Sean McIntosh

City Hall Park was filled with yoga enthusiasts on Saturday, as the third annual Central Alberta Yogathon took over the park. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Yogathon raises more than $7,000 for Smiles Thru Lindsey

The third annual Central Alberta Yogathon raised more than $7,000 for the…

City Hall Park was filled with yoga enthusiasts on Saturday, as the third annual Central Alberta Yogathon took over the park. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
An organizer of Saturday’s duck race in Blackfalds Kristin Heneghan frees some ducks that were trapped after the current brought them to shore. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Racing rubber ducks for Ronald McDonald House

Kristin Heneghan and Jocelyn Sonnenberg have seen the Ronald McDonald House help…

An organizer of Saturday’s duck race in Blackfalds Kristin Heneghan frees some ducks that were trapped after the current brought them to shore. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Family farms and small businesses would see an impact if the proposed federal tax reforms on private corporations were to move forward. (File photo)

Proposed tax reforms cause concerns for small businesses and farmers

Family farms and small businesses in Central Alberta could take a big…

Family farms and small businesses would see an impact if the proposed federal tax reforms on private corporations were to move forward. (File photo)
Red Deer’s First Friday receptions for September

Red Deer’s First Friday receptions for September

A display featuring war-related art is one of many Red Deerians can…

Red Deer’s First Friday receptions for September
New Alberta Downs owners may venture from horse racing

New Alberta Downs owners may venture from horse racing

The new owners of the Alberta Downs race track may not use…

New Alberta Downs owners may venture from horse racing
Training camp for the Red Deer Rebels starts Wednesday, exactly one month before the team’s first game of the regular season. (File photo)

Rebels training camp begins next week

The Red Deer Rebels are gearing up for the start of the…

Training camp for the Red Deer Rebels starts Wednesday, exactly one month before the team’s first game of the regular season. (File photo)
Community and Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir announceds provincial funding for the City of Red Deer and the Town of Sylvan Lake on Thursday morning. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

UPDATED: Government funding announced to fight homelessness and family violence in Central Alberta

Addressing homelessness and family violence in Central Alberta received a $275,000 boost…

Community and Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir announceds provincial funding for the City of Red Deer and the Town of Sylvan Lake on Thursday morning. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Cory Hetlinger and his daughters Jeslyn, Sophia and Grace in front of the rainbow crosswalk in downtown Red Deer Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Some Red Deerians think the rainbow crosswalk should stay

Cory Hetlinger and his three daughters love the two rainbow crosswalks in…

Cory Hetlinger and his daughters Jeslyn, Sophia and Grace in front of the rainbow crosswalk in downtown Red Deer Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
An overhead view of Dennis Duncan’s wheat field after a vehicle drove through it last week. (Contributed photo)

Police recover vehicle that likely destroyed a farmer’s wheat field

A stolen vehicle that likely drove through farmer Dennis Duncan’s wheat field…

An overhead view of Dennis Duncan’s wheat field after a vehicle drove through it last week. (Contributed photo)
Tara Veer announces she will run for mayor again in October’s municipal election at Veterans’ Park in downtown Red Deer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Updated: “There’s still more work to do” – Veer

Mayor Tara Veer to run for second term in October

Tara Veer announces she will run for mayor again in October’s municipal election at Veterans’ Park in downtown Red Deer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s Alyx Thomas speaks at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre’s Aging LGBTQ+ discussion on Tuesday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

The challenges of being an aging LGBTQ+ community member

Red Deer’s Alyx Thomas knows only too well the difficulties of gaining…

Red Deer’s Alyx Thomas speaks at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre’s Aging LGBTQ+ discussion on Tuesday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
VIDEO: Red Deer getting ready for Canada Winter Games

VIDEO: Red Deer getting ready for Canada Winter Games

The road to the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer is officially…

VIDEO: Red Deer getting ready for Canada Winter Games
Nine-year-old Bronc Toews from Watrous, Sask. competes in the youth rodeo saddle bronc at the The 41st annual Ivan Daines Country Music Pick-Nic on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Live music and a rodeo at 41st Country Music Pick-Nic

When Angel Toews brought her nine-year-old son to Daines Ranch for a…

Nine-year-old Bronc Toews from Watrous, Sask. competes in the youth rodeo saddle bronc at the The 41st annual Ivan Daines Country Music Pick-Nic on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer College president Joel Ward and director of capital projects Doug Sharp tour the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre to members of the media Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre construction on schedule

Sounds of heavy machinery continue to fill the Gary W. Harris Canada…

Red Deer College president Joel Ward and director of capital projects Doug Sharp tour the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre to members of the media Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Jim and Marta Boulton in the backyard of their Red Deer home where they host concerts through the summer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

A home and a live music venue

A love for music and mobility issues inspired Jim and Marta Boulton…

Jim and Marta Boulton in the backyard of their Red Deer home where they host concerts through the summer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The Abbey Centre was a popular reason for why Blackfalds residents love their town. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Population of Blackfalds approaches 10,000

Sixteen years ago Sandra Congdon and her family made Blackfalds their home.…

The Abbey Centre was a popular reason for why Blackfalds residents love their town. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer deputy mayor Ken Johnston and Central Alberta Pride Society event coordinator Joel Graham lead people across the rainbow crosswalk for the first time after its unveiling Thursday morning. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)                                Red Deer deputy mayor Ken Johnston and Central Alberta Pride Week event coordinator Joel Graham lead people across the rainbow crosswalk for the first time after its unveiling Thursday morning. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Watch: Red Deer’s rainbow crosswalk unveiled

Central Alberta Pride Week kicks off on Sunday

Red Deer deputy mayor Ken Johnston and Central Alberta Pride Society event coordinator Joel Graham lead people across the rainbow crosswalk for the first time after its unveiling Thursday morning. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)                                Red Deer deputy mayor Ken Johnston and Central Alberta Pride Week event coordinator Joel Graham lead people across the rainbow crosswalk for the first time after its unveiling Thursday morning. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Staff Sgt. Gary Creed, Name the Puppy contest winner Mia Sharpe and Insp. Akrum Ghadban pose for a picture Wednesday during the police dog demo in Innisfail. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Watch: Name the Puppy contest winner honoured in Innisfail

Mia Sharpe had a doggone great time Wednesday at the RCMP’s Police…

Staff Sgt. Gary Creed, Name the Puppy contest winner Mia Sharpe and Insp. Akrum Ghadban pose for a picture Wednesday during the police dog demo in Innisfail. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer surgeon Dr. Lawrence Farries will be participating in the 200-kilometre Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Saturday and Sunday. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer surgeon rides to conquer cancer

Cancer has affected Red Deer surgeon Lawrence Farries his whole life, and…

Red Deer surgeon Dr. Lawrence Farries will be participating in the 200-kilometre Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Saturday and Sunday. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer’s Josh Partridge on the HMCS Oriole, the Canadian Navy’s only official sailing vessel. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer man sails Navy’s oldest commissioned ship

From travelling on the Canadian Navy’s oldest commissioned ship to meeting Canada’s…

Red Deer’s Josh Partridge on the HMCS Oriole, the Canadian Navy’s only official sailing vessel. (Contributed photo)