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Eleven female hockey players from Red Deer Minor Hockey got the chance to preview a brand new dressing room, outfitted for female players at the Kinsmen Arena. SportChek put together the initiative and Red Deer was one of the first communities to get a dressing room makeover. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

SportChek outfits new dressing room for female players at Kinsmen Community Arenas

Female hockey players in Red Deer now have a dedicated space to…

Michael Briones photo
The road closure on Northwest Bay Road will be extended until Aug. 20 due to construction work that needed to be completed by the City of Parksville.

Traffic disruption on Taylor Drive southbound starts Wednesday in Red Deer

Red Deer drivers are advised of a traffic disruption on Taylor Drive…

Premier Jason Kenney says two-thirds of Albertans are now fully vaccinated and over three quarters have received their first dose. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta made right decision to remove COVID-19 measures says Kenney

Red Deer up to 31 cases of COVID-19

RCMP continue to investigate a shooting at a rural residence near township road 374 and the C & E Trail, between Red Deer and Penhold. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
RCMP continue to investigate a shooting at a rural residence near township road 374 and the C & E Trail, between Red Deer and Penhold. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Dr. Peter Bouch with Red Deer Primary Care Network says Delta variant is rough on young people. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Dr. Peter Bouch with Red Deer Primary Care Network says Delta variant is rough on young people. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The set up for the performers live music event. Ethan Butterfield/NNSL Photo

Grants still available for musicians in Alberta

Launched on May 14, the Alberta government provided $2-million to Alberta Music…

The set up for the performers live music event. Ethan Butterfield/NNSL Photo
With the increased use of quads, dirt bikes, and other all-terrain vehicles (ATV) across the province comes the increased risk of OHV-related injuries and harm. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Off-highway vehicle safety: 19 people are killed while operating OHVs in Alberta every year

On average, approximately 19 people are killed while operating OHVs in Alberta every year

  • Aug 3, 2021
With the increased use of quads, dirt bikes, and other all-terrain vehicles (ATV) across the province comes the increased risk of OHV-related injuries and harm. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Family Picnic and Fall Fest will run on Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and it is free to enter the Sylvan Lake Centennial Park grounds. (File photo by Black Press news services)

New Family Picnic and Fall Fest event planned for Sylvan Lake

Family Picnic and Fall Fest will be on Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Family Picnic and Fall Fest will run on Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and it is free to enter the Sylvan Lake Centennial Park grounds. (File photo by Black Press news services)
The Association of Communities Against Abuse, based in Stettler, is launching 15 new sites in east central Alberta. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Association of Communities Against Abuse to launch new partner sites in central Alberta

About 15 sites will be set up across the province’s east-central region

The Association of Communities Against Abuse, based in Stettler, is launching 15 new sites in east central Alberta. (File photo by Black Press news services)
The annual Ladies’ Range Day at the Red Deer Fish and Game Association gun range is back for another year. (Photo contributed)

Firearm safety: 4th annual Ladies’ Range Day to go ahead

A group of local female gun enthusiasts will come together next month…

The annual Ladies’ Range Day at the Red Deer Fish and Game Association gun range is back for another year. (Photo contributed)
The Braves played the Parkland Twins over the weekend. (Photo contributed by Shauna Giesbrecht)

Red Deer U15 AAA Braves win three over Parkland Twins

Braves had seven game-win streak snapped in weekend finale

The Braves played the Parkland Twins over the weekend. (Photo contributed by Shauna Giesbrecht)
Shooting under investigation by the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Shooting under investigation by the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Independent file photo

Stettler Junior Rodeo series starting Aug. 10

A rodeo series aimed at developing the skills youth need to compete is back for another year

  • Jul 31, 2021
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Central Alberta farmers are expecting lower than normal yields due to drought-like conditions and lack of rain this season. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Dry conditions remind central Alberta farmers of 2002 drought

Yields expected to be low because of a lack of rain in many areas

Central Alberta farmers are expecting lower than normal yields due to drought-like conditions and lack of rain this season. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Blackfalds Bulldogs Foundation executive director Dustin Moore and associate coach Brady Bakke, alongside other staff members and players, will participate in the Outreach Centre’s Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event this September. (Contributed photo)

Blackfalds Bulldogs to participate in Walk-A-Mile In Her Shoes

The Blackfalds Bulldogs will be trading in their hockey skates for a…

Blackfalds Bulldogs Foundation executive director Dustin Moore and associate coach Brady Bakke, alongside other staff members and players, will participate in the Outreach Centre’s Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event this September. (Contributed photo)
Jessica Basaraba looks on as her eight-year-old daughter Charley paints during the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery’s Heritage Day celebration Monday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

PHOTOS: Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery hosts Heritage Day celebration

The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery celebrated Heritage Day Monday. The…

Jessica Basaraba looks on as her eight-year-old daughter Charley paints during the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery’s Heritage Day celebration Monday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The third Leah’s Light 5K Walk/Run for overdose awareness will take place Aug. 28 at Red Deer’s Kiwanis Picnic Park. (Advocate file photo)

Leah’s Light 5K Run/Walk for overdose awareness returns to Red Deer

The third annual Leah’s Light 5K Walk/Run for Overdose Awareness will return…

The third Leah’s Light 5K Walk/Run for overdose awareness will take place Aug. 28 at Red Deer’s Kiwanis Picnic Park. (Advocate file photo)
A group of Kelowna students are advocating for a more humane approach to biology classes. (Pixabay)

Red Deer River Naturalists to teach kids about amphibians, invertebrates

The Red Deer River Naturalists are hosting an event to teach children…

A group of Kelowna students are advocating for a more humane approach to biology classes. (Pixabay)
Carol O’Connor, anthropologist Dr. Anne Irwin and nurse practitioner Nicole Armstrong protest outside Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan’s office Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Carol O’Connor, anthropologist Dr. Anne Irwin and nurse practitioner Nicole Armstrong protest outside Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan’s office Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The hottest day of the year was June 12, when the mercury topped out at 31.2 C.

Heat warning continues in Red Deer, central Alberta Sunday

A heat warning remains in effect for Red Deer and central Alberta,…

The hottest day of the year was June 12, when the mercury topped out at 31.2 C.