Year: 2009

Model steam tractor
Fred Freschette compares a one-eighth scale Burrel English steam tractor model with the one-quarter scale 1924 Case tractor he made from scratch in his shop west of Sylvan Lake. The longtime model maker machined and installed the Burrel’s new boiler for Bernie Butterwick of Rocky Mountain House. Coincidentally, Freschette recalls running the tractor about 30 years ago with Bernie and his father Ashley, the model’s maker.

Leo Paré / December 31, 2009

Picture perfect
A Red Deer toddler will be striking a pose for Today’s Parent magazine — possibly the cover.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Local briefs – December 31
Donors managed to keep one step ahead of demand in the Red Deer Christmas Bureau’s 2009 campaign.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

United Way projects $250,000 shortfall
United Way is making an urgent appeal for help reaching its 2009 goal. Darcy Mykytyshyn, campaign chairman for the Central Alberta United Way, said on Wednesday that organizers are projecting a shortfall of $250,000 from their goal of $2.103 million.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Dumped by Dumpty
Chad Eneas of Penticton, B.C. has a great fall as he flies clear of Humpty Dumpty during the first night of bull riding action at the World Professional Bull Riding Finals in Olds on Wednesday. 30 of the top bull riders in the world are taking part in the event at the Cow Palace with the second-go-round action going tonight starting at 7 p.m. A New Years Eve celebration and dance will follow the competition tonight.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Adele BLAIR
BLAIR1907 - 2009Mrs. Adele Violet Lois Blair of Red Deer, Alberta passed…

Wire Service / December 31, 2009

Sandra WEIDNER
WEIDNERSandraIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sandra…

Wire Service / December 31, 2009

Rebels beat Wheat Kings
Not that they were bad, but it took the Red Deer Rebels 20 minutes to wake up Wednesday.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Optimists advance to Mac’s quarters
The Red Deer Optimist Rebels did what they had to do to grab a playoff berth in the boys’ division of the Mac’s AAA midget hockey tournament Wednesday.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Conroy burns Kings
It took 37 games but Craig Conroy finally got his first goal of the season Wednesday night, and it came with a standing ovation.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Rewarding journey
What started as an overseas adventure has become an award-winning venture for a Red Deer woman and her husband, now working in Seoul, South Korea.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Harper gets 49 big gifts in 2009
OTTAWA — It may come with a few headaches, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s job is also a gift that keeps giving.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Suspect in officer’s killing remanded
OTTAWA — The suspended Mountie charged with stabbing an Ottawa police officer to death has been remanded in protective custody until Jan. 7.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

U.S. to impose new duties on Chinese steel pipe
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is imposing new duties on imports of steel pipes from China, the latest sign of trade tensions between the two countries.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Dutch to use body scanners for U.S. flights
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands announced Wednesday it will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States, saying that could have stopped the attempted Christmas Day airline bombing.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Russia considers sending spacecraft to knock asteroid off path
MOSCOW — Russia’s space agency chief said Wednesday a spacecraft may be dispatched to knock a large asteroid off course and reduce the chances of earth impact, even though U.S. scientists say such a scenario is unlikely.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009