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Opinion: Seniors’ Week is our opportunity to recognize and celebrate seniors

Each year, we declare the first full week of June as Seniors’…

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The 26th annual Victoria Pride Parade filled downtown streets with glitter, music, rainbows and joy Sunday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Opinion: Red Deer Public School division needs to have Pride Week

To err is human. We have often heard that adage. But the…

The 26th annual Victoria Pride Parade filled downtown streets with glitter, music, rainbows and joy Sunday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre can accommodate up to 20 patients requiring a ventilator, says Alberta Health Services.  File photo by Advocate staff

Opinion: UCP government reneging on Red Deer hospital funding

Another year, another Alberta budget and another blow to central Albertans. Budget…

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre can accommodate up to 20 patients requiring a ventilator, says Alberta Health Services.  File photo by Advocate staff
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A lone passenger stands outside the International Arrivals area at Pearson Airport in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. As the federal government prepares to slap new restrictions on foreign arrivals, Health Canada data suggest a growing number of infections directly connected to international travel.

Bending the curve: Trudeau’s travel restrictions similar to Australia’s rules

The new normal has been with Canadians for about a year now…

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A lone passenger stands outside the International Arrivals area at Pearson Airport in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. As the federal government prepares to slap new restrictions on foreign arrivals, Health Canada data suggest a growing number of infections directly connected to international travel.
Canada's 29th Governor General Julie Payette looks on alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Senate chamber during her installation ceremony, in Ottawa on Monday, October 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Opinion: Trudeau needs to take responsibility

Julie Payette, who resigned Thursday, as Canada’s Governor General, was hand-picked by…

Canada's 29th Governor General Julie Payette looks on alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Senate chamber during her installation ceremony, in Ottawa on Monday, October 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
There are two confirmed COVID-19 cases at Red Deer College. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Central Albertans were promised a university

Central Albertans were promised a university

There are two confirmed COVID-19 cases at Red Deer College. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. An Alberta legislature member is signalling he has no plans to give up his seat after Kenney booted him from the United Conservative caucus for failing to represent constituents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Alberta to run out of COVID-19 vaccine supply: Kenney

Alberta Health Services has administered nearly 90,000 doses to eligible health-care workers…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. An Alberta legislature member is signalling he has no plans to give up his seat after Kenney booted him from the United Conservative caucus for failing to represent constituents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
In this undated photo issued by the University of Oxford, a volunteer is administered the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday Nov. 23, 2020, that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. (University of Oxford / John Cairns)

Opinion: Alberta vaccine rollout lacking transparency

If a provincial election was called tomorrow, Premier Jason Kenney and his…

In this undated photo issued by the University of Oxford, a volunteer is administered the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday Nov. 23, 2020, that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. (University of Oxford / John Cairns)
Letters to the Editor.

Letter: This storm shall pass

Sandi and I bought a little farm a few years back so…

Letters to the Editor.
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Alberta RCMP rings in the new year with intersection safety

To kick off the new year, the Alberta RCMP is promoting intersection…

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Non-residential property values saw an average decrease of 3.96 per cent. in Red Deer. (File photo)

2021 property assessment notices in mail: Red Deer’s residential assessment values decline

Red Deer property owners can expect to receive their 2021 property assessment…

Non-residential property values saw an average decrease of 3.96 per cent. in Red Deer. (File photo)
Somebody voiced their unhappiness with Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan’s decision to travel to Arizona over the holidays with a makeshift protest display outside his constituency office on Sunday night. Photo from @AlohaUCP on Twitter

Opinion: Red Deer MLA Jason Stephan setting bad example

While most of Alberta stayed put, sticking to their households over the…

Somebody voiced their unhappiness with Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan’s decision to travel to Arizona over the holidays with a makeshift protest display outside his constituency office on Sunday night. Photo from @AlohaUCP on Twitter
Jason Stephan (File photo by Advocate staff)

Poll: What do you think of Alberta politicians’ decision to travel over the holidays?

What do you think of Alberta politicians' decision to travel over the…

Jason Stephan (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. Two southern Alberta churches and three individuals are to be in a Calgary court today to argue that the province's COVID-19 restrictions "cancel Christmas" and infringe on their constitutional rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

U.K. strain of COVID-19 confirmed in Alberta

Alberta has seen its first case of the mutated COVID virus, said…

Alberta's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. Two southern Alberta churches and three individuals are to be in a Calgary court today to argue that the province's COVID-19 restrictions "cancel Christmas" and infringe on their constitutional rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Track Santa online.

Where is Santa? Track him online as he makes his way around the world

Many holiday traditions had to be changed this year in the face…

Track Santa online.
Opinion piece

Local opinion: Make sock heads with plants as hair this holiday

This holiday season taking time to do different activities that will interest…

Opinion piece
The Counter restaurant is closed for indoor dining, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in New York. A ban on indoor dining at New York City restaurants was enacted Monday by officials trying to slow the resurgence of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NDP calling for supports for small businesses in Alberta

Alberta’s NDP, the owners of new small businesses and sole proprietors are…

The Counter restaurant is closed for indoor dining, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in New York. A ban on indoor dining at New York City restaurants was enacted Monday by officials trying to slow the resurgence of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
RCMP are continuing to investigate the death of a man discovered at a South Surrey residence following a report of a fire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Several collisions reported on central Alberta highways Tuesday: RCMP

Blackfalds RCMP responded Tuesday morning to several collisions throughout Highways 2, 2A,…

RCMP are continuing to investigate the death of a man discovered at a South Surrey residence following a report of a fire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
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The trail to Lake Angeles is shown March 22. Olympic Mountain snowpack was xx percent of normal Thursday.

Snowfall warning still in effect for Red Deer, parts of central Alberta

A snowfall warning which came was issued Monday is still in effect…

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The trail to Lake Angeles is shown March 22. Olympic Mountain snowpack was xx percent of normal Thursday.
RCMP

RCMP traffic stop in central Alberta leads to arrest and seizure of firearms

Four suspects were taken into custody late in the evening on Dec.…

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