Year: 2011

Tigers blank Red Deer 2-0
Tigers 2 Rebels 0 There were many who felt Medicine Hat Tigers netminder Tyler Bunz should have been on Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Nuts for nutcrackers
Among the pop, chips, bread and milk at Rolf’s Groceries in Rocky Mountain House are rows of brightly painted Nutcracker figurines standing smartly at attention.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Fast-tracking bullet train a ticket to nowhere
Premier Alison Redford is being urged to sit down with the mayors of Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer before any dollars are taken out of a $2-billion public transit program to fund high-speed rail.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Iginla scores, adds one in Flames’ shootout win
Calgary 2 Columbus 1 SO COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite being one of the NHL’s most prolific scorers, Jarome Iginla is usually nowhere to be found when the Calgary Flames get to a shootout.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Christmas lights up Blackfalds
Blackfalds resident Andy Holzli described himself as a “blinky, flashy kind of guy.”

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Gun club aims to reopen range
A gun club that came under fire from neighbours angry about excessive noise is hoping to mend fences and reopen its Olds-area range.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2011

Looneyspoons recipes change with times
Two million sales and 15 years after their first cookbook, the Podleski sisters are back with their combination of healthy recipes and gentle humour.

Leo Paré / December 27, 2011

Stakes high for RIM
MONTREAL — BlackBerry maker Research In Motion will likely have but one goal in 2012: stop the terrible skid that started a year ago before it gets horribly out of control.

Advocate Staff / December 27, 2011

Sears to close up to 120 Kmart, Sears stores in U.S.
NEW YORK — Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores after poor sales during the holidays, the most crucial time of year for retailers.

Advocate Staff / December 27, 2011

Joint venture to build gas plant in B.C.
VANCOUVER — A U.S. energy producer is teaming up with a Wall Street investment firm on a joint venture to build a new plant to process gas from emerging shale gas fields in northeastern British Columbia.

Advocate Staff / December 27, 2011

Lights on at Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Northern Lights, a watercolour by Susan Wongstedt, is one of 37 paintings by 16 Red Deer Art Club members that’s part of the show Our Everchanging, Wild and Wonderful Skies on display in the Marjorie Wood Gallery at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre.

Advocate Staff / December 27, 2011

Answer to an eternal question
This poetic quotation about the fleeting beauty of life by one of Alberta’s greatest First Nations chiefs inspired Red Deer-based composer/pianist Nicholas Howells to write a musical homage to Crowfoot that will be performed in Alberta and B.C. in the new year.

Advocate Staff / December 27, 2011

Genetic flaw links cancers
When scientists at the B.C Cancer Agency studied the genetic signatures of three different types of cancer, they expected each tumour would have its own distinct abnormalities.

Advocate Staff / December 27, 2011

Tens of thousands of Syrian protesters flood streets as Arab monitors visit
BEIRUT — Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Homs Tuesday, chanting calls to execute Syrian President Bashar Assad shortly after his army pulled its tanks back and allowed Arab League monitors to visit the city at the heart of the uprising.

Advocate Staff / December 27, 2011