Mary-Ann Barr

Mary-Ann posted 185 stories to Red Deer Advocate.
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The staggered times for booking May long weekend reservable Alberta provincial campgrounds on Tuesday only.

Alberta Parks online campground reservations open Tuesday

Jarvis Bay included so far in campground improvements

  • Feb 17th, 2017 2:00pm
The staggered times for booking May long weekend reservable Alberta provincial campgrounds on Tuesday only.
Andrew Swidzinski, left, and Ty Wishlow play a little shinny on the outdoor rink in Eastview Estates in Red Deer Friday afternoon. “I’m surprised the ice is good on Wednesday it was slush” said Wishlow. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Big meltdown affecting Red Deer rinks and streets

Record temperatures result from warm weather

  • Feb 17th, 2017 1:00pm
Andrew Swidzinski, left, and Ty Wishlow play a little shinny on the outdoor rink in Eastview Estates in Red Deer Friday afternoon. “I’m surprised the ice is good on Wednesday it was slush” said Wishlow. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
DJ and hip hop dancer Sebastian Reinhart, 11, trains at the Pound It Hip Hop Studio in Red Deer. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

11-year-old Sylvan boy performs first professional gig as DJ

“Sabatoge” works almost every day at hip hop and mixing

  • Feb 16th, 2017 7:51pm
DJ and hip hop dancer Sebastian Reinhart, 11, trains at the Pound It Hip Hop Studio in Red Deer. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
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Tough times lead to increase in usage at Red Deer Public Library

Libraries offer a low-cost welcoming space

  • Feb 16th, 2017 2:00pm
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Lacombe rural fire leaves man with no personal possessions

Daughter makes public appeal to help him

  • Feb 15th, 2017 2:00pm
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Red Deer College’s $88-million Canada Games Centre on schedule

Facility will play an integral role in 2019 Games in Red Deer

  • Feb 15th, 2017 7:00am
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Red Deer’s major venues will be busy during 2019 Canada Games

Most sports will occur in and around city

  • Feb 15th, 2017 7:00am
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STARS lottery tickets sales never this far behind before

Officials “significantly concerned”; deadlines approaching

  • Feb 14th, 2017 2:00pm
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Heather Leblanc demonstrates the medication she uses to supplement her regular prescribed medication in her struggle against multiple sclerosis before she went to Mexico last November to undertake a therapy for the disease.

Red Deer woman said MS treatment in Mexico helped her

She wonders why it’s not available in Canada

  • Feb 13th, 2017 12:00pm
Heather Leblanc demonstrates the medication she uses to supplement her regular prescribed medication in her struggle against multiple sclerosis before she went to Mexico last November to undertake a therapy for the disease.
A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Shyanne Ost from the Rimbey area.

Rimbey RCMP seek area woman wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Suspect faces several weapons-related charges

  • Feb 10th, 2017 2:00pm
A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Shyanne Ost from the Rimbey area.
Sophie, a blind Great Gray Owl stands on her perch at the Red Deer Market last year. The owl ambassador for the Medicine River Wildlife Centre was quite a draw for people making their way through the market. (Advocate file photo by Jeff Stokoe)

Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s new hospital slowly moving ahead

$100,000 in donations would allow for matching grant application

  • Feb 9th, 2017 1:30pm
Sophie, a blind Great Gray Owl stands on her perch at the Red Deer Market last year. The owl ambassador for the Medicine River Wildlife Centre was quite a draw for people making their way through the market. (Advocate file photo by Jeff Stokoe)
Firefighters battle a structure fire east of Lacombe on Wednesday evening. (Photo contributed)

Fire destroys rural home near Lacombe

Occupants all escaped safely

  • Feb 9th, 2017 10:00am
Firefighters battle a structure fire east of Lacombe on Wednesday evening. (Photo contributed)
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Red Deer joins rest of Alberta in leading population growth

10.9-per-cent increase “good news”: City manager Craig Curtis

  • Feb 8th, 2017 2:00pm
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Red Deer 2016 census map (Map by Statistics Canada)

2016 Canada census shows healthy growth in Red Deer

Basic census data released; lots more to come as year progresses

  • Feb 8th, 2017 12:30am
Red Deer 2016 census map (Map by Statistics Canada)
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Red Deer homeless shelters meet the need during cold spell

Dangerous cold prompts Environment Canada warning

  • Feb 7th, 2017 2:00pm
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Randee Lynn Stewart has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Red Deer on Feb. 1.

Woman’s death in Red Deer on Feb. 1 ruled a homicide

Red Deer records first homicide in 2017; Man charged with manslaughter

  • Feb 7th, 2017 12:30am
Randee Lynn Stewart has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Red Deer on Feb. 1.
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Penhold firefighters challenged by weather and icy conditions

Vacant mobile home destroyed by suspicious fire

  • Feb 6th, 2017 9:00am
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Wild crash in Olds damages houses, garage, fences

Elderly driver suffered medical incident; two hospitalized

  • Feb 3rd, 2017 3:00pm
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Over 100 parking meters in Red Deer not collecting revenue

Tickets not supposed to be issued at problem meters

  • Feb 3rd, 2017 12:00pm
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Fallout from City of Red Deer’s tight budget results in job cuts

Almost 10 full-time equivalent positions gone

  • Feb 2nd, 2017 1:00pm
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