Year: 2009

Street signs wonderful
Thank you to City of Red Deer officials. They are to be commended for the recent addition of street names to the traffic light arms. It makes giving or receiving directions much clearer, and they are visually appealing as well.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Newspaper much appreciated
I am writing to thank everyone at the Advocate for giving us such a top quality daily newspaper. Too many of us take you for granted.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Snow removal better in other communities
What is with the lack of snow removal in this city? I have lived in Red Deer for about four years now and still can’t get over the lack of snow removal.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

There’s no need to prorogue Parliament
One would be stretching all credibility to connect this federal government with the old adage: “Of the people, by the people and for the people.” This disconnect is becoming even more apparent with every passing day.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Driven to destruction
To the idiotic, speedy motorists travelling Hwy 2 the past couple of weeks who seem blind to the fact that the roads have turned into skating rinks.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

I better get working on my Bucket List
I’m thinking about lists because we just rang in the New Year singing and toasting in the hopes that Saint Nicolas would soon be here. At least I think that’s what we were celebrating on New Year’s Eve — it’s all a little foggy.

Harley Hay / December 31, 2009

Home Front – January 2
People who want to start the new year on the right foot might want to join the Wednesday Wellness Walks downtown Red Deer.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Olympic torch to arrive in Red Deer on Jan. 15, to much fanfare
The entertainment is booked, the running suits have been distributed, now the only thing Red Deer needs is for the Olympic torch to arrive to kick off the celebrations. The Olympic torch comes to Red Deer on Jan. 15, with special ceremonies set for Westerner Park from 5 to 9 p.m.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Mural captures hockey victory
A new mural adorns a wall at the Bentley Hotel and marks a special moment in the community.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Families, colleagues struggling with the deaths of soldiers and journalist
Families and colleagues are struggling to deal with the deaths of four soldiers and an award-winning journalist killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Two of the soldiers killed in Wednesday’s blast, Cpl. Zachary McCormack and Sgt. George Miok, were from the Edmonton area.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Travel trends for 2010
The travel gurus are reading their crystal balls for the new year, and here are some of their predictions.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Home health guides a family medical reference
Imagine treating a pregnant woman’s morning sickness with an injection of cocaine. How about prescribing cannabis for epilepsy? Or tobacco smoking for asthma?

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Not great, but the target audience will like it
It’s Complicated is plausible only if you are willing to believe that Meryl Streep sells a lot of muffins. She plays a bakery and restaurant owner who lives in a sprawling hacienda in Santa Barbara. I’ve been to Oprah’s place, which is only a little nicer.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009