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The business case, or the first stage of the $100-million expansion of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, is now complete. (Contributed photo)
The business case, or the first stage of the $100-million expansion of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, is now complete. (Contributed photo)
Lee Specialties Inc. and Nexus Energy Technologies Inc. announced the merger Wednesday, combining to form NXL Technologies Inc., which they hope will lay the foundation for international expansion, and position them to serve multi-billion-dollar clients. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)

Red Deer-based oilfield companies merge

Lee Specialties and Nexus Energy Technologies combine to form NXL Technologies

Lee Specialties Inc. and Nexus Energy Technologies Inc. announced the merger Wednesday, combining to form NXL Technologies Inc., which they hope will lay the foundation for international expansion, and position them to serve multi-billion-dollar clients. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)
Red Deer RCMP's Community Policing unit was honoured by the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network. (Photo contributed)

RCMP community policing unit honoured by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder group

Unit receives Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network Champion Award

  • Dec 2, 2021
Red Deer RCMP's Community Policing unit was honoured by the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network. (Photo contributed)
This peace officer's uniform shirt was among items recovered by RCMP after two suspects were arrested in connection with a strong of jewelry store robberies in Calgary, Red Deer and Airdrie. (Photo from RCMP)
This peace officer's uniform shirt was among items recovered by RCMP after two suspects were arrested in connection with a strong of jewelry store robberies in Calgary, Red Deer and Airdrie. (Photo from RCMP)
The 2022 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship will get underway on Dec. 26 in Red Deer and Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Excitement building in Red Deer for 2022 World Juniors

The wait is over for hockey fans in Red Deer and central…

The 2022 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship will get underway on Dec. 26 in Red Deer and Edmonton. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Safe Harbour Society runs its daytime warming centre and overnight mat program for people facing homelessness who are intoxicated or under the influence to the former Cannery Row Bingo. (Contributed file photo)

Safe Harbour crosses fingers that downtown shelter can stay

City council to give motion first reading Dec. 6

Safe Harbour Society runs its daytime warming centre and overnight mat program for people facing homelessness who are intoxicated or under the influence to the former Cannery Row Bingo. (Contributed file photo)
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Beware of possible icy highways central Alberta

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools cancels some school bus routes

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City council will vote at its Dec. 6 meeting on whether to allow the homeless shelter to operate downtown for two more years. (Advocate file photo).

‘We’re up against a wall’: Red Deer city council to consider keeping shelter at Cannery Row for 2 years

No viable sites were found to rent or renovate to house the shelter, other than Cannery Row

City council will vote at its Dec. 6 meeting on whether to allow the homeless shelter to operate downtown for two more years. (Advocate file photo).
Christopher Scott, owner of the Whistle Stop Café, speaks during a May rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19. He has launched a legal challenge saying his constitutional rights have been violated. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Judge eases some of the restrictions on Mirror café owner convicted of contempt

Christopher Scott’s constitutional rights could be affected by travel and speech restrictions

Christopher Scott, owner of the Whistle Stop Café, speaks during a May rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19. He has launched a legal challenge saying his constitutional rights have been violated. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Red Deer's ABC Restaurant has been turned into a winter wonderland for years. New owners Cassie and Travis White have carried on the tradition at the eatery at 2085 50th Ave. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Red Deer restaurant serves up big helping of Christmas cheer

Going big for Christmas an annual tradition at ABC Restaurant

Red Deer's ABC Restaurant has been turned into a winter wonderland for years. New owners Cassie and Travis White have carried on the tradition at the eatery at 2085 50th Ave. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
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Albertans over 60 can now sign up for booster shots

Hoped by early next year all adults will be eligible for booster shots

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Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) logo. (Contributed graphic)
Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) logo. (Contributed graphic)
Arto Djerdjerian’s photography exhibit on the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, near Banff, is installed at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).
Arto Djerdjerian’s photography exhibit on the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, near Banff, is installed at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).
The business case, or the first stage of the $100-million expansion of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, is now complete. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The business case, or the first stage of the $100-million expansion of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, is now complete. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer's GrainHenge is releasing its inaugural Meeting Creek Single Malt Whisky on Dec. 7. (Photo contributed)

Whisky created in Red Deer’s Troubled Monk Brewery to be released next week

GrainHenge’s first release is Meeting Creek Single Malt Whisky

  • Dec 1, 2021
Red Deer's GrainHenge is releasing its inaugural Meeting Creek Single Malt Whisky on Dec. 7. (Photo contributed)
The Red Deer River Naturalists received a bequest for $500,000, used to start an endowment fund with the Red Deer and District Community Foundation. The invested money will be used to finance future conservation projects. (Contributed photo).

Future conservation projects funded through large endowment entrusted to the RDRN

A $500,000 endowment fund for conservation projects has been established by the…

The Red Deer River Naturalists received a bequest for $500,000, used to start an endowment fund with the Red Deer and District Community Foundation. The invested money will be used to finance future conservation projects. (Contributed photo).
FILE - A health promotion worker with Turning Point distributes harm-reduction supplies in 2020. The syphilis crisis has gotten worse, particularly in Central Zone, where there was a 57 per cent increase according to a new report. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Syphilis crisis in central Alberta continues

Gradual increase in stillborn deaths and congenital syphilis

FILE - A health promotion worker with Turning Point distributes harm-reduction supplies in 2020. The syphilis crisis has gotten worse, particularly in Central Zone, where there was a 57 per cent increase according to a new report. (Photo by Advocate staff)
RCMP dog "Hoss" helped locate a woman in a remote area west of Sundre last week. (Photo from RCMP)

RCMP dog locates woman in remote area

Police dog located woman within minutes near Forestry Trunk Road west of Sundre

  • Dec 1, 2021
RCMP dog "Hoss" helped locate a woman in a remote area west of Sundre last week. (Photo from RCMP)
A Lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (THE CANADAIN PRESS photo)

Scratch tickets not good Christmas gifts for kids

Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis discouraging gambling gifts for younsters

  • Dec 2, 2021
A Lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (THE CANADAIN PRESS photo)
Zoey Carr, 15, is missing and Red Deer police want to confirm her well being. (Contributed image).

Police locate 15-year-old Red Deer girl

Red Deer RCMP have located a missing 15-year-old girl. Red Deer police…

Zoey Carr, 15, is missing and Red Deer police want to confirm her well being. (Contributed image).