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Festival of Trees, which was held at Westerner Park over the past two weekends, came to an end Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Regional Health Foundation)

Volunteer efforts praised as Red Deer’s Festival of Trees ends

Festival of Trees would not have been possible without the efforts of…

Festival of Trees, which was held at Westerner Park over the past two weekends, came to an end Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Regional Health Foundation)
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62-year-old man killed in single-vehicle crash in Ponoka County

Rimbey RCMP are investigating a fatal collision in Ponoka County. On Tuesday…

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COVID-19 virus (file photo).

COVID-19 in Red Deer falls to 110 active cases

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer fell again on…

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
Hunting Hills High School student says more needs to be done to address bullying at her school. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer student stands up against bullying at school

Homophobic and racial slurs have gotten worse during the pandemic, student says

Hunting Hills High School student says more needs to be done to address bullying at her school. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deer firefighters was called to Kerry Wood Nature Centre after ashes from a campfire was found on one the centre’s wooded walking paths. (Photo from Facebook)

Campfires in wooded areas of Red Deer an ongoing issue

Ashes of campfire found at Gaetz Lake Sanctuary

Red Deer firefighters was called to Kerry Wood Nature Centre after ashes from a campfire was found on one the centre’s wooded walking paths. (Photo from Facebook)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed the first Alberta case of the COVID-19 virus with the Omicron variant on Tuesday. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

First Alberta case of the Omicron virus variant confirmed by Hinshaw

No location was revealed. The returning traveller is in quarantine

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed the first Alberta case of the COVID-19 virus with the Omicron variant on Tuesday. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Markerville Creamery operated from 1902 until 1972. Red Deer County provided $8,600 to the Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society to repaint the historical building. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer County hands out $300,000 to community groups

Red Deer Titans rugby club to get funding for new playground

Markerville Creamery operated from 1902 until 1972. Red Deer County provided $8,600 to the Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society to repaint the historical building. (Advocate file photo)
Stuffed toys for the Red Deer Christmas Bureau will be collected at Friday night’s game at the Centrium. (Black Press file photo).

Red Deer Rebels and others collecting toy donations for the Christmas Bureau

Toys for the Red Deer Christmas Bureau can be donated in various…

Stuffed toys for the Red Deer Christmas Bureau will be collected at Friday night’s game at the Centrium. (Black Press file photo).
The City of Red Deer’s automated traffic enforcement program includes photo laser, red light cameras and intersection speed cameras. (Black Press file photo)

December traffic enforcement areas in Red Deer

Intersection cameras and mobile units announced

The City of Red Deer’s automated traffic enforcement program includes photo laser, red light cameras and intersection speed cameras. (Black Press file photo)
What a good sport: Fox Run School teacher Sean McWade of Sylvan Lake allowed his students to choose how he should shave his head for a fundraiser — and this is how it turned out. (Contributed photo).

Sylvan Lake teacher has a bad hair day — for charity

A Sylvan Lake middle school teacher is having a very bad hair…

What a good sport: Fox Run School teacher Sean McWade of Sylvan Lake allowed his students to choose how he should shave his head for a fundraiser — and this is how it turned out. (Contributed photo).
Lit-up snowmen create some Christmas magic in Red Deer’s City Hall park. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s Christmas Lights tour is back — bigger than ever

Jim and A.J. Elliott unveil the best Christmas light tours for 2021

Lit-up snowmen create some Christmas magic in Red Deer’s City Hall park. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
Four Alberta physicians do not agree with Alberta Health Services’ vaccine mandates for staff and physicians. (Black Press file photo)
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Physicians against mandates file lawsuit against AHS

Ponoka’s Dr. Chan: ‘This is about informed consent and patient autonomy’

Four Alberta physicians do not agree with Alberta Health Services’ vaccine mandates for staff and physicians. (Black Press file photo)
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Artist Paula Sommers recently put her talents towards adding a festive touch to the windows of Chapman Riebeek LLP law offices downtown. Sommers is behind a number of local public art projects, including the decorated seacan at Capstone and the concrete statue installation, done with her mother Linda Sommers, on the Ross Street Patio. See: psartiststudio.com. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Photo: Adding a festive touch downtown

Artist Paula Sommers recently put her talents towards adding a festive touch…

Artist Paula Sommers recently put her talents towards adding a festive touch to the windows of Chapman Riebeek LLP law offices downtown. Sommers is behind a number of local public art projects, including the decorated seacan at Capstone and the concrete statue installation, done with her mother Linda Sommers, on the Ross Street Patio. See: psartiststudio.com. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Vanessa Williams, a practicum student from Red Deer College, makes a bed at The Mustard Seed’s homeless shelter. Kipp Scott Pontiac Cadillac Buick is matching donations to the Mustard Seed on Giving Tuesday up to $10,000 this year. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Giving Tuesday an important day for charitable organizations

Red Deer dealership matching Mustard Seed donations up to $10,000

Vanessa Williams, a practicum student from Red Deer College, makes a bed at The Mustard Seed’s homeless shelter. Kipp Scott Pontiac Cadillac Buick is matching donations to the Mustard Seed on Giving Tuesday up to $10,000 this year. (File photo by Advocate staff)
More than 2.8 million Albertans have been vaccinated so far, with 61.3 per cent of Albertans 12 and over fully immunized against COVID-19. (File photo)

Red Deer falls to 120 active COVID-19 cases, two new deaths reported

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer fell over the…

More than 2.8 million Albertans have been vaccinated so far, with 61.3 per cent of Albertans 12 and over fully immunized against COVID-19. (File photo)
Red Deer Public Schools board of trustees voted 5-2 in favour of implementing a policy requiring employees, contractors and volunteers to be vaccinated or comply with semi-weekly rapid testing requirements. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer Public Schools board approves vaccine policy for employees

Teachers and other employees at Red Deer Public Schools will need to…

Red Deer Public Schools board of trustees voted 5-2 in favour of implementing a policy requiring employees, contractors and volunteers to be vaccinated or comply with semi-weekly rapid testing requirements. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
A neighbour said that three children were among those who lost their home when this trailer unit at Red Deer's Creekside Mobile Home Park got fire on Saturday morning. No one was at home at the time. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer family homeless after weekend trailer home fire

Fire at Creekside Mobile Home Park started in a shed

  • Nov 29, 2021
A neighbour said that three children were among those who lost their home when this trailer unit at Red Deer's Creekside Mobile Home Park got fire on Saturday morning. No one was at home at the time. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The Red Deer and District Community Foundation. (File image).

Eight non-profits receive nearly $78,000 from Red Deer and District Community Foundation

Eight Red Deer-area non-profits received nearly $78,000 in grants from the Red…

The Red Deer and District Community Foundation. (File image).
RCMP received reports on Sunday of another five broken vehicle windshields — three of which appear to have been caused by a pellet or high-powered BB gun-type weapon. (File photo by Black Press news services)

RCMP investigating after Red Deer vehicles apparently damaged by BBs or pellets

Five windshields broken on weekend, three of which appear to have been damaged by pellets or BBs

RCMP received reports on Sunday of another five broken vehicle windshields — three of which appear to have been caused by a pellet or high-powered BB gun-type weapon. (File photo by Black Press news services)