Year: 2014

Cody Joseph NEIGUM
NEIGUMCody Joseph Douglas AlexanderIt is with great sadness our family announces the…

Wire Service / December 31, 2014

Linda Elaine HOATH
HOATHLinda Elaine1947 - 2014Mrs. Linda Elaine Hoath of Byemoor, Alberta, formerly of…

Wire Service / December 31, 2014

Rebels can’t hold off Broncos
The Red Deer Rebels have come to lean on their captain in the big moments ever since Conner Bleackley arrived in town three years ago. He has been clutch the past month, and on Tuesday night he again nearly pulled a game out from the flames, but a late collapse saddled the Rebels (20-13-3-2) with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Swift Current Broncos (19-15-0-4) in front of 5,234 fans at the Centrium.

Carson Papke / December 31, 2014

Red Deer’s Fraser looking for fresh start in Edmonton
In 24 hours Red Deer forward Matt Fraser went from a potential ticket to the minors to a fresh start in Edmonton. The rugged left winger was put on waivers by the Boston Bruins on Monday, but was claimed by the Oilers while he was eating his pre-game meal with teammates as they prepared to play the Detroit Red Wings. While the Bruins were beating Detroit 5-2, the six-foot-one, 204-pound Fraser was on the next flight to Alberta, preparing to join a team that sits dead last in the NHL and will likely miss the playoffs for a ninth straight season.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2014

Pair of rodeo events allows fans to ring in new year in style
Ringing in the New Year with rodeo is an option in two different places. The Ponoka Ag Events Centre is putting on its first New Year’s Eve Bucking Bash. It features bulls and broncs. There will be 24 bull riders, and 12 cowboys getting on bucking horses. There will be both bareback and saddle bronc riders in that crew. The top eight bull riders after their first ride will advance to the finals. The bronc riders get two head each, and again the top eight advance to the finals. Riders include the likes of the Thurstons of Big Valley, the Watt brothers of Hardisty and the Greens of Meeting Creek.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2014

Canada-U.S. showdown puts top prospects in spotlight
It will be hard to overlook the head-to-head battle between the likely top two picks in the NHL draft when Canada faces the United States at the world junior championship. Debate has raged for at least two years on whether Canada’s Connor McDavid or American Jack Eichel will go first at the 2015 draft in June.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2014

Oilers get back in win column with shootout victory over Kings
David Perron scored the shootout winner as the Edmonton Oilers snapped a nine-game losing streak, their second-longest losing skid of the season, with a 3-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored in regulation for the Oilers (8-22-7), who won for just the second time in their last 22 games.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2014

Rocky man arrested on murder charge
A man from Rocky Mountain House has been arrested on a murder charge laid in the Kootenay region of southeastern B.C.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2014

Pines power line review quashed
The Alberta Utilities Commission will not review its decision to allow larger transmission towers to run through the Pines neighbourhood of Red Deer.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2014

Bring out the bubbly
When the clock strikes 12, the arrival of 2015 will be marked by the predictable sounds of noisemakers, butchered renditions of Auld Lang Syne — and popping champagne corks.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2014

New store offers ‘classy clothing’ lines
The name of downtown Red Deer’s newest clothing store, Luksus Inc., might be perplexing — unless you’re of Scandinavian descent. “It means luxury in Norwegian,” explains owner Sondra Saastad, who opened the 5006 48th St. business earlier this month.

Wire Service / December 31, 2014

A mountain of unfinished, unused stuff, tasks, ideas
I’m going to open up and tell you something private — I have close to 50 unfinished documents on my laptop alone. These scripts range from almost completed blog posts about motherhood to questionably written erotica to ponderings as to why I have such terrible skin

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2014

Been there, done that … or are my perceptions wrong?
“I don’t get it,” he said, shaking his head. “How could I be so wrong?” I was speaking with a fellow writer who for years had been trying to attain some level of fame. He had enjoyed minor successes but nothing remarkable or, seemingly, sustainable.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2014

Like dimes in a cash can
Around this time of year, I like to remind people to be a little charitable. Just a little. To decide to make gifts so small you don’t even notice them. If all of us did this, the cumulative power of many small donations to local charities can be extremely powerful. It only takes a mass acceptance that this is needed, and that it works.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2014