Lana Michelin

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Red Deer RCMP changes phone number for non-urgent calls

Red Deer’s non-emergency police phone line has a new number Since city…

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The last few years of zero-to-minimal tax increases for the City of Red Deer because of the pandemic are catching up to city finances in terms of depleting rainy-day reserves that need to be brought back to more healthy levels going forward. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Inflationary pressures contribute to higher proposed tax rate for Red Deerians in 2023, 2024

City council will discuss the budget for next two years on Nov. 28-30

The last few years of zero-to-minimal tax increases for the City of Red Deer because of the pandemic are catching up to city finances in terms of depleting rainy-day reserves that need to be brought back to more healthy levels going forward. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer city council approved a strategic plan Monday, with goals for the next three years. (Advocate file photo).
Red Deer city council approved a strategic plan Monday, with goals for the next three years. (Advocate file photo).
Private Samuel Watts worked in Olds before enlisting to fight in the First World War. He was killed in battle in France in 1917. His great-great-granddaughter from Calgary is now searching for his memorial medallion. (Contributed archival photo).

Red Deerians appear in History Channel episode about Black soldier from Olds

Michael Dawe and Linda Baggaley help tell story of Private Samuel Daniel Watts

Private Samuel Watts worked in Olds before enlisting to fight in the First World War. He was killed in battle in France in 1917. His great-great-granddaughter from Calgary is now searching for his memorial medallion. (Contributed archival photo).
Bullfighter Brett Monea steps between a bull and its rider during the 2021 Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (Photo by Zach Cormier)

Chased by 2,000-pounds of ‘chaos,’ a day’s work for bullfighter at Red Deer’s CFR

‘It’s not a matter of if, but when you get hurt,’ says Brett Monea

Bullfighter Brett Monea steps between a bull and its rider during the 2021 Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (Photo by Zach Cormier)
Recruitment continues for Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, but a local physician believes program expansions are needed to attract specialists. (Advocate file photo.)

Local physician says new programs are needed to retain specialists at Red Deer hospital

‘More physicians have left than are being replaced:’ Dr. Kym Jim

Recruitment continues for Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, but a local physician believes program expansions are needed to attract specialists. (Advocate file photo.)
Red Deer Public Schools chair Nicole Buchanan presented a cheque for $39,000 for the school lunch program to Byron Bradley, managing director of The Mustard Seed in central Alberta. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Need for student lunches in Red Deer region rises by 25 per cent: The Mustard Seed

Red Deer public Schools makes a $39,000 donation to the non-profit’s lunch program

Red Deer Public Schools chair Nicole Buchanan presented a cheque for $39,000 for the school lunch program to Byron Bradley, managing director of The Mustard Seed in central Alberta. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan is urging Alberta’s new infrastructure minister to be more open and transparent with the public about the Red Deer hospital expansion project. (Advocate file photo.)

Red Deer South MLA wants Alberta Infrastructure to be more transparent about hospital expansion

Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan is urging Alberta’s new infrastructure minister…

Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan is urging Alberta’s new infrastructure minister to be more open and transparent with the public about the Red Deer hospital expansion project. (Advocate file photo.)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre will get more floors added to hold more patient beds as part of the provincial government’s expansion plans for the facility. (Advocate staff photo.)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre will get more floors added to hold more patient beds as part of the provincial government’s expansion plans for the facility. (Advocate staff photo.)
Dwayne Potter of Red Deer shovels a sidewalk near his home in Clearview Meadows on Wednesday morning. So much snow and ice build-up caught a lot of central Albertans by surprise. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Snow and ice bring wintery conditions and traffic collisions to central Alberta

So much snow and ice-build up surprises many Red Deer-area resdients

Dwayne Potter of Red Deer shovels a sidewalk near his home in Clearview Meadows on Wednesday morning. So much snow and ice build-up caught a lot of central Albertans by surprise. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
Landscape paintings by Eelkje VanderMuelen-Smart, of Red Deer, are showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Contributed image).

Pandemic inspires Red Deer-area artists to connect with spectacular Alberta nature

COVID-19 lockdowns gave some artists new perspectives

Landscape paintings by Eelkje VanderMuelen-Smart, of Red Deer, are showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Contributed image).
Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston is feeling quite positive the province will soon approve the latest site selection made by city council for the permanent homeless shelter. (Advocate file photo.)

Red Deer mayor is encouraged province ‘shares our vision’ on homeless shelter site

Ken Johnston is hoping to get letter of approval in a few days

Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston is feeling quite positive the province will soon approve the latest site selection made by city council for the permanent homeless shelter. (Advocate file photo.)
Red Deer College has installed more than 4,200 solar panels on campus. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer College has installed more than 4,200 solar panels on campus. (Photo contributed)
Workers at Dow Chemical’s Prentiss site raced in dinosaur costumes to raise $5,060 for United Way Central Alberta. (Contributed photo)

United Way of Central Alberta is seeking more support at a time of great need

Many corporations have come up with innovative ways to raise money: CEO

Workers at Dow Chemical’s Prentiss site raced in dinosaur costumes to raise $5,060 for United Way Central Alberta. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer switches on Nov. 14 to green cart collection every other week. (Black Press file photo).

Red Deer switches green cart pick-ups to winter schedule

Seasonal changes to the green cart pick-up schedule will start on Nov.…

Red Deer switches on Nov. 14 to green cart collection every other week. (Black Press file photo).
‘Rest is resistance too’ was painted by andrea dillingham-lacoursiere for her show Heirlooms, in the Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer. (Contributed image)

Alberta’s natural splendours spotlighted at Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings

Many local art exhibits have receptions on Friday, Nov. 4

‘Rest is resistance too’ was painted by andrea dillingham-lacoursiere for her show Heirlooms, in the Velvet Olive Lounge in Red Deer. (Contributed image)
Zac Strom, who plays Louis in Prime Stock Theatre’s ‘The Games of Love and Chance,’ gets some attention from costumer Gwen McCagg at Red Deer’s Scott Block Theatre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer’s Prime Stock Theatre takes a modern look at a 300-year-old comedy

A French play from 1730, translated by Richard Beaune, will open Nov. 10

Zac Strom, who plays Louis in Prime Stock Theatre’s ‘The Games of Love and Chance,’ gets some attention from costumer Gwen McCagg at Red Deer’s Scott Block Theatre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Love Nwigwe of Red Deer will be screening her short film ‘I Can’t Breathe’ on Nov. 5 at Carnival Cinemas to raise awareness about racism. The project was funded by a Telus Storyhive grant and will also be shown on the Optik channel in February. (Screenshot.)

‘I Can’t Breathe’ — a Red Deer film about racism will be publicly screened on Nov. 5

A question-and-answer session will follow at Carnival Cinemas

Love Nwigwe of Red Deer will be screening her short film ‘I Can’t Breathe’ on Nov. 5 at Carnival Cinemas to raise awareness about racism. The project was funded by a Telus Storyhive grant and will also be shown on the Optik channel in February. (Screenshot.)
On NOv. 6, many patient records from Central Zone will become part of Alberta Health Services’ province-wide Connect Care online system. The records will be more accessible, so health care teams from around Alberta can get a more complete picture of a patient’s health history. (Black Press file photo).

Patient records from the Red Deer area will go online as part of AHS Connect Care system

Starting next month, Alberta Health Services will be putting the health records…

On NOv. 6, many patient records from Central Zone will become part of Alberta Health Services’ province-wide Connect Care online system. The records will be more accessible, so health care teams from around Alberta can get a more complete picture of a patient’s health history. (Black Press file photo).
Red Deerians are getting less religious, according to the latest Statistics Canada survey, mirroring what’s happening across the country (Black Press file photo).

44% of Red Deerians have no religious affiliation: StatsCan survey

Athiest/humanist beliefs have risen from a decade ago

Red Deerians are getting less religious, according to the latest Statistics Canada survey, mirroring what’s happening across the country (Black Press file photo).