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City of Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston looks on as council works through new criteria for selecting a shelter. (Photo by City of Red Deer)

Red Deer city council starts discussing what shelter site selection criteria should be

Red Deer city council began narrowing down which criteria should be considered…

City of Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston looks on as council works through new criteria for selecting a shelter. (Photo by City of Red Deer)
Angel Peterson’s short documentary film about Red Deer pianist Curtis Labelle was selected to be screened at the Edmonton Short Film Festival on July 1, in honour of National Pride Month. (Black Press file photo).

Locally made film about Red Deer pianist Curtis Labelle to be screened at Edmonton festival

‘The Other Side of the Rainbow,’ by filmmaker Angel Peterson, will be shown on July 1

Angel Peterson’s short documentary film about Red Deer pianist Curtis Labelle was selected to be screened at the Edmonton Short Film Festival on July 1, in honour of National Pride Month. (Black Press file photo).
Several areas of Red Deer experienced localized flooding on Thursday afternoon. This lake that appeared at the end of a close in Clearview has now drained. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

City of Red Deer crews continue responding to flooding complaints

Bower Mall temporarily closed due to flooding

Several areas of Red Deer experienced localized flooding on Thursday afternoon. This lake that appeared at the end of a close in Clearview has now drained. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
The Waskasoo Clinic is closing after 76 years in downtown Red Deer. Its four remaining family doctors are moving to St. Mary Clinic on 30th Avenue as of July 3. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s longest-serving downtown medical clinic is closing at the end of June

Four remaining doctors from Waskasoo clinic are moving to St. Mary Clinic

The Waskasoo Clinic is closing after 76 years in downtown Red Deer. Its four remaining family doctors are moving to St. Mary Clinic on 30th Avenue as of July 3. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Red Deer musician Mike Szabo has a new four-song release coming out later this summer — with a tune about vaccinations on it. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer singer/songwriter Mike Szabo finds his voice during COVID

The performer has a new four-song release coming out later this summer

Red Deer musician Mike Szabo has a new four-song release coming out later this summer — with a tune about vaccinations on it. (Advocate file photo).
Safety City in Red Deer has been targeted by vandals this spring. The non-profit society is asking passing members of the public to help watch out for crime, and to report it to police. (Contributed photo).

Vandals strike Safety City in Red Deer

Non-profit society asks passing motorists help watch out for crime

Safety City in Red Deer has been targeted by vandals this spring. The non-profit society is asking passing members of the public to help watch out for crime, and to report it to police. (Contributed photo).
The Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo).

Partially renovated G.H. Dawe Centre to reopen to public on Sunday

The total reno won’t be done until 2023

The Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo).
Red Deer singer/songwriter Curtis Phagoo will share some of his new music during a songwriter’s circle at Cheers Pub on July 7, along with performers Landon Bennett and Ryan Carnduff. (Contributed photo by Kyle Ross).

Turning 40 sparks creative reflections and new music for Red Deer songwriter Curtis Phagoo

He will perform with other artists at Cheers Pub on July 7

Red Deer singer/songwriter Curtis Phagoo will share some of his new music during a songwriter’s circle at Cheers Pub on July 7, along with performers Landon Bennett and Ryan Carnduff. (Contributed photo by Kyle Ross).
Caleb Marquart (left) is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2022 at Gateway Christian School in Red Deer, winning praise from his teachers and principal for his dedication and inclusive, caring attitude. (Contributed photo)

Gateway Christian School Valedictorian values the school community

Caleb Marquart is praised for his dedication and caring attitude

Caleb Marquart (left) is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2022 at Gateway Christian School in Red Deer, winning praise from his teachers and principal for his dedication and inclusive, caring attitude. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer Polytechnic trades apprentices scored big at provincial and national competitions (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Polytechnic trades apprentices score big at national and provincial competitions

Two RDP apprentices qualified to compete globally this fall

Red Deer Polytechnic trades apprentices scored big at provincial and national competitions (Contributed photo)
A City of Red Deer image showing how a future traffic circle would look at 40th Avenue and 19th Street. (Contributed image).

Construction of Red Deer’s latest traffic circle pushed back to 2023

The intersection of 40th Avenue and 19th Street is the No. 1 accident spot in the city

A City of Red Deer image showing how a future traffic circle would look at 40th Avenue and 19th Street. (Contributed image).
Red Deer artist Dawn Detarando’s exhibit In Adoration of Precarious Bees, at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, contains some depictions of a hopeful future for bees. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Precarious life of bees is celebrated in Red Deer art exhibit

Dawn Detarando worries about population declines in these pollinators

Red Deer artist Dawn Detarando’s exhibit In Adoration of Precarious Bees, at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, contains some depictions of a hopeful future for bees. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
A benefit concert for Keenen Degenhardt, who is recovering from extensive motorcycle accident injuries, will be held July 10 at Bukwildz in his hometown of Sylvan Lake. His aunt, country singer Alecia Aichelle will perform with her band. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer singer Alecia Aichelle to perform July 10 benefit concert for her critically injured nephew

Keenen Degenhardt was airlifted to Calgary after a June 10 motorcycle accident near Pine Lake

A benefit concert for Keenen Degenhardt, who is recovering from extensive motorcycle accident injuries, will be held July 10 at Bukwildz in his hometown of Sylvan Lake. His aunt, country singer Alecia Aichelle will perform with her band. (Contributed photo).
Scott Robinson, shown in this Advocate file photo during the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, is now a contracted CEO with Central Sport, an umbrella organization formed to connect 60-plus local sports groups.

Central Sport receives $75,000 grant from City of Red Deer for 2022

The organization was formed in 2020 to help connect and support all local sports

Scott Robinson, shown in this Advocate file photo during the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, is now a contracted CEO with Central Sport, an umbrella organization formed to connect 60-plus local sports groups.
Red Deer RCMP Supt. Holly Glassford’s Policing Report 2022-2024 was unanimously approved Monday by Red Deer city council. (Advocate file photo).

More police patrols of Red Deer’s parks, trails are planned for this summer

The Annual Policing Plan was unanimously approved by city council Monday

Red Deer RCMP Supt. Holly Glassford’s Policing Report 2022-2024 was unanimously approved Monday by Red Deer city council. (Advocate file photo).
The City of Red Deer is working with the province on building a permanent shelter, complete with an integration plan to help mitigate potential impacts on the wider area. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer’s permanent shelter site decision pushed back to end of August

All of council wants to be involved in the decision-making, rather than an ad-hoc committee

The City of Red Deer is working with the province on building a permanent shelter, complete with an integration plan to help mitigate potential impacts on the wider area. (Advocate file photo)
Rumpelstiltskin, played by Danya Rachkov, and Red (Lacey Oake), are part of ‘Grimm,’ a topsy-turvy staged fairy tale, as performed by Cornerstone Youth Theatre. It is running for three more shows on June 24 and 25 at New Life Fellowship in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Rumpelstiltskin, played by Danya Rachkov, and Red (Lacey Oake), are part of ‘Grimm,’ a topsy-turvy staged fairy tale, as performed by Cornerstone Youth Theatre. It is running for three more shows on June 24 and 25 at New Life Fellowship in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Jennica Taylor, of Red Deer, started her Daisy and Dill urban farming business and is now converting some front yards in the city into veggie and flower beds. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

More Red Deerians are turning their front yards into edible gardens

A former nurse is community gardening on multiple private properties

Jennica Taylor, of Red Deer, started her Daisy and Dill urban farming business and is now converting some front yards in the city into veggie and flower beds. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
Red Deer City RCMP Supt. Holly Glassford will be presenting proposed policing plan priorities for 2022-2024 to city council on Monday. (Advocate file photo.)

Better response and visibility are priorities in Red Deer’s proposed policing plan

City council will hear a report Monday from Supt. Holly Glassford

Red Deer City RCMP Supt. Holly Glassford will be presenting proposed policing plan priorities for 2022-2024 to city council on Monday. (Advocate file photo.)
(Black Press fie photo).

New flood watch issued for Clearwater River near Rocky Mountain House

Lots of Alberta Parks closures are in effect in the Rocky-Nordegg region

(Black Press fie photo).