Year: 2012

Vintage gas pumps remain a symbols of defiance
Probably the last gas pump in Canada to issue fuel by the gallon still stands guard in a business whose owners were threatened with jail for refusing to convert to metric.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Crime prevention office to open in Red Deer
Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre will open its doors to the public in mid-January with regular hours after it received $19,530 from the City of Red Deer.

Leo Paré / December 31, 2012

Mark Carney named Business Newsmaker of 2012
Whether as a rising star on the world stage or a central banker under scrutiny amid suggestions of political impropriety at home, it was hard to ignore Mark Carney in 2012.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

A strategy that works
In September 2003, an enraged Josif Fekete gunned down his wife, Blagica, and their three-year-old son, Alex, in a Red Deer apartment building, before turning the shotgun on himself.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Aboriginal prosperity must be earned
Recent protests organized by the Idle No More movement and angry statements by some Western Canadian aboriginal leaders reflect real frustration among indigenous Canadians.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Meet me in the middle
One of the more annoying aspects of extreme right or left views are the generous use of labels that stereotype people into a category that defines them in a derogatory way, so that a perceived self-sense of moral or intellectual high ground can be gained by the attacker.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012