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Artists of all genres are encouraged to apply for a variety of awards and scholarships available through the Red Deer Arts Council. This mixed-media work, Shadow Man by Paul Boultbee, has shown at the Kiwanis Gallery, operated by the council. (Contributed image).

Red Deer-area artists can apply for various awards, scholarships by March 1

The Red Deer Arts Council seeks to encourage artistic development

Artists of all genres are encouraged to apply for a variety of awards and scholarships available through the Red Deer Arts Council. This mixed-media work, Shadow Man by Paul Boultbee, has shown at the Kiwanis Gallery, operated by the council. (Contributed image).
The body of 25-year-old Kyler Corriveau was discovered near Red Deer on Sunday. He was missing since Dec. 15. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. (Contrinuted photo).

RCMP are investigating the death of missing Red Deer man as a homicide

The body of Kyler Corriveau was discovered on Sunday

The body of 25-year-old Kyler Corriveau was discovered near Red Deer on Sunday. He was missing since Dec. 15. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. (Contrinuted photo).
Red Deer’s Wiklund vs. Wiklund is celebrating a burst of songwriting creativity during the 2020 lockdown by releasing a new tune to YouTube and multiple digital music platforms in each month of 2021. (Contributed image).

Pandemic lockdown fuels a flurry of songwriting for Red Deer music duo

Wiklund vs Wiklund will release a new single monthly in 2021

Red Deer’s Wiklund vs. Wiklund is celebrating a burst of songwriting creativity during the 2020 lockdown by releasing a new tune to YouTube and multiple digital music platforms in each month of 2021. (Contributed image).
Crafting, a photograph by Central Alberta Photographic Society (CAPS) member Stephanie Simon, won in the novice Human Studies category, as well as People’s Choice at the December competition. (Contributed photo).

Pandemic fuels photographic creativity among Red Deer’s CAPS members

The December competition had 119 entries

Crafting, a photograph by Central Alberta Photographic Society (CAPS) member Stephanie Simon, won in the novice Human Studies category, as well as People’s Choice at the December competition. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer transit buses are returning to a regular half-hour schedule. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer Transit ridership down in 2020

Buses will return to running every half hour on Wednesday

Red Deer transit buses are returning to a regular half-hour schedule. (Advocate file photo).
City council gave final approval to a site exception that could allow an RV storage yard to open on agricultural land in east Red Deer. (Black Press file photo).
City council gave final approval to a site exception that could allow an RV storage yard to open on agricultural land in east Red Deer. (Black Press file photo).
Red Deer city council gave initial approval for more mixed-use developments in Riverside Light Industrial Park. (File photo by Advocate staff)

More industrial landowners in Red Deer are pursuing mixed-use zoning

A third of Riverside Light could become a commercial/industrial district

Red Deer city council gave initial approval for more mixed-use developments in Riverside Light Industrial Park. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer households have until the end of January to exchange their waste carts for a different size at no cost. (Advocate file photo).

Waste cart exchange fee kicks in on Feb. 1 in Red Deer

Red Deerians have a couple more weeks to exchange their waste carts…

Red Deer households have until the end of January to exchange their waste carts for a different size at no cost. (Advocate file photo).
Academic public policy expert Jack Mintz believes oil prices could strengthen later this decade as investment in new projects fails to keep up with the depletion of oil in existing wells. (Black Press file photo).

Alberta’s oil prices could be driven up by lagging investment in the energy sector, says expert

Jack Mintz spoke on ‘Building Back Better’ in a Red Deer Chamber webinar

Academic public policy expert Jack Mintz believes oil prices could strengthen later this decade as investment in new projects fails to keep up with the depletion of oil in existing wells. (Black Press file photo).
Parker the dog is recovering from machete wounds at the Saving Grace Animal Society shelter in Alix. (Contributed photo).

Dog with machete wounds is latest animal abuse case handled by central Alberta shelter

Saving Grace Animal Society is fundraising to build its own vet clinic

Parker the dog is recovering from machete wounds at the Saving Grace Animal Society shelter in Alix. (Contributed photo).
An advocacy group describes Alberta’s Aids to Daily Living program as “inefficient and inhumane” because of the time lag in getting needed equipment out to clients with disabilities. (File photo by Black Press news services)

People with disabilities deserve more timely support from Alberta, says advocacy group

Getting a wheelchair from the Aids to Daily Living program can take up to a year

An advocacy group describes Alberta’s Aids to Daily Living program as “inefficient and inhumane” because of the time lag in getting needed equipment out to clients with disabilities. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Penhold Fire Chief Jim Pendergast has added his voice to those who want firefighters/first responders to be included in Alberta’s first round of vaccinations against COVID-19. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta firefighters want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in first phase

They are usually the first responders at health emergencies

Penhold Fire Chief Jim Pendergast has added his voice to those who want firefighters/first responders to be included in Alberta’s first round of vaccinations against COVID-19. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Several pipeline projects now under construction to deliver Alberta oil to export markets, are helping fuel CAPP’s rosier forecast for the oil and gas sector in 2021. (Flickr photo)
Several pipeline projects now under construction to deliver Alberta oil to export markets, are helping fuel CAPP’s rosier forecast for the oil and gas sector in 2021. (Flickr photo)
The economy is expected to start rebounding in 2021 and 2022, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada. (Black Press File Photo).

Canada’s economic recovery is tied to rate of vaccine distribution

GDP is expected to grow by 5.3 per cent in 2021

The economy is expected to start rebounding in 2021 and 2022, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada. (Black Press File Photo).
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer said the fight to maintain high-quality emergency service in the region will continue. (File photo by Advocate staff).

Mayor says dispatching change will highlight Red Deer’s ambulance shortage

The municipal lobby for timely emergency service continues on other fronts

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer said the fight to maintain high-quality emergency service in the region will continue. (File photo by Advocate staff).
The Pizza Co. restaurant and pub is still planning to open in the former Hudson’s space on Ross. Street. The owner is waiting to see what will happen with restaurant restrictions in Alberta. (Advocate file photo).

Opening of new downtown Red Deer restaurant delayed due to restrictions

It could open by the end of January for take-out and delivery

The Pizza Co. restaurant and pub is still planning to open in the former Hudson’s space on Ross. Street. The owner is waiting to see what will happen with restaurant restrictions in Alberta. (Advocate file photo).
Ambulance dispatch for Red Deer and many other central Alberta communities was moved on Tuesday to a centralized dispatch system out of Calgary. (File photo by Advocate staff).

Red Deer loses local ambulance dispatch

911 health calls to be handled by Calgary dispatchers

Ambulance dispatch for Red Deer and many other central Alberta communities was moved on Tuesday to a centralized dispatch system out of Calgary. (File photo by Advocate staff).
(Black Press file photo)

Snow flurries in Wednesday’s forecast for Red Deer area

Environment Canada is predicting the first snow flurries of the year on…

(Black Press file photo)
(Advocate file photo/ Blotter bug).

RCMP in central Alberta lay kidnapping, assault charges

A male victim was left with serious injuries

(Advocate file photo/ Blotter bug).
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the vaccination program will be accelerated. (Photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Albertans who are 75 and older to get vaccinated starting in February

There were 23 more deaths reported in the province

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the vaccination program will be accelerated. (Photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)