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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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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).