Sean McIntosh

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Bill 52, the Recall Act, would allow Albertans to initiate a process that could lead to removing and replacing elected officials including members of the legislative assembly and school trustees during their term. (File photo by the Government of Alberta)

Voters can fire elected officials: Alberta introduces recall legislation

The UCP government has introduced legislation that would allow voters to “fire”…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Bill 52, the Recall Act, would allow Albertans to initiate a process that could lead to removing and replacing elected officials including members of the legislative assembly and school trustees during their term. (File photo by the Government of Alberta)
There were six additional deaths across Alberta reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,926 since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)

Two new COVID-19 deaths reported in Red Deer

The Government of Alberta is reporting two more COVID-19-related deaths in Red…

There were six additional deaths across Alberta reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,926 since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)
A memorial wall has been built at Trailhead Climbing and Fitness for Lucas Chabot, who died November 2019. (Contributed photo)

Memorial wall built in honour of Red Deer climber

Lucas Chabot died in November 2019

A memorial wall has been built at Trailhead Climbing and Fitness for Lucas Chabot, who died November 2019. (Contributed photo)
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)

Alberta gov’t identifies 474 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Central zone has 451 active cases

This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)
Sabrina Samuel, Corey King, Vicki Finlay and Bobbi-Jo L’Hirondelle sit next to the window of downtown Red Deer business Junktiques. A number of messages have been written on the window and sidewalk in support of LGBTQ2S+ people. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

TANAS celebrating the month leading up to Transgender Day of Visibility in Red Deer

With Transgender Day of Visibility right around the corner, a Red Deer…

Sabrina Samuel, Corey King, Vicki Finlay and Bobbi-Jo L’Hirondelle sit next to the window of downtown Red Deer business Junktiques. A number of messages have been written on the window and sidewalk in support of LGBTQ2S+ people. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Olds College instructor Bertrand Bickersteth’s ‘The Response of Weeds’ has been named to the Alberta Reads Book Club’s Poetry Shortlist. (Contributed photo by Nathan Elson)

Olds College instructor’s work named to Alberta Reads Book Club Poetry Shortlist

Bertrand Bickersteth says he hopes his poetry can help Albertans recognize the…

Olds College instructor Bertrand Bickersteth’s ‘The Response of Weeds’ has been named to the Alberta Reads Book Club’s Poetry Shortlist. (Contributed photo by Nathan Elson)
Nineteen corrections officers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Drumheller Institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘A very stressful situation’: Drumheller Institution experiencing big COVID-19 outbreak, says union rep

The Drumheller Institution is in the middle of a big COVID-19 outbreak,…

Nineteen corrections officers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Drumheller Institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Alberta’s unemployment rate drops to 9.9% in February

Province still has second-highest unemployment rate in Canada

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The Red Deer Hospital Lottery officially launched Friday. This year’s dream home is located at 101 Larratt Cl. in Red Deer’s Laredo neighbourhood. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Hospital Lottery introduces newest dream home

A $840,000 dream home will be up for grabs in the 2021…

The Red Deer Hospital Lottery officially launched Friday. This year’s dream home is located at 101 Larratt Cl. in Red Deer’s Laredo neighbourhood. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Students at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School are raising money for the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation Grad Service Project Week. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer high school students hope to raise $40K for Smiles Thru Lindsey

Students at a Red Deer high school are raising money to support…

Students at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School are raising money for the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation Grad Service Project Week. (Contributed photo)
A central Alberta family’s home burned down last week. (Photo courtesy GoFundMe page)

Central Alberta family loses home, pets to fire

A central Alberta family lost multiple pets after a fire burned down…

A central Alberta family’s home burned down last week. (Photo courtesy GoFundMe page)
Lee Simms, an Olymel employee, lights four candles to remember those who have died due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Red Deer’s pork-processing plant. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Candlelight vigil held to remember those who have died due to Olymel COVID-19 outbreak

A small group of people gathered near the Olymel plant in Red…

Lee Simms, an Olymel employee, lights four candles to remember those who have died due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Red Deer’s pork-processing plant. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
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Gov’t of Alberta identifies estimated 300 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

Online COVID-19 dashboard unavailable as upgrades being completed

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Ben King scores for the Red Deer Rebels during the third period of a Western Hockey League game against the Calgary Hitmen at the Westerner Park Centrium Saturday. (Photo by Rob Wallator/Red Deer Rebels)

Rebels complete comeback to pick up first win of season

Rebels 3 Hitmen 2 (OT) The Red Deer Rebels were able to…

Ben King scores for the Red Deer Rebels during the third period of a Western Hockey League game against the Calgary Hitmen at the Westerner Park Centrium Saturday. (Photo by Rob Wallator/Red Deer Rebels)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Red Deer dips below 300 active COVID-19 cases

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer continued to drop…

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Central Alberta Freestyle Ski Club is hoping to win $50,000 through the Mackenzie Investments Top Peak contest. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta ski club trying to win $50K in online contest

A central Alberta ski club has entered a contest where it can…

The Central Alberta Freestyle Ski Club is hoping to win $50,000 through the Mackenzie Investments Top Peak contest. (Contributed photo)
Lyn Radford, 2019 Canada Winter Games board chair, was named 2020 Sport Event Volunteer of the Year at the Prestige Awards. (File photo by Advocate staff)

WATCH: Lyn Radford wins award for volunteer efforts

The board chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer…

Lyn Radford, 2019 Canada Winter Games board chair, was named 2020 Sport Event Volunteer of the Year at the Prestige Awards. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Silent protests are being held this week in response to Red Deer Public Schools rejecting a Pride Week in favour of a Diversity Week last month. (Photo courtesy Black and Indigenous Alliance Facebook)

Central Albertans protest Red Deer Public Schools’ Pride Week decision

Central Albertans are silently protesting Red Deer Public Schools’ decision to not…

Silent protests are being held this week in response to Red Deer Public Schools rejecting a Pride Week in favour of a Diversity Week last month. (Photo courtesy Black and Indigenous Alliance Facebook)
Quinn Mason died from an opioid overdose at the age of 23 in June 2020. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta mother whose son died from overdose advocates for ‘change’

It’s been about nine months since her son died from an overdose,…

Quinn Mason died from an opioid overdose at the age of 23 in June 2020. (Contributed photo)
Bryson, six, and Mara, eight, play with puppies from Dogs With Wings Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

WATCH: Dogs With Wings introduces Red Deer program

A program that trains puppies to be certified service, autism, facility and…

Bryson, six, and Mara, eight, play with puppies from Dogs With Wings Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)