Sean McIntosh

Give2Give organizer Cheryl Jaime looks at some of the items provided to vulnerable people. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Give2Give campaign provides clothes to vulnerable Red Deer residents

Cheryl Jaime knows how tough it is for the homeless. “I have…

Give2Give organizer Cheryl Jaime looks at some of the items provided to vulnerable people. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
Charlyn Stanley and her seven-year-old daughter Kaia look at vegetables during the opening day of the new Gasoline Alley Farmers Market. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Gasoline Alley Farmers Market has opened

After about two years in the making, the Gasoline Alley Farmers Market…

Charlyn Stanley and her seven-year-old daughter Kaia look at vegetables during the opening day of the new Gasoline Alley Farmers Market. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
This year’s Festival of Trees, which is being held online due to COVID-19, wraps up next Saturday. (Contributed photo)

Online Festival of Trees a success so far, with one week to go

This year’s Festival of Trees has been a success so far, despite…

This year’s Festival of Trees, which is being held online due to COVID-19, wraps up next Saturday. (Contributed photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Alberta gov’t reports 919 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Alberta has set another record for its biggest single-day rise in COVID-19…

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Crime can be dangerous and costly for rural residents, says Ken Wigmore, president of the Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Community Crime Watch. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff

Rural residents must ‘be vigilant,’ says president of crime watch group

Rural residents need to work together to prevent crime, says the leader…

Crime can be dangerous and costly for rural residents, says Ken Wigmore, president of the Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Community Crime Watch. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff
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Red Deer’s jobless rate slips to 11.1% in October

Red Deer’s unemployment rate dropped by a percentage point in October. According…

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‘Nothing is sacred or safe anymore at your home,’ central Alberta farmer Brandon Depauw said after a trailer was burned down on his property recently. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Central Alberta farmer ‘frustrated’ after trailer burned down on property

A central Alberta farmer was left feeling “extremely” frustrated after a trailer…

‘Nothing is sacred or safe anymore at your home,’ central Alberta farmer Brandon Depauw said after a trailer was burned down on his property recently. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
“Influenza viruses that normally circulate in pigs, including H1N2, can infect people, although this is not common,” says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health.

Alberta reports case of rare variant swine flu

This is the first case ever reported in Canada

“Influenza viruses that normally circulate in pigs, including H1N2, can infect people, although this is not common,” says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health.
Myrna Pearman, who became a fellow in the Royal Canadian Geographical Society this year, has retired from her position as biologist and site services manager at the Ellis Bird Farm. (Contributed photo)

Ellis Bird Farm manager retires after three decades

Board of directors honours Myrna Pearman

Myrna Pearman, who became a fellow in the Royal Canadian Geographical Society this year, has retired from her position as biologist and site services manager at the Ellis Bird Farm. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer and Roland Gaviola, Iglesia ni Cristo Church of Christ district minister, stand in front of the boxes of donated goods at the Red Deer Food Bank. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Food Bank receives big donation from local church

More than 300 boxes of food were donated Saturday

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer and Roland Gaviola, Iglesia ni Cristo Church of Christ district minister, stand in front of the boxes of donated goods at the Red Deer Food Bank. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Ecole La Prairie students and teachers dressed up in Halloween costumes and paraded by Barrett Kiwanis Place, while waving at the building’s residents in Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Ecole La Prairie students parade in Halloween costumes for Red Deer seniors

Dozens of Red Deer students put on their Halloween costumes to spread…

Ecole La Prairie students and teachers dressed up in Halloween costumes and paraded by Barrett Kiwanis Place, while waving at the building’s residents in Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Alberta children whose only symptom of COVID-19 is a runny nose or a sore throat will no longer require mandatory isolation, starting Monday.

477 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta on Thursday

Changes being made to the COVID-19 symptom list for school-age children

Alberta children whose only symptom of COVID-19 is a runny nose or a sore throat will no longer require mandatory isolation, starting Monday.
The Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House reopened earlier this month, after closing in March due to the pandemic. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House reopens

The Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House was closed for months due…

The Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House reopened earlier this month, after closing in March due to the pandemic. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer U15 AAA Rebels forward Will Jamieson (17) and teammates celebrate his goal against the Leduc Oil Kings Saturday at Servus Arena. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer U15 AAA Rebels forward Will Jamieson (17) and teammates celebrate his goal against the Leduc Oil Kings Saturday at Servus Arena. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Keaton Wildeboer, of Lacombe, participates in the Westerner Championship Dairy Showcase at Westerner Park on Thursday. More than 150 cattle will be on display at the event, which continues until Saturday, carrying on a tradition started in 1954. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Western Canada’s first dairy showcase since last fall begins in Red Deer

Western Canada’s first dairy showcase since last fall is currently being held…

Keaton Wildeboer, of Lacombe, participates in the Westerner Championship Dairy Showcase at Westerner Park on Thursday. More than 150 cattle will be on display at the event, which continues until Saturday, carrying on a tradition started in 1954. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Harold Lehmann, 91, used a stationary bike to cycle 24,900 miles over the past two years. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer senior uses stationary bike to cycle distance of world

Harold Lehmann cycled 24,900 miles over the course of two years

Harold Lehmann, 91, used a stationary bike to cycle 24,900 miles over the past two years. (Contributed photo)
‘We’re swamped right now. We’re pretty booked up for two-and-a-half weeks, or three weeks,’ says Diarmuid Kelly, with Red Deer Mobile Tire. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

It’s a popular time for seasonal tire changes, says Red Deer business owner

Many Red Deerians are looking to change the tires on their vehicles…

‘We’re swamped right now. We’re pretty booked up for two-and-a-half weeks, or three weeks,’ says Diarmuid Kelly, with Red Deer Mobile Tire. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Forward Ethan Wyzykoski, with the Red Deer AAA Bantam Rebels, chases down defender Jerrett Ross, with the Leduc U15 AAA Oil Kings, during a game at Servus Arena Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

PHOTOS: Red Deer AAA Bantam Rebels start season

The Red Deer U15 AAA Rebels kicked off their season, and a…

Forward Ethan Wyzykoski, with the Red Deer AAA Bantam Rebels, chases down defender Jerrett Ross, with the Leduc U15 AAA Oil Kings, during a game at Servus Arena Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The Thanks for Farming Tour is coming to Westerner Park in Red Deer Nov. 11-12. (Photo courtesy Thanks for Farming Tour)
The Thanks for Farming Tour is coming to Westerner Park in Red Deer Nov. 11-12. (Photo courtesy Thanks for Farming Tour)
The influenza vaccine will be available at no cost starting Monday in Alberta. “The more that we can avoid influenza-related tests, emergency visits and hospitalizations, the stronger our system will be to support those with COVID-19 and all other health needs," says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Hinshaw urges Albertans to get flu shot as COVID cases jump by 332

Alberta’s central zone now has 132 active COVID-19 cases

The influenza vaccine will be available at no cost starting Monday in Alberta. “The more that we can avoid influenza-related tests, emergency visits and hospitalizations, the stronger our system will be to support those with COVID-19 and all other health needs," says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)