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Red Deer teacher Jeremey Spink has been nominated as the NHL/NHLPA Most Valuable Teacher. He is one of 20 teachers in the running across North America for the award in February. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Last day to vote for Red Deer Teacher as NHL Most Valuable Teacher

Eastview Middle School teacher Jeremy Spink is one of three teachers in the running for the award

Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr

MLA Ron Orr pleads with Central Albertans to follow COVID-19 rules

Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr is changing his tune on COVID-19. Orr originally…

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Red Deer unemployment rate rises to 10.6 per cent

Red Deer’s unemployment rate rose slightly during the month of April. The…

Alberta Health Services locked the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror on Wednesday morning after owner Christopher Scott refused to comply with health orders. (Photo by Advocate staff)

AHS granted injunction against café and event organizers

AHS receives court order against all other organizers of illegal COVID-19 gatherings and rallies

Alberta Health Services locked the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror on Wednesday morning after owner Christopher Scott refused to comply with health orders. (Photo by Advocate staff)
The Red Deer PCN Women's Fun Run will take on a different look this weekend with rising COVID-19 numbers.

Women’s Fun Run goes ahead this weekend in Red Deer

With new public health measures in place because of rising COVID-19 case…

The Red Deer PCN Women's Fun Run will take on a different look this weekend with rising COVID-19 numbers.
If you're heading out to the West Country have a plan in case things go wrong, says Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services fire chief Steve Debienne.
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West Country visitors should have an emergency plan: regional fire chief

Cellphones can’t be relied on in many back country areas

If you're heading out to the West Country have a plan in case things go wrong, says Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services fire chief Steve Debienne.
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Report: Canada loves hockey, but sport has its issues

While hockey is strongly intertwined in Canada’s lexicon as a country, some…

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw asked Albertans to limit travel throughout the province as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer nears 900 active COVID-19 cases

Province reports additional 2,211 COVID-19 cases

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw asked Albertans to limit travel throughout the province as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Single-vehicle collision causes Hwy 2A closure Thursday

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 2A near Penhold led to a brief…

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Olds College to welcome students with developmental disabilities

Students with developmental disabilities will soon be able to study at Olds…

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David Eggen, the NDP’s advanced education critic, said the UCP government has been focused on cutting funding to post-secondary institutions across Alberta. (Contributed photo)

NDP worry new status for Red Deer College doesn’t mean more funding

This week the province announced that RDC will become a polytechnic institute

David Eggen, the NDP’s advanced education critic, said the UCP government has been focused on cutting funding to post-secondary institutions across Alberta. (Contributed photo)
Hairdresser Frankie Genereaux applies some foils to Ellen Walker’s hair on Thursday at Abbey Road Hair Studio in Red Deer. Most salons have run out of appointments as clients seek to get in before a three-week temporary closure order takes effect on Sunday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Hairdresser Frankie Genereaux applies some foils to Ellen Walker’s hair on Thursday at Abbey Road Hair Studio in Red Deer. Most salons have run out of appointments as clients seek to get in before a three-week temporary closure order takes effect on Sunday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Kris Sturgess with Calgary Ghostbusters. (Photo from GoFundMe)

GoFundMe account salutes Red Deer prop builder

Kris Sturgess died unexpectedly April 28

Kris Sturgess with Calgary Ghostbusters. (Photo from GoFundMe)
Innisfail mayoral candidate Glen Carritt posted an election sign last month that raised hackles among some. Town council is looking at tightening up its regulations so that election signs cannot be planted more than 45 days before the Oct. 18 election. Photo from Glen Carritt’s Facebook page

Innisfail beefs up election sign regulations

Bylaw prompted by complaints signs for October municipal election already going up

Innisfail mayoral candidate Glen Carritt posted an election sign last month that raised hackles among some. Town council is looking at tightening up its regulations so that election signs cannot be planted more than 45 days before the Oct. 18 election. Photo from Glen Carritt’s Facebook page
The SuperHEROS program was born in 2018 and will arrive in central Alberta in the fall, giving kids with physical and cognitive challenges a chance to participate in a modified hockey program. (Photo courtesy of HEROS Hockey)

Kids with disbilities can play hockey: SuperHEROS program to arrive in central Alberta

Program provides hockey opportunities for kids with physical and cognitive challenges

The SuperHEROS program was born in 2018 and will arrive in central Alberta in the fall, giving kids with physical and cognitive challenges a chance to participate in a modified hockey program. (Photo courtesy of HEROS Hockey)
A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Mom’s Diner’s Facebook page)
A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Mom’s Diner’s Facebook page)
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Red Deer Regional Health Foundation receives $40K in donations

Donations from Canadian Pacific and Durham family of Red Deer

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The City of Red Deer said Wednesday that some outdoor activity rentals will be available starting Monday for households only. (Advocate File Photo)

City of Red Deer outlines activities available as new provincial COVID-19 restrictions set in

There will be limited recreation activities available across the City of Red…

The City of Red Deer said Wednesday that some outdoor activity rentals will be available starting Monday for households only. (Advocate File Photo)
Paul Harris, owner of Tribe restaurant downtown, said a lot of the blame for the latest restrictions that will close outdoor patios on Sunday can be blamed on those not obeying health regulations and the government for failing to enforce the rules.
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Restaurant owners frustrated by patio shutdowns

Outdoor patios must stop serving by midnight Sunday to stem rising COVID infections

Paul Harris, owner of Tribe restaurant downtown, said a lot of the blame for the latest restrictions that will close outdoor patios on Sunday can be blamed on those not obeying health regulations and the government for failing to enforce the rules.
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As of Friday, Alberta has under 10,000 active COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy CDC)

Alberta reports 2,271 new COVID-19 cases, Red Deer cases rise slightly

Across Alberta, there are 666 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 146 in the ICU

As of Friday, Alberta has under 10,000 active COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy CDC)