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Minister of Infrastructure Prasad Panda speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Red Deer recovery community this past November. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Minister of Infrastructure’s office provides update for Red Deer projects

Three Red Deer projects continue to progress, says the office of Alberta…

Heavy snowfall and icy roads have made highway travel a challenge in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Michael Briones photo)

Special weather statement in effect for Red Deer, central Alberta

A special weather statement is in effect for Red Deer and central…

Alberta Health Services Logo. (File Photo)

Obstetric services temporarily paused at Rocky Mountain House Health Centre

Obstetrical patients will be referred to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

Alberta Health Services issued a partial closure order to the Granary Kitchen Friday. (Photo by Advocate Staff)

Indoor dining at Granary Kitchen temporarily closed by AHS

A locally owned restaurant in Red Deer has been partially closed by…

Alberta Health Services issued a partial closure order to the Granary Kitchen Friday. (Photo by Advocate Staff)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday that those who have been infected recently with the COVID-19 Omicron variant can still get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine once they are asymptomatic. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer up to 1,242 active cases of COVID-19

Alberta now has 64,129 active cases of COVID-19. The new active case…

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday that those who have been infected recently with the COVID-19 Omicron variant can still get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine once they are asymptomatic. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
A person bundled up in a heavy jacket for the cold weather wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Vancouver, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Poll suggests Albertans still divided on COVID-19 issues

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Albertans are still divided on…

A person bundled up in a heavy jacket for the cold weather wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Vancouver, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Wetaskiwin fire crews respond to vehicle fire on near 53 street

Take alternate routes to avoid 41 Ave and 53 street Wetaskiwin to…

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Edmonton-based musician Ben Sures will perform in Red Deer on Jan. 28. (Photo by Pamela Cregg)

Musician Ben Sures to perform album-release concert in Red Deer

Alberta musician Ben Sures and friends are planning a concert later this…

Edmonton-based musician Ben Sures will perform in Red Deer on Jan. 28. (Photo by Pamela Cregg)
City of Red Deer and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association are promoting the safe disposal of medications to protect Red Deer’s waterways. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer property assessment notices in the mail

Property owners in Red Deer should be getting their property assessment notices…

City of Red Deer and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association are promoting the safe disposal of medications to protect Red Deer’s waterways. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Red Deer RCMP arrest three people for aggravated assault

Three people in Red Deer have been charged after an alleged aggravated…

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The Broom Tree Cafe on 50 Street in Lacombe is a social enterprise cafe offering women a chance to get into the workforce. (Contributed photo)

The Broom Tree meets new challenges, opportunities after two years of operation

By Sam Donnelly The Broom Tree Foundation, a Lacombe not-for-profit organization, which…

  • Jan 14, 2022
The Broom Tree Cafe on 50 Street in Lacombe is a social enterprise cafe offering women a chance to get into the workforce. (Contributed photo)
Brett Salomons, of Salomons Commercial, and Mark Jones, CEO of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, in the CACAC's new temporary home. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre’s One Day Challenge returns

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre’s One Day Challenge is back. Every…

Brett Salomons, of Salomons Commercial, and Mark Jones, CEO of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, in the CACAC's new temporary home. (Contributed photo)
The latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase of staff absenteeism at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

‘It’s a little unnerving’: Staff absenteeism impacting Red Deer Catholic Schools

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools has been facing challenges with staff absenteeism…

The latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increase of staff absenteeism at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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Boys and Girls club Red Deer expands to Rocky Mountain House

Boys and Girls Club Red Deer and District will expand its programs…

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Students walk into Hunting Hills High School, which is one of the Red Deer Public Schools with solar panels on its roof. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Red Deer high school experiences gas leak, classes all online Friday

Hunting Hills High School students were learning from home Friday due to…

Students walk into Hunting Hills High School, which is one of the Red Deer Public Schools with solar panels on its roof. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
The City of Red Deer has selected a potential location for a permanent shelter at 4934 54 Ave., which was originally a Parks facility and is now being used for storage. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Potential location selected for permanent emergency shelter in Red Deer

A potential location has been selected for consideration for a future permanent…

The City of Red Deer has selected a potential location for a permanent shelter at 4934 54 Ave., which was originally a Parks facility and is now being used for storage. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer U11AA hockey fundraiser

Red Deer U11AA Chiefs collecting winter items for charity

The U11AA Red Deer Chiefs hockey team will be giving the gift…

Red Deer U11AA hockey fundraiser
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Red Deer up to 1,187 COVID-19 cases

Active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer were up only slightly Thursday. The…

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Premier Jason Kenney said hospitals in the province could be facing further strain if COVID-19 cases keep rising. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Premier Jason Kenney said hospitals in the province could be facing further strain if COVID-19 cases keep rising. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
David Eggen, official opposition critic for advanced education, speaks during the Alberta's NDP budget town hall at the Red Deer Public Library’s downtown branch Thursday evening. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff

NDP renews calls for UCP to make schools safer

Alberta NDP is renewing calls for the current government to make schools…

David Eggen, official opposition critic for advanced education, speaks during the Alberta's NDP budget town hall at the Red Deer Public Library’s downtown branch Thursday evening. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff