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Lacombe County Reeve Paula Law

Paula Law elected Lacombe County reeve for eighth time

Law first elected to council in 2010

  • Oct 21, 2020
Lacombe County Reeve Paula Law
Red Deer College has only recently required students to provide a tuition deposit. (Advocate file photo).

Late fee stressing out Red Deer College student

Tuition deposit new for Red Deer College

Red Deer College has only recently required students to provide a tuition deposit. (Advocate file photo).
Red Deer city manager Allan Seabrooke is comparing salaries in various municipalities to determine what’s fair and competitive compensation for the local mayor and council after the next election. (Advocate file photo).
Red Deer city manager Allan Seabrooke is comparing salaries in various municipalities to determine what’s fair and competitive compensation for the local mayor and council after the next election. (Advocate file photo).
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Shaelynn Decock and her dog Taco, who has been missing since Aug. 26. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake woman looking for closure for her stolen dog

Shaelynn Decock says it has been two months since she last saw her dog Taco

Shaelynn Decock and her dog Taco, who has been missing since Aug. 26. Photo Submitted
RCMP recovered five stolen vehicles. (Photo contributed)
RCMP recovered five stolen vehicles. (Photo contributed)
Mayor Tara Veer pleads with the premier Tuesday to review the decision to move to a consolidated EMS dispatch system, which will be moved to three centres across the province. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

‘Issue of life and death’: mayors plead with government to halt consolidated EMS dispatch

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer calls on premier to overturn consolidated EMS dispatch decision

Mayor Tara Veer pleads with the premier Tuesday to review the decision to move to a consolidated EMS dispatch system, which will be moved to three centres across the province. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, reported 323 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

‘We’re in a danger zone,’ says Hinshaw

The province’s top doctor says “we’re in a danger zone” when it…

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, reported 323 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Red Deer singer Kayla Williams hopes listeners fed up with the pandemic are comforted by her new song, Stealing from My Youth, which is digitally available for streaming on Friday. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer singer summarizes universal pandemic feelings in a new single

Kayla Williams releases ‘Stealing From My Youth’ on Friday

Red Deer singer Kayla Williams hopes listeners fed up with the pandemic are comforted by her new song, Stealing from My Youth, which is digitally available for streaming on Friday. (Contributed photo).
Grade 6 students at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School showcase materials designed to raise funds for the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

St. Thomas Aquinas students raise funds for Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation

Grade 6 students at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School showcased their learning…

Grade 6 students at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School showcase materials designed to raise funds for the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer urged Red Deerians to take more pandemic precautions to stem the rising number of local cases of COVID-19. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer mayor urges citizens to take more pandemic precautions

Active cases are rising at a ‘concerning’ rate

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer urged Red Deerians to take more pandemic precautions to stem the rising number of local cases of COVID-19. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
The Festival of Trees, which will run from Nov. 14 to 28 this year at Bower Place mall, is looking to recruit more volunteers. (File photo)
The Festival of Trees, which will run from Nov. 14 to 28 this year at Bower Place mall, is looking to recruit more volunteers. (File photo)
Turning the off-season Ross Street Patio into a vibrant, welcoming place for diners is the new goal of adjacent business owners, who plan to add some heaters and musical entertainment this winter. (Advocate file photo).
Turning the off-season Ross Street Patio into a vibrant, welcoming place for diners is the new goal of adjacent business owners, who plan to add some heaters and musical entertainment this winter. (Advocate file photo).
Classes will not resume as normal in January at Red Deer College, but through a blend of online and in-person formats. (Advocate file photo).

More RDC students will return to campus in January

In-person learning will be upped to 40 per cent

Classes will not resume as normal in January at Red Deer College, but through a blend of online and in-person formats. (Advocate file photo).
A $2.3-billion expansion of Alberta’s natural gas transportation system has been approved. “This should provide significant benefits — and we need every little bit of economic boost we can get,” says Reg Warkentin, policy adviser for the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce. (Flickr photo)

Red Deer-area to benefit from $2.3 billion gas pipeline expansion project

Project will add 344 km of new pipeline between RMH and Grande Prairie

A $2.3-billion expansion of Alberta’s natural gas transportation system has been approved. “This should provide significant benefits — and we need every little bit of economic boost we can get,” says Reg Warkentin, policy adviser for the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce. (Flickr photo)
Bojan Pajic, 17, was reported missing. (Photo contributed)
Bojan Pajic, 17, was reported missing. (Photo contributed)
The United Way of Central Alberta is grateful for 25 years of support and $10-million raised from NOVA Chemicals’ Joffre site. (Contributed image).

United Way and Nova Chemicals celebrate 25 years of giving

NOVA employees and the company donated $10-million over 25 years

The United Way of Central Alberta is grateful for 25 years of support and $10-million raised from NOVA Chemicals’ Joffre site. (Contributed image).
Olds College received 10 Angus heifer calves, donated by The Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society. (File photo)

Olds College gets 10 Angus heifer calves

Donated by Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society

Olds College received 10 Angus heifer calves, donated by The Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society. (File photo)
Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, receive flu shot. Photo via Government of Alberta

COVID cases climb in central zone, Red Deer

The total number of active COVID-19 cases in the province reached 3,138…

Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, receive flu shot. Photo via Government of Alberta
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Alberta. Recent infections include two connected to Red Deer College as well as at two more Red Deer schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

896 new COVID cases reported in Alberta

Alberta reported almost 900 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and four additional…

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Alberta. Recent infections include two connected to Red Deer College as well as at two more Red Deer schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Many rural municipalities were concerned about a proposed reduction to their industrial revenues, but Alberta’s municipal affairs minister has come up with an alternative solution. (Photo contributed)

Energy industry support won’t injure municipalities

Creating new wells or pipelines would result in a three year ‘tax holiday’

Many rural municipalities were concerned about a proposed reduction to their industrial revenues, but Alberta’s municipal affairs minister has come up with an alternative solution. (Photo contributed)