Red Deer November 18. It will be at St. Luke’s Anglican Church starting at 7:30 p.m.

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    By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)

    The Red Deer Curling Classic once again takes over the Pidherney Centre this weekend.

    It’s the latest stop on the 2017-18 World Curling Tour season.

    “We’ve got a great mix of local and international talent,” says Dustin Eckstrand with the event organizing committee. “With the Winter Olympics coming, up you’ve got a great chance to see international teams that will be competing [there] in February.”

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    Tara Veer, Mayor - City of Red Deer (left), Major Larry Bridger, Pastor / Director - Salvation Army Red Deer (right)

    By Sheldon Spackman

    It’s a sign the giving season is now underway.

    The Salvation Army Red Deer has launched its 2017 Christmas Kettle Campaign in hopes of raising the funds needed to keep their programs and services running that help those less fortunate in our community.

    This year’s fundraising target is $230,000, with 10 regular, full-time kettle locations established throughout the city to make it convenient for Red Deerians to give. Roughly 300 volunteers are needed to man them, according to Salvation Army officials.

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  • 11/17/17--07:53: ACAC Scoreboard Nov 16-18
  • By Sheldon Spackman

    ALBERTA COLLEGES ATHLETICS CONFERENCE

    Women’s Hockey

    Thursday

    RDC 1, OC 0 (OT)

    Saturday

    RDC 3, OC 0

     

    Men’s Hockey

    Friday

    RDC 3, PC 2

    Saturday

    RDC 8, PC 1

     

    Women’s Basketball

    Friday

    RDC 77, AMB 61

    Saturday

    Lethbridge 51, RDC 50

     

    Men’s Basketball

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    By Sheldon Spackman

    The Red Deer Rebels wrapped up their seven-game November road trip with a 4-3 loss to the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook Friday night. It was a tough stretch away from home for Red Deer, losing six of those seven games with the only win coming last Tuesday night when they beat the Royals 5-3 in Victoria.

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    By Sheldon Spackman

    WHL

    Friday

    Kootenay Ice 4, Red Deer Rebels 3 (Game Story)

    Saturday

    Kootenay Ice 3, Red Deer Rebels 1 (Game Story)

     

    AJHL

    Friday

    Okotoks Oilers 5, Olds Grizzlys 0

    Saturday

    Olds Grizzlys 5 Calgary Canucks 1

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    By Sheldon Spackman

    Alberta Schools Athletic Association Provincials – High School Football

    Tier 1 Regional Finals

    Saturday Nov 18

    North Final

    Harry Ainlay Titans 49, Bellerose Bulldogs 0

    South Final

    St. Francis Browns 42, L.C.I. Rams 9

    Alberta Bowl Provincial Final - Saturday, November 25, 6:00 p.m. MEGlobal Atletic Park (Lacombe)

    Harry Ainlay Titans vs St. Francis Browns

     

    Tier 2 Regional Finals

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    Outgoing Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark

    By Sheldon Spackman

    Hundreds of members of the Alberta Party gathered at the Radisson Hotel on 67 Street in Red Deer on Saturday for the party’s Annual General Meeting and Constitutional Convention.

    The event featured guest speakers Karen McPherson, MLA for Calgary-MacKay-Nose Hill and outgoing party leader, Greg Clark, MLA for Calgary-Elbow. Throughout the day, members also heard from the party president and were able to vote on nominees to the Provincial Board.

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    Red Deer City Hall Park - Red Deer Lights the Night, Nov 18, 2017

    By Sheldon Spackman

    Red Deerians came out by the thousands Saturday night to enjoy what has become a much-loved tradition to kick-off the holiday season in our city.

    ‘Red Deer Lights the Night’, proudly presented by Stantec, was held at City Hall Park and along Ross Street next to the park.

    It gave residents a chance to stroll through the twinkling lights, shop at some of the vendors, enjoy free popcorn and hot chocolate, live music, crafts, games and a visit with Santa.

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    MADD - Red Deer 25th Annual Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance

    By Sheldon Spackman

    Roughly 50 people attended a candlelight vigil in Red Deer Saturday night to honour and remember their loved ones lost to impaired driving.

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    By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)

    A somber ceremony taking place Monday in Red Deer will serve as a reminder that there is zero place in the world for discrimination against people who are transgender.

    The Transgender Day of Remembrance, or TDoR, is happening Nov. 20 at the Pioneer Lodge starting at 6:30 p.m. It is free to attend and open to the public.

    Lucas Gagnon, spokesperson with the Trans and Non-binary Aid Society (TANAS), says there’s good reason why they’re telling people ahead of time this year.

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    Volunteers load new, unwrapped toys into an ambulance to take to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau and Salvation Army

    By Sheldon Spackman

    Red Deerians showed their warm generosity once again at the 2nd Annual Christmas Wish Breakfast held at the Black Knight Inn Sunday morning.

    Well over 600 attendees and the Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity brought new, unwrapped toys, cash and gift cards, all in support of the Red Deer Christmas Bureau and Salvation Army to allow those organizations to help the less fortunate in our community. The goal being to ensure that no child in Red Deer wakes up without a toy on Christmas morning.

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    By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)

    Sheila McKay may not be here today if not for a blood test she had done in the winter of 2015.

    Following her complete blood count, McKay was informed she had Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lung cancer and an aneurysm in her brain. Thanks to early intervention, she now leads a healthy life free of worrying too much about those things.

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    By rdnewsNOW

    RED DEER- The Red Deer College Curling teams are getting set for the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Fall Regionals and coach Brad Hamilton has his sights on another successful season.

    "The goal is to make it to the ACAC Curling Championships and ideally make it to nationals from there," said Hamilton. "We’ve had that history the past few years and the returnees are used to that and it's an expectation now."

    Last season, the RDC Queens captured gold and the Kings earned bronze at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Curling National Championships.

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    By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)

    In less than three months, Canada's national women's hockey team will be in South Korea for the Olympics, but not before they complete a tour through our province to face the teams of the Alberta Midget Hockey League.
     
    On Saturday, November 25, the women's team will be in Red Deer to play the midget AAA Optimist Chiefs at the Enmax Centrium. The game is a regular season matchup for the Chiefs as the women's team joins the league on a part-time basis every four years -- always the year prior to an Olympics.
     

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    By rdnewsNOW staff

    Alberta’a reigning men’s provincial curling champions cruised to victory in the final of the 2017 Red Deer Curling Classic.

    Brendan Bottcher defeated Ted Appleman 6-2 in the men’s championship final Monday afternoon at the Pidherney Centre.

    Bottcher and his Edmonton-based team of third Mick Lizmore, second Brad Thiessen and lead Karrick Martin punched their ticket to the final with a 6-1 win over Colton Flasch in the semi’s.

    On the women’s side, Delia DeJong of Grande Prairie took the title with a 4-2 win over Salsuki Fujisawa of Japan.

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