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Alberta has little choice but to innovate: Senator

Innovation must become Alberta’s new advantage, says Alberta Senator Doug Black.

Red Deer city council approves $2.3M in extra spending

The City of Red Deer is in good financial shape but city council and administration face challenges ahead, due largely to trying economic times.

Canada's Ben Saxton

Olympic volleyball team peaking at the right time: former coach

Anyone visiting Keith Hansen’s house when Canadian Olympic volleyball is on be warned — it gets loud.

Canada's Ben Saxton
The Puppet Guy (a.k.a. Lee Zimmerman) will perform at Centrefest this weekend.

Street performers will pass the hat in downtown Red Deer this weekend

Rock ‘n’ roll marionettes, rope walkers and fire-eating circus acrobats will showcase their unique skills today at Red Deer’s City Hall Park in preparation for this weekend’s Centrefest.

The Puppet Guy (a.k.a. Lee Zimmerman) will perform at Centrefest this weekend.

Villa Marie expansion approved despite opposition

A two-storey expansion to Villa Marie will go ahead despite opposition from adjacent neighbours who fear they will be left in the shade.

  • Jun 16, 2016

Sylvan Lake mayor, council defer decision on pay hike

Sylvan Lake council wants more time to review a committee’s recommendations for major boosts to mayor and councillor pay cheques.

Alberta organizes centralized donation drive for residents of Fort McMurray

Alberta is organizing a centralized donation program for residents of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray and says it will avoid mistakes from the Slave Lake fire when new clothes ended up in the garbage dump.

Roundabout at 67th Street and 30th Avenue to open partially on Friday

Red Deer’s first modern roundabout will partially open for traffic in all directions on Friday morning.

Advocate outdoors columnist honoured by Outdoor Writers of Canada

Bob Scammell, the Red Deer Advocate’s outdoors columnist, has won two 2016 awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada for work published last year.

Woman pleads guilty to impaired driving in crash that killed Saskatoon family

A Saskatoon woman has admitted to impaired driving in a highway crash that killed a couple and their two young children.

University of Calgary case highlights criminal demands for computer ‘ransom’

Ransomware attacks, such as one that recently saw the University of Calgary pay cyber criminals $20,000 to unlock its computer systems, are on the rise around the globe.

Ex Bank of Canada’s Carney lauds Alberta plan linking resources with climate

The former governor of the Bank of Canada says Alberta is on the right track by tying its energy policy to its environmental plan.

City of Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer accepts a Red Deer Rebels jersey from Rebels senior vice-president Merrick Sutter. In council chambers Wednesday

Mayor declares May 23-27 Rebels Week

Red Deerians are Rebels for a week.

City of Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer accepts a Red Deer Rebels jersey from Rebels senior vice-president Merrick Sutter. In council chambers Wednesday

People could be allowed back to fire-ravaged Fort McMurray as early as June 1

The Alberta government says people from the fire-ravaged city of Fort McMurray could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe.

April home sales set record, Canadian Real Estate Association says

The number of homes sold in Canada last month hit a record as supply tightened, particularly in the Toronto area, where a fiercely competitive market is dissuading some homeowners from putting their properties up for sale, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday.

Shell Canada reopens first oilsands mine shut due to Alberta wildfire

The first oilsands mine shut down by wildfires in the Fort McMurray region a week ago has been restarted.

As risk of farm losses rise, so too do number of farmers buying crop insurance

Kelly McIntyre has tilled the soils of northwestern Alberta for more than 30 years, but only this spring did he conclude that he needed crop insurance.

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

The combat death Tuesday of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.

Pot problem: Auditor urges Veterans Affairs to rein in medical pot use, costs

The latest report from the federal auditor general urges Veterans Affairs to get a grip on its medical marijuana program for injured ex-soldiers, which is expected to cost taxpayers a startling $25 million this year.

Memorial Cup tourney to start with a bang

Red Deer is ready to welcome hockey fans from across Canada when the MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament returns to Alberta after a 42-year hiatus.