By Renee Francoeur

The Macleod sisters

Artificial lawn lets you forget yard work

Jennifer and Mark Macleod’s four daughters spend the better part of their summers outside, having picnics and playing soccer on their front lawn.

The Macleod sisters
The expansion of a provincial ethane extraction program will benefit Nova Chemicals and its Joffre complex.

Equipment problems spark a thunderous shutdown at Nova plant at Joffre

Thunder-like noise sounded and houses vibrated throughout Lacombe County Saturday night as Nova Chemicals’ Joffre plant experienced an unplanned shutdown suddenly around 10 p.m.

The expansion of a provincial ethane extraction program will benefit Nova Chemicals and its Joffre complex.

Heritage Ranch program uses horses to help business colleagues communicate better

A new program geared to the corporate world has galloped into Heritage Ranch.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Keystone pipeline will prevail: Doer

Canada has much to offer the world and plenty to counter its international detractors, says Gary Doer.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

RDC team unleashes biofuel potential of grass clippings

For a group of students at Red Deer College, the rumbling noise of a lawn mower was the sound of sweet potential.

Lindhout celebrates opening of her first school for Somalian women

Humanitarian Amanda Lindhout was back in her home locality of Red Deer this week to celebrate the opening of the first school funded by her organization The Global Enrichment Foundation.

Westpark Middle School grade six student AJ Haukeness crawls through the fresh snow as he heads back to class during his lunch break on Monday afternoon. By Monday morning more than 10 cm. of snow had blanketed the city and region making for lots of fun in the playground but not so much fun for drivers on area roads.

Snowy Tuesday already melting by Wednesday

A major dump of snow caused school bus cancellations and slippery roads on Tuesday morning but the rest of the week will improve as daytime temperatures rise well above zero, according to Environment Canada.

Westpark Middle School grade six student AJ Haukeness crawls through the fresh snow as he heads back to class during his lunch break on Monday afternoon. By Monday morning more than 10 cm. of snow had blanketed the city and region making for lots of fun in the playground but not so much fun for drivers on area roads.