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Master Seoungmin Rim was recently named head coach of Canada’s Poomsae team by Taekwondo Canada. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Taekwondo gym owner to return as national Poomsae coach

The owner of a Taekwondo gym in Red Deer will return as…

Master Seoungmin Rim was recently named head coach of Canada’s Poomsae team by Taekwondo Canada. (Contributed photo)
On Friday, the City of Red Deer announced 63 part-time and full-time employees were temporarily laid off. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer announces 63 staff members temporarily laid off

The City of Red Deer has temporarily laid off 63 permanent part-time…

On Friday, the City of Red Deer announced 63 part-time and full-time employees were temporarily laid off. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Innisfail Mayor Jim Romane wants the government to consider relaxing existing restrictions in a manner that reflects, and directly corresponds with, a geographic region’s number of active cases. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Innisfail mayor wants gov’t to relax existing restrictions based off geographic region

Innisfail’s mayor is asking the premier to relax restrictions based off of…

Innisfail Mayor Jim Romane wants the government to consider relaxing existing restrictions in a manner that reflects, and directly corresponds with, a geographic region’s number of active cases. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Adult mountain pine beetle or Dendroctonus ponderosae, collected in Grande Prairie from the Olds College insect collection. Photo by Ken Fry/Olds College

Mostly mild winter could lead to increase in mountain pine beetles, says central Alberta professor

A more mild winter could lead to an increase in mountain pine…

Adult mountain pine beetle or Dendroctonus ponderosae, collected in Grande Prairie from the Olds College insect collection. Photo by Ken Fry/Olds College
On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates five cents towards Canadian mental health initiatives for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of its Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Red Deerians mark Bell Let’s Talk Day

The best way to “chip away” at the stigma surrounding mental health…

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates five cents towards Canadian mental health initiatives for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of its Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. (File photo by The Associated Press)
SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which causes COVID-19, emerge from the surface of cells isolated from a patient in the U.S. and cultured in a lab in a 2020 electron microscope image. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-HO, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories

Alberta adds 463 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

The central zone has 818 active cases

SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which causes COVID-19, emerge from the surface of cells isolated from a patient in the U.S. and cultured in a lab in a 2020 electron microscope image. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-HO, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories
Red Deer teacher Janelle Van Tetering had her students write letters to attach to Blankets of Hope, which will be donated to the Mustard Seed. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer teacher, students donate ‘Blankets of Hope’ to those in need

A Red Deer teacher and her students are giving warm blankets and…

Red Deer teacher Janelle Van Tetering had her students write letters to attach to Blankets of Hope, which will be donated to the Mustard Seed. (Contributed photo)
Patrick Malkin, co-owner of The Granary Kitchen, says he wants the provincial government to lift COVID-19 restrictions that shutdown in-person dining. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer restaurant owner ‘frustrated’ in-person dining restrictions are still in place

Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the restrictions won’t yet be eased this past Thursday

Patrick Malkin, co-owner of The Granary Kitchen, says he wants the provincial government to lift COVID-19 restrictions that shutdown in-person dining. (File photo by Advocate staff)
As of Friday, Alberta has under 10,000 active COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy CDC)

Alberta identifies 573 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths on Saturday

There are currently 9,727 active cases of the virus in the province

As of Friday, Alberta has under 10,000 active COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy CDC)
The Red Deer Outreach Centre’s Adopt a Family program raised $60,000 in 2020. (Photo courtesy Red Deer Outreach Centre’s Facebook)

Red Deer Outreach Centre’s Adopt a Family program raised $60K in 2020

The executive director of the Red Deer Outreach Centre says she is…

The Red Deer Outreach Centre’s Adopt a Family program raised $60,000 in 2020. (Photo courtesy Red Deer Outreach Centre’s Facebook)
Professional-quality tools don’t just last longer, they’re also more comfortable and better balanced. This drill and impact driver are perfectly balanced on the triggers, which is ideal. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Houseworks: In praise of professional-grade tools

When I was 10 years old, my dad began renovating our kitchen,…

Professional-quality tools don’t just last longer, they’re also more comfortable and better balanced. This drill and impact driver are perfectly balanced on the triggers, which is ideal. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
Red Deer College president Peter Nunoda says polytechnic designation would be the best way for RDC to offer degrees while retaining a range of credentials that includes trades programming. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer College expects to become polytechnic institution, not a university

Red Deer College does not expect to become a university after all.…

Red Deer College president Peter Nunoda says polytechnic designation would be the best way for RDC to offer degrees while retaining a range of credentials that includes trades programming. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Skylar Roth-MacDonald will cover 160 km this weekend as part of Project 24, a virtual charity. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer native will run from Calgary to hometown this weekend

Skylar Roth-MacDonald gearing up to run across Canada this summer to raise mental health awareness

Skylar Roth-MacDonald will cover 160 km this weekend as part of Project 24, a virtual charity. (Contributed photo)
Brittany Lausen, president of the Red Deer College Students’ Association, says the institution needs the ability to grant degrees. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Degree-granting status ‘matters most,’ says Red Deer College Students’ Association president

Brittany Lausen says it doesn’t matter whether the institution becomes a university or polytechnic

Brittany Lausen, president of the Red Deer College Students’ Association, says the institution needs the ability to grant degrees. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19.  (File photo)

Gov’t reports two more COVID-19 deaths in Red Deer on Sunday

Nineteen new deaths, including two in Red Deer, were reported by the…

Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19.  (File photo)
Andre Lemus, the owner of Las Palmeras in Red Deer, says he hopes in-person dining restrictions are lifted this upcoming Thursday. (Photo courtesy www.laspalmeras.ca)

Red Deer restaurant owner hopes in-person dining restrictions are lifted Thursday

The owner of a Red Deer restaurant says business has “dropped” since…

Andre Lemus, the owner of Las Palmeras in Red Deer, says he hopes in-person dining restrictions are lifted this upcoming Thursday. (Photo courtesy www.laspalmeras.ca)
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna said Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, its COVID-19 shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus that's surging in the U.S. and around the world. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna said Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, its COVID-19 shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus that's surging in the U.S. and around the world. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
Salons and barbershops are able to open on Monday, the Government of Alberta announced this week. (Photo courtesy Pixabay)

Red Deer salon owner “relieved” business can re-open next week

The owner of a Red Deer salon says she’s “definitely relieved” her…

Salons and barbershops are able to open on Monday, the Government of Alberta announced this week. (Photo courtesy Pixabay)
The provincial government released its 2021 wheat midge forecast recently. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

2021 forecast shows increase in wheat midge risk in parts of Alberta

The provincial government’s wheat midge forecast for 2021 shows an increase in…

The provincial government released its 2021 wheat midge forecast recently. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
The Central Alberta Humane Society currently has about 130 cats in its care. (Photo contributed)
Jim deBoon, owner of Klassic Kennels, says Blackfalds has a 46 per cent return-to-owner rate for cats. (Contributed photo)

Klassic Kennels set to name Blackfalds ‘North America’s most pet-caring community’

The town’s return-to-owner rate for cats is 46 per cent

The Central Alberta Humane Society currently has about 130 cats in its care. (Photo contributed)
Jim deBoon, owner of Klassic Kennels, says Blackfalds has a 46 per cent return-to-owner rate for cats. (Contributed photo)