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Have you seen Dayton Clark? The 15 year old was last seen in Red Deer on July 13. (Contributed image).

Red Deer RCMP seek missing youth

Have you seen Dayton Clark, age 15?

Have you seen Dayton Clark? The 15 year old was last seen in Red Deer on July 13. (Contributed image).
A new planning tool for the downtown was approved on Monday by Red Deer city council. (Advocate file photo).

A playbook to ‘activate’ downtown Red Deer was approved by city council

While it doesn’t address all concerns, council hopes the plan starts a positive conversation

A new planning tool for the downtown was approved on Monday by Red Deer city council. (Advocate file photo).
Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo.)

A public call for private properties is part of the City of Red Deer’s shelter site selection process

A comprehensive list of all possible locations is being compiled

Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo.)
Red Deer’s Richard Beaune will be acting in the one-man show ‘The Commandment,’ by Phil Rickaby, at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival from Aug. 12 to 21. Another local resident, Lori Lane, will be directing. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer actor will relay ‘message from God’ at Edmonton’s fringe festival

Richard Beaune appears in the one-man play ‘The Commandment’ Aug. 12-21

Red Deer’s Richard Beaune will be acting in the one-man show ‘The Commandment,’ by Phil Rickaby, at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival from Aug. 12 to 21. Another local resident, Lori Lane, will be directing. (Contributed photo)
Prime Stock Theatre actors Layne Zazalak and Allison Weninger rehearse a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which will run in repertoire with Richard II during Red Deer’s Bard on Bower season in July. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Bard on Bower: Tales of political intrigue and mis-matched love to unfold on Red Deer’s Bower Ponds stage

Prime Stock Theatre presents: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Richard II’

Prime Stock Theatre actors Layne Zazalak and Allison Weninger rehearse a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which will run in repertoire with Richard II during Red Deer’s Bard on Bower season in July. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
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COVID-19 remains a factor in the Red Deer region and province this summer

Weekly reports are over, but the virus hasn’t gone away

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City of Red Deer parks worker Kayla Perley work on some tree pruning in West Lake park in this Advocate file photo.

Red Deer parks workers to begin downtown tree trimming program in July

Tree pruning by City of Red Deer workers is set to begin…

City of Red Deer parks worker Kayla Perley work on some tree pruning in West Lake park in this Advocate file photo.
Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, announced the grand prize winners of the Red Deer Hospital Lottery on Thursday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Rimbey couple win Dream Home from 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery

Winners from Red Deer and Innisfail won the big cash prize and the Yukon SLT

Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, announced the grand prize winners of the Red Deer Hospital Lottery on Thursday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Suzanne Hermary, co-ordinator of the Red Deer Art Council, welcomes visitors to the new storefront location on 49th Street. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Suzanne Hermary, co-ordinator of the Red Deer Art Council, welcomes visitors to the new storefront location on 49th Street. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Centrefest is partnering with the Meet the Street Festival. Both will be held Sept. 3 and 4 in downtown Red Deer. (Black Press file photo).
Centrefest is partnering with the Meet the Street Festival. Both will be held Sept. 3 and 4 in downtown Red Deer. (Black Press file photo).
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Red Deer’s Meals on Wheels can’t roll without more volunteers

Drivers also perform wellness checks and much need social contact: co-ordinator

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Sisters Nataliia Serbin (left) and Iryna Pryimachenko were reunited in Red Deer this spring after Nataliia helped Iryna and her family flee to Canada after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Ukrainian sisters are reunited in Red Deer after Russian invasion of their homeland

Nataliia Serbin and Iryna Pryimachenko are grateful for help from central Albertans

Sisters Nataliia Serbin (left) and Iryna Pryimachenko were reunited in Red Deer this spring after Nataliia helped Iryna and her family flee to Canada after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan, who was at the May 24 funding announcement to create 880 new seats at post-secondary institutions in central Alberta, is thrilled that Alberta’s budget is now back in the black. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer South MLA is high on Red Deer’s future as Alberta revenues get unexpected lift

Instead of a predicted deficit, Alberta’s end-of-fiscal-year budget sees a surplus

Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan, who was at the May 24 funding announcement to create 880 new seats at post-secondary institutions in central Alberta, is thrilled that Alberta’s budget is now back in the black. (Advocate file photo).
Trisha Fuller, owner, of Hypnosis for Health and Happiness in Red Deer and Camrose, was recognized with two awards. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer hypnotist wins two awards

Red Deer hypnotist wins two awards A local hypnosis specialist is reaping…

Trisha Fuller, owner, of Hypnosis for Health and Happiness in Red Deer and Camrose, was recognized with two awards. (Contributed photo).
The 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery features a grand prize dream home, located at 145 Emerald Dr. in Evergreen. (Advocate file photo.)

Winner of 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home to be announced this week

The Red Deer Hospital Lottery 2022 Dream Home winner will be announced…

The 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery features a grand prize dream home, located at 145 Emerald Dr. in Evergreen. (Advocate file photo.)
The first annual Drag Queen Storytime event at the Red Deer Public Library was a success on June 21, but organizers faced some emailed backlash. (Contributed photo).

Drag Queen Storytime at Red Deer public library draws praise — and backlash

Hateful emails reinforce the importance of inclusive programming, says CEO

The first annual Drag Queen Storytime event at the Red Deer Public Library was a success on June 21, but organizers faced some emailed backlash. (Contributed photo).
Some Red Deer city councillors felt setting “proximity to services” as one criteria for selecting a homeless shelter site would prevent them from considering properties outside the downtown since most services are now located at the city’s core. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer city council debates whether ‘proximity to services’ will tie them to a downtown shelter location

‘No matter how we word it, we know where those services are,’ said Coun. Barnstable

Some Red Deer city councillors felt setting “proximity to services” as one criteria for selecting a homeless shelter site would prevent them from considering properties outside the downtown since most services are now located at the city’s core. (Advocate file photo).
A Philippine cultural festival is being held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Bower Ponds, with live music and dancing. Hundreds of people are expected to attend from across the region. Everyone is invited to the free celebration. (Contributed image).

Philippine cultural festival to be held next month at Bower Ponds

Admission is free for the celebration, everyone is invited

A Philippine cultural festival is being held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Bower Ponds, with live music and dancing. Hundreds of people are expected to attend from across the region. Everyone is invited to the free celebration. (Contributed image).
An excavator was progressing with the demolition of the old Greyhound bus station in Red Deer on Monday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Last days for Red Deer’s old Greyhound bus station

It’s being torn down so site remediation can begin

An excavator was progressing with the demolition of the old Greyhound bus station in Red Deer on Monday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
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Bull Skit Comedy’s Freakshow Fundraiser is coming up in Red Deer on July 9

In the words of the late, great David Bowie: Turn and face…

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