Byron Hackett

Red Deer Riggers second baseman, Mason Love-Hollman, 19, is having a blast playing for the team he grew up watching. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Riggers to play pair of home games in Sylvan Lake

Red Deer will play Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 at Pogadl Park, home of the Sylvan Lake Gulls

Red Deer Riggers second baseman, Mason Love-Hollman, 19, is having a blast playing for the team he grew up watching. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
The increase in the price of a litre of gas to 99.9 cents is attributed to rising demand. “All this is due to one major factor — recovery, recovery, recovery," says Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

ATB: Price of beer down, price of internet access up in Alberta

Albertans are paying more than ever for natural gas, gasoline, books and…

The increase in the price of a litre of gas to 99.9 cents is attributed to rising demand. “All this is due to one major factor — recovery, recovery, recovery," says Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
(Advocate file photo).

Traffic delays next week on 32 Street in Red Deer

Red Deer drivers should watch out for traffic disruptions on 32 Street…

(Advocate file photo).
Rocky Mountain House Health Centre is temporarily closing six acute care beds because of a nursing shortage. (Photo from Rocky Health Foundation)

AHS launches new website with information on bed reductions

NDP calls on provincial government to do more to combat bed reductions

Rocky Mountain House Health Centre is temporarily closing six acute care beds because of a nursing shortage. (Photo from Rocky Health Foundation)
The Red Deer Rebels acquired 18-year-old forward Kai Uchacz from the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday. Uchacz was removed from the Seattle roster earlier this year after it was discovered that he directed racist remarks at a teammate. (Photo by Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds)

Red Deer Rebels acquire Kai Uchacz from Seattle Thunderbirds

Uchacz was dropped from Seattle roster last season for directing racist comments at another player

The Red Deer Rebels acquired 18-year-old forward Kai Uchacz from the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday. Uchacz was removed from the Seattle roster earlier this year after it was discovered that he directed racist remarks at a teammate. (Photo by Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds)
Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley said Thursday that Albertans are growing more frustrated with the UCP with each passing day. (Advocate File Photo)

NDP out fundraises UCP for second straight quarter

The NDP has once again out-fundraised the UCP. In the second quarter…

Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley said Thursday that Albertans are growing more frustrated with the UCP with each passing day. (Advocate File Photo)
Tony Depauw of Lacombe won $100,000 on the EXTRA LOTTO 6/49 ticket. (Photo courtesy of Western Canadian Lottery Corporation)

Lacombe man earns $100k lottery win

The central Alberta winner has plans

Tony Depauw of Lacombe won $100,000 on the EXTRA LOTTO 6/49 ticket. (Photo courtesy of Western Canadian Lottery Corporation)
Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre will take over as the City of Red Deer’s chief of staff. (Advocate file photo)

Sylvan Lake Mayor takes over City of Red Deer chief of staff position

McIntyre announced that he would not seek re-election as mayor earlier this month

Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre will take over as the City of Red Deer’s chief of staff. (Advocate file photo)
The TaylorMade Driving Relief from Seminole Golf Club on Sunday attracted fans, in a May 18, 2020 story. (Stock photo)

Central Albertans land in top 20 at Alberta Men’s Amateur

It wasn’t the banner weekend they had hoped for, but several Central…

The TaylorMade Driving Relief from Seminole Golf Club on Sunday attracted fans, in a May 18, 2020 story. (Stock photo)
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro says the decision to ease quarantine rules for close contacts, discontinue masking on public transit and in schools, was left up to the chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta reports 233 new cases of COVID-19, active cases up to 1,520

Hospitalizations and Intensive Care Unit patients rise slightly

Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro says the decision to ease quarantine rules for close contacts, discontinue masking on public transit and in schools, was left up to the chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Red Deer area artist Amy Metcalfe has released a new electro-pop single called Hot in the City. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer area artist Amy Metcalfe releases new electro-pop single

Metcalfe has moved on from country music and is trying her hand in the alt-pop world

Red Deer area artist Amy Metcalfe has released a new electro-pop single called Hot in the City. (Contributed photo)
Canada’s Kayla Sanchez, left to right, Summer McIntosh and Rebecca Smith look on during the women’s 4x200m swimming final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Smith, Canada proud of Canadian 4×200 metre freestyle relay record

While it didn’t exactly go as planned, Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith and…

Canada’s Kayla Sanchez, left to right, Summer McIntosh and Rebecca Smith look on during the women’s 4x200m swimming final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Former Olds resident Danielle Lappage took silver in the women’s 65-kg classification with a close 6-5 loss to Finland’s Petra Olli in the final at the world wrestling championships. (Photo by Wrestling Canada/Martin Gabor)

Olds-born wrestler ready for shot at Olympic glory

Danielle Lappage will compete on Monday in Wrestling

Former Olds resident Danielle Lappage took silver in the women’s 65-kg classification with a close 6-5 loss to Finland’s Petra Olli in the final at the world wrestling championships. (Photo by Wrestling Canada/Martin Gabor)
Penhold Fire Department responded to a collision on Jan. 19, 2020. (Photo contributed)

Penhold fire crews respond to hazardous gases at residence

The Penhold Fire Department discovered a cleared a house with dangerous gases…

Penhold Fire Department responded to a collision on Jan. 19, 2020. (Photo contributed)
Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Margaret Mac Neil celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics. Smith, Sanchez and Oleksiak teamed up again in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay Wednesday. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Olympics: Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith, Canada finish fourth in 4x200m relay in Tokyo

Relay team set a Canadian record in the process

Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Margaret Mac Neil celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics. Smith, Sanchez and Oleksiak teamed up again in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay Wednesday. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Jake Lanferman had RBI in a 7-6 loss Tuesday for the Sylvan Lake Gulls. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Gulls fall 7-6 to Okotoks Black

Gulls will host Lethbridge Bulls on Thursday and Friday

Jake Lanferman had RBI in a 7-6 loss Tuesday for the Sylvan Lake Gulls. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the province is keeping a close eye on hospitalizations as cases climb. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta to drop mandatory COVID-19 isolation for positive cases on Aug. 16

Province won’t require masks in schools or mandatory quarantine for close contacts

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the province is keeping a close eye on hospitalizations as cases climb. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Earlier this month Alberta Health Services warned that Rocky Mountain House Health Centre emergency department would be temporarily without physician coverage from May 12, at 6 p.m., to May 13, at 7 a.m. (Photo contributed by the Town of Rocky Mountain House)

Rocky Mountain House emergency department to close for four hours Thursday

The Rocky Mountain House Health Centre emergency department will be temporarily closed…

Earlier this month Alberta Health Services warned that Rocky Mountain House Health Centre emergency department would be temporarily without physician coverage from May 12, at 6 p.m., to May 13, at 7 a.m. (Photo contributed by the Town of Rocky Mountain House)
Red Deer’s Molly Simpson competes at the 2021 UCI BMXSX World Cup in Bogota, Columbia. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer’s Molly Simpson named alternate to Canadian Olympic BMX team

Simpson missed out on the Games but is using that as motivation for 2024

Red Deer’s Molly Simpson competes at the 2021 UCI BMXSX World Cup in Bogota, Columbia. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer's Rebecca Smith earned a spot at the Toyko Olympics this past week when she competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto. Smith, 21, is one of 26 Canadian swimmers that will compete in Toyko. (Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada)

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith and Team Canada into 4x200m relay final

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith will get her second chance at an Olympic…

Red Deer's Rebecca Smith earned a spot at the Toyko Olympics this past week when she competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto. Smith, 21, is one of 26 Canadian swimmers that will compete in Toyko. (Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada)