Year: 2011

Optimist Rebels down Blazers
The Red Deer Optimist Rebels put together a solid two-way effort to down the Saskatoon Blazers 5-0 in the 34th annual Mac’s midget AAA Christrmashockey tournament Tuesday. The win gave the Rebels a 1-0-1 record.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Czechs blast Denmark at World Juniors
Tomas Hertl scored twice as the Czech Republic opened the world junior hockey championship by blasting Denmark 7-0 on Tuesday.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Canada moving on without Smith-Pelly
Canada is going to have to play bigger and harder as a team for the rest of the world junior hockey championship after losing Devante Smith-Pelly.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

President warns top court to respect constitution
Pakistan’s president on Tuesday warned the Supreme Court not to take action in violation of the constitution, referring to a judicial hearing into a secret memo seeking to rein in the powerful military, a scandal that threatens the Pakistani leader.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

FARC rebels to release six hostages
Colombian rebels on Tuesday announced plans to release six hostages who have been held captive for more than a decade.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Fireplace ember caused deadly Christmas blaze
A Christmas morning fire that killed a couple and three of their grandchildren was accidentally started by old fireplace embers that had been discarded near a first-floor entryway, officials said Tuesday.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Death toll revised downward
The number of people who died in massive flash floods in the southern Mindanao region a week ago was smaller than earlier reported, Philippine disaster management officials said Tuesday.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Obama caves on media consolidation
As a senator, Barack Obama fought to prevent greater media consolidation. In 2007, he opposed a vote by the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission to lift the ban on allowing one company to own a daily newspaper and a broadcast station in the same market.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Unfair to single out business
I am writing in response to a quote from environmental public health supervisor Kevin McLeod stating “When I think of the risk of contracting some serious food-borne pathogens that could stop young children’s kidneys, then we just can’t ignore these sorts of things”.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Let’s not take our clean water for granted
If you’re reading this in Canada, chances are good that you can go to your kitchen and pour yourself a glass of cold, clean drinking water straight from the tap. If you’ve had a stressful day, you can run yourself a nice warm bath.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

No regrets about failed UN bid: Baird
The Harper government will not mount another campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council after Canada’s historic defeat last year, says Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Man dies after hitting trees while skiing
An Alberta man who died after hitting a tree while skiing in Kananaskis has been identified as an elected councillor with nearby Rocky View County. Rick Butler, who was 55, crashed into the tree Monday afternoon at the Nakiska Mountain Resort.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Sole survivor of murder-suicide on highway out of ICU, talking
The sole survivor of a shocking murder-suicide on an Alberta highway has been moved out of the intensive care unit at a Calgary hospital. A family friend says Shayna Conway is now speaking, breathing on her own and able to move her leg.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Irene Ruth BYE
BYEIrene Ruth Bye, born on June 9, 1922 in Hanna, Alberta to…

Wire Service / December 28, 2011