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Emma Burt and Dawn Lundquist, with the Red Deer chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, collect donations at the 23rd annual Charity Checkstop Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deerians support four organizations at Charity Checkstop

Red Deerians were able to support four nonprofit organizations less than a…

Emma Burt and Dawn Lundquist, with the Red Deer chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, collect donations at the 23rd annual Charity Checkstop Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Mike Ellis, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, says, ‘Recovery is possible, and the opportunity to pursue recovery is something every Albertan deserves.’ (Advocate file photo)

Alberta doubles addiction treatment spaces commitment, says provincial government

Albertans now have access to more than 8,000 addiction treatment spaces, the…

Mike Ellis, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, says, ‘Recovery is possible, and the opportunity to pursue recovery is something every Albertan deserves.’ (Advocate file photo)
Loblaw Companies Ltd. is reporting that a worker at Real Canadian Superstore in Nanaimo tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)

Red Deer Real Canadian Superstore launches Holiday Food Drive

A Red Deer grocery store is launching its Loblaw Holiday Food Drive…

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is reporting that a worker at Real Canadian Superstore in Nanaimo tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)
Alberta’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6 per cent in November – same as the previous month. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer’s unemployment rate falls to 6.6 per cent

Red Deer’s unadjusted unemployment rate was 6.6 per cent in November, which…

Alberta’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6 per cent in November – same as the previous month. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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Wetaskiwin male charged after allegedly pointing gun at employees

Police have charged a 30-year-old from Wetaskiwin after he allegedly pointed a…

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Blackfalds RCMP seek man wanted for weapons trafficking

Police are asking for public assistance to help locate a Calgary man…

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Alberta has 4,440 active cases of COVID-19, with 395 people in hospital, including 78 in intensive care. (Black Press stock photo)

Red Deer drops below 100 active cases of COVID-19

Red Deer dropped below 100 active COVID-19 cases Friday for the first…

Alberta has 4,440 active cases of COVID-19, with 395 people in hospital, including 78 in intensive care. (Black Press stock photo)
Red Deer’s Thomasina Payne was honoured by Special Olympics Canada as the Athlete of the Year for 2021. Payne has been involved in Special Olympics for the past 18 years and has competed in curling, athletics and speed skating. (Photo by Special Olympics Canada)

Red Deer’s Thomasina Payne named Special Olympics Canada Athlete of the Year

Red Deer’s Jerry Tennant also receives national award for his volunteer work

Red Deer’s Thomasina Payne was honoured by Special Olympics Canada as the Athlete of the Year for 2021. Payne has been involved in Special Olympics for the past 18 years and has competed in curling, athletics and speed skating. (Photo by Special Olympics Canada)
During Thursday’s question period in the Legislature, NDP deputy leader Sarah Hoffman asked Red Deer MLA Adriana LaGrange why she didn’t act back in August during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic when active cases were rising in Alberta. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
During Thursday’s question period in the Legislature, NDP deputy leader Sarah Hoffman asked Red Deer MLA Adriana LaGrange why she didn’t act back in August during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic when active cases were rising in Alberta. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Missing Landry

Red Deer RCMP locate 13-year-old Anastasia Landry

Red Deer RCMP has located 13-year-old Anastasia Landry.

Missing Landry
(Image from Facebook)
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Wetaskiwin Civic Building. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

City of Wetaskiwin to divest of civic building

Mayor Gandam: ‘Council believes that we must continue to find efficiencies for our community’

Wetaskiwin Civic Building. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
The Snow Angels program initiated by Sylvan Lake Wellness and Community Connections ensures volunteers are available to help seniors through snow days. (Photo via Sylvan Lake Wellness and Community Connections Facebook page)

Snow Angels seeking volunteers to adopt a driveway in Sylvan Lake

Program offers clean driveway to town seniors after major snowfall

The Snow Angels program initiated by Sylvan Lake Wellness and Community Connections ensures volunteers are available to help seniors through snow days. (Photo via Sylvan Lake Wellness and Community Connections Facebook page)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Alliance Community Church in Sylvan Lake is collecting donated items to help local families in need this holiday season. (Contributed photo)

Sylvan Lake church hosting multiple fundraisers to support people in need

Christmas, a special time for church to share love of Christ with community

Alliance Community Church in Sylvan Lake is collecting donated items to help local families in need this holiday season. (Contributed photo)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta has 4,539 active cases of the COVID-19, with 419 people in hospital infected, including 76 in the ICU. (Black Press stock photo)

Red Deer down to 100 active cases of COVID-19

Alberta reported 336 cases of COVID-19 Thursday, based on 9,465 tests for…

Alberta has 4,539 active cases of the COVID-19, with 419 people in hospital infected, including 76 in the ICU. (Black Press stock photo)
RCMP are asking the public to check their home surveillance cameras to see if they captured images of this pickup believed to have been used by suspects in a Wednesday home invasion in Sundre. (Contributed photo)

RCMP seeking surveillance video in connection with Sundre home invasion

Two Sundre Mobile Estates residents were robbed in their home on Wednesday

  • Dec 2, 2021
RCMP are asking the public to check their home surveillance cameras to see if they captured images of this pickup believed to have been used by suspects in a Wednesday home invasion in Sundre. (Contributed photo)
The Red Deer Scout Hut from 1937 is sitting on land that’s needed for the women’s shelter expansion. The City of Red Deer is seeking proposals from anyone who wants to move the cabin and maintain it elsewhere. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advoate staff)

Anyone want a Scout hut? City of Red Deer is looking to relocate historic site

City of Red Deer looking for someone to remove at their cost 1937 Scout hut

  • Dec 2, 2021
The Red Deer Scout Hut from 1937 is sitting on land that’s needed for the women’s shelter expansion. The City of Red Deer is seeking proposals from anyone who wants to move the cabin and maintain it elsewhere. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advoate staff)
Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) logo. (Contributed graphic)
Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) logo. (Contributed graphic)