Byron Hackett

Red Deer Rebels forward Ben King dodges a stick check from Edmonton Oil Kings defenceman Keagan Slaney in second period action at the Centrium Monday night. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)

Oil Kings hand Red Deer Rebels sixth straight loss

Oil Kings 5 Rebels 1 (Saturday) Oil Kings 6 Rebels 1 (Monday)…

Red Deer Rebels forward Ben King dodges a stick check from Edmonton Oil Kings defenceman Keagan Slaney in second period action at the Centrium Monday night. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)
Protesters against provincial government health restrictions on businesses gathered outside Red Deer provincial courthouse earlier in February. (Advocate file photo)

More lockdowns will punish small businesses: CFIB

More lockdowns will punish small businesses: CFIB The Canadian Federation of Independent…

Protesters against provincial government health restrictions on businesses gathered outside Red Deer provincial courthouse earlier in February. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer Rebels forward Jaxsen Wiebe battles with Edmonton Oil Kings forward Liam Keeler for a loose puck in WHL action at the Centrium Friday night. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)

Oil Kings score nine straight, rout Red Deer Rebels 9-2

Oil Kings 9 Rebels 2 Sometimes in the WHL, it can get…

Red Deer Rebels forward Jaxsen Wiebe battles with Edmonton Oil Kings forward Liam Keeler for a loose puck in WHL action at the Centrium Friday night. (Photo by ROB WALLATOR/Red Deer Rebels)
What the 2021 version of Western Days will look like is still up in the air, with nearly three months until its typical date. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Westerner Park patiently waiting for direction on Westerner Days

The exhibition and fair typically takes place in mid-July

What the 2021 version of Western Days will look like is still up in the air, with nearly three months until its typical date. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Some Alberta doctors are warning that a third wave of COVID-19 is hitting the province and new restrictions need to be put in place. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Alberta identifies 1,100 new COVID-19 cases, 300 additional variant cases

Highest daily case total since early January

Some Alberta doctors are warning that a third wave of COVID-19 is hitting the province and new restrictions need to be put in place. (NIAID-RML via AP)
A rally against the new K-6 draft curriculum is planned for April 6. Last November, people also gathered for a rally outside Education Minister Adriana LaGrange’s constituency office in Red Deer. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Protest against curriculum changes planned for Red Deer next week

Albertans are prepared to gather across the province on Tuesday to voice…

A rally against the new K-6 draft curriculum is planned for April 6. Last November, people also gathered for a rally outside Education Minister Adriana LaGrange’s constituency office in Red Deer. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Medical workers wearing face masks and protective gears watch a Chinese figure skater perform her routine at the Capital Indoor Stadium during a test event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, Friday, April 2, 2021. The organizers of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics has started 10 days of testing for several sport events in five different indoor venues from April 1-10, becomes the first city to hold both the Winter and Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

World University Games in China postponed until 2022

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World University Games that were due to open…

Medical workers wearing face masks and protective gears watch a Chinese figure skater perform her routine at the Capital Indoor Stadium during a test event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, Friday, April 2, 2021. The organizers of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics has started 10 days of testing for several sport events in five different indoor venues from April 1-10, becomes the first city to hold both the Winter and Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Canadian Cancer Society kickstarts daffodil campaign in Red Deer

Spring marks the beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign. With…

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Premier Jason Kenney said in the race between vaccines and variants of COVID-19 in Alberta, the variants are winning. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

No new COVID-19 restrictions for Alberta, Premier pleads with Albertans to stay vigilant

Alberta reports 875 additional cases of COVID-19, 322 new variant cases

Premier Jason Kenney said in the race between vaccines and variants of COVID-19 in Alberta, the variants are winning. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Innisfail RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened west of Bowden on March 21, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer driver clocked going over 100 km/h in 50 km/h zone

Driver is facing charges and fines as a result of the offence

Innisfail RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened west of Bowden on March 21, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Abandoned shopping carts were seen on the northwest side of the temporary Safe Harbour homeless shelter in downtown Red Deer on Tuesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Poll: Do you support moving the temporary homeless shelter out of downtown Red Deer?

Do you support moving the temporary homeless shelter out of downtown Red…

Abandoned shopping carts were seen on the northwest side of the temporary Safe Harbour homeless shelter in downtown Red Deer on Tuesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer Rebels forward Ben King celebrates his 14th goal of the season, just 46 seconds into the game with the Calgary Hitmen Saturday night at the Centrium. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer Rebels forward Ben King enjoying early-season success

Rebels take on Edmonton Oil Kings three times this weekend

Red Deer Rebels forward Ben King celebrates his 14th goal of the season, just 46 seconds into the game with the Calgary Hitmen Saturday night at the Centrium. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School has seen a rise of COVID-19 cases in March. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Alberta COVID-19 cases rising among children

Kids aged 5-19 account for 22 per cent of Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School has seen a rise of COVID-19 cases in March. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Allan Pasutto, 86, of Penhold, got his COVID-19 shot in Red Deer last week. “I’m very fortunate to be Canadian,” said Pasutto. (Photo courtesy of AHS)

With 871 COVID-19 cases, Alberta marks highest daily case total since January

Province also reports new daily record of 406 additional variant cases

Allan Pasutto, 86, of Penhold, got his COVID-19 shot in Red Deer last week. “I’m very fortunate to be Canadian,” said Pasutto. (Photo courtesy of AHS)
families who vacation within the province this summer would be eligible for a one-time rebate of 20 per cent of their travel costs up to $1,000 – for expenses such as accommodation, food and drinks, activities like museums and recreation, and petty expenses such as rentals or parking. (Advocate file photo)

Travel Pass could boost summer tourism: Alberta NDP

Travel pass would provide rebates to Alberta families who travel within the province

families who vacation within the province this summer would be eligible for a one-time rebate of 20 per cent of their travel costs up to $1,000 – for expenses such as accommodation, food and drinks, activities like museums and recreation, and petty expenses such as rentals or parking. (Advocate file photo)
Alberta has administered more than 1.6 million doses of the influenza vaccine this year and there hasn’t been a single confirmed laboratory case. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

As flu season nears its end, Alberta still hasn’t had lab-confirmed case of influenza

It has been anything but a typical flu season in Alberta. More…

Alberta has administered more than 1.6 million doses of the influenza vaccine this year and there hasn’t been a single confirmed laboratory case. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
RDC student-athletes garnered $323 in donations and 1,225 pounds of food at their Drive-Thru Food Drive Saturday. (Photo courtesy of RDC)

RDC Athletics food-drive collects over 1,200 pounds of food for Red Deer Food Bank

Red Deer College student-athletes helped the Red Deer Food Bank in a…

RDC student-athletes garnered $323 in donations and 1,225 pounds of food at their Drive-Thru Food Drive Saturday. (Photo courtesy of RDC)
Alberta hit a COVID-19 test positivity rate of 7.1 per cent Tuesday and is nearly 8,000 active cases of the virus. (Photo by NIAID-RML via AP)

Alberta adds 576 additional COVID-19 cases, 332 new variant cases

Red Deer dips under 200 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta hit a COVID-19 test positivity rate of 7.1 per cent Tuesday and is nearly 8,000 active cases of the virus. (Photo by NIAID-RML via AP)
In a Facebook live question and answer session, Premier Jason Kenney was optimistic that students remain in-class for the rest of the school year. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Kenney optimistic high school graduations will go forward in 2021

Premier hinted that school boards should look at outdoor ceremonies if possible

In a Facebook live question and answer session, Premier Jason Kenney was optimistic that students remain in-class for the rest of the school year. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)

More restrictions could be on the way for Alberta: Red Deer up to 178 active cases

Province hoping to avoid additional COVID-19 measures

This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)