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An SUV smashed through a brick wall at Sproule's Mountview IDA Pharmacy shortly before 10 a.m. on June 18. The pharmacy fully reopened on Monday. (Advocate file photo)

Mountview pharmacy hit by SUV in June back to business as usual

SUV plowed through wall coming to rest completely inside pharmacy in freak collision

An SUV smashed through a brick wall at Sproule's Mountview IDA Pharmacy shortly before 10 a.m. on June 18. The pharmacy fully reopened on Monday. (Advocate file photo)
Existing wage top-ups for all paid hours worked by early childhood educators will increase by up to two dollar per hour as of Jan. 1, 2023, the Government of Alberta announced Thursday. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta providing early childhood educators with one-time payment, wage top-up

Alberta’s early childhood educators will receive a one-time payment and wage top-up,…

Existing wage top-ups for all paid hours worked by early childhood educators will increase by up to two dollar per hour as of Jan. 1, 2023, the Government of Alberta announced Thursday. (Black Press file photo)
The RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime unit, and Red Deer RCMP’s General Investigative Section, seized a large amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl during a recent investigation. (Contributed)
The RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime unit, and Red Deer RCMP’s General Investigative Section, seized a large amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl during a recent investigation. (Contributed)

Red Deer County allows off-hgihway vehicles to use its roads

New bylaw brings Red Deer County in line with neighbouring counties

Changes to how the city does, and charges for, snow plowing will be debated by Red Deer city council as part of the 2023-24 budget process. (Advocate file photo).
Changes to how the city does, and charges for, snow plowing will be debated by Red Deer city council as part of the 2023-24 budget process. (Advocate file photo).
The Richmond family, of Red Deer, encourage people to start considering their carbon footprint during the Christmas holiday. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer family rethinks some Christmas traditions

The Red Deer family involved in Canada’s Live Net Zero challenge may…

The Richmond family, of Red Deer, encourage people to start considering their carbon footprint during the Christmas holiday. (Contributed photo)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. People who had COVID-19 are more susceptible to nightmares and those who had more severe infections had more bad dreams, according to a new study involving a Université Laval researcher. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP

Alberta reports additional 39 COVID-19 related deaths

Alberta reported 39 additional COVID-19-related deaths over the past week, according to…

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. People who had COVID-19 are more susceptible to nightmares and those who had more severe infections had more bad dreams, according to a new study involving a Université Laval researcher. THE CANADIAN PRESS/NIAID-RML via AP
NDP finance critic Shannon Phillips was in Red Deer on Nov. 30, 2022 to discuss the NDP’s concerns about the proposed sovereignty act. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Sovereignty act creates economic uncertainty, say NDP

‘It gives Danielle Smith the power to overturn anything’

NDP finance critic Shannon Phillips was in Red Deer on Nov. 30, 2022 to discuss the NDP’s concerns about the proposed sovereignty act. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
People commuting by vehicle sharply dropped during the pandemic along with transit ridership, which remains below pre-pandemic levels.
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Number of commuters fell sharply in pandemic: StatsCan

Vehicle commuting bouncing back but transit ridership continues to lag

People commuting by vehicle sharply dropped during the pandemic along with transit ridership, which remains below pre-pandemic levels.
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Red Deer’s proposed extensive CPR Bridge upgrade would cost about $16 million, with about $5.6 million coming from the City of Red Deer’s capital budget and the remainder from a federal grant. (Advocate file photo)

Proposed Red Deer capital budget includes new ambulances, Centennial Park re-do

Capital spending recommendations for 2023, 2024 are pared down from previous years

Red Deer’s proposed extensive CPR Bridge upgrade would cost about $16 million, with about $5.6 million coming from the City of Red Deer’s capital budget and the remainder from a federal grant. (Advocate file photo)
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City of Red Deer plans to hire a couple more RCMP officers after land annexation

No new police officers will be hired in Red Deer over the…

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Talks planned about how to boost bus ridership in Red Deer

Red Deer Transit’s ridership has not bounced back after the pandemic, leaving…

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Red Deer County wants oil and gas companies to pay their back taxes. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Oil industry must pay its taxes: Red Deer County mayor

Red Deer County plans to write off nearly $1 million in unpaid oil and gas taxes this year

Red Deer County wants oil and gas companies to pay their back taxes. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Red Deer County council narrowly agreed to table its operating and capital budgets for two weeks to get public feedback. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer County councillors voice budget concerns

Motion to table operating and capital budgets to gather public input narrowly passes

Red Deer County council narrowly agreed to table its operating and capital budgets for two weeks to get public feedback. (Advocate file photo)
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On Monday the UCP government announced it will adjust assistance program rates by six per cent to match the rate of inflation. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Struggle to make ends meet will continue with only a six per cent increase in benefits

Keeping up with inflation rate needs to happen more often, says Red Deer Food Bank

On Monday the UCP government announced it will adjust assistance program rates by six per cent to match the rate of inflation. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
More hiring for ambulance crews is being considered by Red Deer city council. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer city council grapples over how to afford enough new EMS workers to fill local demand

A city protective services manager wanted twice as many new fire/medics as fit the proposed budget

More hiring for ambulance crews is being considered by Red Deer city council. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Weather brief (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

AHS offers advice on how to avoid falls during Falls Prevention Month

As November comes to a close, Alberta Health Services is reminding Albertans…

Weather brief (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
The Rimbey Curling Club will be hosting the Women’s Provincial Qualifier for curling from Dec. 8 to 11. (Photo contributed by Connie Jensen)
The Rimbey Curling Club will be hosting the Women’s Provincial Qualifier for curling from Dec. 8 to 11. (Photo contributed by Connie Jensen)