Lana Michelin

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).
Although a single-storey strip mall development doesn’t fit with this concept illustration of the Capstone at Riverlands area, Red Deer city council gave it initial approval on Monday, allowing the proposal to go to a public hearing on Sept. 12. (Contributed illustration)

Strip mall proposed for Capstone gets first reading from Red Deer city council

It doesn’t fit the vision, but shows the neighbourhood is open for development, say some councillors

Although a single-storey strip mall development doesn’t fit with this concept illustration of the Capstone at Riverlands area, Red Deer city council gave it initial approval on Monday, allowing the proposal to go to a public hearing on Sept. 12. (Contributed illustration)
(Advocate file photo).

Red Deer city council denies church development on industrial land

Safety concerns were cited by administrators

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Coun. Lawrence Lee wants Red Deer city council to send an official letter to telecommunications providers, urging them to improve cell phone reception in east-central Red Deer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Coun. Lawrence Lee wants Red Deer city council to send an official letter to telecommunications providers, urging them to improve cell phone reception in east-central Red Deer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
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

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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).
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