Red Deer Advocate Staff

Construction for a new library at Burman University has begun. (Contributed graphic)

WATCH: Burman University in Lacombe breaks ground on new library

Burman University has officially broken ground on its new 18,000-plus square-foot library.…

Construction for a new library at Burman University has begun. (Contributed graphic)
Clearview Public Schools had slight enrolment increase in September. (Image from Facebook)

Grade 7 students at Stettler school transition to at-home learning

Grade 7 students at Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary School will begin…

Clearview Public Schools had slight enrolment increase in September. (Image from Facebook)
FILE - Environment Minister Jason Nixon said  the province wants to protect more than 1,400 square kilometres of forest and wetland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Spring sitting of Alberta legislature suspended temporarily

The provincial government has decided to temporarily suspend the spring session of…

FILE - Environment Minister Jason Nixon said  the province wants to protect more than 1,400 square kilometres of forest and wetland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre logo. Contributed graphic

Oilers 50/50 raises thousands for Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is about to receive a big…

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre logo. Contributed graphic
A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd this weekend. (Photo courtesy Mom’s Diner’s Facebook page)

Central Alberta rodeo-rally defying restrictions ‘a slap in the face,’ says premier

Premier Jason Kenney says it was “disturbing” to see a large gathering…

A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd this weekend. (Photo courtesy Mom’s Diner’s Facebook page)
At a Jan. 15, 2020 news conference, NDP health critic David Shepherd said he has received hundreds of calls and emails since the UCP announced it would no longer fund a number of biologics that treat autoimmune diseases like Crohn's, ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Photo contributed)

NDP reacts to rising COVID-19 cases in Alberta

Alberta families, businesses and frontline workers are paying the price for the…

At a Jan. 15, 2020 news conference, NDP health critic David Shepherd said he has received hundreds of calls and emails since the UCP announced it would no longer fund a number of biologics that treat autoimmune diseases like Crohn's, ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Photo contributed)
St. Martin de Porres School students raised $815 for the Central Alberta Humane Society. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer students raise money for Central Alberta Humane Society

Grade 1 students at St. Martin de Porres School in Red Deer…

St. Martin de Porres School students raised $815 for the Central Alberta Humane Society. (Contributed photo)
A special Red Deer city council meeting will be held Thursday to discuss the future financing of Westerner Park. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Veer expects decision on Westerner Park in ‘coming weeks’

Red Deer city council is excepting a decision on how it will…

A special Red Deer city council meeting will be held Thursday to discuss the future financing of Westerner Park. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The City of Red Deer announced an indefinite delay in winter programming announcements, given the extended closure of city recreational facilities. (Advocate File Photo)

Red Deer closes all indoor recreation facilities

Red Deer is closing all indoor recreation facilities in response to the…

The City of Red Deer announced an indefinite delay in winter programming announcements, given the extended closure of city recreational facilities. (Advocate File Photo)
NDP education critic Sarah Hoffman holds up freedom of information requests that turned up no records. The Opposition requested back-to-school re-entry plan correspondence between Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and school boards, teachers and the media. Photo via Facebook live

‘Parents need help’: NDP calls on Kenney to provide funding for at-home learning

The Alberta NDP is urging the provincial government to launch a fund…

NDP education critic Sarah Hoffman holds up freedom of information requests that turned up no records. The Opposition requested back-to-school re-entry plan correspondence between Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and school boards, teachers and the media. Photo via Facebook live
Students at Gus Wetter School in Castor have created a display to recognize Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. May 5 is an international day of awareness for the cause and the project is encouraging people to wear read in support. (Photo courtesy of Gus Wetter School)

Central Alberta school raising awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Gus Wetter School in Castor has started a project to raise awareness…

Students at Gus Wetter School in Castor have created a display to recognize Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. May 5 is an international day of awareness for the cause and the project is encouraging people to wear read in support. (Photo courtesy of Gus Wetter School)
FILE - More than 700 Grade 5 girls played different sports, such as soccer and softball, and participated in various interactive sessions during the 16th annual Go Girl event at the Collicutt Centre on May 9, 2019. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Grow Kids goes virtual for Red Deer students

Grade 5 students with Red Deer Catholic and Public Schools to participate

FILE - More than 700 Grade 5 girls played different sports, such as soccer and softball, and participated in various interactive sessions during the 16th annual Go Girl event at the Collicutt Centre on May 9, 2019. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Firefighters with Olds Fire Department attended the scene of a mobile home fire on April 30. (Image contributed by Olds Fire Department)

Fire destroys central Alberta mobile home

Olds Fire Department reponds to early morning fire

Firefighters with Olds Fire Department attended the scene of a mobile home fire on April 30. (Image contributed by Olds Fire Department)
FILE - Anita Alexander takes an early morning paddle on Lacombe Lake. She has appealed a decision to make the lake into a stormwater drainage catchment. (Photo contributed by Anita Alexander)

Environmental hearing set for Blackfalds’ stormwater drainage into Lacombe Lake

An Environmental Appeals Board hearing over an approval to drain stormwater from…

FILE - Anita Alexander takes an early morning paddle on Lacombe Lake. She has appealed a decision to make the lake into a stormwater drainage catchment. (Photo contributed by Anita Alexander)
Grade one teacher Heidi Dimou arranges the desks in line with physical distancing policy in her class in preparation for the new school year at the Willingdon Elementary School in Montreal, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Chinook’s Edge School Division will not pilot K-6 draft curriculum

Chinook’s Edge School Division has joined a growing list of school boards…

Grade one teacher Heidi Dimou arranges the desks in line with physical distancing policy in her class in preparation for the new school year at the Willingdon Elementary School in Montreal, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
(Photo contributed)

Grass fire in Red Deer Thursday morning

Two small grass fires on Thursday

(Photo contributed)
(From left) Brittany Lausen, president of the Students’ Association of Red Deer College; Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education; Maddy Kehler, president of Ambrose Student Council; Ryan Morstad, president of SAIT Students’ Association; Chloe Collins, vice president external relations, Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association; Garrett Koehler, vice president external, SAIT Students’ Association. Nicolaides released a 10-year strategy for post-secondary education in Alberta on Thursday. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Province releases post-secondary strategy, RDC’s future unclear

A focus on improving access, skill development for jobs, improving affordability

(From left) Brittany Lausen, president of the Students’ Association of Red Deer College; Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education; Maddy Kehler, president of Ambrose Student Council; Ryan Morstad, president of SAIT Students’ Association; Chloe Collins, vice president external relations, Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association; Garrett Koehler, vice president external, SAIT Students’ Association. Nicolaides released a 10-year strategy for post-secondary education in Alberta on Thursday. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
On Wednesday the Mayor Tara Veer paid tribute to workers on the Day of Mourning. (Contributed photo)
On Wednesday the Mayor Tara Veer paid tribute to workers on the Day of Mourning. (Contributed photo)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance watches a news conference from the front row of seats Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Conservatives call on Trudeau to allow Telford to testify on Vance complaint

Jonathan Vance stepped down as chief of the defence staff in January

Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance watches a news conference from the front row of seats Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld