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Innisfail RCMP is looking for the owner of this recently recovered stolen property. (Contributed photo)

Innisfail RCMP looking for owners of recovered stolen property

Innisfail RCMP are looking for the owner of recently recovered stolen property.…

Traffic will be delayed on 40th Avenue and 19th Street until the end of February. (Advocate file photo).

Traffic delays expected downtown this weekend

Red Deer drivers will be delayed in the downtown area of the…

A candlelight vigil will be held in Red Deer on Thursday to honour the 350-plus people killed in the Easter bombing attack in Sri Lanka. Contributed photo

Candlelight vigil planned for deaths linked to Olymel COVID-19 outbreak

A candlelight vigil is being planned for those who died due to…

Rocky Mountain House RCMP are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on Feb. 27. 
(File photo by Advocate staff)

Rocky Mountain House RCMP arrest four men wanted on warrants

Rocky Mountain House RCMP have arrested four men who were wanted on…

Rocky Mountain House RCMP are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on Feb. 27. 
(File photo by Advocate staff)
Walmart Canada pharmacist Shaimaa Ali delivers a vaccine to Joseph Brown on Friday afternoon at Red Deer North Walmart Superstore. Photo courtesy of Walmart Canada)

Red Deer Walmart administers company’s first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Canada

A Red Deer Walmart was part of a unique milestone. Red Deer…

Walmart Canada pharmacist Shaimaa Ali delivers a vaccine to Joseph Brown on Friday afternoon at Red Deer North Walmart Superstore. Photo courtesy of Walmart Canada)
Alberta's provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. The president of the Alberta Federation of Labour wants a meeting with the premier and provincial labour minister to ensure workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks are shut down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadians say equalization payments too high: Fairness Alberta

Fairness Alberta is calling for a rebate after a recent poll suggested…

Alberta's provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. The president of the Alberta Federation of Labour wants a meeting with the premier and provincial labour minister to ensure workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks are shut down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Red Deer down to 313 active cases of COVID-19

Alberta reports an additional 411 COVID-19 cases

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RDC Queens volleyball players Sydney Rix and Emma Holmes gave blood as part of the Bleed Green Challenge, in partnership with Canadian Blood Services. (Photo courtesy RDC Queens Instagram)

Blood donation: RDC Athletics give back with Bleed Green Challenge

In what has been a challenging year for everyone across Alberta, Red…

RDC Queens volleyball players Sydney Rix and Emma Holmes gave blood as part of the Bleed Green Challenge, in partnership with Canadian Blood Services. (Photo courtesy RDC Queens Instagram)
Friday, Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced the province’s plan to reduce surgical wait times over the next two years. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Alberta provides more funding to reduce surgery wait times

The province is working to provide better access to surgeries over the…

Friday, Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced the province’s plan to reduce surgical wait times over the next two years. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
Eastview Middle School’s Jeremy Spink was selected as the 2020/21 NHL/NHLPA Most Valuable Teacher for February (Photo Courtesy of Red Deer Public Schools)

Red Deer teacher earns NHL’s Most Valuable Teacher Award for February

Eastview Middle School’s Jeremey Spink picked up the honour

Eastview Middle School’s Jeremy Spink was selected as the 2020/21 NHL/NHLPA Most Valuable Teacher for February (Photo Courtesy of Red Deer Public Schools)
Silent protests are being held this week in response to Red Deer Public Schools rejecting a Pride Week in favour of a Diversity Week last month. (Photo courtesy Black and Indigenous Alliance Facebook)

Central Albertans protest Red Deer Public Schools’ Pride Week decision

Central Albertans are silently protesting Red Deer Public Schools’ decision to not…

Silent protests are being held this week in response to Red Deer Public Schools rejecting a Pride Week in favour of a Diversity Week last month. (Photo courtesy Black and Indigenous Alliance Facebook)
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Seniors in the 65-unit Piper Creek Lodge are among those waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta senior lodges anxiously waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations

“Should be at the front of the line, not the back of the line”

Seniors in the 65-unit Piper Creek Lodge are among those waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations. (File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
About 24 meat processing companies across the prairies are receiving up to $7.8 million in funding through the Liberal government including Red Deer's Olymel. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)

Feds invest millions to improve safety: Red Deer’s Olymel to receive up to $1.6 million

The federal government has announced funding for meat processing companies across the…

About 24 meat processing companies across the prairies are receiving up to $7.8 million in funding through the Liberal government including Red Deer's Olymel. (Red Deer Advocate file photo)
The City of Red Deer has announced spring road bans starting March 8. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Spring road bans coming next week in Red Deer

Bans in place until further notice

The City of Red Deer has announced spring road bans starting March 8. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A killdeer was seen at River Bend Golf Course during the 2020 Central Alberta Christmas Bird Count. (Black Press file photo by Linda Shaw)
A killdeer was seen at River Bend Golf Course during the 2020 Central Alberta Christmas Bird Count. (Black Press file photo by Linda Shaw)
Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Health Tyler Shandro to announce investments to reduce surgery wait times. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

More than 16K surgeries, procedures delayed in Alberta due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has delayed more than 16,000 surgeries and procedures in Alberta, as…

Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Health Tyler Shandro to announce investments to reduce surgery wait times. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Quinn Mason died from an opioid overdose at the age of 23 in June 2020. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta mother whose son died from overdose advocates for ‘change’

It’s been about nine months since her son died from an overdose,…

Quinn Mason died from an opioid overdose at the age of 23 in June 2020. (Contributed photo)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw acknowledged that Friday would be one year since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in the province. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw acknowledged that Friday would be one year since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in the province. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)