Lana Michelin

Red Deer-South NDP candidate Michelle Baer (right) and NDP justice critic Irfan Sabir (left) spoke Wednesday in Red Deer against the provincial government’s plan to replace the RCMP with a provincial police force. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Red Deer-South NDP candidate says replacing the RCMP was already found to be too costly

The UCP government’s plan makes no sense, says Michelle Baer, a city solicitor

Red Deer-South NDP candidate Michelle Baer (right) and NDP justice critic Irfan Sabir (left) spoke Wednesday in Red Deer against the provincial government’s plan to replace the RCMP with a provincial police force. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Fort Normandeau Days will be celebrate Red Deer’s origins on Aug. 27 and 28 from noon to 5 p.m. Music and performances can be enjoyed, as well as cannon and firearms demonstrations, games, face-painting, axe-throwing and more. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta’s past will be celebrated at Fort Normandeau Days this weekend

Cultural demonstrations include First Nation, Metis and pioneer ways of life

Fort Normandeau Days will be celebrate Red Deer’s origins on Aug. 27 and 28 from noon to 5 p.m. Music and performances can be enjoyed, as well as cannon and firearms demonstrations, games, face-painting, axe-throwing and more. (Contributed photo)
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Red Deer man loses sight of his stolen vehicle while on the phone with 911 dispatcher

Joe Thompson believes quicker dispatching was needed

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Kristine Bugayong is the new executive-director of Dress for Success Central Alberta. (Photo from Facebook)

Dress for Success Central Alberta has a new executive-director

Dress for Success Central Alberta now has an executive director Kristine Bugayong…

Kristine Bugayong is the new executive-director of Dress for Success Central Alberta. (Photo from Facebook)
The demand for Red Deer’s Tools for Schools donated supplies is growing this year due to inflation and many families struggling to regain financial stability following the pandemic. (Black Press file photo)

Demand on Red Deer charities is expected to grow this fall, due to inflation and post-pandemic strain

Tools for Schools, Red Deer Food Bank area already seeing more clients

The demand for Red Deer’s Tools for Schools donated supplies is growing this year due to inflation and many families struggling to regain financial stability following the pandemic. (Black Press file photo)
Faith McLean, of Red Deer, is living with autism and working as an apprentice hairdresser at Masterpiece Salon, after graduating from the supportive Delmar College. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Red Deer woman with autism launches hairdressing career, with support from teachers, friends

Faith McLean says she learned to believe in herself because others do

Faith McLean, of Red Deer, is living with autism and working as an apprentice hairdresser at Masterpiece Salon, after graduating from the supportive Delmar College. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
More than 150 Red Deer-area cyclists participated in Sunday’s memorial ride for the late Heather Lawrence, who was killed by a hit-and-run motorist on July 6 while cycling south of the city. (Contributed photo)

Memorial ride for late Red Deer cyclist also sent a message to motorists about sharing the road

Heather Lawrence was killed in a hit-and-run July 6, while cycling south of the city

More than 150 Red Deer-area cyclists participated in Sunday’s memorial ride for the late Heather Lawrence, who was killed by a hit-and-run motorist on July 6 while cycling south of the city. (Contributed photo)
Eleven-year-old Erica Mullakady (on right) is shown with cast and crew from the short film the she helped create in Red Deer. ‘Perspective’ will be screened next month in the FAVA Gotta Minute Film Festival and shown on transit and library screens in Edmonton and Calgary. (Contributed photo).

Eleven-year-old Red Deerian pens a script for the one-minute film festival

Erica Mullakady wrote ’Perspective,’ which will be screened next month

Eleven-year-old Erica Mullakady (on right) is shown with cast and crew from the short film the she helped create in Red Deer. ‘Perspective’ will be screened next month in the FAVA Gotta Minute Film Festival and shown on transit and library screens in Edmonton and Calgary. (Contributed photo).
Interest is growing in the 90-acre Red Deer Mountain Bike Park — as exemplified by the 121 participants who competed in the Lung Buster Mini Enduro Competition in June. The Alberta Downhill Enduro Club would like more support from the City of Red Deer. (Contributed photo by David McComb)

Growing interest in Red Deer’s mountain bike park should mean more city support, says club

Alberta Downhill Enduro Club says park gets up to 80,000 entries and exits a year

Interest is growing in the 90-acre Red Deer Mountain Bike Park — as exemplified by the 121 participants who competed in the Lung Buster Mini Enduro Competition in June. The Alberta Downhill Enduro Club would like more support from the City of Red Deer. (Contributed photo by David McComb)
Ian Cook has been teaching visual arts at Red Deer Polytechnic for 50 years. (Contributed photo).

Visual arts instructor has been teaching at Red Deer Polytechnic for 50 years

Ian Cook said he’s inspired by his students and wonderful colleagues

Ian Cook has been teaching visual arts at Red Deer Polytechnic for 50 years. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer singer/songwriter Jesse Roads has a new album coming out next month. The title track to ‘Good Seats at a Funeral’ is already streaming. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer musician moves on from grief with ‘Good Seats at a Funeral’ album

The title track, about learning to live again, is already streaming

Red Deer singer/songwriter Jesse Roads has a new album coming out next month. The title track to ‘Good Seats at a Funeral’ is already streaming. (Contributed photo).
Sunnybrook Farm piggies Wilbur and Chocolate get some attention from Fiona Kootstra, 10, and Brie Kootstra, four, in this Advocate file photo.

Sunnybrook Farm’s Pioneer Days Festival is on this weekend in Red Deer

Red Deer’s Sunnybrook Farm Museum is throwing its annual Pioneer Days Festival…

Sunnybrook Farm piggies Wilbur and Chocolate get some attention from Fiona Kootstra, 10, and Brie Kootstra, four, in this Advocate file photo.
Gracie and James Sinclair were among many central Albertans at Red Deer’s Service Canada passport office on Thursday. They need a passport for their baby son, Jameson. (Contributed photo).

Central Albertans flock to Red Deer’s new passport service site — and some are turned away

The office was at capacity for the day by 10:30 a.m. on Thursday

Gracie and James Sinclair were among many central Albertans at Red Deer’s Service Canada passport office on Thursday. They need a passport for their baby son, Jameson. (Contributed photo).
COVID-19 virus (Black Press file photo).

Alberta has 1,661 new COVID-19 cases

Another 1,661 COVID-19 cases were identified, and 27 new virus-related deaths were…

COVID-19 virus (Black Press file photo).
The RDSO will perform the original score of the film ‘Wandering With Wonder’ on stage next May. Music director Claude Lapalme co-created the soundtrack. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra musicians are ‘thrilled’ to relaunch a full 2022/23 season

It kicks off Oct. 29 with popular works by Beethoven and Schumman

The RDSO will perform the original score of the film ‘Wandering With Wonder’ on stage next May. Music director Claude Lapalme co-created the soundtrack. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo.)

The so-called ‘Queen of Canada’ cannot help Red Deerians avoid paying property taxes

Tax avoidance conspiracies are debunked by city solicitor

Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo.)
Cougar Annie Tales, a musical ode to one of Western Canada’s most original pioneers, will be performed Sunday in Red Deer. (Black Press file photo).
Cougar Annie Tales, a musical ode to one of Western Canada’s most original pioneers, will be performed Sunday in Red Deer. (Black Press file photo).
Mac Ross and Hadley Weiland enjoy doing chalk art at the City of Red Deer’s Meet Me At the Park program that’s running this week at the Clearview Meadows community centre. Next week, it wraps up in West Park. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Meet Me At the Park program attracts Red Deer families with free activities

It’s running in Clearview Meadows this week and West Park next week

Mac Ross and Hadley Weiland enjoy doing chalk art at the City of Red Deer’s Meet Me At the Park program that’s running this week at the Clearview Meadows community centre. Next week, it wraps up in West Park. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Two moose crossing signs have been installed along 30th Avenue in Red Deer, warning motorists to be on the look-out to avoid potential animal collisions. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer motorists don’t want this kind of moose encounter

Moose crossing signs are now up along 30th Avenue

Two moose crossing signs have been installed along 30th Avenue in Red Deer, warning motorists to be on the look-out to avoid potential animal collisions. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Unacceptably loud vehicles driving down Red Deer traffic corridors, such as 30th Avenue, are now being ticketed for excessive noise. (Advocate file photo).

Drivers of too-loud vehicles are now slapped with $250 tickets in Red Deer

Police and peace officers are armed with decibel readers and an updated noise bylaw

Unacceptably loud vehicles driving down Red Deer traffic corridors, such as 30th Avenue, are now being ticketed for excessive noise. (Advocate file photo).