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Cervus Equipment is planning to set up a new location near Highways 2 and 42 in Red Deer County. Graphic contributed

Cervus Equipment eyeing new Red Deer County location

Farm equipment busy looking to set up near Highways 2 and 42

Cervus Equipment is planning to set up a new location near Highways 2 and 42 in Red Deer County. Graphic contributed
The next Red Deer County mayor after the October elections will make $96,926 and the six councillors will get $68,029. File photo

Red Deer County approves 6.5 per cent pay increase for future council

Increase will not take effect until after Oct. 18 elections

The next Red Deer County mayor after the October elections will make $96,926 and the six councillors will get $68,029. File photo
Photograph showing location of gravel pit in relation to front yard of Chad and Jody Young near Delburne. Photo contributed

Red Deer County approves contentious gravel pit site

Council added conditions to approval to reduce impact on nearby homeowners

Photograph showing location of gravel pit in relation to front yard of Chad and Jody Young near Delburne. Photo contributed
Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott and his sister Melodie are serving sit-down customers in their Mirror diner to protest health restrictions that they say are unfair to restaurants and other small businesses. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Central Alberta restaurant owner defies health restrictions by serving diners

Whistle Stop Cafe owner says pandemic restrictions unfair to restaurants and small businesses

Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott and his sister Melodie are serving sit-down customers in their Mirror diner to protest health restrictions that they say are unfair to restaurants and other small businesses. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
Lab and x-ray technologist Rebecca Walter demonstrates a new digital radiographic X-ray unit funded by an $850,000 donation. The new unit is at the Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service.
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New Sylvan Lake X-ray unit up and running

Radiographic x-ray unit made possible by $850,000 donation from Sylvan Lake couple

Lab and x-ray technologist Rebecca Walter demonstrates a new digital radiographic X-ray unit funded by an $850,000 donation. The new unit is at the Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service.
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City of Red Deer says its roundabouts have sharply reduced the number of injury collisions at a pair of busy intersections. Alberta Transportation wants to incorporate five roundabouts into plans to twin Highway 11 from Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Highway 11 roundabouts will increase safety based on Red Deer’s experience

Injury collisions sharply reduced at roundabout intersections in city

City of Red Deer says its roundabouts have sharply reduced the number of injury collisions at a pair of busy intersections. Alberta Transportation wants to incorporate five roundabouts into plans to twin Highway 11 from Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House. Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
Eighteen inmates and four staff at Red Deer Remand Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. Advocate file photo

Red Deer Remand Centre up to 22 COVID cases

Eighteen inmates and four remand centre staff areactive COVID cases

Eighteen inmates and four staff at Red Deer Remand Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. Advocate file photo
Former Alberta Premier Rachel Notley shakes hands with Joel Ward, former Red Deer College President and CEO, as Notley announces that the college is on the path to grant degrees. Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan says university status is not a necessary condition for offering degrees. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Future of Red Deer University increasingly uncertain

MLA’s college update says RDC more like SAIT and NAIT than a university

Former Alberta Premier Rachel Notley shakes hands with Joel Ward, former Red Deer College President and CEO, as Notley announces that the college is on the path to grant degrees. Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan says university status is not a necessary condition for offering degrees. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A Red Deer man, who has been declared a dangerous offender, lost his appeal of an aggravated assault conviction from 2017. Advocate file photo

Red Deer man who chomped on remand centre inmate’s ear loses aggravated assault appeal

Inmate lost part of his ear in attack at Red Deer Remand Centre in August 2017

A Red Deer man, who has been declared a dangerous offender, lost his appeal of an aggravated assault conviction from 2017. Advocate file photo
A 36-year-old Eckville man was sentenced in Red Deer provincial court to 18 years in prison and declared a long-term offender for abusing children as young as two. Advocate file photo

Largest porn collection: Central Alberta pedophile sentenced to 18 years in prison

Eckville man abused nearly a dozen children as young as two over nearly a decade

A 36-year-old Eckville man was sentenced in Red Deer provincial court to 18 years in prison and declared a long-term offender for abusing children as young as two. Advocate file photo
ALERT CEO Chad Coles and then-Red Deer RCMP Supt. Ken Foster held a press conference in July after a year long drug-trafficking investigation. Keegan Robinson was arrested in that operation and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison on Monday.Black Press file photo

Red Deer drug trafficker sentenced to 4.5 years

Updated: Keegan Robinson pleaded guilty previously to trafficking cocaine

ALERT CEO Chad Coles and then-Red Deer RCMP Supt. Ken Foster held a press conference in July after a year long drug-trafficking investigation. Keegan Robinson was arrested in that operation and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison on Monday.Black Press file photo
Students Association of Red Deer College president Brittany Lausen says she’s pleased the college is offering students a choice to attend class in-person or remotely. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)

Red Deer College winter term enrolment dips

Enrolment down about six per cent but mix of online and in-person instruction is going over well

Students Association of Red Deer College president Brittany Lausen says she’s pleased the college is offering students a choice to attend class in-person or remotely. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)
Red Deer Valhalla Pure Outfitters owner Darren Schaedeli has seen a significant increase in those looking to tackle winter experiences. Some are trying their hand at "hot tent camping" as he did in the West Country several weeks ago.
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Central Albertans enjoying the great outdoors this winter

Stir crazy and beach-deprived central Albertans are embracing the great outdoors this…

Red Deer Valhalla Pure Outfitters owner Darren Schaedeli has seen a significant increase in those looking to tackle winter experiences. Some are trying their hand at "hot tent camping" as he did in the West Country several weeks ago.
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In Red Deer, there were 1,262 residential units sold last year, down from 1,295 in 2019. Black Press file photo

Economy, pandemic took a toll on 2020 Red Deer real estate market

After a tough spring, house sales bounced back in last half of 2020

In Red Deer, there were 1,262 residential units sold last year, down from 1,295 in 2019. Black Press file photo
A new survey says maintaining walkability will be key to the success of Lacombes downtown. Black Press file photo

Pedestrian-friendly streets key to downtown Lacombe’s future success: survey

Keeping downtown Lacombe walkable will be key to its future growth, says…

A new survey says maintaining walkability will be key to the success of Lacombes downtown. Black Press file photo
Lacombe County council recently discussed arming peace officers, a debate that crops up every few years around Alberta. Red Deer Advocate file photo

Lacombe County incident raises peace officer safety questions

Lacombe County peace officer nearly run over last October

Lacombe County council recently discussed arming peace officers, a debate that crops up every few years around Alberta. Red Deer Advocate file photo
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan’s decision to travel to Arizona for a holiday has been sharply criticized by many. Advocate file photo

Updated: Red Deer MLA apologizes for controversial Arizona trip

Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan admits he exercised “poor judgment”

Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan’s decision to travel to Arizona for a holiday has been sharply criticized by many. Advocate file photo
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Province’s online survey on Albert Police Act changes finished

Rural municipalities would like to see a greater say in policing

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Early in 2020, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) released its 2019 statistics. It was the crime-fighting group’s most successful year since it was set up in 2006. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Policing and public safety remained a big story in 2020

Policing and public safety was once again a big issue in 2020.…

Early in 2020, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) released its 2019 statistics. It was the crime-fighting group’s most successful year since it was set up in 2006. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Sky Wings Aviation Academy owner Dennis Cooper has poured his love of flight instruction into a new manual.
Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Central Alberta pilot writes flight instruction manual

Dennis Cooper had his pilot’s licence before he could legally drive a…

Sky Wings Aviation Academy owner Dennis Cooper has poured his love of flight instruction into a new manual.
Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff