Mary-Ann Barr

A drawing of Notre Dame Plaza submitted to the City of Red Deer Municipal Planning Commission

Major development planned at former industrial site in Red Deer

Health, medical offices, daycare, restaurant included

A drawing of Notre Dame Plaza submitted to the City of Red Deer Municipal Planning Commission
The development area of the new 145-unit residence at Red Deer College.

New Red Deer College student residence application approved

First use of building will be 2019 Winter Games athletes

The development area of the new 145-unit residence at Red Deer College.
Central Alberta Humane Society fundraiser
Central Alberta Humane Society fundraiser
Kids emjoying some of the Westerner Days fun and food in 2016. (File photo by Crystal Rhyno/Advocate staff)

Westerner Park’s capital investment hits record over two years

Two strong financial years allow for new projects, improvements

Kids emjoying some of the Westerner Days fun and food in 2016. (File photo by Crystal Rhyno/Advocate staff)
Volunteers were busy at the Pidherney Curling Centre in Red Deer preparing for the giant Central Alberta Humane Society. (Photo by Mary-Ann Barr/Advocate staff)

Central Alberta Humane Society’s giant garage sale upcoming

Annual event raises major funds for animal shelter

Volunteers were busy at the Pidherney Curling Centre in Red Deer preparing for the giant Central Alberta Humane Society. (Photo by Mary-Ann Barr/Advocate staff)
Central Alberta woman stars in Toronto ‘Housewives’ reality show

Central Alberta woman stars in Toronto ‘Housewives’ reality show

Jana Webb says Alberta roots gave her confidence without fear

Central Alberta woman stars in Toronto ‘Housewives’ reality show
City of Red Deer employees McKenna Barthel and Mitch Topping work to clear branches from Rotary Park Thursday. City crews have been kept busy clearing downed trees and branches from around the city since Wednesday’s wind storm. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Powerful storm took aim at Red Deer power lines, trees

City will be cleaning up over next three weeks

City of Red Deer employees McKenna Barthel and Mitch Topping work to clear branches from Rotary Park Thursday. City crews have been kept busy clearing downed trees and branches from around the city since Wednesday’s wind storm. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Oilpatch workers susceptible due to nature of job

There’s a correlation between unemployment and suicide rates

Melanie Ten Haaft wants the City of Red Deer to do a better job at enforcing the bylaw that covers handicapped parking. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Where’s the handicapped parking enforcement in Red Deer? asks woman

Experiment undertaken to underline concerns

Melanie Ten Haaft wants the City of Red Deer to do a better job at enforcing the bylaw that covers handicapped parking. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Contributed photo                                Corey Stevens, an unemployed Alberta oilpatch consultant (Photo contributed)

Oilpatch downturn takes tragic toll on lives of those affected

Five friends of Red Deer man have taken their lives

Contributed photo                                Corey Stevens, an unemployed Alberta oilpatch consultant (Photo contributed)
The Cool Beans coffee bus. (Advocate file photo by Jeff Stokoe)

Cool Beans couple in Red Deer look to next phase

Hoping to sell business in downtown

The Cool Beans coffee bus. (Advocate file photo by Jeff Stokoe)
Longhorn Southern BBQ owner Sabastian Oana dishes up an order in his trailer at Sylvan Lake’s Food Truck Thursday last summer. (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake starts long weekend with Food Truck Thursday

Popular event is same location as last year

Longhorn Southern BBQ owner Sabastian Oana dishes up an order in his trailer at Sylvan Lake’s Food Truck Thursday last summer. (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Red Deer Catholic school board chairman Guy Pelletier

Single education system would not serve Catholic students: Red Deer trustee

‘It’s a bit difficult not to take this personally’

Red Deer Catholic school board chairman Guy Pelletier
Baker and owner of the Maple Tree Bakery Vanessa Darling slices a loaf of sour dough bread in the bakery Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Gluten-free bakery in Red Deer gets Food Network attention

10 of the best across Canada named

Baker and owner of the Maple Tree Bakery Vanessa Darling slices a loaf of sour dough bread in the bakery Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Red Deer Market owner and manager Dennis Moffat on the last day of the 2016 Red Deer Market. (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s biggest market gearing up for new season

Popular gathering place enters its 47th year, second at new location

Red Deer Market owner and manager Dennis Moffat on the last day of the 2016 Red Deer Market. (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Red Deer family very thankful to community after fire destroys home

Red Deer family very thankful to community after fire destroys home

Oily rags suspected as cause of fire

Red Deer family very thankful to community after fire destroys home

Legal pot might lead to more holistic living, Red Deer business owner

‘They’re going to learn to grow other foods’

Jessica Schurman and her daughter Matea, who is now eight years old, and who has autism.

Invest in special needs children early, says Red Deer parent

Mom scared for daughter after provincial funding reduced

Jessica Schurman and her daughter Matea, who is now eight years old, and who has autism.
WATCH: Day of Mourning in Red Deer

WATCH: Day of Mourning in Red Deer

Red Deer marked the National Day of Mourning on Friday to remember…

WATCH: Day of Mourning in Red Deer
The fire at 45 MacFarlane Ave. in Red Deer early Friday morning cmpletely destroyed the home and garage. (Photo by Mary-Ann Barr/Advocate staff)

Home, garage destroyed in Red Deer fire; no one injured

Homeowner already planning to rebuild

The fire at 45 MacFarlane Ave. in Red Deer early Friday morning cmpletely destroyed the home and garage. (Photo by Mary-Ann Barr/Advocate staff)