Red Deer Advocate Staff

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For anyone looking to get bargain basement prices on books this weekend there are thousands of titles to choose from at the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library. The annual fall book sale hosted by the Friends of the Red Deer Public Library continues today (Saturday ) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium.

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Friends of Red Deer Public Library selling Mother’s Day gift bags

The Friends of the Red Deer Public Library will sell gift bags…

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff 

Book Sale ----- standup---- 

For anyone looking to get bargain basement prices on books this weekend there are thousands of titles to choose from at the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library. The annual fall book sale hosted by the Friends of the Red Deer Public Library continues today (Saturday ) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium.

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The Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K can take place anytime during the month of May. (Contributed photo)

Virtual 5K raises money for AHS cancer centres

The Central Alberta Cancer Centre will be one of several facilities receiving…

The Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K can take place anytime during the month of May. (Contributed photo)
The QEII was closed Sunday morning due to a pole fire. (Photo courtesy City of Red Deer)

UPDATE: QEII near Red Deer reopens

The QEII has been reopened after being closed due to a pole…

The QEII was closed Sunday morning due to a pole fire. (Photo courtesy City of Red Deer)
Innisfail RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened west of Bowden on March 21, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Bashaw RCMP investigate fatal collision in central Alberta

Bashaw RCMP are investigating a fatal collision Saturday afternoon. Police were called…

Innisfail RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened west of Bowden on March 21, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The interchange at Highway 2 and McKenzie Road at the south end of Gasoline Alley is being redesigned with two roundabouts. Construction is expected to begin this month and finish in October. (Graphic from Red Deer County)

Mckenzie Road overpass roundabout construction to begin May 17

Construction for two roundabouts at the Mckenzie Road overpass in Red Deer…

The interchange at Highway 2 and McKenzie Road at the south end of Gasoline Alley is being redesigned with two roundabouts. Construction is expected to begin this month and finish in October. (Graphic from Red Deer County)
Brad Dahr, 53, is facing numerous charges. (Photo contributed by Alberta RCMP)

Alberta man charged for alleged sexual offences against children

An Edmonton man has been charged for alleged sexual assault offences against…

Brad Dahr, 53, is facing numerous charges. (Photo contributed by Alberta RCMP)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw is recommending that all Albertans who are eligible to get vaccinated do so as soon as they are able. (Black Press file photo)

AstraZeneca-linked blood clot confirmed in Alberta

A case of an Oxford-AstraZeneca-linked blood clot has been confirmed in Alberta,…

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw is recommending that all Albertans who are eligible to get vaccinated do so as soon as they are able. (Black Press file photo)
The Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Board of Trustees selected the name St. Lorenzo Ruiz Middle School to be built in the north end of Red Deer. (Photo Courtesy of  Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools raises about $8,720 for Terry Fox Foundation

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools raised about $8,720 for the Terry Fox…

The Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Board of Trustees selected the name St. Lorenzo Ruiz Middle School to be built in the north end of Red Deer. (Photo Courtesy of  Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)
Meghan Huizing has been selected by Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools as a finalist for the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) 2021 Edwin Parr Award. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Regional Catholic Schools)

Red Deer Catholic names finalist for Edwin Parr Award

Meghan Huizing from St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in Blackfalds has…

Meghan Huizing has been selected by Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools as a finalist for the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) 2021 Edwin Parr Award. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Regional Catholic Schools)
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Alberta declines Ontario’s request to send health-care workers

Alberta is “not in a position” to send health-care workers out of…

A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Cochrane are looking for five-year-old Leonine O'Driscoll-Zak, left, and two-year-old Wyatt O'Driscoll-Zak, who are believed to be with their aunt Alison O'Driscoll, 38, and grandmother Therese O'Driscoll, 68. (Contributed photos)

Missing Cochrane girls found safe, grandmother and aunt charged

Two relatives of the Cochrane girls, who had been missing for about…

Cochrane are looking for five-year-old Leonine O'Driscoll-Zak, left, and two-year-old Wyatt O'Driscoll-Zak, who are believed to be with their aunt Alison O'Driscoll, 38, and grandmother Therese O'Driscoll, 68. (Contributed photos)
Leader of the Opposition Erin O’Toole responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday March 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian Taxpayers Association slams federal conservative carbon tax plan

The Canadian Taxpayers Association doesn’t agree with the Conservative Party of Canada’s…

Leader of the Opposition Erin O’Toole responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday March 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A local photographer captured the contrails of two planes that crossed in the sky over north Red Deer on Wednesday. (Photo contributed by Eric Fischer)

Photo: Planes criss-cross over Red Deer

A local photographer captured the contrails of two planes that crossed in…

A local photographer captured the contrails of two planes that crossed in the sky over north Red Deer on Wednesday. (Photo contributed by Eric Fischer)
oldest and largest youth organization in Canada 
Youth HQ coordinates programming for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer & District and BGC Red Deer & District Club. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Boys and Girls Clubs have a new name

Oldest and largest youth organization in Canada

oldest and largest youth organization in Canada 
Youth HQ coordinates programming for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer & District and BGC Red Deer & District Club. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Innisfail RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened west of Bowden on March 21, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)

RCMP investigate fatal collision near Rocky Mountain House

A 23-year-old has died after a collision on Highway 11A in Clearwater…

Innisfail RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened west of Bowden on March 21, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The determined look of Terry Fox, as captured by artist Nathan Scott in his statue of the heroic Canadian cancer fundraiser. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Clearview Public Schools raise money through Terry Fox school runs

Terry Fox runners have been raising money for 40 years

The determined look of Terry Fox, as captured by artist Nathan Scott in his statue of the heroic Canadian cancer fundraiser. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair listens to a speaker during a news conference Tuesday June 9, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Red Deer part of project to support victims of human trafficking

Federal government sends $500k over next four to Alberta-based project

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair listens to a speaker during a news conference Tuesday June 9, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Best of Red Deer, Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

Have you cast your votes for the Best of Red Deer?

Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

The Best of Red Deer, Readers’ Choice Awards 2021
Street art by Red Deer artist Bronson Wilson was stolen from the downtown Dose Cafe last week. (Photo contributed)
Street art by Red Deer artist Bronson Wilson was stolen from the downtown Dose Cafe last week. (Photo contributed)
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Wolf Creek Public Schools will not participate in curriculum pilot

Central Alberta school jurisdiction joins others across Alberta

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