Red Deer Advocate Staff

Ice shifted to the shoreline at Sylvan Lake on April 21. (Photo contributed by Andrea Swainson)

Icy shores of Sylvan Lake

A local photographer has captured how the ice has shifted to the…

Ice shifted to the shoreline at Sylvan Lake on April 21. (Photo contributed by Andrea Swainson)
The Bowden Institution medium security facility is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Central Alberta Addiction centre faces COVID-19 outbreak

18 test positive at iRecover Treatment Centre in Tees

The Bowden Institution medium security facility is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

UPDATED: COVID-19 cases reported at Bowden Institution

Bowden Institution is dealing with seven active COVID-19 cases. The two positive…

The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
There have been 596 wildfires in B.C. so far this season, which started on April 1, with 29 currently active.  (File photo BC Wildfire Service)

Snow ends fire advisory in Rocky Mountain House Forest Area

The recent snow has put an end to a fire advisory in…

There have been 596 wildfires in B.C. so far this season, which started on April 1, with 29 currently active.  (File photo BC Wildfire Service)
This post is visible on a central Alberta business’s Facebook page. (Image from Facebook)

UPDATED: Rocky Mountain House store bars vaccinated customers

‘No proof the vax works and no proof it does not shed’

This post is visible on a central Alberta business’s Facebook page. (Image from Facebook)
The Business Council of Alberta says the federal budget is nearly silent on Canada’s energy sector. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Business Council of Alberta mostly disappointed in federal budget

Investments in childcare and early learning commended

The Business Council of Alberta says the federal budget is nearly silent on Canada’s energy sector. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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Updated: Albertans to get 3-hour paid leave to get vaccinated

Albertans will be guaranteed three hours of paid, job-protected leave to get…

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Several cases of COVID-19 were reported among employees of stores at Bower Place Mall. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

COVID-19 cases reported at Bower Place mall stores

AHS said five complaints were investigated since March, and required changes made

Several cases of COVID-19 were reported among employees of stores at Bower Place Mall. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
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Some rural central Alberta, Edmonton students return to online learning

Grades 6 to 12 at Coronation School impacted

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Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins (Photo contributed)

Federal budget strangles job growth, says MP Blaine Calkins

‘It is most certainly not a balanced budget’

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins (Photo contributed)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange was in Red Deer on Friday to provide an update on the province's COVID-19 response in schools.
Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Alberta government aiming for more financial literacy learning in junior and senior high schools

Government providing grants to organizations who will help design financial literacy programming

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange was in Red Deer on Friday to provide an update on the province's COVID-19 response in schools.
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Overnight police presence in Red Deer neighbourhood

Red Deer RCMP search for suspect

(File photo by Advocate staff)
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, centre, tables the federal budget in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Monday April 19, 2021. The federal government unveiled spending plans to manage the remainder of the COVID-19 crisis and chart an economic course for a post-pandemic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

ATB Financial: Five things to know about the federal budget

Five things stand out above the rest in the federal government’s budget,…

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, centre, tables the federal budget in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Monday April 19, 2021. The federal government unveiled spending plans to manage the remainder of the COVID-19 crisis and chart an economic course for a post-pandemic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins

Red Deer-Lacombe MP introduces bill to tackle rural crime

‘My constituents are tired of being victims’

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins
The Edmonton Oilers 50/50 raffle from Friday will support Ronald McDonald House Charities, including the house in Red Deer. (Supplied photo)

Oilers 50/50 helps support Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer

With the Edmonton Oilers picking up a big 4-1 win over the…

The Edmonton Oilers 50/50 raffle from Friday will support Ronald McDonald House Charities, including the house in Red Deer. (Supplied photo)
ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit

Two central Albertans charged with child porn

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation unit arrests 24 suspects

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit
Red Deer property owners will receive their 2019 property assessment notices in the next few days.  (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer awaiting more details on how federal budget impacts city

The City of Red Deer is awaiting more information on how much…

Red Deer property owners will receive their 2019 property assessment notices in the next few days.  (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Update: Located: Red Deer RCMP looking for missing woman

Red Deer RCMP is asking the public to help locate a woman…

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Newly released documents show the UCP government failed to act after the province hurtled past Alberta Health Services’ “early warning triggers” of hospital overload says Alberta’s NDP leader Rachel Notley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Premier ignored ‘early warning triggers’ as Alberta entered second COVID-19 wave, says Notley

Premier Jason Kenney’s “ineffective” leadership made Alberta’s second wave of COVID-19 worse,…

Newly released documents show the UCP government failed to act after the province hurtled past Alberta Health Services’ “early warning triggers” of hospital overload says Alberta’s NDP leader Rachel Notley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Carolyn Cushing's Grade 4/5 class gets some in-person instruction on geometry and math on Wednesday, June 3. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Poll: What do you think of the new draft curriculum?

What do you think of the draft K-6 curriculum?

Carolyn Cushing's Grade 4/5 class gets some in-person instruction on geometry and math on Wednesday, June 3. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)