Year: 2010

Caution advised on highways after busy morning
RCMP have been busy this morning responding to accidents on area roads. At about 9 a.m., police and Red Deer Emergency Services responded to an accident on the Hwy 2/Gaetz Avenue flyover on the south end of Red Deer.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Inarritu peers at death in the Biutiful
Those concerned that a 2 1/2 hour movie titled Biutiful might bear some of the attributes typically characterized as “pretentious” will not be reassured by the opening, whispered dialogue, with the camera trained only on two sets of intertwined hands, and the subsequent scene in which an unknown figure informs that when owls die, “they spit hairballs out of their beaks.”

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Entertainment briefs – December 30
Tito Jackson is going solo. The 57-year-old musician and original member of the Jackson 5 says he will unveil some of his new material during a New Year’s Eve performance in Atlanta.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Ready the tongs
Savanna Drilling rig hands ready the tongs on a coiled tubing rig working northwest of Content Bridge on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Take stock – December 30
The Canadian dollar closed higher against its American counterpart Wednesday amid a mixed picture on commodity markets.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Nova flaring
The larger of two flares sheds still more light over the Nova Chemicals Joffre complex on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Blizzard postponed $1B in retail sales
The blizzard that swept through the Northeast on Sunday and Monday delayed US$1 billion in retail spending, according to research firm ShopperTrak, but won’t derail a holiday shopping season expected to be the best since 2007.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Yellow Pages to provide Poynt listings
Poynt Corp.’s mobile search service for smartphones will have access to 1.5 million business listings from the Yellow Pages Group under a five-year agreement announced Wednesday.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Elements at River’s Edge
An ironworker bolts a beam into place as a pair of welders work on the steel skeleton of the first Elements at River’s Edge building on Wednesday.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Stettler airport paving planned
The Town and County of Stettler are hoping an airport paving project will be cleared for takeoff by the province early next year.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Home front – December 30
Chefs from all over the world are cooking up a new set of shows for The Melting Pot. Participants are invited to take any or all of the three two-hour sessions to be held at the Hub, 4936 50th St. in Red Deer from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, Feb. 16 and March 16.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Red Deer Aboriginal Dance Troupe connects with children
The sound of the drum echoes off the walls of Oriole Park Elementary School gym before the start of the Red Deer Aboriginal Dance Troupe gathering. Parents and children spill into the gym, with some youngsters immediately dancing and others chatting with friends.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Team Canada team of the year
Thirteen days of anxiety and expectation exploded in a coast-to-coast roar of joy as Sidney Crosby scored in overtime to give Canada the medal it wanted most at the 2010 Winter Olympics — the men’s hockey gold.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Favre fined for not co-operating
Brett Favre was fined US$50,000 by the NFL for failing to co-operate with its investigation of inappropriate messages and lewd photos he allegedly sent to a former Jets game-day employee.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Sutter Fund Chiefs advance at Mac’s
The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs wrapped up a semifinal playoff berth in the girls’ division of the Mac’s midget AAA hockey tournament with an 11-1 win over the Westman Wildcats of Winnipeg Wednesday.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Business as usual for Flames
The dust having settled from the previous day’s tremors, it was business as usual for the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010