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Relief won’t be on the way at the pumps in Central Alberta anytime soon. Red Deer hit a yearly high of 138.8 earlier this month and petroleum experts expect prices to stay in that range for the foresable future. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans shouldn’t expect record-high gas prices to ease anytime soon

Central Albertans certainly won’t be thankful for record-high gas prices heading back…

Alberta saw job growth for the third straight month, while Red Deer’s unemployment rate also declined again. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Red Deer’s unemployment rate down for third straight month

Red Deer’s unemployment rate dropped in September for the third straight month.…

Detached home sales climbed in September in Red Deer. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Annual home sales reach a new high for Red Deer

Four-month average home price at $336,321

Red Deer Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis was appointed to the position of vice-president of the BC North division of Black Press. (File photo)

Red Deer Advocate publisher takes executive position in British Columbia

Appointed vice-president of Black Press Media’s BC North division

Red Deer Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis was appointed to the position of vice-president of the BC North division of Black Press. (File photo)
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Ponoka business owners frustrated by recent break-ins

Ponoka RCMP says mischief calls up over the summer from last year

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Many businesses are looking to Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce to help clear up confusion over Alberta’s new vaccine passport program. (Advocate file photo)

Vaccine passport causing frustration for Red Deer businesses

Retailers removed from the list of businesses eligible for passport program

Many businesses are looking to Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce to help clear up confusion over Alberta’s new vaccine passport program. (Advocate file photo)
Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: New Salmon Arm gift shop a tribute to loving husband

Alberta entrepreneur Karrie Peace opens her third Poor David’s on June 25

Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Sunterra Market is preparing to open at Bower Place. (Photo from Facebook)
Sunterra Market is preparing to open at Bower Place. (Photo from Facebook)
Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey cafe takes a stand and allows dine-in customers

Blue Bird Coffee Co. opened its doors on Wednesday, part of a movement by small business owners

Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
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St. Joe’s Baseball/Softball Academy in Red Deer continuing to grow

When St. Joseph High School decided to run a baseball and softball…

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Nancy McInerney, Kevin Martin, Olds Mayor Michael Muzychka, Chelsea Carey and MLA Nathan Cooper pose for a photo during the ticket launch for the Grand Slam of Curling Champions Cup in Olds from April 29 to May 3 in October. The event has been rescheduled for 2022. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Olds misses out on Champions Cup again, event penciled in to return in 2022

They say waiting is the hardest part for curling fans in central…

Nancy McInerney, Kevin Martin, Olds Mayor Michael Muzychka, Chelsea Carey and MLA Nathan Cooper pose for a photo during the ticket launch for the Grand Slam of Curling Champions Cup in Olds from April 29 to May 3 in October. The event has been rescheduled for 2022. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Third-generation Red Deer car dealer wins top award

Third-generation Red Deer car dealer wins top award

Scottsville Automotive Group’s Garrett Scott recognized by Alberta Motor Dealers Association

  • Sep 15, 2020
Third-generation Red Deer car dealer wins top award
Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs
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Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is bringing pages to porches

Local bookstore is delivering sanitized books amid pandemic.

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)
Business Continuity Plan: When You’re Ready, We’re Here for You

Business Continuity Plan: When You’re Ready, We’re Here for You

When you’re ready, we’re here for you. That’s the message Black Press…

  • Apr 1, 2020
Business Continuity Plan: When You’re Ready, We’re Here for You
Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Many businesses are changing their business models or offering services in a new way

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak
New research says many Canadians won’t have access to paid leave from their employers or existing federal help if forced off the job due to COVID-19, in a March 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Study says few workers have paid leave, qualify for EI if off job due to COVID-19

OTTAWA — New research says broad swaths of the Canadian workforce won’t…

New research says many Canadians won’t have access to paid leave from their employers or existing federal help if forced off the job due to COVID-19, in a March 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Truckers protest in downtown Regina over union blockade of oil refinery

Truckers protest in downtown Regina over union blockade of oil refinery

REGINA — Dozens of truckers with horns blaring drove their semis into…

Truckers protest in downtown Regina over union blockade of oil refinery
Connect First Credit Union CEO Paul Kelly speaks, as Coun. Tanya Handley and Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce CEO Rick More look on, at the grand opening of Mountain View Financial in Red Deer Thursday afternoon. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff

New Red Deer credit union officially opens

The grand opening of Mountain View Financial was Thursday afternoon

Connect First Credit Union CEO Paul Kelly speaks, as Coun. Tanya Handley and Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce CEO Rick More look on, at the grand opening of Mountain View Financial in Red Deer Thursday afternoon. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff