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Kris Sturgess with Calgary Ghostbusters. (Photo from GoFundMe)

GoFundMe account salutes Red Deer prop builder

Kris Sturgess died unexpectedly April 28

Kris Sturgess with Calgary Ghostbusters. (Photo from GoFundMe)
David Eggen, the NDP’s advanced education critic, said the UCP government has been focused on cutting funding to post-secondary institutions across Alberta. (Contributed photo)

NDP worry new status for Red Deer College doesn’t mean more funding

This week the province announced that RDC will become a polytechnic institute

David Eggen, the NDP’s advanced education critic, said the UCP government has been focused on cutting funding to post-secondary institutions across Alberta. (Contributed photo)
A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Mom’s Diner’s Facebook page)
A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Mom’s Diner’s Facebook page)
The City of Red Deer encourages residents to maintain a 72-hour emergency supply kit. (Photo contributed)
The City of Red Deer encourages residents to maintain a 72-hour emergency supply kit. (Photo contributed)
(Advocate file photo).

UPDATE: Red Deer College to become polytechnic

Red Deer College is on the road to polytechnic status. On Tuesday,…

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A baby fox with an injured leg is healing at Medicine River Wildlife Centre. (Contributed)

Concern for wildlife continues during pandemic

Babies arriving at Medicine River Wildlife Centre

A baby fox with an injured leg is healing at Medicine River Wildlife Centre. (Contributed)
Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point served about 213 clients last month. (Contributed)

Downtown overdose prevention site gets one-year extension

131 overdose reversals at the Red Deer site

Red Deer’s overdose prevention site operated by central Alberta’s harm reduction agency Turning Point served about 213 clients last month. (Contributed)
Co-owners Daelyn and Matt Hamill, of Red Shed Malting near Penhold, is a central Alberta company that recently joined Each+Every. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Co-owners Daelyn and Matt Hamill, of Red Shed Malting near Penhold, is a central Alberta company that recently joined Each+Every. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools has decided its schools will not pilot the new draft curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 6 students in the fall. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools has decided its schools will not pilot the new draft curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 6 students in the fall. (Photo contributed)
Safe Harbour Society runs its daytime warming centre and overnight mat program for homeless adults at the former Cannery Row Bingo. (Photo contributed)
Safe Harbour Society runs its daytime warming centre and overnight mat program for homeless adults at the former Cannery Row Bingo. (Photo contributed)
Last week city council put off approving a recommended $3-million grant and a $19-million loan to provide short and long-term stability to Westerner Park. (Advocate file photo)

Westerner Park hoping for city support

Westerner Park refocuses on self-producing events

Last week city council put off approving a recommended $3-million grant and a $19-million loan to provide short and long-term stability to Westerner Park. (Advocate file photo)
A report released Thursday by auditor general Doug Wylie found a lack of communication and inflexible funding rules have created broad differences in wait times among Alberta’s health regions for publicly funded outpatient tests. (Contributed photo)

Access to medical tests in Red Deer adequate, say doctors

Use of Publicly Funded CT and MRI Services report released by auditor general

A report released Thursday by auditor general Doug Wylie found a lack of communication and inflexible funding rules have created broad differences in wait times among Alberta’s health regions for publicly funded outpatient tests. (Contributed photo)
Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which runs each November at Westerner Park, was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but could likely go ahead this year. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Chamber of Commerce awaits city council’s decision about Westerner Park

Financial uncertainty hangs over Westerner Park

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which runs each November at Westerner Park, was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but could likely go ahead this year. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Instructor Brandt Trimble leads an outdoor spin class at RYDE RD. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Fitness facilities continue to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions

‘It’s really frustrating to be one of the targeted businesses’

Instructor Brandt Trimble leads an outdoor spin class at RYDE RD. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Sustainability consultant Brit Wacher, SAIT architect student Kenna Wessner and Chugha Kim, and co-developer Anita Bauer outside at Diamond Willow Estates. (Photo contributed)

Multi-generation housing an option in central Alberta

Lots now available in new Clearwater County subdivision

Sustainability consultant Brit Wacher, SAIT architect student Kenna Wessner and Chugha Kim, and co-developer Anita Bauer outside at Diamond Willow Estates. (Photo contributed)
Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak with 10 or more active cases. ( File photo by Advocate Staff)

COVID-19 impacting Red Deer schools

Education minister says 99.6 per cent of students and staff remain in school in Alberta

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak with 10 or more active cases. ( File photo by Advocate Staff)
Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley says the province is determined to cut funding to municipalities through the Local Measures Statutes Amendment Act. (File photo by Advocate staff)

UCP MLAs dividing Alberta: Notley

‘Now is the time we need strong leadership and strong local government’

Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley says the province is determined to cut funding to municipalities through the Local Measures Statutes Amendment Act. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Public Schools will not pilot the new draft curriculum at its elementary schools. (File photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)

UPDATED: Red Deer Public Schools says no to piloting new curriculum

Alberta Teachers’ Association support school boards

Red Deer Public Schools will not pilot the new draft curriculum at its elementary schools. (File photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
Even with recent restrictions due to rising COVID-19 variant case levels, about 95 per cent of businesses are open in Alberta, said Premier Jason Kenney. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Consistent pandemic policy has helped Alberta, premier says

Alberta fatality rate lower than Canadian average

Even with recent restrictions due to rising COVID-19 variant case levels, about 95 per cent of businesses are open in Alberta, said Premier Jason Kenney. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Mayzie the Canada goose is back nesting in a flower pot on a backyard balcony in Anders on the Lake. (Contributed)

Canada goose back nesting on Red Deer balcony

Third year in a row geese return

Mayzie the Canada goose is back nesting in a flower pot on a backyard balcony in Anders on the Lake. (Contributed)