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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

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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)
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