Lana Michelin

Q-Tip, the little Havanese fluff-ball — shown here with owner Carly Zeleny of Calgary — is a big hit at The Canine Stars doggy agility show at Red Deer’s Westerner Days fair. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Four-legged “rescues to rock stars” entertain at Red Deer’s Westerner Days

The Canine Stars perform three shows daily at the fair

Q-Tip, the little Havanese fluff-ball — shown here with owner Carly Zeleny of Calgary — is a big hit at The Canine Stars doggy agility show at Red Deer’s Westerner Days fair. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Billy Talent performs on Thursday at the Centrium during Red Deer’s Westerner Days. Tickets to the show will also get you into the fair. (Contributed photo).

Billy Talent’s bassist muses about forgiveness and healing society’s rifts

Billy Talent performs Thursday at the Centrium in Red Deer

Billy Talent performs on Thursday at the Centrium during Red Deer’s Westerner Days. Tickets to the show will also get you into the fair. (Contributed photo).
A metal plaque memorializing the lives of airmen lost in 20th Century wars, was pried off of its decorative base and is missing from Red Deer City Hall Park. (Contributed photo)

Memorial to lost aviators was stolen from Red Deer City Hall Park

Al Low said he was “aghast” to discover the vandalism and theft

A metal plaque memorializing the lives of airmen lost in 20th Century wars, was pried off of its decorative base and is missing from Red Deer City Hall Park. (Contributed photo)
Members of the Red Deer Royals Colour Guard twirl their flags and kick off the 2022 Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday morning. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deerians line the streets for the 2022 Westerner Days Parade

Huge turnout indicates excitement about the parade resuming after a two-year absence

Members of the Red Deer Royals Colour Guard twirl their flags and kick off the 2022 Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday morning. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo.)

City reaches out to Red Deer property owners who could have a potential shelter site

The City of Red Deer is putting out a call for privately…

Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo.)
Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston (centre) and Councillor Bruce Buruma (left), look at a screen showing Capstone’s design vision in the new mobile discovery centre in a converted city transit bus. (Contributed photo).

Capstone Discovery Bus shows a 3D vision of what the new development could look like

The converted transit bus can travel around to special events in the city

Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston (centre) and Councillor Bruce Buruma (left), look at a screen showing Capstone’s design vision in the new mobile discovery centre in a converted city transit bus. (Contributed photo).
Joe Hittel, a big-time fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (right) will be joined by donor Grayson Averill. The two men will be driving in a vintage truck from Mr. Motors in Red Deer’s Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday. (photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Joe Hittel, a big-time fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (right) will be joined by donor Grayson Averill. The two men will be driving in a vintage truck from Mr. Motors in Red Deer’s Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday. (photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
(Contributed photo).

Albertans 18 years and older can book a fourth COVID vaccine starting Wednesday

This second booster will be available five months after getting the first booster shot

(Contributed photo).
The City of Red Deer is busy hiring for the first time in two years. In this Advocate file photo, parks workers Nicole Roberts (right) and Carrie Vivier plant thousands of annuals in City Hall Park.

The City of Red Deer is now doing the most hiring since 2019

Vacancies have risen to pre-pandemic levels: city manager

The City of Red Deer is busy hiring for the first time in two years. In this Advocate file photo, parks workers Nicole Roberts (right) and Carrie Vivier plant thousands of annuals in City Hall Park.
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).
(Black Press file photo).

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

(Black Press file photo).
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).
(Contributed image).

Red Deer’s Meals on Wheels can’t roll without more volunteers

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

(Contributed image).