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Red Deer’s Matt Mask is one of the top arm wrestlers in the World Armwrestling League. (Facebook photo)

Red Deer arm wrestler steps onto big stage

World Armwrestling League’s deal with streaming service gives Matt Mask a chance to shine

Red Deer’s Matt Mask is one of the top arm wrestlers in the World Armwrestling League. (Facebook photo)
The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta held its inaugural Strides of Hope walk in recognition of World Schizophrenia Day across the province, including downtown Red Deer. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)

WATCH: Red Deer walks to reduce stigma associated with schizophrenia

First annual Strides for Hope walk takes place across Alberta

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta held its inaugural Strides of Hope walk in recognition of World Schizophrenia Day across the province, including downtown Red Deer. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)
File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                In an April email, obtained through a freedom of information act request, Coun. Buck Buchanan says to council addicts have long accepted death as an outcome of their lifestyle.

Red Deer councillor says addicts have accepted death as an outcome of lifestyle

Buck Buchanan says “no one wants that to happen”

File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                In an April email, obtained through a freedom of information act request, Coun. Buck Buchanan says to council addicts have long accepted death as an outcome of their lifestyle.
Ray Stanton, owner of Double Tree Village Museum, cultivates a field on his property near Spruce View. (Photo by Anna Stanton)

Tending the fields like a pioneer near Spruce View

Weekend of horse-drawn plowing, seeding and more at Double Tree Village Museum

Ray Stanton, owner of Double Tree Village Museum, cultivates a field on his property near Spruce View. (Photo by Anna Stanton)
PHOTOS: Lacrosse action heats up in Red Deer

PHOTOS: Lacrosse action heats up in Red Deer

More than 50 teams from across Alberta took part in the Tradition…

PHOTOS: Lacrosse action heats up in Red Deer
Jump 360 in Red Deer announced it has closed its doors citing increased costs, including a quadrupling of its insurance rates. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s indoor trampoline park announces closure

Citing mounting costs, Red Deer’s indoor trampoline park recently announced it was…

Jump 360 in Red Deer announced it has closed its doors citing increased costs, including a quadrupling of its insurance rates. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)
A group of quaders gather on a pipline and utilities corridor during May long weekend in the West Country. (Advocate file photo)

Bighorn Backcountry ATV users in wait-and-see mode on future of West Country access

As off-highway vehicle users started a summer of trail riding on the…

A group of quaders gather on a pipline and utilities corridor during May long weekend in the West Country. (Advocate file photo)
File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer and City Manager Craig Curtis talked about their ongoing frustration with the province on health issues.

Red Deer’s frustration with provincial health ministry boils over

‘We feel a portable (supervised consumption) unit could have been built by now’: Mayor Tara Veer

File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer and City Manager Craig Curtis talked about their ongoing frustration with the province on health issues.
Day with the Braves a chance for young Red Deer baseball players to learn

Day with the Braves a chance for young Red Deer baseball players to learn

It takes place at Great Chief Park in Red Deer on June 9

Day with the Braves a chance for young Red Deer baseball players to learn
Beverlee O’Sullivan, of Joffre, wants to start a cardiac support group in Red Deer. She found out the community doesn’t have one. (Facebook photo)

Central Alberta woman wants to start cardiac support group

When Beverlee O’Sullivan had a heart attack 13 years ago, she said…

Beverlee O’Sullivan, of Joffre, wants to start a cardiac support group in Red Deer. She found out the community doesn’t have one. (Facebook photo)
Phil Bota gives a talk at Grow Boys, an event for Grade 5 boys from both Catholic and public schools, about his hike up Mount Everest on Wednesday at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)

WATCH: Grow Boys gives Red Deer Grade 5 students a chance to learn more about themselves

Between the carpentry, skateboarding, 3D printing and swimming, Grade 5 boys learned…

Phil Bota gives a talk at Grow Boys, an event for Grade 5 boys from both Catholic and public schools, about his hike up Mount Everest on Wednesday at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)
A long weekend tradition, lacrosse tournament returns to Red Deer

A long weekend tradition, lacrosse tournament returns to Red Deer

A 27-year Victoria Day long weekend tradition, minor lacrosse teams take over…

A long weekend tradition, lacrosse tournament returns to Red Deer
Food Truck Fridays returns to Red Deer at new location

Food Truck Fridays returns to Red Deer at new location

Weekly summer event sets up shop in the Carnival Cinemas parking lot

Food Truck Fridays returns to Red Deer at new location
Lt-Col. Jason Snider leads the 20th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery for the first time as its commanding officer on Saturday before Col. Eppo van Weelderen at the Cormack Armoury. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)

WATCH: Change of command — Red Deer man becomes commanding officer of 20th Field Regiment

Jason Snider went to Red Deer College, and has served for more than 25 years

Lt-Col. Jason Snider leads the 20th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery for the first time as its commanding officer on Saturday before Col. Eppo van Weelderen at the Cormack Armoury. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)
Pro-Life advocates take part in the March For Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Red Deer Catholic students bused to pro-life demonstration

Students from Notre Dame and St. Joe’s High School attended the March for Life

Pro-Life advocates take part in the March For Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Led by Jean Schmidt, 86, more than 25 of her daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters participate in the Red Deer Primary Care Network’s Women’s Fun Run on Saturday at Lindsay Thurber High School. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)

WATCH: Primary Care Network fun run draws hundreds of Central Alberta women

Money from this year’s run will support Red Deer’s Mustard Seed

Led by Jean Schmidt, 86, more than 25 of her daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters participate in the Red Deer Primary Care Network’s Women’s Fun Run on Saturday at Lindsay Thurber High School. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)
Sarah Hoffman, Alberta Health Minister and deputy Premier, tours Sylvan Lake’s newly renovated community health centre on Friday. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)

Watch: Alberta health minister visits newly renovated Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre

Less than a month before it opens for patients, Alberta’s health minister…

Sarah Hoffman, Alberta Health Minister and deputy Premier, tours Sylvan Lake’s newly renovated community health centre on Friday. (Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)
Survey showing support for SCS at Turning Point withheld from Red Deer council debate

Survey showing support for SCS at Turning Point withheld from Red Deer council debate

Downtown Business Association says supervised consumpstion site survey was not reliable

Survey showing support for SCS at Turning Point withheld from Red Deer council debate
Man charged with first-degree murder in 2006 Eckville killing found dead

Man charged with first-degree murder in 2006 Eckville killing found dead

A man accused of the 2006 murder of an Eckville man has…

Man charged with first-degree murder in 2006 Eckville killing found dead
Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff                                The Webber Academy Grade 7 concert band, from Calgary, performs under the direction of Brent Pierce Thursday at the Alberta Band Association’s Festival of Bands at Red Deer College.

WATCH: Bands from across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba perform at Red Deer College

Alberta Band Association’s Festival of Bands runs from May 7 to 17

Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff                                The Webber Academy Grade 7 concert band, from Calgary, performs under the direction of Brent Pierce Thursday at the Alberta Band Association’s Festival of Bands at Red Deer College.