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Report: Canada loves hockey, but sport has its issues

While hockey is strongly intertwined in Canada’s lexicon as a country, some…

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Red Deer Regional Health Foundation receives $40K in donations

Donations from Canadian Pacific and Durham family of Red Deer

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Premier Jason Kenney says COVID-19 cases are growing by 1.8 per cent daily, and at the current pace ICU beds will be overloaded with COVID patients by early June. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Premier Jason Kenney says COVID-19 cases are growing by 1.8 per cent daily, and at the current pace ICU beds will be overloaded with COVID patients by early June. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling. (Twitter photo from ATA)

Teachers appreciate aggressive action to fight COVID

School staff have the opportunity to get first vaccine dose before in-person learning resumes

Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling. (Twitter photo from ATA)
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Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer and council support decision to make RDC a Polytechnic

Red Deer College will be a polytechnic institution going forward and it…

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Canadians that anti-lockdown rallies could potentially prolong the country’s battle with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Anti-lockdown rallies hurting Canada in the long run: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians to follow public health orders.…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Canadians that anti-lockdown rallies could potentially prolong the country’s battle with COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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YMCA of Northern Alberta announces 50/50 draw

Tickets now available online

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The Prairie View trail near Barrier Lake in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, is shown on Sunday, Nov.2, 2008. As the autumn days grow shorter, colder and drearier, there are plenty of outdoor activities in Kananaskis Country, the 4,200-square-kilometre swath of wilderness on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains about a half hour's drive from Calgary. Many hiking trails are still open at lower elevations, and higher up some people are even beginning to strap on their snowshoes.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

Poll: Do you support access fee for Kananaskis Country?

Do you support access fee for Kananaskis Country?

The Prairie View trail near Barrier Lake in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, is shown on Sunday, Nov.2, 2008. As the autumn days grow shorter, colder and drearier, there are plenty of outdoor activities in Kananaskis Country, the 4,200-square-kilometre swath of wilderness on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains about a half hour's drive from Calgary. Many hiking trails are still open at lower elevations, and higher up some people are even beginning to strap on their snowshoes.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Peavey Mart location in Red Deer was held Monday. (From left to right) Jest Sidloski, VP marketing, eComm & CX; Damian Zapisocky, corporate and strategic development; Nadine St. Denis, VP people and culture; Troy Spelt, partner, business development (Camdon); Doug Anderson, CEO and president; Dave Simmonds, COO; Diana Gelden, executive assistant; Derek Smith, VP ACE Canada division.

Peavey Mart breaks ground on new Red Deer location

Shovels have officially hit the dirt for the new Peavey Mart location…

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Peavey Mart location in Red Deer was held Monday. (From left to right) Jest Sidloski, VP marketing, eComm & CX; Damian Zapisocky, corporate and strategic development; Nadine St. Denis, VP people and culture; Troy Spelt, partner, business development (Camdon); Doug Anderson, CEO and president; Dave Simmonds, COO; Diana Gelden, executive assistant; Derek Smith, VP ACE Canada division.
RCMP file photo (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Ponoka RCMP arrest 17-year-old following suspicious vehicle complaint

A 17-year-old from Edmonton is facing numerous charges after being arrested by…

RCMP file photo (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
A new 4-H Alberta scholarship has been named after Marilyn Sharp for her long-time volunteer contributions as a member of the community advisory panel for the Prentiss site east of Blackfalds. (Contributed photo)

New Marilyn Sharp 4-H scholarship to be offered to central Albertans

Members of 4-H Alberta’s west central region will have access to a…

A new 4-H Alberta scholarship has been named after Marilyn Sharp for her long-time volunteer contributions as a member of the community advisory panel for the Prentiss site east of Blackfalds. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer city manager Allan Seabrooke has announced his retirement. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer city manager retires

Red Deer city manager Allan Seabrooke has unexpectedly announced his retirement, just…

Red Deer city manager Allan Seabrooke has announced his retirement. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A tire fire in Red Deer caused heavy black smoke Sunday night. (Photo contributed by Mark Bower)

Tire fire causes heavy black smoke in Red Deer Sunday

A weekend tire fire in Red Deer appears “suspicious,” says an investigator.…

A tire fire in Red Deer caused heavy black smoke Sunday night. (Photo contributed by Mark Bower)
Chelsey Sappier, 16, was last seen by her family this past Friday at 5 p.m. (Contributed photo)

UPDATED: Sylvan Lake RCMP locate 16-year-old girl safe

A 16-year-old girl who was reported missing has been located safe and…

Chelsey Sappier, 16, was last seen by her family this past Friday at 5 p.m. (Contributed photo)
St. Joseph High School’s Carl Fakeley recently received the Excellence in Catholic Education Award from the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer teacher awarded for excellence in Catholic teaching

A Red Deer high school teacher has been awarded for his excellence…

St. Joseph High School’s Carl Fakeley recently received the Excellence in Catholic Education Award from the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta. (Contributed photo)
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
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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)