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Alberta Garage, the site of the first Red Deer Flower Show, 1911 (Note the motorcycle on the left side of photo). (Photo by Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: The fascinating life of Harvey E. Bawtinheimer

Bawtinheimer was involved in many different businesses in Red Deer during his time in the city

  • Jul 6, 2022
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: The basement saga, part 2– finding the helpers

You really never know who you’ve got in your corner until something unexpected happens

Angus Jenkins was the first local soldier to be killed in action, he died on July 1, 1900. (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: July 1 carries unique memories for many Canadians

Friday, July 1, marks the 155 anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.…

  • Jun 29, 2022
Treena Mielke

Mielke: Tomorrow is another day

It’s not over yet. COVID, that is. People are still coming down…

  • Jun 28, 2022
Treena Mielke
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Hay’s Daze: The gift of stories

There’s nothing quite like a good story. Especially one that’s true, and…

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Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: Floods, friends and the little things

The recent rain has got some of us down, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
Snell Gardens c. 1970. (Photo courtesy of the Waskasoo Camera Club)
Snell Gardens c. 1970. (Photo courtesy of the Waskasoo Camera Club)

DAWE: Harold Snell Floral Gardens

Red Deer has long been considered one of the most attractive cities…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Snell Gardens c. 1970. (Photo courtesy of the Waskasoo Camera Club)
Snell Gardens c. 1970. (Photo courtesy of the Waskasoo Camera Club)
Treena Mielke

Mielke: rhubarb and baseball are a natural part of June

I had a ball game to go to, so I’d better get…

  • Jun 21, 2022
Treena Mielke
Harley Hay

Hay’s Daze: What’s in your golf bag?

So it appears that it’s golf season again in good old weather-challenged…

Harley Hay
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

HACKETT: Leave the RCMP alone

With so much chaos in the world, why not throw a little…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
Hugh Gilchrist, City Park’s Superintendent with Mayor Harvey Halladay in City Hall Park, c. 1955. (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Red Deer used to be ‘The Garden City’

This year has been declared the Year of the Garden by the…

  • Jun 15, 2022
Hugh Gilchrist, City Park’s Superintendent with Mayor Harvey Halladay in City Hall Park, c. 1955. (Red Deer Archives)
Treena Mielke

Mielke: Summer really on the horizon

The month of June has arrived, blown in on the winds of…

  • Jun 14, 2022
Treena Mielke
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HAY’S DAZE: One meal and three free books

My lovely sister, who I’m always teasing is “much much older than…

  • Jun 11, 2022
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Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

HACKETT: I didn’t know much about inflation, now I do and wish I didn’t

Canada’s inflation rate has rise to its highest point in three decades

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
Coronation Park, c. 1950. Coronation Crescent in upper right of photo. (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: The beauty of Coronation Park

One of the most beautiful parks in Red Deer’s tremendous parks system…

  • Jun 8, 2022
Coronation Park, c. 1950. Coronation Crescent in upper right of photo. (Red Deer Archives)
Treena Mielke

Mielke: Stop and smell the roses

Have you ever taken the time to watch grass grow? Actually, I…

  • Jun 7, 2022
Treena Mielke
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

HACKETT: The case of never-ending elections

It seems near impossible to escape the never ending doldrum of politics…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
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Hay’s Daze: You never know where you’ll find a job

Quite some time ago, just as the cyber circus and the digital…

  • Jun 4, 2022
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Coronation Park, c,1950. Coronation Crescent on the lower right of the photo by the bridge. (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

On Tuesday, June 2, 1953, 70 years ago, Queen Elizabeth II was…

  • Jun 1, 2022
Coronation Park, c,1950. Coronation Crescent on the lower right of the photo by the bridge. (Red Deer Archives)
Harley Hay

Hay’s Daze: What’s that in my bed?

I’ve always unashamedly admitted to being a certifiable dog lover. Not just…

  • May 28, 2022
Harley Hay