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Red Deer’s unemployment rate in December 2020 was 9.5 per cent. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer’s unemployment rate drops slightly in December

Red Deer’s unemployment rate was 6.5 in December, dropping less than half…

The improvement in Alberta’s international merchandise exports so far this year has been led by the oil and gas industry, according to ATB Financial. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta’s export sector experiencing ‘strong recovery,’ says ATB Financial

Alberta’s international merchandise exports were 45.1 per cent, or $34.2 billion, higher…

Alberta’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6 per cent in November – same as the previous month. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer’s unemployment rate falls to 6.6 per cent

Red Deer’s unadjusted unemployment rate was 6.6 per cent in November, which…

Lee Specialties Inc. and Nexus Energy Technologies Inc. announced the merger Wednesday, combining to form NXL Technologies Inc., which they hope will lay the foundation for international expansion, and position them to serve multi-billion-dollar clients. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)

Red Deer-based oilfield companies merge

Lee Specialties and Nexus Energy Technologies combine to form NXL Technologies

Lee Specialties Inc. and Nexus Energy Technologies Inc. announced the merger Wednesday, combining to form NXL Technologies Inc., which they hope will lay the foundation for international expansion, and position them to serve multi-billion-dollar clients. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)
Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Doug Schweitzer says Alberta’s oil and gas sector is ‘firing on all cylinders’ right now. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta labour force, employment decreased in October

Alberta’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6 per cent in October, which…

Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Doug Schweitzer says Alberta’s oil and gas sector is ‘firing on all cylinders’ right now. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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…

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)
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.…

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

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