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Some of the nearly 50 chairs that were painted and then auctioned off to support the Lacombe and District FCSS Fill A Fridge program. More than $8,700 was raised. (Contributed photo).

Chairs for Charity raises $8,700 for Lacombe and District FCSS’s Fill A Fridge program

A painted chairs raffle has netted a Lacombe program that helps feed…

Some of the nearly 50 chairs that were painted and then auctioned off to support the Lacombe and District FCSS Fill A Fridge program. More than $8,700 was raised. (Contributed photo).
A cougar was euthanized after attacking a boy north of Rocky Mountain House on Sunday. (Black Press file photo.)

Cougar that attacked boy near Rocky was euthanized by Fish and Wildlife

Casen Feuser, age seven, has hundreds of staples and stiches closing wounds to his head and face

A cougar was euthanized after attacking a boy north of Rocky Mountain House on Sunday. (Black Press file photo.)
The cast of the Comeback Cabaret is bringing some silly, upbeat, musical fun to Red Deer audiences from Aug. 25-27 at the Imperial Block in downtown Red Deer. The show is presented by Red Deer Players in partnership with Labelle Productions. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer Players are bringing silly, surreal fun to audiences with the Comeback Cabaret

The musical revue runs Aug. 25-27 at the Imperial Block

The cast of the Comeback Cabaret is bringing some silly, upbeat, musical fun to Red Deer audiences from Aug. 25-27 at the Imperial Block in downtown Red Deer. The show is presented by Red Deer Players in partnership with Labelle Productions. (Contributed photo).
The first annual Optimist Club of Red Deer fundraising Duck Race will be held at Discovery Canyon on Sept. 6. (Black Press file photo).
The first annual Optimist Club of Red Deer fundraising Duck Race will be held at Discovery Canyon on Sept. 6. (Black Press file photo).
Monybany Dau raises his fist during a protest against racism in downtown Red Deer in 2020. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Red Deer needs to face its racism problem: survey respondents

Whites share the same perception as visible minorities — that this city has a problem with prejudice

Monybany Dau raises his fist during a protest against racism in downtown Red Deer in 2020. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
The demolition of buildings continues on the Michener Centre North site. The project is slated for completion this fall, with re-seeding done next spring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer’s Michener North demo is slated for completion this fall: Alberta Infrastructure

Project’s $15M to $20M cost was nailed down before inflation, says spokesperson

The demolition of buildings continues on the Michener Centre North site. The project is slated for completion this fall, with re-seeding done next spring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
The windshield of Matt Berry’s car was completely smashed in and sagging after being pummelled by near baseball-sized hailstones on Monday evening, near the Penhold overpass on Hwy 2. At least 34 other vehicles were similarly damaged says RCMP. There were only minor injuries. (Contributed photo).

Giant hailstones sounded like gunfire, says Red Deer motorist whose windshield was destroyed in Monday’s storm

Matt Berry said he’d never experienced a force of nature quite like this

The windshield of Matt Berry’s car was completely smashed in and sagging after being pummelled by near baseball-sized hailstones on Monday evening, near the Penhold overpass on Hwy 2. At least 34 other vehicles were similarly damaged says RCMP. There were only minor injuries. (Contributed photo).
(Black Press file photo).

More sun is forecast for the long weekend, but extreme heat should ease Saturday

Plenty of sun is on the horizon for the long weekend —…

(Black Press file photo).
Prints and drawings by Elise Futoransky can be seen at the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services building until Aug. 26. (Contributed image).

Musician Dean Ray will perform at First Friday in August art reception at Red Deer’s downtown library

Everything from photography to prints to paintings are featured at various city galleries

Prints and drawings by Elise Futoransky can be seen at the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services building until Aug. 26. (Contributed image).
Do you recognize this young man? A security camera captures this person walking up to the locked up bike at a Clearview residence, cutting the lock and walking away with it. (Contributed image).

Brazen bike theft upsets Red Deer owner, who’s on living on a disability pension

‘Cold, calculated’ theft happened while the owner was at home

Do you recognize this young man? A security camera captures this person walking up to the locked up bike at a Clearview residence, cutting the lock and walking away with it. (Contributed image).
(Advocate file photo).

Road work will cause 10-week disruption on Taylor Drive in Red Deer

Red Deer drivers are being advised of a couple of upcoming long-…

(Advocate file photo).
City of Red Deer parks worker Kayla Perley trims a park tree in this Advocate file photo.

Red Deer-area trees welcome recent moisture, but many are now fighting blight

Previously drought-stricken local trees are now in growth mode, says city arborist

City of Red Deer parks worker Kayla Perley trims a park tree in this Advocate file photo.
Red Deerians Don Wales and his grandson Thomas Zimmerman reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on June 18. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer grandfather and grandson reach peak of Mount Kilimanjaro

The best part was the journey together, say the men

Red Deerians Don Wales and his grandson Thomas Zimmerman reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on June 18. (Contributed photo).
The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is inviting families for skits and free environmental-themed art activities on Heritage Day Monday. One of the featured exhibits is Dawn Detarando’s In Adoration of the Precarious Bee, which can be seen at the museum until Aug. 20. (Advocate file photo).

Arts, skits and inflatable whale are featured on Heritage Day at Red Deer museum

Families are invited to have a “whale of a good time” this…

The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is inviting families for skits and free environmental-themed art activities on Heritage Day Monday. One of the featured exhibits is Dawn Detarando’s In Adoration of the Precarious Bee, which can be seen at the museum until Aug. 20. (Advocate file photo).
Transpod unveiled a working scaled-down model of its ‘FluxJet’ electric vehicle, described as a hybrid between a jet and a train. Red Deer’s mayor is lobbying for a local stop on this ultra-high-speed tube train route that’s being planned for between Edmonton and Calgary. (Contributed image).

TransPod unveils working model of ultra-high-speed carrier that could shape Red Deer’s future

It’s a milestone moment, ‘where talk is becoming reality,’ says CEO

Transpod unveiled a working scaled-down model of its ‘FluxJet’ electric vehicle, described as a hybrid between a jet and a train. Red Deer’s mayor is lobbying for a local stop on this ultra-high-speed tube train route that’s being planned for between Edmonton and Calgary. (Contributed image).
Alberta Health Services is investigating a widespread salmonella outbreak linked to pet reptiles and feeder mice. (Black Press file photo).

AHS is investigating salmonella illnesses across four zones — including Central Alberta

Cases have been linked to pet reptiles and feeder mice

Alberta Health Services is investigating a widespread salmonella outbreak linked to pet reptiles and feeder mice. (Black Press file photo).
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Project seeks to connect targeted Central Alberta Black Muslim women with mental health services

‘Being both Muslim, Black and a woman puts multiple targets in their backs’

(Black Press file photo/ (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Bif Naked will perform on Aug. 9 at Bo’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer. (Photo submitted)

Bif Naked is coming back to perform in Red Deer

She will play at Bo’s on Aug. 9

Bif Naked will perform on Aug. 9 at Bo’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer. (Photo submitted)
The Chiefs of the Four Nations of Maskwacis on stage with Pope Francis on Monday, July 25. (Black Press file photo.)

Central Alberta’s Indigenous people hope actions will follow Pope’s words

‘My heart broke for pain in the moment,’ says Ermineskin Cree Nation chief

The Chiefs of the Four Nations of Maskwacis on stage with Pope Francis on Monday, July 25. (Black Press file photo.)
Red Deer is the most affordable place to buy a house in Canada, states a recent report by Re/Max. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer is No. 1 for housing affordability in the country, according to Re/Max report

Housing prices here have simply not skyrocketed like elsewhere in Canada: Realtor

Red Deer is the most affordable place to buy a house in Canada, states a recent report by Re/Max. (File photo by The Canadian Press)