Year: 2009

Sentence angers bomb victim
The father of a baby who might have been injured or killed in a pipe bomb attack expressed anger at the suspended sentence and probation handed to a man who helped build the device.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009

Missing ring recovered
Two more minutes and a snowplow would have swept it away — maybe for good. On Tuesday, the Advocate published a Lacombe man’s appeal for help finding a precious memento of the Bentley Generals’ victory in the 2008-09 Allan Cup, played last April in Steinbach, Man.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009

Esther Stella LARUE
LARUE, Esther Stella Viola Kargaard1917 - 2009Born Esther Stella Viola Fossum at…

Wire Service / December 30, 2009

Nicholas MAKILA
MAKILANicholas Ian Lauri Dec. 27, 1987 - Dec. 30, 2009With the consolation…

Wire Service / December 30, 2009

James BUTCHER
BUTCHER September 27, 1923 - 2009James Calvin Butcher of Lacombe passed away…

Wire Service / December 30, 2009

Canada wins 8-2 over Slovakia
Canada 8 Slovakia 2 SASKATOON — Taylor Hall was a little put out that his teammates were piling up goals while he was shooting blanks at the world junior hockey championship.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009

U.S. rolls over Latvia 12-1 at world juniors
U.S. 12 Latvia 1 SASKATOON — Earning convincing wins over opponents has been great for the United States, but they know their true test looms on New Year’s Eve against the host Canadians.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009

Police dog stabbed on duty
EDMONTON — An Edmonton police dog who was stabbed in the neck while pursuing a suspected truck thief is recovering from her injuries.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009

China executes Briton
URUMQI, China — China brushed aside international appeals Tuesday and executed by lethal injection a British drug smuggler who relatives say was mentally unstable and unwittingly lured into crime.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009

Warning signs unheeded
HONOLULU — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the intelligence community had bits of information that should have been pieced together that would have triggered “red flags” and possibly prevented the Christmas Day attempted terror attack on a Detroit-bound airliner.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009

Canadian companies to boost production, hiring in 2010
Canadian firms are cautiously optimistic that the new year will bring better prospects than the bleak one just drawing to a close, but their brighter outlook is tempered by the expectation of additional challenges, a new business survey suggests

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009

Ratcheting up interest
Getting into a new industry, says Grant Brown, is much like entering a new high school.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009

Hotelier honoured
The company that owns Red Deer’s Holiday Inn Express and is building a new Holiday Inn hotel on the city’s southern outskirts has been recognized for its development work.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009

Clement likes PetroChina deal
OTTAWA — Ottawa has given its blessing to a Chinese firm’s nearly $2-billion investment in oilsands properties owned by Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2009