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The Alberta Years, works by Brian Down, are on display at the Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer. (Contributed image).

‘Strange and unusual things’ are showing at Red Deer’s gallery openings on Oct. 7

From photos to fibre works, First Friday gallery openings show an array of fine art

The Alberta Years, works by Brian Down, are on display at the Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer. (Contributed image).
Less than a third of needy local families will find any “extras,” like a chicken or turkey, in their monthly hamper this month from the Red Deer Food Bank, which is struggling to match supplies with demand. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer Food Bank is struggling to provide for the needy at Thanksgiving

A minority of clients will get a chicken or turkey in their hamper

Less than a third of needy local families will find any “extras,” like a chicken or turkey, in their monthly hamper this month from the Red Deer Food Bank, which is struggling to match supplies with demand. (Contributed photo).
Christopher Crier, 16, of the Samson First Nation was last seen on Oct. 1. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call RCMP. There is concern for his well-being. (Contributed photo).

Maskwacis RCMP seeking missing male teenager

Have you seen Christopher Crier?

Christopher Crier, 16, of the Samson First Nation was last seen on Oct. 1. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call RCMP. There is concern for his well-being. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer’s draft Responsible Pet Bylaw includes new proposed restrictions on cats. (Black Press file photo.)

Red Deer’s proposed pet bylaw would crack down on roaming outdoor cats

Cats would have to be be licensed and stay on owner’s property

Red Deer’s draft Responsible Pet Bylaw includes new proposed restrictions on cats. (Black Press file photo.)
Virtual public participation sessions on a master plan for River Bend Golf and Recreation Area are being held this week. Upgraded snowmaking capacity and different trail options are some of the ideas proposed for the area in the new Draft Master Plan. (Advocate File Photo)
Virtual public participation sessions on a master plan for River Bend Golf and Recreation Area are being held this week. Upgraded snowmaking capacity and different trail options are some of the ideas proposed for the area in the new Draft Master Plan. (Advocate File Photo)
The province is still mulling over whether the site selected for Red Deer’s permanent homeless shelter by city council is appropriate. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Province not yet convinced the site chosen by city council for homeless shelter is best one

No timeline was provided for when a decision will be made

The province is still mulling over whether the site selected for Red Deer’s permanent homeless shelter by city council is appropriate. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Mollyann Kemp has created 26 large sculptures of stone hearts along her property bordering Hw 22. She wants to spread a message of love. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta woman wants to spread message of love, one rock-heart at a time

Mollyann Kemp wants to inspire people to reflect on their own sense of caring

Mollyann Kemp has created 26 large sculptures of stone hearts along her property bordering Hw 22. She wants to spread a message of love. (Contributed photo)
Discovery Canyon is part of the River Bend Golf and Recreation Area. A draft master plan for the area is now open for public feedback, either online or in-person. (Advocate file photo).

Virtual feedback sessions now available for Red Deer’s River Bend draft master plan

Red Deerians can help shape the future of River Bend Golf and…

Discovery Canyon is part of the River Bend Golf and Recreation Area. A draft master plan for the area is now open for public feedback, either online or in-person. (Advocate file photo).
(Black Press file photo).

Lane closures on Red Deer’s 49th Street due to infrastructure replacement

Traffic disruptions will be happening along 49 Street near 50A Street this…

(Black Press file photo).
Members of the Red Deer Islamic Center will be building a larger mosque in Timberlands in 2023. The new mosque will be addition to the existing Red Deer Islamic Centre on Douglas Avenue. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer will gain a new mosque in Timberlands in 2023

Members of the Islamic Centre have purchased a former city lot next to the fire station

Members of the Red Deer Islamic Center will be building a larger mosque in Timberlands in 2023. The new mosque will be addition to the existing Red Deer Islamic Centre on Douglas Avenue. (Advocate file photo).
A symbolic blanket, created for all the residential school children who never got to receive the family blankets that First Nations families traditional gift to their kids, was unveiled Friday at the Little Souls ceremony at Red Deer’s City Hall Park. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer Truth and Reconciliation participants pledge to ‘walk in right relations’ on a better path forward

Dozens of people gathered to hear Indigenous speakers Friday in City Hall Park

A symbolic blanket, created for all the residential school children who never got to receive the family blankets that First Nations families traditional gift to their kids, was unveiled Friday at the Little Souls ceremony at Red Deer’s City Hall Park. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deerians remain in the dark about site selection for Red Deer’s homeless shelter

The ball is now with the province, says Mayor Ken Johnston

Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston. (Advocate file photo).
Indigenous and Metis flags were raised on Thursday at a Truth and Reconciliation Week ceremony at Red Deer Polytechnic. (Contributed photo).

Indigenous and Métis flags raised at Red Deer Polytechnic

Truth and Reconciliation Week brought various activities, events

Indigenous and Metis flags were raised on Thursday at a Truth and Reconciliation Week ceremony at Red Deer Polytechnic. (Contributed photo).
The RDSO’s multidisciplinary film project, ‘Wandering With Wonder,’ a collaboration with Indigenous musicians and with soundtrack co-composed by music director Claude Lapalme, can be viewed at www.rdso.ca starting on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. (Contributed photo)

‘Wandering with Wonder’ is a Truth and Reconciliation project for Red Deer Symphony

The magical storytelling experience can be viewed at www.rdso.ca after Oct. 14

The RDSO’s multidisciplinary film project, ‘Wandering With Wonder,’ a collaboration with Indigenous musicians and with soundtrack co-composed by music director Claude Lapalme, can be viewed at www.rdso.ca starting on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. (Contributed photo)
Carolyn Gordon, 64, died of pancreatic cancer in 2021, only a few months after being diagnosed. Her daughter, Meagan Clarke, of Red Deer, is race director for a 5-km fundraising run presented by the Craig’s Cause non-profit. The event will be held at Bower Ponds next spring to raise money for education, research and support. (Contributed photo.)

Red Deer fundraiser for pancreatic cancer research, support, derailed by Hurricane Fiona

The local run by a non-profit based in hurricane-hit Nova Scotia, is postponed to next spring

Carolyn Gordon, 64, died of pancreatic cancer in 2021, only a few months after being diagnosed. Her daughter, Meagan Clarke, of Red Deer, is race director for a 5-km fundraising run presented by the Craig’s Cause non-profit. The event will be held at Bower Ponds next spring to raise money for education, research and support. (Contributed photo.)
Sylvan Lake’s Ryan Leclerc was honoured with a Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards by the Alberta School Boards Association. The student is in Grade 9 at École Mother Teresa Catholic School, part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. (Contributed photo).

RDCRS student wins provincial Indigenous award

Ryan Leclerc, who completed Grade 8 last June, is honoured for dedication to his educational goals

Sylvan Lake’s Ryan Leclerc was honoured with a Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards by the Alberta School Boards Association. The student is in Grade 9 at École Mother Teresa Catholic School, part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. (Contributed photo).
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.
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