Susan Zielinski

FILE - Maryview School students arrive for their first day of classes Aug. 31, 2020. (Photo by Advocate staff)

School council support slashed by province

Alberta School Councils’ Association question lack of discussion

FILE - Maryview School students arrive for their first day of classes Aug. 31, 2020. (Photo by Advocate staff)
The Central Alberta Humane Society currently has about 130 cats in its care. (Photo contributed)

Equipment needed for cats at Central Alberta Humane Society

Fundraising goal of $6,000 for filtration units

The Central Alberta Humane Society currently has about 130 cats in its care. (Photo contributed)
Extending the Christmas break for schools is something people are talking about in other provinces. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Teachers want to talk about extending Christmas break

A longer break would be up to the province

Extending the Christmas break for schools is something people are talking about in other provinces. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has one inpatient unit with 36 beds for COVID positive, or presumptive patients, outside the ICU. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer hospital can expect a COVID ‘tsunami’

ICU beds are available in Red Deer for COVID patients needing ventilators

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre has one inpatient unit with 36 beds for COVID positive, or presumptive patients, outside the ICU. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Some Gasoline Alley businesses aren’t subjected to the same COVID restrictions as those imposed in Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer Chamber of Commerce says businesses should be treated equally

New COVID-19 restrictions in place for some Red Deer businesses

Some Gasoline Alley businesses aren’t subjected to the same COVID restrictions as those imposed in Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Michener lands continue to be a popular place for Red Deerians to get some fresh air and exercise. (By SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

City buying Michener lands

Province and Red Deer working together on Michener north lands

Michener lands continue to be a popular place for Red Deerians to get some fresh air and exercise. (By SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deer Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks off Nov. 13 and runs until Dec. 24. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Watch out for Christmas Kettles starting Friday

Annual Red Deer Salvation Army Christmas Kettle fundraising campaign

Red Deer Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks off Nov. 13 and runs until Dec. 24. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Grade 11 student Sophia Lia is editor and chief of the Sophia Lia magazine. (Photo contributed)

Red Deer student encourages conversation around mental health

Pandemic puts more strains on teens

Grade 11 student Sophia Lia is editor and chief of the Sophia Lia magazine. (Photo contributed)
“It has been shown to be effective. People can do it. It’s not an impossible task,” says a Red Deer doctor of mask wearing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Masks inconvenient for some, but effective, says doctor

Red Deer hospital pandemic preparations have paid off

“It has been shown to be effective. People can do it. It’s not an impossible task,” says a Red Deer doctor of mask wearing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Doctors once went public with the shortcomings of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, which will soon benefit from $100 million in improvements. (Byron Hackett/Red Deer Advocate)

Construction expected to start next fall at Red Deer hospital

Final planning underway for $100-million project

Doctors once went public with the shortcomings of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, which will soon benefit from $100 million in improvements. (Byron Hackett/Red Deer Advocate)
The Medicine River Wildlife Centre wants to help an injured cormorant get to British Columbia. (Photo contributed)

Recuperating bird awaits a flight to B.C.

Medicine River Wildlife Centre working through government red tape

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre wants to help an injured cormorant get to British Columbia. (Photo contributed)
A wildlife hospital in the United Kingdom came to the rescue of a bird tangled up in disposable mask strings. (Photo from South Essex Wildlife Hospital on Facebook)

Cut those disposable mask strings for wildlife’s sake

Mask litter a danger for wildlife

A wildlife hospital in the United Kingdom came to the rescue of a bird tangled up in disposable mask strings. (Photo from South Essex Wildlife Hospital on Facebook)
On Monday morning, students gathered outside Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School during a break, raising questions about the observance of COVID-19 protocols. (Contributed photo)

Mingling tough for youth to resist, says teachers’ president

Classroom cohort system used to reduce spread of COVID

On Monday morning, students gathered outside Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School during a break, raising questions about the observance of COVID-19 protocols. (Contributed photo)
In this 2017 file photo, a hunter views some animals through his rifle’s scope. (Photo contributed by Jordon Carey)

Poaching a growing concern in central Alberta

Crime Watch group encourage members to watch out for suspicious activity

In this 2017 file photo, a hunter views some animals through his rifle’s scope. (Photo contributed by Jordon Carey)
An online survey is being conducted to get feedback from parents about what it’s been like since schools reopened, or while continuing online learning. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Checking in with parents through provincewide survey

An Alberta School Councils’ Association survey

An online survey is being conducted to get feedback from parents about what it’s been like since schools reopened, or while continuing online learning. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
The City of Red Deer’s archives receives requests from around the world, often related to families’ history. (Photo contributed)The City of Red Deer’s archives receives requests from around the world, often related to families’ history. (Photo contributed) (Photo contributed)

Red Deer’s archives and records are being put under one roof

Located in the former Only Women’s Fitness building

The City of Red Deer’s archives receives requests from around the world, often related to families’ history. (Photo contributed)The City of Red Deer’s archives receives requests from around the world, often related to families’ history. (Photo contributed) (Photo contributed)
Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling says educators are spending a lot of time on cleaning protocols, which takes away from prep time and breaks. (Twitter photo from ATA)

Teachers are reporting ‘stress,’ says union

Alberta Teachers’ Association regularly surveying teachers

Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling says educators are spending a lot of time on cleaning protocols, which takes away from prep time and breaks. (Twitter photo from ATA)
Lee Kvern visits with her sister Jody, 62, who has lived at Michener Centre for 43 years. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Lee Kvern visits with her sister Jody, 62, who has lived at Michener Centre for 43 years. (File photo by Advocate staff)
“We need to keep our hospitalization rate low. We need to keep our ICU beds open, and we need to keep people healthy and our case numbers low," says Karen Mann, Red Deer’s emergency management co-ordinator. (File photo by Advocate staff).

City says it is monitoring COVID around the clock

Following guidance from Alberta’s medical officer of health

“We need to keep our hospitalization rate low. We need to keep our ICU beds open, and we need to keep people healthy and our case numbers low," says Karen Mann, Red Deer’s emergency management co-ordinator. (File photo by Advocate staff).
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees were back on the job Tuesday after a provincewide wildcat strike on Monday. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer hospital workers back on the job

Red Deer hospital was one of 45 sites with picket lines

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees were back on the job Tuesday after a provincewide wildcat strike on Monday. (File photo by Advocate staff)