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Red Deer city council discusses strategies to restore integrated emergency dispatching

Red Deer city councillors discussed additional ways on Tuesday to try to…

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Local developers who are doing building upgrades or new construction will face less land servicing costs and gain some flexibility. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Cutting red tape: City of Red Deer eases policies to spur more development

Developers will gain flexibility under new rules

Local developers who are doing building upgrades or new construction will face less land servicing costs and gain some flexibility. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Drawings for the new the 75-bed addictions recovery community in Chiles Industrial Park in Red Deer. (Contributed images)

Red Deer city council approves $1.5M for servicing addictions treatment site

Council did not want to delay the project: Mayor

Drawings for the new the 75-bed addictions recovery community in Chiles Industrial Park in Red Deer. (Contributed images)
Marshall Stone, 46, of Rocky Mountain House, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of his former common-law partner’s sister, Ashley Ames in Red Deer’s Court of Queen’s Bench Monday. (Advocate file photo)

Rocky Mountain House mother shot in the head while trying to protect her sister

Marshall Stone pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Marshall Stone, 46, of Rocky Mountain House, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of his former common-law partner’s sister, Ashley Ames in Red Deer’s Court of Queen’s Bench Monday. (Advocate file photo)
More residential, commercial and industrial development in the Hazlett Lake area in northwest Red Deer is planned after the city widens Hwy 11A between Taylor Drive and Hwy 2. (Contributed image).

City of Red Deer starts expropriation process to gain land needed for Hwy 11A widening

’It’s not too common,’ says engineer, but is sometimes necessary

More residential, commercial and industrial development in the Hazlett Lake area in northwest Red Deer is planned after the city widens Hwy 11A between Taylor Drive and Hwy 2. (Contributed image).
An excavator is tearing up old parking lots at the Michener Centre north site. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Demolition gets underway at Michener Centre’s north site

Some people are nostaligic, but not everyone is sad to see it go

An excavator is tearing up old parking lots at the Michener Centre north site. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
The Red Deer Indian Industrial school stood off Burnt Lake Trail and across the Red Deer River from Fort Normandeau. The residential school is known to have lost at least 70 students through illness, poor sanitation and nutrition. (Advocate file photo)

Some Indigenous leaders say SNC-Lavalin can’t make up to First Nations people with offer of help

Quebec company is connected to MP Jody Wilson-Raybould allegations

The Red Deer Indian Industrial school stood off Burnt Lake Trail and across the Red Deer River from Fort Normandeau. The residential school is known to have lost at least 70 students through illness, poor sanitation and nutrition. (Advocate file photo)
Pony chuckwagon events have been part of Westerner Days in the past. The 2021 fair is still anticipated to go ahead in some form, but Westerner Park organizers are still waiting for confirmation of Stage 3 reopening in Alberta. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer County should do more to financially support Westerner Park: shareholder

Michael Donlevy is disappointed by the county’s refusal of a $1M grant request

Pony chuckwagon events have been part of Westerner Days in the past. The 2021 fair is still anticipated to go ahead in some form, but Westerner Park organizers are still waiting for confirmation of Stage 3 reopening in Alberta. (Advocate file photo)
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Red Deer property owners can pay their taxes by installments

Red Deerians can sign up for monthly property tax payments by June…

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Red Deer’s Carnival Cinemas will reopen on Friday. (Advocate file photo.)

Red Deer Carnival Cinemas reopening Friday

Carnival Cinemas is reopening on Friday. Theatre owner Bill Ramji said he’s…

Red Deer’s Carnival Cinemas will reopen on Friday. (Advocate file photo.)
Red Deer museum is now accepting registrations for in-person and virtual kids’ summer camps. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer museum is accepting summer camp registrations

Virtual and in-person camps will run from July 5 to Aug. 13

Red Deer museum is now accepting registrations for in-person and virtual kids’ summer camps. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer native Skylar Roth-MacDonald is running across Canada to raise money for the CMHA, as well as awareness of mental health issues. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer native faces gruelling days in B.C. on his cross-Canada run for mental health

Skylar Roth-MacDonald is about halfway to the Alberta border

Red Deer native Skylar Roth-MacDonald is running across Canada to raise money for the CMHA, as well as awareness of mental health issues. (Contributed photo)
The Saving Grace Animal Society is among three local charities who will benefit from money raised by St. Martin de Porres School students in Red Deer. (Black Press file photo).

Red Deer students raise money for central Alberta charities

Lesson in philanthropy benefits three local charities

The Saving Grace Animal Society is among three local charities who will benefit from money raised by St. Martin de Porres School students in Red Deer. (Black Press file photo).
The Sweet Market Esso gas station in Gasoline Alley has grand washrooms, worthy of being in the Top 5 in Canada. (Contributed photo)
The Sweet Market Esso gas station in Gasoline Alley has grand washrooms, worthy of being in the Top 5 in Canada. (Contributed photo)
Bear awareness is needed before heading out to the wilderness west of Nordegg, says a Clearwater County official. (Black Press file photo).

New Hwy 11 sign warns central Albertans they are entering bear country

An online map of bear sightings is also available

Bear awareness is needed before heading out to the wilderness west of Nordegg, says a Clearwater County official. (Black Press file photo).
The Safe Habour homeless shelter has to move from its current downtown Cannery row location by Sept. 30. The City of Red Der is seeking another leased site. (Advocate file photo).
The Safe Habour homeless shelter has to move from its current downtown Cannery row location by Sept. 30. The City of Red Der is seeking another leased site. (Advocate file photo).
Local ambulance dispatching was lost in Red Deer in January. City council wants the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to advocate for a return to local dispatching. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer city council will urge AUMA to take up ambulance dispatch fight

The proposed resolution will be discussed at the next AUMA conference

Local ambulance dispatching was lost in Red Deer in January. City council wants the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to advocate for a return to local dispatching. (Advocate file photo)
Demolition work is starting this month on the Michener centre’s north site. The buildings north of 55 St. were constructed in the middle of the last century and were formerly used to house residents with mental disabilities. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer’s Michener north site demolition to start this month

Demolition on Michener Centre’s North site will begin this month. The Government…

Demolition work is starting this month on the Michener centre’s north site. The buildings north of 55 St. were constructed in the middle of the last century and were formerly used to house residents with mental disabilities. (Advocate file photo).
A young visitor examines the memorial items left in Corky Larsen Jonasson’s yard. The Red Deer woman had invited those triggered by the discovery of Indigenous children’s remains at a former Kamloops residential school to drop by, tie ribbons and have conversations. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer woman creates memorial in her yard to honour 215 children’s graves

Theresa ‘Corky’ Larsen Jonasson had a steady stream of visitors over four days

A young visitor examines the memorial items left in Corky Larsen Jonasson’s yard. The Red Deer woman had invited those triggered by the discovery of Indigenous children’s remains at a former Kamloops residential school to drop by, tie ribbons and have conversations. (Contributed photo).
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City of Red Deer accepting applications for funding programs

Grants are available for demolition and new developments

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