Year: 2015

Happy New Year!
The Advocate team wishes you a Happy New Year! All the best in 2016.

Wire Service / December 31, 2015

Running resolutions
I give up when things start to feel uncomfortable. I overestimate the amount of stretching I do in a given day. Oh the struggle of a recreational runner is real.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2015

Rebels welcome Rattie into fold
The lure of the 2016 Memorial Cup and the ensuing NHL entry draft was enough to draw forward Taden Rattie to the Red Deer Rebels while bidding adieu to his NCAA athletic scholarship. The Airdrie native, who committed to Western Michigan while a member of the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Whitecourt Wolverines last season, joined the Rebels Tuesday and will make his Western Hockey League debut tonight against the Kootenay Ice at Cranbrook.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2015

Gaudreau shrugs off bull’s-eye on his back
His ability to stickhandle while walking a tightrope now well known around the NHL, Johnny Gaudreau gets special attention from opposing teams in his second year in the league. The enemy’s alarm bells go off when the 22-year-old Calgary Flames forward has the puck on his stick. Gaudreau receives more chops to his gifted hands and the back of his speedy legs than last season, when he was a finalist for the NHL’s rookie award.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2015

Swamp roots rock band MonkeyJunk feel fortunate
Some screwy things are happening in the world, but nobody needs any more complaining, said MonkeyJunk frontman Steve Marriner. The Ottawa-based musician, therefore, recorded some upbeat songs on his band’s latest album, Moon Turn Red.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2015

Bank robbed in Sylvan Lake
A man who robbed a Sylvan Lake bank on Tuesday afternoon escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2015

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Wire Service / December 30, 2015

A woman’s intuition for survival
When a deadly earthquake hit Nepal in April, there were two Central Albertans on location, one attempting to climb Mount Everest, the other in a nearby village, they both had very different perspectives of this disaster. This is the second part of a two-part series on their experiences.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2015

Refugees on the way
Any day now at least two government-sponsored Syrian refugee families will arrive in Red Deer for a fresh start.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2015

Canada survives shootout with Switzerland
HELSINKI — Canada’s world junior team has learned a valuable lesson about respecting its opponent. Matt Barzal scored the shootout winner as Canada edged Switzerland 3-2 at Helsinki Ice Hall on Tuesday to avoid a big preliminary-round upset at the world junior hockey championship.

Advocate Staff / December 30, 2015