Year: 2010

Taking the next step
During his rookie season with the Red Deer Rebels last year John Persson sat back, watched and learned.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Iceman cometh
Wim Hof of the Netherlands, known as the Iceman, the Guinness World Record holder for his ability to withstand extreme coldness, immerses in ice water during a performance to arouse the public awareness of global warming in Hong Kong Wednesday.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Terror fighter killed in suicide attack
Police commander Lt. Col. Shamil al-Jabouri knew al-Qaida wanted him dead. He was renowned in the tense northern city of Mosul for his relentless pursuit of the terror group, and insurgents had tried at least five times to kill him for it.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

World briefs – December 30
A Wisconsin man has earned bragging rights as the champion liar of 2010 with this line: “I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.”

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Cartoon caper foiled
Five men planning to shoot as many people as possible in a building housing the newsroom of a paper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were arrested Wednesday in an operation that halted an imminent attack, intelligence officials said.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Blizzard tests New York, passengers’ patience
Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded for up to 10 hours on the tarmac at overworked Kennedy Airport. Ambulances struggled to get patients through unplowed streets.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Wind a factor in lift accident
High wind was a primary factor in a chair lift collapse at a Maine ski area that sent skiers plummeting 25 to 30 feet (7 to 9 metres), injuring eight and trapping others for more than an hour, the resort said Wednesday.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Snowmobiler survives plunge down shaft
A snowmobiler sledding through new-fallen, backcountry snow found himself plunging, tumbling and sliding 30 metres into an abandoned, mine shaft.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Ontario man denied bail
An Ontario teacher accused of slashing his wife’s throat and leaving her for dead on a dirt road near a popular Jamaican resort has been denied bail.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Relatives of dead woman plead for help on reserves
Relatives of a young man accused of killing his 63-year-old grandmother pleaded Wednesday for help from politicians and police in dealing with issues of violence and alcohol and substance abuse.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Power slowly being restored in Maritimes after storm
The number of people without electricity in New Brunswick continued to decline Wednesday after a powerful winter storm pulled down power lines across the Maritimes earlier this week.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Good Old Cowboy
The man behind 50 years of Innisfail rodeos was recently honoured for his work further from home.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Alberta briefs – December 30
A woman who was acclaimed to run for the Wildrose Alliance party in a southern Alberta constituency in the next provincial election has resigned.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Spiced rum still tops in Red Deer
Spiced rum — a traditional tipple during Christmas — continues to be a favourite for people in Red Deer this festive season.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Police out in force to nab drunk drivers
Red Deer City RCMP will be out in full force on New Year’s Eve. Cpl. Kathe DeHeer, with the Red Deer City RCMP, said police plan to have CheckStops up around the City of Red Deer throughout New Year’s Eve to keep the roads safe.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2010

Melvin Luther (Mel) LUND
LUNDMelvin Luther (Mel)Oct. 29, 1918 - Dec. 30, 2010Mel passed away peacefully…

Wire Service / December 30, 2010