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Treena Mielke

Mielke: Graduations bring back fond memories

On June 29 of this year, I joined the ranks of VIPs…

  • Jul 5, 2022
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
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
Angus Jenkins was the first local soldier to be killed in action, he died on July 1, 1900. (Red Deer Archives)
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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Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Indigenous people

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
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
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)
Linda Tomlinson.

Tomlinson: Use mulch to your advantage

Mulch is a layer of material applied to the surface of the…

  • Jun 15, 2022
Linda Tomlinson.
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
This complete and even weathered look was created with a one-time wood finish called Ecowood Treatment. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

One-time outdoor wood finish delivers easy-going results

Beginning back in 1990 and continuing until today I’ve methodically tested exterior…

  • Jun 11, 2022
This complete and even weathered look was created with a one-time wood finish called Ecowood Treatment. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
Add easy, affordable projects to your project list this summer. (Tribune News Services)

5 DIY home improvement projects to try this summer

Summer is a great time for home improvement projects and DIY updates…

Add easy, affordable projects to your project list this summer. (Tribune News Services)
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)
Impact drivers are made by all major tool manufacturers and offer a much better way to drive screws than a cordless drill. The headlight feature on many models makes a surprising difference. (Photo by Robert Maxwell)

Maxwell: Impact drivers best for outdoor woodworking projects

If you’re planning to build a deck, dock, fence, gazebo or any…

  • May 28, 2022
Impact drivers are made by all major tool manufacturers and offer a much better way to drive screws than a cordless drill. The headlight feature on many models makes a surprising difference. (Photo by Robert Maxwell)
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Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

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Linda Tomlinson

Tomlinson: Plenty of yard care needed in spring

Spring put in a late appearance this year which has resulted in…

  • May 25, 2022
Linda Tomlinson
Many buyers are asking for a handful of essentials. (Photo by Tribune News Services)

Living Spaces: 4 must-have features homebuyers always look for

Today, first-time homebuyers have a more casual, laid-back lifestyle — and that’s…

  • May 20, 2022
Many buyers are asking for a handful of essentials. (Photo by Tribune News Services)
Spaced double joists like these allow rot-preventing gaps to exist between the ends of deck boards. This one feature goes a long way to creating decks that last 50 years. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Maxwell: What a new table saw can do for you

Houseworks columnist Steve Maxwell answers questions about home renovations

  • May 20, 2022
Spaced double joists like these allow rot-preventing gaps to exist between the ends of deck boards. This one feature goes a long way to creating decks that last 50 years. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
The main pier at Sylvan Lake in the 1930s. Note how low the lake level was in the very dry years of the Great Depression. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: May Long Weekend of 1937

The May long weekend is one of the most anticipated events on…

  • May 18, 2022
The main pier at Sylvan Lake in the 1930s. Note how low the lake level was in the very dry years of the Great Depression. (Photo by Red Deer Archives)