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Ten central Albertans received Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee medals from Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association during a ceremony at Red Deer Polytechnic on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans receive Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medals

Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association handed out 10 awards on Saturday

Leader of Alberta's NDP Rachel Notley, as well as infrastructure critic Thomas Dang, held a press conference in front of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre Friday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Alberta NDP commits to Red Deer hospital expansion

‘We care about ending the chaos in Central Alberta healthcare,’ says party leader Rachel Notley

Sylvan Lake firefighters pay their respects as a procession passes by in honour of firefighter and paramedic Joey Manson who was remembered in a celebration of his life on Friday. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake firefighter and paramedic remembered in emotional ceremony

Joey Manson remembered for his dedication, good humour and kindness

Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Health Services representatives answered questions on the status of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre redevelopment project at a public information session held Jan. 26, 2023. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Public information session on Red Deer hospital expansion short on details

NDP call infrastructure minister’s comments ‘insulting’

Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Health Services representatives answered questions on the status of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre redevelopment project at a public information session held Jan. 26, 2023. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Graham Lindquist suffered a complete spinal fracture and dislocated C7 vertebrae while on vacation in Mexico earlier this week. (Photo via GoFundMe)

Thousands raised for Red Deer man who suffered compete spinal fracture

Graham Lindquist suffered complete spinal fracture, dislocated C7 vertebrae

Graham Lindquist suffered a complete spinal fracture and dislocated C7 vertebrae while on vacation in Mexico earlier this week. (Photo via GoFundMe)
Little remains of Bentley's landmark grain elevator but some wreckage of the structure and huge piles of scorched grain. Cleanup is well underway after a delay while insurance was being sorted out. The intensity of the blaze can be seen in damage to a nearby grain elevator. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Cleanup has begun of Bentley grain elevator destroyed by fire

Fire smouldered among tens of thousands of bushels of grain for weeks

Little remains of Bentley's landmark grain elevator but some wreckage of the structure and huge piles of scorched grain. Cleanup is well underway after a delay while insurance was being sorted out. The intensity of the blaze can be seen in damage to a nearby grain elevator. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s Clara Mitchell is set to turn 101 years old on Feb. 8. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer woman nearing 101st birthday

Clara Mitchell’s birthday is Feb. 8

Red Deer’s Clara Mitchell is set to turn 101 years old on Feb. 8. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer road crews did some prep work on Thursday night on hills and bridges and roads near Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre in advance of icy conditions on Friday (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer motorists wake up to icy roads

Call Red Deer Parks and Public Works at 403-342-8238 to report road issues

Red Deer road crews did some prep work on Thursday night on hills and bridges and roads near Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre in advance of icy conditions on Friday (Advocate file photo).
Bernadine ‘Byrd’ Simmonds has seen local need lgrow rapidly over the last year at the Red Deer Food Bank — and the situation is expected to be exacerbated in 2023. (Contributed photo).

Sad stories abound from Red Deerians who can’t afford food amid rising costs

Red Deer Food Bank intake worker says local need is expanding

Bernadine ‘Byrd’ Simmonds has seen local need lgrow rapidly over the last year at the Red Deer Food Bank — and the situation is expected to be exacerbated in 2023. (Contributed photo).
Randal X. Bailer is bringing Punch Drunk Cabaret back to Red Deer on Feb. 18 for a fundraiser for the Outreach Centre. The swing-punk trio now has two Red Deer musicians — Rob Ducharme and Teddy Roy. (Contributed photo)

Punch Drunk Cabaret is returning for a fundraising concert with two Red Deer musicians

Expect the same high-energy show with more keyboards: Randal X. Bailer

Randal X. Bailer is bringing Punch Drunk Cabaret back to Red Deer on Feb. 18 for a fundraiser for the Outreach Centre. The swing-punk trio now has two Red Deer musicians — Rob Ducharme and Teddy Roy. (Contributed photo)
Ian Wheeliker, executive director of the Central Alberta Outreach Centre, speaks during the annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event in Red Deer on Thursday, while Patricia Arango, Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre, looks on. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Outreach Centre gets huge support from Central Alberta over holiday season

Red Deerians showed their support in spades for the Outreach Centre over…

Ian Wheeliker, executive director of the Central Alberta Outreach Centre, speaks during the annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event in Red Deer on Thursday, while Patricia Arango, Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre, looks on. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
An abandoned pony was found near Penhold. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)
An abandoned pony was found near Penhold. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)
This snow sculpture of North America’s four largest animals by Morton Burke, of the Sundre area, and his fellow Alberta snow sculptors, Will Truchon and Christian Denis, of Edmonton, was created at a competition last weekend in Stillwater Minn. The 16-foot work was the tallest in the competition and was a huge kit with the public. (Contributed photo).

Sundre-area snow sculptor helps create mammoth work in Minnesota

The work was gruelling, but Morton Burke and his Alberta Team returned…

This snow sculpture of North America’s four largest animals by Morton Burke, of the Sundre area, and his fellow Alberta snow sculptors, Will Truchon and Christian Denis, of Edmonton, was created at a competition last weekend in Stillwater Minn. The 16-foot work was the tallest in the competition and was a huge kit with the public. (Contributed photo).
The Government of Alberta hosted a public information session for the Red Deer Regional Hospital expansion project Thursday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The Government of Alberta hosted a public information session for the Red Deer Regional Hospital expansion project Thursday evening. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
UFA is building a 16,000-square-foot store on a site that will include a large yard, chem shed, three-bay drive-through warehouse and new Cardlock fuel service. (Image contributed)

UFA building new farm and ranch supply store in Gasoline Alley

New store will replace store in Burnt Lake Industrial Park west of Red Deer in late 2024

  • Jan 26, 2023
UFA is building a 16,000-square-foot store on a site that will include a large yard, chem shed, three-bay drive-through warehouse and new Cardlock fuel service. (Image contributed)
Sylvan Lake Theatre Company’s artistic director Tanya Ryga has big plans for 2023. (Contributed photo).

More cultural events coming in 2023 for Sylvan Lake Theatre Company

The commuity is ‘ripe’ for more culture, says Tanya Ryga

Sylvan Lake Theatre Company’s artistic director Tanya Ryga has big plans for 2023. (Contributed photo).
Michelle Colter and Keegan Johnston jump into the cold water during the Polar Plunge, in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta, at the Bower-Kin Community Centre in Red Deer Saturday. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff
Michelle Colter and Keegan Johnston jump into the cold water during the Polar Plunge, in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta, at the Bower-Kin Community Centre in Red Deer Saturday. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff
The Alberta Wheat Commission has named its new executive. Bentley-area farmer Jason Lenz will serve as vice-chair. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Central Alberta farmer named to be Alberta Wheat Commission vice-chair

Jason Lenz farms in the Bentley area

  • Jan 26, 2023
The Alberta Wheat Commission has named its new executive. Bentley-area farmer Jason Lenz will serve as vice-chair. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Red Deer RCMP  (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Red Deer RCMP arrest man who allegedly had a firearm in public

Charges are pending for a man who allegedly had a firearm in…

Red Deer RCMP  (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Chelsea Ward, events co-ordinator for the Red Deer Downtown Business Association, is the first to take a seat on an ice throne on the Ross Street Patio. Public photo ops are the point of the installation. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff.)
Chelsea Ward, events co-ordinator for the Red Deer Downtown Business Association, is the first to take a seat on an ice throne on the Ross Street Patio. Public photo ops are the point of the installation. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff.)