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Red Deer had several days in November when temperatures were below normal. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer had several days in November when temperatures were below normal. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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RDDCF announces over $55k in grants on Giving Tuesday

The Red Deer and District Community Foundation announced they will help 11…

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Wendy Meeres’s watercolour ‘Lacombe’s Flat Iron Building’ (detail) is showing in Landmarks: A Sense of Place, a joint show with artist Carol Lynn Gilchrist at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed image).
Wendy Meeres’s watercolour ‘Lacombe’s Flat Iron Building’ (detail) is showing in Landmarks: A Sense of Place, a joint show with artist Carol Lynn Gilchrist at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed image).
The City of Red Deer began deliberating the proposed two-year budget on Monday. They are expected to spend the next few days going over the spending of different departments. (Advocate file photo)

New streamlined multi-year budget process confusing on Day 1

The aim is not to be overly prescriptive for how money is spent, said city manager

The City of Red Deer began deliberating the proposed two-year budget on Monday. They are expected to spend the next few days going over the spending of different departments. (Advocate file photo)
Town council for Blackfalds, which now has a population over 11,500, recently approved a 4.76 per cent property tax increase. Like many communities in central Alberta, Blackfalds has had to increase taxes after years of near-zero increases. (Photo contributed)

Central Alberta property taxes on the rise after years of near-zero increases

Soaring inflation among the key budget challenges this year

Town council for Blackfalds, which now has a population over 11,500, recently approved a 4.76 per cent property tax increase. Like many communities in central Alberta, Blackfalds has had to increase taxes after years of near-zero increases. (Photo contributed)
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says the affordability crisis has made life more difficult for seniors, families with children and Alberta’s most vulnerable citizens. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta increasing benefits to support ‘most vulnerable’ citizens, says premier

The Government of Alberta has announced it will adjust AISH, Income Support,…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says the affordability crisis has made life more difficult for seniors, families with children and Alberta’s most vulnerable citizens. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Town of Blackfalds is looking at replacing two vehicles in its fleet with electric vehicles and building a charging station. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Town of Blackfalds looking at electric vehicles

Blackfalds looking at replacing two vehicles with electric versions

Town of Blackfalds is looking at replacing two vehicles in its fleet with electric vehicles and building a charging station. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Crews are working to clear Red Deer residential streets. (Photo by BLACK PRESS)

Red Deer issues over 1,600 parking tickets during snow plowing

Plowing to be finished end of the week or early next week

Crews are working to clear Red Deer residential streets. (Photo by BLACK PRESS)
Envisioned exterior of future Red Deer Aquatic Centre, by GEC Architects. (Contributed image).
Envisioned exterior of future Red Deer Aquatic Centre, by GEC Architects. (Contributed image).
RCMP released these video surveillance images of a suspect in a break-in at Penhold IGA on Nov. 20. (Photos contributed)

Innisfail RCMP looking for suspects in Penhold IGA break-in

Cigarettes and other items stolen on Nov. 20 at Penhold IGA

  • Nov 28, 2022
RCMP released these video surveillance images of a suspect in a break-in at Penhold IGA on Nov. 20. (Photos contributed)
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Innisfail hotel room fire leads to charges

Minor damage reported to room at Innisfail Hotel and the Zoo on Saturday

  • Nov 28, 2022
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The ‘Oh, Deer’ podcast will release its final episode on Dec. 11. (Photo by Ash Maclean Photography)

‘Oh, Deer’ podcast coming to an end

After two years, the Oh, Deer podcast is coming to an end.…

The ‘Oh, Deer’ podcast will release its final episode on Dec. 11. (Photo by Ash Maclean Photography)
Young musicians will compete in the RD Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Dec. 3. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Young musicians will compete in the RD Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Dec. 3. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Red Deer RCMP  (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

UPDATED: Red Deer RCMP responds to ‘firearms complaint’

There was heavy police presence in a Red Deer neighbourhood early Sunday…

Red Deer RCMP  (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Patti Pragnell, Red Deer Christmas Bureau volunteer, and Mitch Thomson, Red Deer Food Bank executive director, stand next to some of the toys and food donated through the Stuff A Bus fundraiser. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Food Bank, Christmas Bureau collect donations through Stuff A Bus

The Red Deer Food Bank and Red Deer Christmas Bureau have been…

Patti Pragnell, Red Deer Christmas Bureau volunteer, and Mitch Thomson, Red Deer Food Bank executive director, stand next to some of the toys and food donated through the Stuff A Bus fundraiser. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Paritosh Ghosh, head of RDP’s economics department, said Alberta should diversify its economy to reduce its dependence on oil. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta needs a long-term diversification plan: RDP economist

RDP instructor believes province not doing enough to prepare for a world less reliant on oil

Paritosh Ghosh, head of RDP’s economics department, said Alberta should diversify its economy to reduce its dependence on oil. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
The area bordered in blue, east of the county’s Linn Valley subdivision and west of Hazlett Lake, and Hwy 2 is being proposed for annexation by the City of Red Deer. (Contributed map).
The area bordered in blue, east of the county’s Linn Valley subdivision and west of Hazlett Lake, and Hwy 2 is being proposed for annexation by the City of Red Deer. (Contributed map).
Red Deer fire medics say the city needs to increase the number of new EMS staff in the proposed 2023-2024 budget. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer fire medics call for staff increase

‘I don’t know if we can keep maintaining and sustain what we’re doing’

Red Deer fire medics say the city needs to increase the number of new EMS staff in the proposed 2023-2024 budget. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Four Red Deer EMS workers were recently recognized for their years of service: Captains C.Guse (20 years), D.Duchsher, (20 years), and J.Duke (30years) and lead mechanic M.Lachman (30 years). (Contributed photo)

Red Deer EMS beats the odds, retaining cross-trained fire-medics

Unlike the burn-out trend, many local EMS workers have been on the job for decades

Four Red Deer EMS workers were recently recognized for their years of service: Captains C.Guse (20 years), D.Duchsher, (20 years), and J.Duke (30years) and lead mechanic M.Lachman (30 years). (Contributed photo)
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Rotary Club of Red Deer hosting Seniors’ Christmas Concert

The Rotary Club of Red Deer is bringing some Christmas spirit to…

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