Lana Michelin

Sunset Royale, digital artwork by Lorene Runham (photo contributed).
Sunset Royale, digital artwork by Lorene Runham (photo contributed).
Red Deer councillor wants to delay fining drivers who speed on green

Red Deer councillor wants to delay fining drivers who speed on green

Coun. Tanya Handley wants to see results of provincial photo-radar review

Red Deer councillor wants to delay fining drivers who speed on green
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer speaks about the environmental and cost benefits of the new CNG transit buses. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer Transit rolls out 17 new natural gas-fuelled buses

The CNG buses are cleaner burning, quieter and cheaper to run

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer speaks about the environmental and cost benefits of the new CNG transit buses. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
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Air Spray crews are helping fight numerous wildfires in B.C.

Central Alberta-based planes are dropping fire retardant near Williams Lake

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Don’t risk a tree falling on you: Stay off the Wishart Trail, say parks workers

Don’t risk a tree falling on you: Stay off the Wishart Trail, say parks workers

Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary remains hazardous with unstable trees

Don’t risk a tree falling on you: Stay off the Wishart Trail, say parks workers
Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                Nancy and Teresa Cardinal at an Indigenous Day celebration in Red Deer’s Coronation Park.
Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                Nancy and Teresa Cardinal at an Indigenous Day celebration in Red Deer’s Coronation Park.
Photos by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                LEFT: Tessa Basler.                                RIGHT: Connor Wilson-Bedard

Young Canadians are optimistic about the next 50 years

Jobs, the environment, affordable education are priorities for a new generation

Photos by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                LEFT: Tessa Basler.                                RIGHT: Connor Wilson-Bedard
Cleopatra (Alecia Pagnotta, centre) apologizes to Antony (Stefan Theriault) as her lady-in-waiting (Lauren Marshall) looks on, at a rehearsal of Antony and Cleopatra (photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Modern style meets old school approach in this season of Bard on Bower

Antony and Cleopatra and Two Gentlemen of Verona will alternate on the Bower Ponds stage

Cleopatra (Alecia Pagnotta, centre) apologizes to Antony (Stefan Theriault) as her lady-in-waiting (Lauren Marshall) looks on, at a rehearsal of Antony and Cleopatra (photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Calixa Lavallée (contributed image).

Music to O Canada was written by the ancestor of a Red Deer-area nun

The national anthem is extra special to Sister Lynn Rouleau

Calixa Lavallée (contributed image).
Workers use a crane to erect Star Gazer, a public art sculpture honouring David Thompson, by Red Deer artists Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur, on Edmonton’s Capital Boulevard. (Photo contributed).
Workers use a crane to erect Star Gazer, a public art sculpture honouring David Thompson, by Red Deer artists Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur, on Edmonton’s Capital Boulevard. (Photo contributed).
Tangle Fist, an art print by Dusty Herbig, is showing at the Harris-Warke gallery (photo contributed).
Tangle Fist, an art print by Dusty Herbig, is showing at the Harris-Warke gallery (photo contributed).
Artist Ivan Daines has written a song called Yes, I Am Canadian, which is getting play on Canadian country music stations. Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff

Yes, I Am Canadian: Another song from Central Alberta’s singing cowboy

Singer and former rodeo champ Ivan Daines is patriotic

Artist Ivan Daines has written a song called Yes, I Am Canadian, which is getting play on Canadian country music stations. Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff
Big Sugar (contributed photo).

Big Sugar: New lineup of musicians, same reggae-soul sound

The group headlines on July 1st at Tail Creek Mudfest at Nevis.

Big Sugar (contributed photo).
Karen Reay of the Red Deer and District Labour Council (photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer’s next public sculpture will display the history of labour

Etched stainless steel disc to be installed by the Red Deer River

Karen Reay of the Red Deer and District Labour Council (photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Lee Aaron (contributed photo).

Singer Lee Aaron balances music, parenthood without losing her cool

She performs with Big Sugar and Wide Mouth Mason on Canada Day at Mudfest

Lee Aaron (contributed photo).
Volunteers needed to work with police to help victims of crime

Volunteers needed to work with police to help victims of crime

Two information sessions held by Red Deer RCMP Victim Services

Volunteers needed to work with police to help victims of crime
City of Red Deer Recreation and Parks employees Bree Watts, left, and Kianndra Uchtenhagen clear trees that fell across the bike path near Lindsay Thurber High School during the windstorm this week. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

City workers race to clear Red Deer park trails for weekend events

Penhold, Red Deer County and RCMP pitch in with clean-up

City of Red Deer Recreation and Parks employees Bree Watts, left, and Kianndra Uchtenhagen clear trees that fell across the bike path near Lindsay Thurber High School during the windstorm this week. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Goodmen Roofing employees Gerald Labont, left, and Aaron Jonasson work to put a temporary patch on a roof in Eastview Estates Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Red Deer roofing companies are overwhelmed by storm damage calls

Greater leak potential means a high-priority repair

Goodmen Roofing employees Gerald Labont, left, and Aaron Jonasson work to put a temporary patch on a roof in Eastview Estates Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Thomas Usher, centre, teaches students the ins and outs of swordfighting (contributed photo).

Red Deer’s Thomas Usher teaches swordfighting, with flourish

RDC instructor will teach techniques at national fight convention in Calgary

Thomas Usher, centre, teaches students the ins and outs of swordfighting (contributed photo).
Country singer Gord Bamford (contributed photo).

Gord Bamford is back — and celebrating Canada

The much-awarded country singer performs July 1 in Lacombe

Country singer Gord Bamford (contributed photo).