Sean McIntosh

Some surgeries are temporarily being diverted from the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, according to Alberta’s NDP. (File photo by Advocate staff)

General surgeries being diverted from Red Deer hospital

Some surgeries were being diverted from the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre…

Some surgeries are temporarily being diverted from the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, according to Alberta’s NDP. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Rebels defenceman Christoffer Sedoff keeps the puck away from Brandon Wheat Kings forward Brett Hyland during Game 5 of their first-round WHL playoff matchup Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Rebels take 3-2 series lead with Game 5 win

Rebels 3 Wheat Kings 1 (Red Deer leads series 3-2) The Red…

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Christoffer Sedoff keeps the puck away from Brandon Wheat Kings forward Brett Hyland during Game 5 of their first-round WHL playoff matchup Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Marcel Schur, Jackson Siewart and Kyle Porter were part of a search and rescue team that travelled to Ukraine for a month. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans return from search and rescue efforts in Ukraine

Four Central Albertans were part of a team that saved the life…

Marcel Schur, Jackson Siewart and Kyle Porter were part of a search and rescue team that travelled to Ukraine for a month. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The new Peavey Mart store in Red Deer will begin to welcome customers Friday. Store manager Kevin Boucher (left), president and CEO Doug Anderson, chief operating officer David Simmonds, and senior VP of store operations Jeff Crump stand outside of the new facility during a private event Thursday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

New Peavey Mart store in Red Deer ready to open

Peavey Mart’s new flagship store in Red Deer is ready to welcome…

The new Peavey Mart store in Red Deer will begin to welcome customers Friday. Store manager Kevin Boucher (left), president and CEO Doug Anderson, chief operating officer David Simmonds, and senior VP of store operations Jeff Crump stand outside of the new facility during a private event Thursday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s Julian Galenza is one of several Central Albertans competing at the Alberta Cup at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo courtesy of LA Media)

Alberta Cup begins in Red Deer

Alberta’s top 2007-born hockey players are showcasing their skills this week in…

Red Deer’s Julian Galenza is one of several Central Albertans competing at the Alberta Cup at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. (Photo courtesy of LA Media)
Red Deer’s Todd Labranche made history earlier this month by becoming the first National Lacrosse League official to call 400 career games. (Photo courtesy of NLL)

Red Deer’s Todd Labranche officiates 400th NLL game

A Red Deer man has made history by being the first referee…

Red Deer’s Todd Labranche made history earlier this month by becoming the first National Lacrosse League official to call 400 career games. (Photo courtesy of NLL)
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church held its Easter service this past weekend. (Contributed photo)

Ukrainian Orthodox church in Red Deer marks Easter while Russia continues invasion

This past Sunday’s Easter service at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church was…

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church held its Easter service this past weekend. (Contributed photo)
Brandon Wheat Kings forward Zakhar Polshakov and Red Deer Rebels forward Jace Isley race to a loose puck during a WHL playoff game between the two teams at the Peavey Mart Centrium Saturday night. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Brandon Wheat Kings beat Red Deer Rebels in overtime to even series at 1

Wheat Kings 2 Rebels 1 (OT) (Series tied 1-1) A 38-save performance…

Brandon Wheat Kings forward Zakhar Polshakov and Red Deer Rebels forward Jace Isley race to a loose puck during a WHL playoff game between the two teams at the Peavey Mart Centrium Saturday night. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Playoff basketball returns to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on April 20. The full schedule for the first round of the National Baseball Association playoffs was released Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Nurse says young Raptors must be prepared for roller-coaster series with Philadelphia

TORONTO — Nick Nurse is prepared for a “slug fest.” Three years…

Playoff basketball returns to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on April 20. The full schedule for the first round of the National Baseball Association playoffs was released Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Red Deer Rebels forward Ben King scored his 50th goal of the season against the Edmonton Oil Kings Saturday. (File photo by Rob Wallator/Red Deer Rebels)

King scores 50th goal of season, Red Deer Rebels fall to Edmonton Oil Kings

Oil Kings 6 Rebels 4 Ben King has reached a pair of…

Red Deer Rebels forward Ben King scored his 50th goal of the season against the Edmonton Oil Kings Saturday. (File photo by Rob Wallator/Red Deer Rebels)
Firefighters battle a blaze at a home on Keith Close in the Kentwood neighbourhood of Red Deer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer house heavily damaged by fire

A house in the north end of Red Deer was heavily damaged…

Firefighters battle a blaze at a home on Keith Close in the Kentwood neighbourhood of Red Deer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins says the federal government’s 2022 budget, which was released Thursday, failed Canadians in three key areas: controlled spending to control inflation, tax breaks for Canadians and substantial action on increasing housing supply. (Advocate file photo)

Federal budget an ‘avalanche of unfocused government spending,’ says Red Deer MP

The federal government neglected the needs of Central Alberta and Albertans through…

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins says the federal government’s 2022 budget, which was released Thursday, failed Canadians in three key areas: controlled spending to control inflation, tax breaks for Canadians and substantial action on increasing housing supply. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer Rebels goaltenders Chase Coward (30) and Connor Ungar have each recorded 32 starts this season. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Rebels goaltenders push each other to play better

Despite entering the season with limited Western Hockey League resumés, both goaltenders…

Red Deer Rebels goaltenders Chase Coward (30) and Connor Ungar have each recorded 32 starts this season. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
A Canadian International Rescue Organization team, which includes four central Albertans, has been are helping with search and rescue efforts in Ukraine. (Contributed photo)

Central Albertans part of search and rescue efforts in Ukraine

Four central Albertans are part of a team searching for survivors buried…

A Canadian International Rescue Organization team, which includes four central Albertans, has been are helping with search and rescue efforts in Ukraine. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer Rebels forward Arshdeep Bains surpassed the 100-point plateau on Sunday in a game against the Edmonton Oil Kings. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Bains reaches 100 points, Rebels rally to beat Oil Kings in OT

Rebels 5 Oil Kings 4 (OT) A last-minute goal and an overtime…

Red Deer Rebels forward Arshdeep Bains surpassed the 100-point plateau on Sunday in a game against the Edmonton Oil Kings. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Hayley Christen looks at a Pysanka egg she created during an event hosted by the Red Feather Women Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deerians learn Ukrainian art of Pysanka egg crafting

Central Albertans designed eggs to show support to those suffering in Ukraine.…

Hayley Christen looks at a Pysanka egg she created during an event hosted by the Red Feather Women Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer Rebels forward Arshdeep Bains (20) tries to score on Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Sebastian Cossa during a Western Hockey League game at the Peavey Mart Centrium Saturday night. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Rebels rally to beat Edmonton Oil Kings

Rebels 4 Oil Kings 3 A matchup between two of the top…

Red Deer Rebels forward Arshdeep Bains (20) tries to score on Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Sebastian Cossa during a Western Hockey League game at the Peavey Mart Centrium Saturday night. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Dozens gathered along Gaetz Avenue, by the office of Red Deer-North MLA and Education Minister Adriana LaGrange, to protest the provincial government’s K-6 Draft Curriculum Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans protest K-6 draft curriculum in Red Deer

September is too soon to implement new curriculum in Alberta schools, says…

Dozens gathered along Gaetz Avenue, by the office of Red Deer-North MLA and Education Minister Adriana LaGrange, to protest the provincial government’s K-6 Draft Curriculum Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
RCMP were called to a break-in at a home in the Kentwood neighbourhoods early Wednesday morning, says Red Deer’s Sharon McGillicky. (Advocate file photo)

‘My worst nightmare:’ Man uses axe to break into home, says Red Deer couple

A Red Deer couple has not been able to sleep since they…

RCMP were called to a break-in at a home in the Kentwood neighbourhoods early Wednesday morning, says Red Deer’s Sharon McGillicky. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer Rebels defenceman Jackson van de Leest (24) will play in his 250th Western Hockey League game this Saturday, as the Rebels host the Edmonton Oil Kings at they Peavey Mart Centrium. (Advocate file photo)

Van de Leest to play 250th WHL game as Red Deer Rebels host Oil Kings

Jackson van de Leest says it’s difficult to describe how he feels…

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Jackson van de Leest (24) will play in his 250th Western Hockey League game this Saturday, as the Rebels host the Edmonton Oil Kings at they Peavey Mart Centrium. (Advocate file photo)