Lana Michelin

Standing in front of the Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton, Premier Jason Kenney provided details in 2021 about a program to help protect religious and multicultural organizations in this contributed file photo. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Standing in front of the Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton, Premier Jason Kenney provided details in 2021 about a program to help protect religious and multicultural organizations in this contributed file photo. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Fall in the Red Deer area is predicted to be warmer than average by Environment and Climate Change Canada. (Advocate file photo)

Balmy fall forecast by Environment Canada for Red Deer region

Above-average temperatures and normal precipitation are predicted

Fall in the Red Deer area is predicted to be warmer than average by Environment and Climate Change Canada. (Advocate file photo)
The Red Deer 18th Scouts are holding a 50th anniversary reunion on Saturday at the First Christian Reformed Church in Red Deer. Beaver Scouts watch as their homemade cars speed by during the 2016 Kub Kar Rally at Westerner Park in Red Deer in this Black Press file photo.

Red Deer’s 18th Scouts troop will celebrate half-century anniversary with weekend reunion

The local group that organizes activities to build self-confidence in youths was formed in 1972

The Red Deer 18th Scouts are holding a 50th anniversary reunion on Saturday at the First Christian Reformed Church in Red Deer. Beaver Scouts watch as their homemade cars speed by during the 2016 Kub Kar Rally at Westerner Park in Red Deer in this Black Press file photo.
Central Alberta Theatre is holding a free preview night for its upcoming 2022-‘23 season on Sept. 30 at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. In this Advocate file photo, Rina Pelletier and Rob Burton rehearse a scene from a previous CAT production of the Melville Boys.

Free preview of Central Alberta Theatre’s upcoming season on Sept. 30 at CATena

Central Alberta Theatre invites Red Deer-area residents for a free sneak-peek of…

Central Alberta Theatre is holding a free preview night for its upcoming 2022-‘23 season on Sept. 30 at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. In this Advocate file photo, Rina Pelletier and Rob Burton rehearse a scene from a previous CAT production of the Melville Boys.
Penhold Mayor Mike Yargeau has received the Alberta Municipalities Excellence Award. (Photo contributed)

Penhold Mayor wins Alberta Municipalities’ Award

Penhold Mayor Mike Yargeau has won the Alberta Municipalities Award of Excellence…

Penhold Mayor Mike Yargeau has received the Alberta Municipalities Excellence Award. (Photo contributed)
A pipe ceremony was held Wednesday at Red Deer’s downtown RCMP detachment to advance Truth and Reconciliation by strengthening police-Indigenous relations. From left is Lynn Jonasson, Corky Larsen-Jonasson, Const. Jeff Bond, Corp. Mike Evans (holding the RCMP eagle staff), Supt. Holly Glassford, Elder Hazel Desjarlais, Lyle Keewatin Richards, and Dakota Dion. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer RCMP officers hold pipe ceremony with Indigenous community members

The goal is to bridge the divide and work closer together in future, say attendees

A pipe ceremony was held Wednesday at Red Deer’s downtown RCMP detachment to advance Truth and Reconciliation by strengthening police-Indigenous relations. From left is Lynn Jonasson, Corky Larsen-Jonasson, Const. Jeff Bond, Corp. Mike Evans (holding the RCMP eagle staff), Supt. Holly Glassford, Elder Hazel Desjarlais, Lyle Keewatin Richards, and Dakota Dion. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Antique, handmade wooden culverts donated to Red Deer’s Sunnybrook Farm Museum

Construction foreman has never seen anything like them: ‘Must be 100 years old’

Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Rick More, who lost his daughter Lindsey in 2016, speaks with his wife Cindy at a fundraising event in their daughter’s honour in 2016. (Facebook photo)

‘She had a big heart’: Rick and Cindy More still fighting to honour daughter

Seeing first- and second-graders on their smartphones leaves Rick More deeply troubled.…

Rick More, who lost his daughter Lindsey in 2016, speaks with his wife Cindy at a fundraising event in their daughter’s honour in 2016. (Facebook photo)
Red Deer city transit will return to evening fixed-route service, Monday through Saturday. (Advocate file photo).

Monday through Saturday evening fixed-route transit services returns to Red Deer

Monday through Saturday evening fixed-route service is returning to Red Deer Transit…

Red Deer city transit will return to evening fixed-route service, Monday through Saturday. (Advocate file photo).
(Advocate file photo).

Multiple traffic disruptions over next week in Red Deer

Motorists and pedestrians are being advised of traffic disruptions in downtown Red…

(Advocate file photo).
To show solidarity with Indigenous people on the Truth and Reconciliation journey, Red Deerians can pick up orange ribbons to tie to trees at several city facilities. (Contributed photo).

Orange Ribbon Campaign returns to Red Deer in support of Truth and Reconciliation

The City of Red Deer’s Orange Ribbon Campaign is returning to engage…

To show solidarity with Indigenous people on the Truth and Reconciliation journey, Red Deerians can pick up orange ribbons to tie to trees at several city facilities. (Contributed photo).
NDP health critic David Shepherd says a shortage of frontline healthcare workers is one of the reasons for closures at some Central Alberta health facilities. (Advocate file photo)

When can babies again be delivered in Rimbey, questions NDP health critic, who blames UCP for health care ‘chaos’

David Shepherd says poor government policies caused shortage of physicians, frontline health workers

NDP health critic David Shepherd says a shortage of frontline healthcare workers is one of the reasons for closures at some Central Alberta health facilities. (Advocate file photo)
Eleven-year-old Erica Mullakady (right) is shown with cast and crew from the short film the she helped create in Red Deer. ‘Perspective’ was screened at the FAVA Gotta Minute Film Festival earlier this month and was voted the Audience Choice selection. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer-made flick was voted Audience Choice selection in one-minute film festival

A film written by a Red Deer youth was picked for the…

Eleven-year-old Erica Mullakady (right) is shown with cast and crew from the short film the she helped create in Red Deer. ‘Perspective’ was screened at the FAVA Gotta Minute Film Festival earlier this month and was voted the Audience Choice selection. (Contributed photo)
Dear Rouge, with former Red Deerian Danielle McTaggart, will perform Dec. 2 at Bo’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer. (Contributed image).

Blue Rodeo, Dear Rouge to perform at separate shows this fall in Red Deer

Sparks of red and blue will fire up the fall concert season…

Dear Rouge, with former Red Deerian Danielle McTaggart, will perform Dec. 2 at Bo’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer. (Contributed image).
Red Deer’s Downtown Business Association wants core-area provincial buildings to restart paying an annual levy that helps to revitalize the downtown. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer’s provincial buildings should re-start paying downtown levy: DBA officials

This money helps with marketing and revitalizing the downtown

Red Deer’s Downtown Business Association wants core-area provincial buildings to restart paying an annual levy that helps to revitalize the downtown. (Advocate file photo).
Alex Charafeddine, owner of Red City Donair and Pita on 49th Street says his business has declined by 90 per cent over the last seven weeks of major construction on his doorstep. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Some downtown Red Deer business owners say construction is killing their profits

Several 49th Street entrepreneurs say revenues have decreased by 90 per cent

Alex Charafeddine, owner of Red City Donair and Pita on 49th Street says his business has declined by 90 per cent over the last seven weeks of major construction on his doorstep. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
Visual art such, as this work by Katherine Foster, will be sold at the Alberta Culture Days multicultural festival in Red Deer on Sept. 23 and 24. (Contributed image).
Visual art such, as this work by Katherine Foster, will be sold at the Alberta Culture Days multicultural festival in Red Deer on Sept. 23 and 24. (Contributed image).
(Contributed image from Red Deer Public Schools).

Red Deer Public Schools hire more mental health experts

Wrap-around services are available to help students with various needs: administrator

(Contributed image from Red Deer Public Schools).
Anyone who gets past a fence that seals off a dangerous fallen portion of the trail around the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary can now be charged with trespassing. (Contributing photo.)

Trespassers, vandals strain resources at Red Deer’s Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

On the brighter side, a Motus wildlife tracking tower will be installed

Anyone who gets past a fence that seals off a dangerous fallen portion of the trail around the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary can now be charged with trespassing. (Contributing photo.)
Author and former Red Deerian Leslie Greentree will be back in the city on Sept. 17 for a reading from her new book of short stories, ‘Not The Apocalypse I Was Hoping For.’ (Advocate file photo).

Author Leslie Greentree is returning to Red Deer this month with her new book

‘Not the Apocalypse I Was Looking For’ contains 14 short stories about relationships

Author and former Red Deerian Leslie Greentree will be back in the city on Sept. 17 for a reading from her new book of short stories, ‘Not The Apocalypse I Was Hoping For.’ (Advocate file photo).