Susan Zielinski

There is still time for Red Deerians to join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge. (Advocate file photo)
FILE - A cyclist makes his way down the path near Piper Creek. (Photo by BLACK PRESS)

Red Deer in the running to be declared Canada’s Most Active Community

ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge continues until June 30

There is still time for Red Deerians to join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge. (Advocate file photo)
FILE - A cyclist makes his way down the path near Piper Creek. (Photo by BLACK PRESS)
Award winners Kristina Mejica and Mel Cruz, owners of Bestea Chill Out Cafe owners, and their baby Liam Carlisle M. Cruz, attended the awards ceremony for the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction 2022 on June 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Red Deer bubble tea cafe brings home provincial award

Bestea Chill Out Cafe wins Young Entrepreneur award

Award winners Kristina Mejica and Mel Cruz, owners of Bestea Chill Out Cafe owners, and their baby Liam Carlisle M. Cruz, attended the awards ceremony for the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction 2022 on June 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Shawn Thibault, director of Ravenstone Conservation, is in charge of stone restoration work at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in the downtown. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s oldest church is getting a facelift

Stone restoration underway at St. Luke’s Anglican Church

Shawn Thibault, director of Ravenstone Conservation, is in charge of stone restoration work at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in the downtown. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
FILE - Surgery diversion continues at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Surgery diversion persists at Red Deer hospital

140 emergency general surgery cases sent to other hospitals during last two months

FILE - Surgery diversion continues at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Part of the embankment along Wishart Trail at Gaetz Lake Sanctuary collapsed last week. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer trail partially closed after embankment collapse

Portion of Wishart Trail at Gaetz Lake Sanctuary impacted

Part of the embankment along Wishart Trail at Gaetz Lake Sanctuary collapsed last week. (Photo from Facebook)
One of Red Deer’s fire trucks was unavailable for calls for two seven-hour periods on the weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer fire truck off duty twice on weekend because staff unavailable

‘Unique and outside the norm,’ says deputy chief

One of Red Deer’s fire trucks was unavailable for calls for two seven-hour periods on the weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley says an NDP government would protect and advance reproductive rights in Alberta and across Canada. (Photo by Advocate Staff)

Notley calls on UCP leadership hopefuls to commit to protecting abortion rights

‘Our neighbours are being stripped of the right to make decisions about their own bodies’

FILE - Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley says an NDP government would protect and advance reproductive rights in Alberta and across Canada. (Photo by Advocate Staff)
This month a group of students with complex needs at École Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School went on an overnight camping trip to Camp Cadicasu, in Kananaskis County. (Contributed)
This month a group of students with complex needs at École Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School went on an overnight camping trip to Camp Cadicasu, in Kananaskis County. (Contributed)

Red Deer students learn the skills needed for camping

‘It was an amazing opportunity to build independence’

This month a group of students with complex needs at École Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School went on an overnight camping trip to Camp Cadicasu, in Kananaskis County. (Contributed)
This month a group of students with complex needs at École Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School went on an overnight camping trip to Camp Cadicasu, in Kananaskis County. (Contributed)
(File photo by Advocate staff)

Eight stolen vehicles found abandoned

Red Deer RCMP investigate

(File photo by Advocate staff)
Goats from Baah’d Plant Management & Reclamation helped to get rid of weeds earlier this week at Piper Creek Restoration Area. (Photo from Facebook)

Goats return to take care of weeds in Red Deer’s natural areas

‘There’s lots of great viewing opportunities as the goats do their thing’

Goats from Baah’d Plant Management & Reclamation helped to get rid of weeds earlier this week at Piper Creek Restoration Area. (Photo from Facebook)
Clients at Shunda Creek, an addictions treatment centre located near Nordegg, participate in outdoor activities as part of their therapy. (Photo from GoFundMe)

Funding secured for central Alberta addictions treatment centre

Wilderness-based therapy program near Rocky Mountain House

Clients at Shunda Creek, an addictions treatment centre located near Nordegg, participate in outdoor activities as part of their therapy. (Photo from GoFundMe)
FILE - Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Red Deer and central Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Rainfall warning for Red Deer and central Alberta

40 to 60 mm of rain in the forecast

FILE - Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Red Deer and central Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - Plans are being developed for the $1.8-billion expansion and redevelopment of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Kenney says stay tuned for Red Deer hospital’s expansion plans

‘What we need now is to see a plan going forward,’ says city

FILE - Plans are being developed for the $1.8-billion expansion and redevelopment of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Electricity rebates for Albertans to show up on July bills

Most farms, residences and small businesses will receive rebates

Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Fuel tax relief extended until end of September for Albertans

Tax savings continues for Alberta motorists

FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Alberta Education is providing school boards with some relief from the high cost of diesel fuel needed for school buses. (Contributed image from Red Deer Public Schools).

Alberta Education cushions the cost of school bus fuel

Fuel Price Contingency Program reinstated

Alberta Education is providing school boards with some relief from the high cost of diesel fuel needed for school buses. (Contributed image from Red Deer Public Schools).
Alberta Health Services said as of 4 p.m. on June 21, a total of 127 general surgery cases have been diverted from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre since temporary diversion began on April 29 due to staffing and other issues. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta Health Services said as of 4 p.m. on June 21, a total of 127 general surgery cases have been diverted from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre since temporary diversion began on April 29 due to staffing and other issues. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Several officials, including Premier Jason Kenney, took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Centre of Excellence held on June 21, 2022. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Construction to begin on Centre of Excellence to help children and youth in central Alberta

Abuse, addictions and mental health services under one roof on Red Deer Polytechnic campus

Several officials, including Premier Jason Kenney, took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Centre of Excellence held on June 21, 2022. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
FILE - Mustard Seed runs a 46-bed sober shelter, soup kitchen, school lunch program, and health centre in Riverside Meadows. (Photo by Advocate staff)

School lunch program feeding more students in Red Deer and central Alberta

‘Kids can’t learn if they’re hungry’

FILE - Mustard Seed runs a 46-bed sober shelter, soup kitchen, school lunch program, and health centre in Riverside Meadows. (Photo by Advocate staff)
The noon-hour Grand Entry at the Waskasoo Seepee Traditional Pow Wow, on June 20, 2022, included dignitaries and dancers. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
The noon-hour Grand Entry at the Waskasoo Seepee Traditional Pow Wow, on June 20, 2022, included dignitaries and dancers. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)