Lana Michelin

Red Deer city council will meet behind closed doors on Monday to discuss a narrowed-down list of potential sites for the permanent homeless shelter. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer city council to discuss narrowed-down list of potential shelter sites in closed meeting Monday

The 96 initial sites were reduced to 12 after additional assessments

Red Deer city council will meet behind closed doors on Monday to discuss a narrowed-down list of potential sites for the permanent homeless shelter. (Advocate file photo).
Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston said he’s heard positive comments about less downtown crime at Coffee with a Cop public feedback sessions. (Advocate file photo.)

Crime reduction feedback is positive at Coffee With a Cop sessions, says Red Deer mayor

But Ken Johnston said lack of safety in downtown is still a perception issue for some Red Deerians

Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston said he’s heard positive comments about less downtown crime at Coffee with a Cop public feedback sessions. (Advocate file photo.)
Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail actors Everett Dool (left) and Layne Zazalak rehearse one of the four plays. (Contributed photo by Megan Routhier)

Theatrical trailblazers launch a new Sylvan Lake tourist attraction

Theatre Trail will run Sept. 10, 11, 17 and 18 throughout the town

Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail actors Everett Dool (left) and Layne Zazalak rehearse one of the four plays. (Contributed photo by Megan Routhier)
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Red Deer on Thursday

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been declared for Red Deer on Thursday…

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Dennis Burk is less than impressed by Red Deer City Hall Park’s flower beds, saying not enough maintenance is being done this summer, considering the downtown garden used be the pride of Red Deer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

City of Red Deer’s prized flower garden is less than impressive this summer, says resident

Dennis Burk says weeding and deadheading is being neglected

Dennis Burk is less than impressed by Red Deer City Hall Park’s flower beds, saying not enough maintenance is being done this summer, considering the downtown garden used be the pride of Red Deer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Some pharmacies are noticing a shortage of children’s Tylenol and other cold and flu medications. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Summertime shortage of cold and flu medications at some Red Deer pharmacies

Manufacturers say a rise in demand makes it hard to keep up

Some pharmacies are noticing a shortage of children’s Tylenol and other cold and flu medications. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
The Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo).

City of Red Deer starts stocking free menstrual products to end ‘period poverty’

Free menstrual products are being made available at City of Red Deer…

The Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo).
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Alberta’s COVID cases and deaths have increased this week

From Aug. 2-8, 1,808 viral cases were identified in the province

(Black Press file photo).
Max Maurizio, age seven, shows the ancient shark’s tooth he found this week in gravel on his family’s acreage southeast of Red Deer. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Red Deer-area boy discovers ancient shark’s tooth in his yard

Palaeontologist believes it’s from an extinct fish that lived 60-million years ago

Max Maurizio, age seven, shows the ancient shark’s tooth he found this week in gravel on his family’s acreage southeast of Red Deer. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
Becca Glackin, of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (left), with Quinn the support dog and Tammy Jensen, of Red Deer’s Royal LePage Realty Network Group. Jensen organized a fundraiser that will help buy a second support dog for the centre. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

More child abuse cases mean a second therapy dog is needed by Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre

Red Deer’s Royal Lepage Realty Network Group has donated $50,000 for the dog’s purchase and training

Becca Glackin, of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (left), with Quinn the support dog and Tammy Jensen, of Red Deer’s Royal LePage Realty Network Group. Jensen organized a fundraiser that will help buy a second support dog for the centre. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
Susan and Glen Manyluk, of HolmHus Antiques and Farm with the Good Food, west of Red Deer, are among the many producers taking part in the 10th annual Alberta Open Farm Days tour on Aug.13 and 14. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta producers launch 10th-annual Open Farm Days on Aug. 13, 14

Participation is almost back to pre-pandemic levels: CEO

Susan and Glen Manyluk, of HolmHus Antiques and Farm with the Good Food, west of Red Deer, are among the many producers taking part in the 10th annual Alberta Open Farm Days tour on Aug.13 and 14. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer youth Keagan Evans has died from his brain cancer. A GoFundMe page for the Hunting Hills High School student is raising money to celebrate his life. (Contributed photo.)

Red Deer youth Keagan Evans dies of brain cancer

Another GoFundMe campaign was started to help with expenses

Red Deer youth Keagan Evans has died from his brain cancer. A GoFundMe page for the Hunting Hills High School student is raising money to celebrate his life. (Contributed photo.)
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Registration for City of Red Deer arts and rec programs from Aug. 16

Registration for City of Red Deer fall arts and recreation programming begins…

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Monica and Laurence Robinson are standing in front of a new mural on their building at 4813-47th St. in downtown Red Deer. The Meet the Streets project will reveal 13 new murals during a festival on the September long weekend. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/ Advocate staff).

Downtown Red Deer murals are springboard to positive change, say participants

Official unveilings will be Sept. 2-4 at Meet the Street Festival/ Centrefest

Monica and Laurence Robinson are standing in front of a new mural on their building at 4813-47th St. in downtown Red Deer. The Meet the Streets project will reveal 13 new murals during a festival on the September long weekend. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/ Advocate staff).
Connor MacDougall, of Red Deer, got to play indoor lacrosse for his ancestral homeland of Scotland this summer in the European championships. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer athlete plays for Scottish national lacrosse team in European championships

Connor MacDougall said representing Scotland was an ‘amazing experience’

Connor MacDougall, of Red Deer, got to play indoor lacrosse for his ancestral homeland of Scotland this summer in the European championships. (Contributed photo).
Visitors of all ages are invited to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum for a bevy of activities during the Pioneer Days Festival, Aug. 20 and 21 (Advocate file photo.)

Pioneer Days Festival to be held Aug. 20, 21 at Red Deer’s Sunnybrook Farm

Vintage tractors are all fired up for the Pioneer Days Festival at…

Visitors of all ages are invited to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum for a bevy of activities during the Pioneer Days Festival, Aug. 20 and 21 (Advocate file photo.)
Lacey Oake, from Red Deer, in a scene from ‘Before I Change My Mind,’ a feature film by Trevor Anderson, a Red Deer native living in Edmonton. It will be screened next month at the Calgary International Film Festival. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer’s Cornerstone Youth Theatre actor branches out into feature films

Lacey Oake, 13, appears in two movies shot in Alberta

Lacey Oake, from Red Deer, in a scene from ‘Before I Change My Mind,’ a feature film by Trevor Anderson, a Red Deer native living in Edmonton. It will be screened next month at the Calgary International Film Festival. (Contributed photo)
Cason Feuser, age 7, from Sylvan Lake, enjoyed a welcome home party after his release from hospital after a cougar attack this week. (Contributed photo).

Sylvan Lake boy overcoming trauma after a cougar attack near Rocky

There are after-effects, but Cason Feuser is bouncing back

Cason Feuser, age 7, from Sylvan Lake, enjoyed a welcome home party after his release from hospital after a cougar attack this week. (Contributed photo).
Tennyson King will perform in Red Deer at The Velvet Olive on Aug. 26. (Black Press file photo).

Singer-songwriter Tennyson King to perform in Red Deer this month

Indie-folk rocker Tennyson King will be playing Red Deer’s The Velvet Olive…

Tennyson King will perform in Red Deer at The Velvet Olive on Aug. 26. (Black Press file photo).
Olds College has a new Bachelor of Digital Agriculture Degree program starting in the fall of 2023. (Contributed photo).

Olds College’s new digital agriculture degree program starts in 2023

Graduates will learn how to use new advances to improve sustainability

Olds College has a new Bachelor of Digital Agriculture Degree program starting in the fall of 2023. (Contributed photo).