Year: 2011

Six-hour standoff in West Park results in two charges
A 33-year-old Red Deer man was charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm and one count of breaching release conditions following a six-hour standoff where the Red Deer RCMP Emergency Unit were called in for backup in West Park on Dec. 22.

By ADVOCATE staff / December 28, 2011

Winterize workouts
Bruce Bowen doesn’t plan to abandon his workout routine and hibernate during the winter, but the longtime runner does make adjustments when lacing up in chillier weather. A runner for more than three decades, Bowen currently heads out four times a week on runs varying between 10 to 16 kilometres. When a snowfall hits, he might reduce his distance and slow his pace, but he still heads outdoors.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Addiction alarm sounded
U.S. Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of a highly abused medicine, which has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

New controversy at Gitmo
The new commander of the Guantanamo Bay prison wants a team of government and law enforcement officials to be allowed to review all communications between lawyers and inmates accused of helping organize the Sept. 11 attacks, The Associated Press has learned.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Wipeout at the Ponds
Darius Engen and Erika Engen take a spill at Bower Ponds on Monday. Many families took in the warm weather Boxing Day, where the temperature hovered around -4 degrees Celsius for most of Monday afternoon.

Leo Paré / December 28, 2011

‘Hateful’ sister won’t see me at wedding
My sister is snide and competitive and makes hateful comments whenever we’re together. She’s a bully who has made my life difficult for the past 10 years.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Van Halen to tour in 2012
Van Halen will tour in 2012. The rock band has posted a video on its website announcing that the first tickets will go on sale Jan. 10.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Heavy D died of natural causes
The Los Angeles coroner’s office says Jamaican-born rapper Heavy D died of natural causes.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

European turmoil a threat to U.S. growth
The U.S. economy will grow faster in 2012 — if it isn’t knocked off track by upheavals in Europe, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Home front – Dec. 28
There are two chances to catch Red Deer College Music Concert Series this January. The Faculty Jazz Cabaret will be happening on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Studio A.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Rimbey puts brakes on parade truck
The vintage 1934 pickup truck that was supposed to be a Rimbey parade feature has been parked indefinitely. Rimbey town council voted to sell the 1934 International Model C pickup truck at its Dec.12 council meeting.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Seattle not making any changes for finale
Even with Seattle’s playoffs hopes gone, Pete Carroll doesn’t intend on using the final week of the regular season as a trial to see what the Seahawks might have for next year.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Broncos insist they’re not worried about Orton’s return
The wheels have come off in Denver. We’re not talking about the Broncos’ season, although it’s teetering with two straight ugly losses. All they have to do to end their long playoff drought is beat their former quarterback Kyle Orton and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011