Year: 2011

Rimbey drafts truck rules
Relief is on the way to Rimbey residents for whom the rumble of a diesel engine is anything but soothing when they’re trying to catch some sleep.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2011

Lund faces challenge from riding president
One of the longest serving members of the Alberta Tory caucus is facing competition from the president of his own riding association.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2011

Canada scores 10-2 win over Denmark
Canada 10 Denmark 2 EDMONTON — Down two players, Canada still remained undefeated at the world junior hockey championship by hammering Denmark 10-2 Thursday.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2011

Islanders top Flames to break three-game skid
New York 3 Calgary 1 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — There have been many low points as the New York Islanders try to become a contending team again in the NHL. For all their frustration, there have been glimpses of a potentially promising future.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2011

Housing trend favours condos, small homes
OTTAWA — Demographic changes from aging to immigration flows are helping shape Canada’s housing market of the future, the federal housing agency suggests in its annual report.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2011

Rocky adopts ‘fort’ theme
A historic fort theme is being endorsed for Rocky Mountain House in order to turn the West Country town into a tourist attraction.

Advocate Staff / December 29, 2011

Achieving a quality picture of Mom Nature in action
In some years several readers ask the same question: this past year there were many inquiries for what I could tell them about converting their 35 mm colour transparencies — slides — to digital images.

Advocate Staff / December 29, 2011

Your recipe for success in the New Year
Inside each and every one of us is a radiantly healthy, vibrant and happy being. Childlike, fun. Free. Clear headed. Energized and positive.

Advocate Staff / December 29, 2011

Power of hope can alter lives
Although the story of Christmas is a simple one, this time of year is one of the most complex, sometimes defying description.

Advocate Staff / December 29, 2011

The origin of a religious war
Last Thursday, there were 16 bomb blasts in Baghdad (72 people killed, 217 injured). On Friday, two big car bombs in Damascus killed 40 people and injured 150. Even for Iraq, where there are suicide bombs every week, that is impressive.

Advocate Staff / December 29, 2011