Year: 2012

Carbon capture could be unfeasible for years
CALGARY — With half of its electricity plants fuelled by coal, the head of TransAlta Corp. is a believer in how valuable carbon capture and storage could be for the company.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2012

Fiscal cliff burden shifts to Senate
WASHINGTON — Senate leaders rushed to assemble a last-ditch agreement to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly delay steep spending cuts in an urgent attempt to find common ground after weeks of postelection gridlock.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2012

From garages to greens
Materials are being gathered to test drive the idea of converting ordinary garages into environmentally friendly food factories.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2012

Crime prevention office to open
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.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2012

Irma Elizabeth SEIBERT
SEIBERTIrma Elizabeth1927-2013Irma Elizabeth passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on…

Wire Service / December 30, 2012

Martin DEBRUIJNE
DEBRUIJNEMartin1930-2012Martin DeBurijne, passed away at the Pines Lodge on December 30, 2012…

Wire Service / December 30, 2012

Marcia HARTY
HARTYMarciaApril 27, 1964 - Dec. 29, 2012Marcia Harty passed away suddenly and…

Wire Service / December 29, 2012

William “Bill” MEDINSKY
MEDINSKYMr. William "Bill" Medinsky of Botha, Alberta passed away on December 29,…

Wire Service / December 29, 2012

Oil Kings thump Rebels 6-1
Oil Kings 6 Rebels 1 Their record of late may not show it, but there are things creeping into the Red Deer Rebels game that isn’t sitting well with general manager/head coach Brent Sutter.

Advocate Staff / December 29, 2012

Woman tried to run down mother: court
Sentencing has been adjourned pending additional psychiatric reports for a Red Deer woman who used a pickup truck as a weapon against her mother last summer.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Women’s Outreach gala cancelled
Central Alberta Women’s Outreach has cancelled its New Year’s Eve gala at the iHotel 67th Street due to poor ticket sales.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

School threat suspect released
The accused in the incident that sent Ponoka schools into lockdown on Dec. 21 has been released on bail, with some conditions.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Facing the aftermath of drunk driving
Emergency sirens will have already faded into the distance when RCMP Cpl. Donavan Gulak arrives at the scene of a fatal collision that claimed four lives.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

Drunk driving charges down over holiday season
Impaired driving charges are down this holiday season in Red Deer. Sgt. Isabelle Hammer, who heads the Red Deer RCMP traffic unit, said the once or twice weekly CheckStops through December have yielded an average of six impaired drivers.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012

United Way close to fundraising goal
With the year drawing to a close, the United Way of Central Alberta is less than $80,000 shy of its $1.99 million fundraising goal.

Advocate Staff / December 28, 2012