Year: 2010

Victor (Bill) JACKSON
JACKSONVictor (Bill) Jackson of Lacombe AB. passed away peacefully December 31, 2010…

Wire Service / December 31, 2010

Oilers rally falls short
Milan Hejduk saved the Colorado Avalanche from giving away a timely win.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2010

Killings kept Montreal police busy in 2010
MONTREAL — Montreal homicide figures jumped in 2010 but police insist the numbers are in line with annual averages for a city of its size.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2010

Health care emerges as key issue
EDMONTON — The year of healthy debate at the Alberta legislature has wrapped up with the two top parties sharply divided on the issues’ importance in the province’s political discourse.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2010

Downtown gas bar closes
A unique unstaffed downtown gas station is turning off the pumps.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2010

Khodorkovsky sentenced to 6 more years
MOSCOW — Jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced to six more years in prison Thursday following a trial seen as payback for his defiance of Vladimir Putin and as a test of the rule of law in Russia.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Spain PM confident economy will show growth
MADRID, Spain — Spain’s prime minister said Thursday his prediction last year that 2010 would see a return to growth had been vindicated, but that further reforms are necessary in the year ahead to strengthen the country’s economy.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Chef, athletes named to Order of Canada
A celebrity chef, two athletes, a revered television actor and a prominent radio broadcaster were granted one of Canada’s highest civilian honours on Thursday when they were named to the Order of Canada.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Recession could have permanent impact: report
The recent economic crisis could permanently limit Canada’s future GDP growth, unless governments get rid of barriers to foreign ownership and policies that hinder the elderly from working, according to report published Thursday.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Back to the 1970s
The wide-leg trousers, below-the-knee dresses and off-the-shoulder peasant tops headed our way in 2011 mark the beginning of a highly stylized trip down memory lane through the 1970s. Could an avocado kitchen be far behind?

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Big drop in Calgary’s murder rate
CALGARY — Police are pointing to a crackdown on gang activity as the key reason for a substantial drop in Calgary’s murder rate this year.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Teenage girl killed
GRANDE PRAIRIE — Witnesses believe an icy road may have played a role in a two-vehicle collision that killed a teenage girl in northwestern Alberta.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010