Year: 2012

Teen charged with threat linked to shooting
An 18-year-old man from southern Alberta has been charged with making an online threat that allegedly touched on this month’s deadly elementary school shooting in Connecticut.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Ruth Elaine SNISARENKO
SNISARENKOFormer Red Deer resident Ruth Elaine Snisarenko died December 31, 2012, in…

Wire Service / December 31, 2012

Jean Aime BOURREE
BOURREEJean Aime Bourree passed away December 31, 2012. Born March 1, 1957…

Wire Service / December 31, 2012

Cicely Eileen DALTON
DALTONCicely Eileen1922 - 2012Mrs. Cicely Dalton of Innisfail, Alberta passed away at…

Wire Service / December 31, 2012

Nellie Irene THOMPSON
THOMPSONNellie Irene (neé Crutcher)1923 - 2012Mrs. Nellie Irene Thompson of Red Deer,…

Wire Service / December 31, 2012

Wheat Kings down Rebels in high scoring affair
Any time the home team scores five goals the fan base expects to be celebrating. In fact Red Deer Rebels president/general manager/head coach Brent Sutter doesn’t expect anything less.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Redskins take out Cowboys, win NFC East
LANDOVER, Md. — Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris needed only four months to put the Washington Redskins in a place they haven’t been this millennium — on top of the NFC East.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Subban superb in Canada’s win over U.S. at world juniors
UFA, Russia _ Malcolm Subban stepped up for Canada in a big way on Sunday. The goaltender made 36 saves as the Canadians defeated the United States 2-1 to stay perfect after three games at the world junior hockey championship.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Canada advances to Spengler Cup final
DAVOS, Switzerland — The Canadian team at the Spengler Cup is a mix of European league players and locked-out NHLers who have had little time to get used to playing with each other.

Leo Paré / December 31, 2012

NHLPA expected to make counter-offer to NHL today
NEW YORK — As the NHL and NHL Players’ Association continue to creep perilously close to another lost season, the union now finds itself wielding a fair amount of influence over where things are headed.

Leo Paré / December 31, 2012

Playoff matchups set after Redskins win seven in a row to take division
RG3 and the Washington Redskins are heading to the playoffs as NFC East champions. By winning their seventh straight game, the Redskins rolled to their first division title in 13 years with a 28-18 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Peterson falls just short of record, helps Vikings to big win and playoff spot
MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson picked up the Minnesota Vikings and gave them a thrilling ride to the playoffs, where the next stop on this improbable journey is, yes, Green Bay. This game was so full of action, intrigue and tension they’re going to stage it again next weekend.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Top tailbacks Ball and Taylor spotlight of Rose Bowl
LOS ANGELES — Although Montee Ball and Stepfan Taylor have barely met, Taylor is pretty sure they would get along famously. “We had a quick hello this week, but you can tell we’ve got a lot in common,” the Stanford running back said. “At least on the field.”

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Velasquez dominates to reclaim heavyweight title
LAS VEGAS _ Cain Velasquez stood and delivered on Saturday in the main event of UFC 155. Velasquez dominated Junior Dos Santos for 25 minutes to reclaim the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight title, fulfilling a promise he’d made in the weeks leading up to the card.

Leo Paré / December 31, 2012

Year ending on a warmer note
If you feel like swapping your mukluks for a pair of flip-flops when the outside temperature rises to -10C, you just might be from Red Deer — or somewhere nearby.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Resolutions…made to be broken
New Year traditions dating back to Rome and Babylon lead people to look at the world with fresh eyes and, perhaps, find some way to improve themselves during the coming year.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Photo radar used to reward good drivers
CANMORE — Photo radar is mostly used to punish bad drivers, but in one southern Alberta town it will soon be used to reward good drivers, too.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012