Susan Zielinski

Theressa and Shayleen and Greening dropped off some hand-made sleeping mats at Turning Point. (Photo contributed)

Sleeping mats made from plastic bags donated to Red Deer agency

Hand-woven mats made in central Alberta

Theressa and Shayleen and Greening dropped off some hand-made sleeping mats at Turning Point. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer Public Schools is waiting for further direction from the province on how to address COVID-19 when classes start in the fall. (Screenshot from Red Deer Public School video)
Red Deer Public Schools is waiting for further direction from the province on how to address COVID-19 when classes start in the fall. (Screenshot from Red Deer Public School video)
Businesses at Gasoline Alley West Centre I prepared for the centre’s grand opening on July 29. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Gasoline Alley becoming a destination in central Alberta

Gasoline Alley West Centre I celebrates grand opening

Businesses at Gasoline Alley West Centre I prepared for the centre’s grand opening on July 29. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Summer student Madhav Bhatt regularly waters plants at Common Ground Garden Project in Capstone. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer vegetable garden grows food for those in need

A collaboration between ReThink Red Deer and the City of Red Deer

Summer student Madhav Bhatt regularly waters plants at Common Ground Garden Project in Capstone. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Demolition work started around April on the Michener centre’s north site. The buildings north of 55 Street were constructed in the middle of the last century and were formerly used to house residents with mental disabilities. (Advocate file photo)
Demolition work started around April on the Michener centre’s north site. The buildings north of 55 Street were constructed in the middle of the last century and were formerly used to house residents with mental disabilities. (Advocate file photo)
Montreal artist Caitlin McDonagh used a hydraulic lift to help her paint a mural on Wednesday in downtown Red Deer. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

WATCH: Murals added to downtown Red Deer alleyways

14 artists participate in mural project

Montreal artist Caitlin McDonagh used a hydraulic lift to help her paint a mural on Wednesday in downtown Red Deer. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees denounced proposed wage cuts for general support services staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Battle brewing over staff wages at Red Deer hospital

AUPE and AHS at the bargaining table

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees denounced proposed wage cuts for general support services staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Turning Point advises people to be prepared with Naloxone kits. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Opioid deaths slightly down but contaminated supply of drugs circulating in Red Deer

People warned about bad batch of strong opiates contaminating drug supply

Turning Point advises people to be prepared with Naloxone kits. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Premier Jason Kenney says a provincial police force holds great promise to improve community policing and response times. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Premier Jason Kenney says a provincial police force holds great promise to improve community policing and response times. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Blindman Brewing, of Lacombe, was established in 2014, and continues to look for ways to be more sustainable. (Photo contributed)

Central Alberta brewery focuses on sustainability

Blindman Brewing is keeping an eye out for projects that promote sustainability.…

Blindman Brewing, of Lacombe, was established in 2014, and continues to look for ways to be more sustainable. (Photo contributed)
Photos and flowers can be found at a memorial at the fatal Wetaskiwin-area rail crossing. (Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer staff)

Two women dead: Memorials set up for victims of railway crashes in central Alberta

Two women died at two separate railway crossings since Sunday

Photos and flowers can be found at a memorial at the fatal Wetaskiwin-area rail crossing. (Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer staff)
Located at 101 Larratt Close in Laredo neighbourhood, this year’s dream home features four bedrooms and three full baths. (File photo by Advocate staff)

WATCH: Red Deer dream home winner announced

Red Deer Hospital Lottery prizes awarded

Located at 101 Larratt Close in Laredo neighbourhood, this year’s dream home features four bedrooms and three full baths. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Lacombe Days is back, and runs July 23 to 25. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Get ready to celebrate the summer at Lacombe Days

Lacombe puts out the welcome mat

Lacombe Days is back, and runs July 23 to 25. (File photo by Black Press news services)
In June there were 7,309 people on the surgery wait list in Alberta Health Services Central zone, which includes Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
In June there were 7,309 people on the surgery wait list in Alberta Health Services Central zone, which includes Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A cut out for the bicycle lane on 39th Street will be completed this construction season. (Contributed)

Red Deer’s 39th Street bike lane to be fixed

Red Deer participates in cyclist count

A cut out for the bicycle lane on 39th Street will be completed this construction season. (Contributed)
On Sunday, Alberta Health Services announced a nurse shortage at Rocky Mountain House Health Centre. (Photo contributed by the Town of Rocky Mountain House)

COVID takes huge toll on rural nursing workforce

Rocky reduces acute care beds due to temporary shortage of registered nurses and licenced practical nurses

On Sunday, Alberta Health Services announced a nurse shortage at Rocky Mountain House Health Centre. (Photo contributed by the Town of Rocky Mountain House)
Two health centres in central Alberta will help reduce wait times at Red Deer’s Regional Hospital Centre’s emergency department. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Effort underway to reduce wait times at Red Deer emergency department

Expanding EMS transport locations to reduce wait times

Two health centres in central Alberta will help reduce wait times at Red Deer’s Regional Hospital Centre’s emergency department. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Tove Campbell says it has been very difficult for her 19-year-old daughter to access provincial funding to pay for four medical prescriptions. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Quicker access to income supports needed, says Red Deer family

A plan to resume in-person services at Alberta Supports Centres being developed

Tove Campbell says it has been very difficult for her 19-year-old daughter to access provincial funding to pay for four medical prescriptions. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
The statue Doris and Mickey the beaver was among the city's ghost statues that were tagged with red-painted hand prints. (Contributed)
The statue Doris and Mickey the beaver was among the city's ghost statues that were tagged with red-painted hand prints. (Contributed)
Safe harbour Society has been operating a temporary homeless shelter at the former Cannery Row Bingo since spring 2020. Last month city council decided it will not allow the temporary shelter to remain at Cannery Row beyond Sept. 30. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Safe harbour Society has been operating a temporary homeless shelter at the former Cannery Row Bingo since spring 2020. Last month city council decided it will not allow the temporary shelter to remain at Cannery Row beyond Sept. 30. (File photo by Advocate staff)