Year: 2013

Lazar goal lifts Canada to 3-2 win over U.S.
Connor McDavid and Curtis Lazar scored in the third period and Canada hung on for a 3-2 victory over the United States to claim first place in their preliminary round group on Tuesday at the world junior championship.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2013

U.S. named six states as drone research test sites
Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2013

Second suicide bombing in Russia raises spectre of terrorist attacks
Two suicide bombings in as many days have killed 31 people and raised concerns that Islamic militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Sochi Olympics in February. Russian and international Olympic officials insisted the site of the games, protected by layers of security, is completely safe.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2013

How to hunt, real hard on television
Hard hunting takes more than what a typical hunting television show demonstrates, says Jason Acorn of Red Deer, and he is proud that his show includes how difficult it can be to get an animal.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2013

Doing the heavy lifting
A discussion of Red Deer’s budget is a pretty dismal topic to start the New Year. So let’s talk about Edmonton’s and Calgary’s budgets instead.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2013

Obsessive? Only about the weather
If you wanted to make a lot of money — in Canada at least — invest in or invent something related to just one thing: the weather.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2013

Canada survives scare, rallies to beat Slovakia
MALMO, Sweden — Nothing is easy for this Canadian team at the world junior championships. Jonathan Drouin redeemed himself after a bad penalty on his first shift by scoring the tying goal and Nic Petan rediscovered his scoring touch in time to get the game-winner and an empty-netter as Canada used a three-goal third period to down Slovakia 5-3 on Monday.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2013

Wotherspoon’s Olympic comeback falls short
CALGARY — Red Deer native Jeremy Wotherspoon, whose comeback bid took a hit on Saturday with a sixth place in the 500 metres, chose not to compete in the 1,000 metre event of the Canadian speedskating Olympic trials Monday and has likely skated competitively for the final time. Meanwhile, Denny Morrison was 50 metres away from a spot on the Canadian Olympic team in the 1,000 metres, but with his mind already on qualification, disaster struck.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2013