Lana Michelin

A hoop dancer entertained at last year’s Indigenous culture celebration at Parkland Garden Centre in Red Deer. (Contributed photo)

Indigenous culture is celebated at two upcoming Red Deer events

A traditional pow wow to be held Monday, while Parkland Garden Centre event goes Saturday

A hoop dancer entertained at last year’s Indigenous culture celebration at Parkland Garden Centre in Red Deer. (Contributed photo)
Young participants in the SUNIA summer camps at the Goldeye Centre, near Nordegg, in August will balance learning about international affairs with recreation. (Contributed photo)

International affairs camp near Nordegg will teach teenagers about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The SUNIA camps balance immersive global affairs discussion with outdoor opportunities

Young participants in the SUNIA summer camps at the Goldeye Centre, near Nordegg, in August will balance learning about international affairs with recreation. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo.)

Hundreds of Red Deer residents surveyed about homeless shelter location

City hopes to add more public consultation before a final decision in July

Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo.)
Canadian Juno award winning guitarist Jack Semple will be back to perform with a diverse lineup of other musicians at Sylvan Lake’s Jazz at the Lake Festival in August. The popular festival is being revived on its 20th anniversary after a two-year, pandemic-related hiatus. (Advocate file photo.)

Sylvan Lake’s Jazz at the Lake Festival is coming back this summer, after a two-year hiatus

Organizers say people want to be entertained, so they are bringing back the music

Canadian Juno award winning guitarist Jack Semple will be back to perform with a diverse lineup of other musicians at Sylvan Lake’s Jazz at the Lake Festival in August. The popular festival is being revived on its 20th anniversary after a two-year, pandemic-related hiatus. (Advocate file photo.)
Canadian Blood Services stated on Wednesday, during National Blood Donor Week, that 100,000 new donors are needed across the country to restore the donor base to pre-pandemic levels. (Black Press file photo)

Central Alberta urgently needs more blood donors

The supply is lowest in a decade

Canadian Blood Services stated on Wednesday, during National Blood Donor Week, that 100,000 new donors are needed across the country to restore the donor base to pre-pandemic levels. (Black Press file photo)
Companies dealing with water damage had an extremely busy 24 hours as many basements flooded across central Alberta, due to steady rain. (Contributed photo)

Steady rain causes basement flooding across central Alberta

Local restoration companies have had an extremely busy 24 hours

Companies dealing with water damage had an extremely busy 24 hours as many basements flooded across central Alberta, due to steady rain. (Contributed photo)
The Bistro on Gaetz is closing at the end of the month if the business isn’t sold. (Advocate file photo).

Downtown Red Deer lunch place is closing at end of June

After seven years in downtown Red Deer, the Bistro on Gaetz will…

The Bistro on Gaetz is closing at the end of the month if the business isn’t sold. (Advocate file photo).
An image of what Red Deer’s Capstone area could look like in future, when it’s fully developed. (Image contributed)

Red Deer’s Capstone development will not deplete the downtown, says City of Red Deer manager

Adding 5,000 residents to Capstone should bring more foot traffic to the historic core: Sennema

An image of what Red Deer’s Capstone area could look like in future, when it’s fully developed. (Image contributed)
Tara Lodewyk will officially start in the city manager’s position at the City of Red Deer in July. She was previously acting as interim city manager. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

‘I believe our future is bright,’ says Red Deer’s new city manager, Tara Lodewyk

The city’s Vision 2040 guide to the future is coming out this fall

Tara Lodewyk will officially start in the city manager’s position at the City of Red Deer in July. She was previously acting as interim city manager. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Now that banks’ mortgage rates have increased to four and five per cent to counter rising inflation, this region’s more affordable house prices are proving to be a boon for homeowners, as well as buyers, says Larrissa Kalyn, chair of the Central Alberta Realtors Association. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Jonathan Hayward)

Higher mortage rates create relatively less stress for central Alberta homeowners, says realtor

Lower home prices in the region pay-off now that interest rates are rising, says Larrissa Kalyn

Now that banks’ mortgage rates have increased to four and five per cent to counter rising inflation, this region’s more affordable house prices are proving to be a boon for homeowners, as well as buyers, says Larrissa Kalyn, chair of the Central Alberta Realtors Association. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Jonathan Hayward)
Black Press file photo/ (Shutterstock)
Black Press file photo/ (Shutterstock)
Staff at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, including (from left) Karli Kendall, Kim Verrier, and Melanie Berndt, are planning 50th anniversary exhibits and special events for this fall and in 2023. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery was first conceived 50 years ago

It’s evolved into a community hub with art programs, day camps, walking tours

Staff at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, including (from left) Karli Kendall, Kim Verrier, and Melanie Berndt, are planning 50th anniversary exhibits and special events for this fall and in 2023. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Prime Stock Theatre’s artistic director Richard Beaune (right) works with cast members Irene Poole and Everett Dool during a rehearsal for this summer’s Bard on Bower productions. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Bard on Bower continues Red Deer’s outdoor summer theatre tradition

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Richard II’ will be staged in July

Prime Stock Theatre’s artistic director Richard Beaune (right) works with cast members Irene Poole and Everett Dool during a rehearsal for this summer’s Bard on Bower productions. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
Tara Lodewyk, formerly interim city manager for the City of Red Deer, will officially assume the city manager’s position in July. (Advocate file photo).

Tara Lodewyk officially assumes the city manager’s position in Red Deer

She was interim city manager since May 2021

Tara Lodewyk, formerly interim city manager for the City of Red Deer, will officially assume the city manager’s position in July. (Advocate file photo).
Pollen season is getting longer and more intense, according to research, which indicates why the yellowish dust has been coating car windshields around the city this spring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Pollen season is getting longer and more intense in central Alberta

More allergies and asthma conditions could result

Pollen season is getting longer and more intense, according to research, which indicates why the yellowish dust has been coating car windshields around the city this spring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
EcoVision students and their teacher Steve Schultz celebrated their Lacombe Composite High School being chosen one of the Top 10 in the world for environmental education on Friday. (Contributed photo).

Lacombe Composite High School is chosen Top 10 in the world for environmental education

The No. 1 school, to be announced this fall, will win a $250,000 grant

EcoVision students and their teacher Steve Schultz celebrated their Lacombe Composite High School being chosen one of the Top 10 in the world for environmental education on Friday. (Contributed photo).
Kids waded into the river at Bower Ponds, across from Capstone, along an exposed sandbar. The Red Deer River is much lower than usual this spring, prompting concerns about a water shortage if this dry spell turns into a drought. (Advocate file photo)

Alberta Environment expects Red Deer River water levels to rise over next few weeks

Warming temperatures will be melting snowpack in the mountains

Kids waded into the river at Bower Ponds, across from Capstone, along an exposed sandbar. The Red Deer River is much lower than usual this spring, prompting concerns about a water shortage if this dry spell turns into a drought. (Advocate file photo)
Lacombe native Anna Maria Kaufmann (centre) stars as Coco Chanel in ‘It’s COCO!’ a made-in-Red Deer operetta, which has a sold-out run at the Scott Block. The show was created by Cheryl Cooney and Kaufmann. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer-made operetta ‘It’s COCO!’ wows a full-house crowd

The original show about Coco Chanel was created by Cheryl Cooney and Anna Maria Kaufmann

Lacombe native Anna Maria Kaufmann (centre) stars as Coco Chanel in ‘It’s COCO!’ a made-in-Red Deer operetta, which has a sold-out run at the Scott Block. The show was created by Cheryl Cooney and Kaufmann. (Contributed photo).
Advocate file photo.)

Red Deer’s Recreation Centre holds ‘Freeze or Fry’ swim meet this weekend

Red Deer’s Recreation Centre to will temporarily close for a swim meet…

Advocate file photo.)
The parking lot closure at Kin Kanyon, off 47th Avenue, will begin Friday and continue to June 20 for repaving. Children are shown climbing to the top of the Kin Kanyon spray fountain in this Advocate file photo.

Kin Kanyon parking lot closure starts Friday

Repaving work will continue to June 20

The parking lot closure at Kin Kanyon, off 47th Avenue, will begin Friday and continue to June 20 for repaving. Children are shown climbing to the top of the Kin Kanyon spray fountain in this Advocate file photo.