Sean McIntosh

Deteriorating soil moisture trends continue through most of the province, including central Alberta, according to the latest Alberta Crop Report. (Advocate file photo)

77 per cent of central Alberta crops in the bin

About 77 per cent of central Alberta crops are in the bin,…

Deteriorating soil moisture trends continue through most of the province, including central Alberta, according to the latest Alberta Crop Report. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer Public Schools board trustee Jim Watters (back left) and deputy superintendent Dan Lower (back right) applaud as École Oriole Park School students Isabella Fraser (front left) and Logan Ervin accept a $1,150 after class won through Canadian Geographic’s Queen’s Jubilee Classroom Challenge. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer school wins national challenge

Canadian Geographic’s Queen’s Jubilee Classroom Challenge won by Oriole Park Elementary School class

Red Deer Public Schools board trustee Jim Watters (back left) and deputy superintendent Dan Lower (back right) applaud as École Oriole Park School students Isabella Fraser (front left) and Logan Ervin accept a $1,150 after class won through Canadian Geographic’s Queen’s Jubilee Classroom Challenge. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Hunter and Sadie, of Sylvan Lake, look at one of the mechanical dinosaurs that central Albertans can see during the Mesozoic Safari, which runs until Oct. 2 at Westerner Park. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Rock N’ Gem Show, Mesozoic Safari begin in Red Deer

The events, hosted by Silver Cove, run until Oct. 2

Hunter and Sadie, of Sylvan Lake, look at one of the mechanical dinosaurs that central Albertans can see during the Mesozoic Safari, which runs until Oct. 2 at Westerner Park. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Nicole and Dean Williams hold up a photo of their son Kale, who died by suicide in 2013. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

‘It’s still hard’: 10 years later, loss lingers for Williams family

It’s been nearly a decade since Dean and Nicole Williams’ son Kale…

Nicole and Dean Williams hold up a photo of their son Kale, who died by suicide in 2013. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
ParkedAuto founder Michael O’Dwyer, right, and business partner Socrates Alvares were featured on a recent episode of the CBC series ‘Dragons’ Den’. (Photo courtesy CBC)

Red Deer business featured on ‘Dragons’ Den’

ParkedAuto was unable to gain funding on the CBC show

ParkedAuto founder Michael O’Dwyer, right, and business partner Socrates Alvares were featured on a recent episode of the CBC series ‘Dragons’ Den’. (Photo courtesy CBC)
Red Deer Polytechnic alum Kat Simmers began painting a mural on an exterior wall of the Welikoklad Event Centre in downtown Red Deer in early September. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Polytechnic alum creates mural

Red Deer Polytechnic’s Welikoklad Event Centre has a different look thanks to…

Red Deer Polytechnic alum Kat Simmers began painting a mural on an exterior wall of the Welikoklad Event Centre in downtown Red Deer in early September. (Contributed photo)
Curtis Johnson, of Red Deer, fills up his car at the Co-op Gas Bar at 3115 Gaetz Ave. on Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate)

Red Deer gas prices the lowest in Canada

Red Deer gas stations offered average of 118.9 cents per litre on Friday morning

Curtis Johnson, of Red Deer, fills up his car at the Co-op Gas Bar at 3115 Gaetz Ave. on Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate)
Brian Thomson, Home Church Red Deer travelling pastor, recently released the book ‘Meant 4 More,’ which details how a rescue initiative he started has helped thousands of children. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer man’s book details rescue initiative’s efforts

‘Meant 4 Hope,’ by Brian Thomson, is out now

Brian Thomson, Home Church Red Deer travelling pastor, recently released the book ‘Meant 4 More,’ which details how a rescue initiative he started has helped thousands of children. (Contributed photo)
Kevin Agonoy strapped on red high heels for the Central Alberta Outreach Centre’s annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event in Red Deer on Thursday. This was Agonoy’s second time participating in the event. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans walk in heels to combat violence against women

The Outreach Centre’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes was held Thursday morning

Kevin Agonoy strapped on red high heels for the Central Alberta Outreach Centre’s annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event in Red Deer on Thursday. This was Agonoy’s second time participating in the event. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Monitoring was conducted near Gaetz Lake Sanctuary recently to test for any potential landfill leaching, but the expectation is that there will be no issues. (Photo courtesy of the Waskasoo Camera Club)

City of Red Deer monitors groundwater effects at Gaetz Lake Sanctuary

The City of Red Deer is ensuring old landfill sites are not…

Monitoring was conducted near Gaetz Lake Sanctuary recently to test for any potential landfill leaching, but the expectation is that there will be no issues. (Photo courtesy of the Waskasoo Camera Club)
Josephine Michaluk has earned several pins from Canadian Blood Services for the 200-plus whole blood donations she had made since 1965. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Central Albertan sets world record for whole blood donations

Josephine Michaluk will make her 203rd donation Sept. 30

Josephine Michaluk has earned several pins from Canadian Blood Services for the 200-plus whole blood donations she had made since 1965. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Alberta K9, a central Alberta business, was featured on the premiere episode of ‘Bear’s Lair’ this past Sunday. (From left to right) ‘Bear’s Lair’ judge Dave Tuccaro, Alberta K9 co-owners Kelsey Boettcher and Matt Lapointe, and ‘Bear’s Lair’ guest judge Tanja Perry. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta business featured new television series

‘Bear’s Lair’ highlights Indigenous entrepreneurs from across Canada

Alberta K9, a central Alberta business, was featured on the premiere episode of ‘Bear’s Lair’ this past Sunday. (From left to right) ‘Bear’s Lair’ judge Dave Tuccaro, Alberta K9 co-owners Kelsey Boettcher and Matt Lapointe, and ‘Bear’s Lair’ guest judge Tanja Perry. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer council has approved a site exception for a proposed strip mall in the Capstone neighbourhood. (Contributed image)

Red Deer council approves Capstone site exception

A proposed development in Capstone has been given the thumbs up from…

Red Deer council has approved a site exception for a proposed strip mall in the Capstone neighbourhood. (Contributed image)
Public Safety Canada will provide $2.1 million in funding over the next four years to support prevention and intervention efforts for youths entering gun and/or gang violence. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer receives funding to prevent gun, gang violence

Public Safety Canada provides $2.1-million grant

Public Safety Canada will provide $2.1 million in funding over the next four years to support prevention and intervention efforts for youths entering gun and/or gang violence. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer city council has selected a site for a permanent homeless shelter, but has not revealed the location yet. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer council selects permanent shelter site

Location not yet revealed to public

Red Deer city council has selected a site for a permanent homeless shelter, but has not revealed the location yet. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer RCMP Supt. Holly Glassford presented the quarterly community policing report for April to June during city council’s regular meeting on Monday. (Advocate file photo)

Persons, property crimes down in Red Deer from April to June

Quarterly community policing report shared with council Monday

Red Deer RCMP Supt. Holly Glassford presented the quarterly community policing report for April to June during city council’s regular meeting on Monday. (Advocate file photo)
Krista Black, Red Deer Recovery Day organizer, holds a sign that reads, 'End the stigma, break the silence,' during the event at City Hall Park on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Recovery Day targets stigma surrounding addiction

For the past decade, Red Deer Recovery Day has aimed to celebrate…

Krista Black, Red Deer Recovery Day organizer, holds a sign that reads, 'End the stigma, break the silence,' during the event at City Hall Park on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
CluedUpp Games hosted an Alice In Wonderland-themed escape-room-style experience in downtown Red Deer on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Alice in Wonderland-themed game played in downtown Red Deer

CluedUpp hosted the escape-room-style experience on Saturday

CluedUpp Games hosted an Alice In Wonderland-themed escape-room-style experience in downtown Red Deer on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
In central Alberta, about 40 per cent of crops are now in the bin, with another 18 per cent swathed and 42 per cent of crops still standing. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

Crop yields better than normal: Alberta Crop Report

Despite one of the warmest Augusts on record and below-normal rainfall, crop…

In central Alberta, about 40 per cent of crops are now in the bin, with another 18 per cent swathed and 42 per cent of crops still standing. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Author Sandra Ladwig and illustrator Annie Burik hold up a copy of their children’s book ‘The Pelican and the Hoot Owl,’ which is set to come out within the month. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans team up to create new children’s book

‘The Pelican and the Hoot Owl’ is expected to be released within the next month

Author Sandra Ladwig and illustrator Annie Burik hold up a copy of their children’s book ‘The Pelican and the Hoot Owl,’ which is set to come out within the month. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)