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Alan Doyle, best known as the lead singer of Great Big Sea, will perform at Westerner Days this Saturday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Canadian music legend Alan Doyle playing Westerner Days

Former frontman of Great Big Sea Alan Doyle will bring his east-coast…

Alan Doyle, best known as the lead singer of Great Big Sea, will perform at Westerner Days this Saturday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
The Sia family, of Sylvan Lake, utilized the Ronald McDonald House back in 2016. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Ronald McDonald House celebrates 10 years in Red Deer

Facility supports families seeking vital medical treatment for seriously ill, injured children

The Sia family, of Sylvan Lake, utilized the Ronald McDonald House back in 2016. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Fourteen murals celebrating the LGBTQ2+ community were revealed in downtown Red Deer this past Saturday. (Contributed photo)

New murals in Red Deer celebrate LGBTQ2+ community

The 14 murals can be found in front of Junktiques Home Decor and Pride Shop at 5101 50 Ave.

Fourteen murals celebrating the LGBTQ2+ community were revealed in downtown Red Deer this past Saturday. (Contributed photo)
Renovations for the Red Deer Dream Centre, located in the city’s downtown, are nearing completion. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Dream Centre seeking operational funding

Renovations for the Red Deer Dream Centre are nearing completion. But the…

Renovations for the Red Deer Dream Centre, located in the city’s downtown, are nearing completion. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The parents of Red Deer’s Deena Giri, Sangita and Jeevan, were separated from their luggage when flying from Nepal to Calgary three weeks ago. As of Sunday, they still haven’t got their bags. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Lost luggage causing stress for family in Red Deer

Deena Giri’s parents have been without their bags for three weeks

The parents of Red Deer’s Deena Giri, Sangita and Jeevan, were separated from their luggage when flying from Nepal to Calgary three weeks ago. As of Sunday, they still haven’t got their bags. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Varroa mites have been a concern for farmers across the province this year, says Jeremy Olthof, president of the Alberta Beekeepers Commission.

Central Alberta honey bees hit hard by parasite

One Central Alberta beekeeper has lost 70 per cent of his hives…

Varroa mites have been a concern for farmers across the province this year, says Jeremy Olthof, president of the Alberta Beekeepers Commission.
Alberta’s NDP is calling on the provincial and federal governments to investigate the rising price in beef and who is benefitting from it. (Advocate file photo)

Price correlation between retail beef product and live cattle diverging

Producers could go out of business, says Central Alberta rancher

Alberta’s NDP is calling on the provincial and federal governments to investigate the rising price in beef and who is benefitting from it. (Advocate file photo)
A new eSIM Lab opened in Sundre this week. (Contributed photo

New eSIM Lab opens in Central Alberta

Simulation program offers interactive, real-world training for clinical events

A new eSIM Lab opened in Sundre this week. (Contributed photo
The Sutter Fund Golf Tournament is celebrating 25 years. (Contributed photo)

Sutter Fund Golf Tournament celebrating 25th year

Auction will be held Thursday, golf tournament is Friday

The Sutter Fund Golf Tournament is celebrating 25 years. (Contributed photo)
Alexander Michael Talbot, 29, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while prohibited, flight from police and vehicle theft in Red Deer provincial court recently. (Advocate file photo)

Sentencing submissions delayed for pair who attacked RMCP officer, stole police vehicle

Two of the three men who pleaded guilty to attacking an RCMP…

Alexander Michael Talbot, 29, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while prohibited, flight from police and vehicle theft in Red Deer provincial court recently. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer's population is 100,844, making it Alberta's third largest city, according to the 2021 Statistics Canada census. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer’s median employment income fell in 2020: Statistics Canada

The median employment income in Red Deer fell by $3,200 in 2020,…

Red Deer's population is 100,844, making it Alberta's third largest city, according to the 2021 Statistics Canada census. (Advocate file photo)
The City of Red Deer responded to three reported landslides this week. (Contributed photo)

Rainfall causes landslides in Red Deer

‘Public safety is our top priority,’ says city’s engineering manager

The City of Red Deer responded to three reported landslides this week. (Contributed photo)
Totem and Tusk, comprised of Tony Sowan (left) and Aaron Craddock, are set to release their first single, ‘Saving Me,’ this Thursday. It will be available on all streaming platforms. (Contributed photo by Cory Harding)

Acoustic duo from Red Deer set to release debut single

Totem and Tusk’s first song, ‘Saving Me,’ can be streamed starting Thursday

Totem and Tusk, comprised of Tony Sowan (left) and Aaron Craddock, are set to release their first single, ‘Saving Me,’ this Thursday. It will be available on all streaming platforms. (Contributed photo by Cory Harding)
The Central Alberta Pride Society has announced a number of events during Central Alberta Pride Week this upcoming August. (File photo by Black Press News Services)

Central Alberta Pride Week events announced

Events will be held from Aug. 7-13

The Central Alberta Pride Society has announced a number of events during Central Alberta Pride Week this upcoming August. (File photo by Black Press News Services)
Mike Kozlowski, Steel Pony Farm owner, and his dog Bear look at crop that was heavily damaged by hail this past weekend. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer County farm hit hard by weekend hail

Steel Pony Farm crops ‘pulverized’ by Saturday storm

Mike Kozlowski, Steel Pony Farm owner, and his dog Bear look at crop that was heavily damaged by hail this past weekend. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer Polytechnic’s newest residence, which features 145 studio suites, was nominated for an international award for demonstrating commitment toward sustainable development goals. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Polytechnic’s new residence nominated for award

UIA-2030 Award program honours work demonstrating commitment toward sustainable development goals

Red Deer Polytechnic’s newest residence, which features 145 studio suites, was nominated for an international award for demonstrating commitment toward sustainable development goals. (Contributed photo)
This screenshot from dashcam footage posted to Reddit this past weekend shows vehicles parked underneath an overpass on the QEII Highway near Red Deer. (Screenshot via Reddit user u/Tangykev)

Video shows people parked underneath QEII overpass near Red Deer

Parking on highway ‘presents some pretty significant safety risks,’ says Alberta RCMP

This screenshot from dashcam footage posted to Reddit this past weekend shows vehicles parked underneath an overpass on the QEII Highway near Red Deer. (Screenshot via Reddit user u/Tangykev)
‘Due to of the amount of rain over a relatively short period, it’s resulted in one of the larger (nuisance mosquito) summer programs than we’ve seen in the last few years,’ says Ken Lehman, the city’s parks ecological services operations co-ordinator. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer experiencing high number of mosquitoes

City has completed two “fairly major” summer campaigns

‘Due to of the amount of rain over a relatively short period, it’s resulted in one of the larger (nuisance mosquito) summer programs than we’ve seen in the last few years,’ says Ken Lehman, the city’s parks ecological services operations co-ordinator. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
A Support Abortion Rights Solidarity Rally will be held at Red Deer City Hall Park at 1 p.m. on Saturday. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Support Abortion Rights Solidarity Rally to be held in Red Deer Saturday

Red Deerians will rally for abortion rights about two weeks after Roe…

A Support Abortion Rights Solidarity Rally will be held at Red Deer City Hall Park at 1 p.m. on Saturday. (Photo by The Associated Press)
Westerner Days Fair and Exposition returns to Central Alberta July 20-24. File photo by ADVOCATE staff

Westerner Days begins in less than two weeks

The Fair and Exposition runs from July 20-24

Westerner Days Fair and Exposition returns to Central Alberta July 20-24. File photo by ADVOCATE staff