Mary-Ann Barr

Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci (centre) will announce Alberta’s budget on March 16. Here he helped a student with the ribbon cutting in January at the new Beacon Hill Elementary School in Sylvan Lake as Chinook’s Edge officials and MLAs looked on. (Advocate file photo)

Central Alberta school districts look to provincial budget for more details on fees

Province plans to eliminate basic school fees for parents

Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci (centre) will announce Alberta’s budget on March 16. Here he helped a student with the ribbon cutting in January at the new Beacon Hill Elementary School in Sylvan Lake as Chinook’s Edge officials and MLAs looked on. (Advocate file photo)
Young hockey players from Ermineskin. (Photo contributed)

Maskwacis has shot at Hockeyville’s grand prize

Ermineskin arena in final top 10 out of 3,000 applicants

Young hockey players from Ermineskin. (Photo contributed)
Shoe display to raise awareness on murdered, missing women, children

Shoe display to raise awareness on murdered, missing women, children

International Women’s Day event initiated by Red Deer sex assault support centre

Shoe display to raise awareness on murdered, missing women, children
Contributed photo                                Crews work to clean up a four-car derailment in the CP rail yard on Saturday in Red Deer.

Rail cars carrying plastic pellets derail in Red Deer

No injuries, no dangerous goods involved in incident

Contributed photo                                Crews work to clean up a four-car derailment in the CP rail yard on Saturday in Red Deer.
A student tries his hand at virtual welding as others watch his progress on a video monitor at a Red Deer College Career Expo. (Advocate file photo by Jeff Stokoe)

Unemployed trades apprentices can apply for $1,000 grant

Money could help students, including those at Red Deer College

A student tries his hand at virtual welding as others watch his progress on a video monitor at a Red Deer College Career Expo. (Advocate file photo by Jeff Stokoe)
Mike Lamacchia, vice president of Alberta operations for STARS

STARS lottery still has almost 20 per cent of tickets to sell

Less tha three weeks to ticket sales deadline

Mike Lamacchia, vice president of Alberta operations for STARS
Home Depot plans on hiring over 60 in Red Deer

Home Depot plans on hiring over 60 in Red Deer

Annual spring hiring blitz starts with career fair March 8

Home Depot plans on hiring over 60 in Red Deer
Red Deer man to use skateboarding passion to help at-risk youth

Red Deer man to use skateboarding passion to help at-risk youth

Academy aims to connect youth to front-line resources

Red Deer man to use skateboarding passion to help at-risk youth
City of Red Deer Public Works employees Devon Desrosiers works a tamper over a repaired pothole as Jose Diz looks on. A truck with a supply of preheated asphalt has made the job of repairing potholes better. (Advocate file photo by Jeff Stokoe)

Prevention puts pothole proliferation in Red Deer on ice

Freeze-thaw cycles have taken toll on roads

City of Red Deer Public Works employees Devon Desrosiers works a tamper over a repaired pothole as Jose Diz looks on. A truck with a supply of preheated asphalt has made the job of repairing potholes better. (Advocate file photo by Jeff Stokoe)
Crown prosecutors’ group says shortage affecting justice system

Crown prosecutors’ group says shortage affecting justice system

As in other centres, Red Deer seeing major increases in cases, charges

Crown prosecutors’ group says shortage affecting justice system
Andrew Swidzinski, left, and Ty Wishlow play a little shinny on the outdoor rink in Eastview Estates in Red Deer Friday afternoon. “I’m surprised the ice is good on Wednesday it was slush” said Wishlow. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Big meltdown affecting Red Deer rinks and streets

Record temperatures result from warm weather

Andrew Swidzinski, left, and Ty Wishlow play a little shinny on the outdoor rink in Eastview Estates in Red Deer Friday afternoon. “I’m surprised the ice is good on Wednesday it was slush” said Wishlow. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
DJ and hip hop dancer Sebastian Reinhart, 11, trains at the Pound It Hip Hop Studio in Red Deer. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

11-year-old Sylvan boy performs first professional gig as DJ

“Sabatoge” works almost every day at hip hop and mixing

DJ and hip hop dancer Sebastian Reinhart, 11, trains at the Pound It Hip Hop Studio in Red Deer. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Tough times lead to increase in usage at Red Deer Public Library

Tough times lead to increase in usage at Red Deer Public Library

Libraries offer a low-cost welcoming space

Tough times lead to increase in usage at Red Deer Public Library
Lacombe rural fire leaves man with no personal possessions

Lacombe rural fire leaves man with no personal possessions

Daughter makes public appeal to help him

Lacombe rural fire leaves man with no personal possessions
Red Deer College’s $88-million Canada Games Centre on schedule

Red Deer College’s $88-million Canada Games Centre on schedule

Facility will play an integral role in 2019 Games in Red Deer

Red Deer College’s $88-million Canada Games Centre on schedule

Red Deer’s major venues will be busy during 2019 Canada Games

Most sports will occur in and around city

STARS lottery tickets sales never this far behind before

STARS lottery tickets sales never this far behind before

Officials “significantly concerned”; deadlines approaching

STARS lottery tickets sales never this far behind before
Heather Leblanc demonstrates the medication she uses to supplement her regular prescribed medication in her struggle against multiple sclerosis before she went to Mexico last November to undertake a therapy for the disease.

Red Deer woman said MS treatment in Mexico helped her

She wonders why it’s not available in Canada

Heather Leblanc demonstrates the medication she uses to supplement her regular prescribed medication in her struggle against multiple sclerosis before she went to Mexico last November to undertake a therapy for the disease.
A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Shyanne Ost from the Rimbey area.

Rimbey RCMP seek area woman wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Suspect faces several weapons-related charges

A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Shyanne Ost from the Rimbey area.
Sophie, a blind Great Gray Owl stands on her perch at the Red Deer Market last year. The owl ambassador for the Medicine River Wildlife Centre was quite a draw for people making their way through the market. (Advocate file photo by Jeff Stokoe)

Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s new hospital slowly moving ahead

$100,000 in donations would allow for matching grant application

Sophie, a blind Great Gray Owl stands on her perch at the Red Deer Market last year. The owl ambassador for the Medicine River Wildlife Centre was quite a draw for people making their way through the market. (Advocate file photo by Jeff Stokoe)