Year: 2015

Blood needed during holidays season
The downturn in the economy affects many things, even the number of people giving blood. Canadian Blood Services in Red Deer is busy encouraging people to book one of over 400 open appointments over the Christmas period until Jan. 2.

Wire Service / December 21, 2015

Rebels blown away by Hurricanes
The Red Deer Rebels were red-faced Saturday night at the Centrium. The Rebels were dealt an embarrassing 6-1 Western Hockey League loss by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in front of a home-ice gathering of 5,374, a beat-down that was every bit as convincing as the score was lopsided.

Advocate Staff / December 21, 2015

Central Alberta embraces season of giving
If there’s any doubt that Red Deer overflows with the spirit of giving, look no further than the Christmas charities helping record numbers of people in need this year.

Advocate Staff / December 21, 2015

Red Wings soar past Flames
The Detroit Red Wings scored a flurry of goals after giving up one. Dylan Larkin and Brad Richards scored 45 seconds apart midway through the second and Gustav Nyquist added one late in the period, helping Detroit build a cushion it needed to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 Sunday night.

Advocate Staff / December 21, 2015

Local facilities have room for improvement: report
Long-term care facilities in Central Alberta have some work to do to reduce the use of restraints, potentially inappropriate use of antipsychotics, and the number of residents experiencing worsening pain according to new data.

Advocate Staff / December 21, 2015

Doreen MCINTOSH
MCINTOSHDoreen1945 - 2015Mrs. Doreen McIntosh of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully…

Wire Service / December 19, 2015

George (Gerrit) BROUWER
BROUWERGeorgeGeorge (Gerrit) Brouwer died on the evening of December 19, 2015 in…

Wire Service / December 19, 2015

Rebels hang on for victory
It was yet again another Red Deer Rebels game that was closer — at least on the scoreboard — than was necessary.

Advocate Staff / December 19, 2015

Streaking to stay young
No matter what the weather, Paul Cowley keeps on running. Bone-chilling temperatures. Knee-deep snow. Ice-laden trails. My co-worker has weathered whatever conditions Mother Nature threw his way.

Advocate Staff / December 18, 2015

Flames stun Stars to win seventh straight
Karri Ramo said he merely is getting in the way of the puck. Ramo finished with 35 saves to help the Calgary Flames beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 Thursday night for their seventh straight win. “Right now, (the puck is) hitting (me), so hopefully it keeps this way,” Ramo said.

Advocate Staff / December 18, 2015

Blackhawks blank Oilers
Led by Teuvo Teravainen, Chicago’s top line was its top line again. And it was just more of the same for Corey Crawford. Teravainen had two goals and an assist, Crawford made 33 saves in his NHL-best fifth shutout and the Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Thursday night.

Advocate Staff / December 18, 2015