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Albert James McKay

May 29, 1926 - January 5, 2021It is with immense sadness and…

  • Jan 5, 2021

Catherine Michalenko

January 5, 2021Sadly, we have lost Cathy to the Corona Virus. She…

  • Jan 5, 2021

Katherine Marie Ward (nee Gies)

November 5, 1964 - January 5, 2021It is with great sadness that…

  • Jan 5, 2021

Valera Bartusek

January 5, 20211942-2021 ~ Mrs. Valera Mae Bartusek, beloved wife of Mr.…

  • Jan 5, 2021
Workers are seen at a check-in counter at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Airlines say a slew of questions remain around the federal government’s decision that requires returning passengers to first show negative results on COVID-19 tests taken abroad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Airlines, travellers slam ‘confusion’ created by new COVID-19 testing rules

OTTAWA — Airlines and travellers say a slew of questions remain about…

  • Jan 4, 2021
Workers are seen at a check-in counter at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Airlines say a slew of questions remain around the federal government’s decision that requires returning passengers to first show negative results on COVID-19 tests taken abroad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan addressed the Rotary Club Red Deer East at Pidherney Curling Centre in this March file photo. (File photo Advocate staff)

Updated: Red Deer MLA resigns from Treasury Board in pandemic travel flap

Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan among number of MLAs to lose positions due to travel criticism

  • Jan 4, 2021
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan addressed the Rotary Club Red Deer East at Pidherney Curling Centre in this March file photo. (File photo Advocate staff)
Protesters rally against police brutality, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at the gas station where Dolal Idd was shot by Minneapolis police several days earlier. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

Hundreds demonstrate over fatal Minneapolis police shooting

Fatal shooting of an Somali American

  • Jan 4, 2021
Protesters rally against police brutality, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at the gas station where Dolal Idd was shot by Minneapolis police several days earlier. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)
FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been in self imposed exile since 2012. Judge Vanessa Baraitser has ruled that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US. because of concerns about his mental health, it was reported on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Assange had been charged under the US’s 1917 Espionage Act for “unlawfully obtaining and disclosing classified documents related to the national defence”. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

U.S. says it would appeal decision

  • Jan 4, 2021
FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been in self imposed exile since 2012. Judge Vanessa Baraitser has ruled that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US. because of concerns about his mental health, it was reported on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Assange had been charged under the US’s 1917 Espionage Act for “unlawfully obtaining and disclosing classified documents related to the national defence”. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death, “The Beautiful Ones,” is due out in late October 2019. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

IRS says executors undervalued Prince’s estate by 50 per cent

IRS determined Prince’s estate worth $163.2 million

  • Jan 4, 2021
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death, “The Beautiful Ones,” is due out in late October 2019. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)

Report: Talk show host Larry King in hospital with COVID-19

87-year-old King is undergoing treatment

  • Jan 4, 2021
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)
Olivia Chaffin, center, walks in the woods with her parents, Doug, left, and Kim Chaffin, as Olivia works on a Girl Scout photography merit badge in Jonesborough, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Olivia, who stopped selling Girl Scout cookies because they contain palm oil says, “I’m not just some little girl who can’t do anything about this. Children can make change in the world. And we’re going to.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Child labour in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies

In some cases, an entire family may earn less in a day than a $5 box of Girl Scout Do-si-dos

  • Jan 4, 2021
Olivia Chaffin, center, walks in the woods with her parents, Doug, left, and Kim Chaffin, as Olivia works on a Girl Scout photography merit badge in Jonesborough, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Olivia, who stopped selling Girl Scout cookies because they contain palm oil says, “I’m not just some little girl who can’t do anything about this. Children can make change in the world. And we’re going to.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Annamarie Thomas

January 4, 2021We are saddened to announce the passing of Anne Thomas.…

  • Jan 4, 2021
Sylvan Lake’s Best Western Plus Chateau Inn on Lakeshore Drive has applied to the town to convert to apartments. Photo from Best Western Plus Chateau Inn Facebook page

Sylvan Lake hotel eyeing apartment conversion to cope with economic downturn

Oil and gas industry struggles and pandemic made hotel unprofitable

  • Jan 3, 2021
Sylvan Lake’s Best Western Plus Chateau Inn on Lakeshore Drive has applied to the town to convert to apartments. Photo from Best Western Plus Chateau Inn Facebook page
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan's decision to travel to Arizona for a holiday has been sharply criticized by many.
Advocate file photo

Red Deer MLA’s Arizona trip draws fire

Hundreds lambaste Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan on social media

  • Jan 3, 2021
Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan's decision to travel to Arizona for a holiday has been sharply criticized by many.
Advocate file photo

Mary Pengelly

January 3, 20211928-2021 ~ It is with great sadness that we announce…

  • Jan 3, 2021
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: 2020 – the year that wasn’t

I was chatting on the phone with my friend Richard from Calgary…

  • Jan 2, 2021
Harley Hay

Denise Fay Solverson (nee Gruntman)

August 7, 1956 - January 2, 2021Denise was the first born of…

  • Jan 2, 2021

Emily Jean Dancause

January 2, 2021Emily Jean Dancause of Red Deer passed away January 2,…

  • Jan 2, 2021
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Letter: Kenney managing COVID poorly

Premier Jason Kenny is doing a poor job of containing Covid-19, especially…

  • Jan 1, 2021
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Gwynne Dyer

Opinion: Defending the indefensible

The recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan made sense, in an old-fashioned…

  • Jan 1, 2021
Gwynne Dyer