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Dr. Mark Joffe, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, encourages the use of masks this flu season. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Dr. Mark Joffe, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, encourages the use of masks this flu season. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
RCMp seized this airsoft gun and other items following an investigation into a series of break and enters in and around central Alberta. (Contributed photo)

Drumheller RCMP arrests pair after break and enter investigations

Drumheller RCMP has recovered stolen property and charges two people following an…

RCMp seized this airsoft gun and other items following an investigation into a series of break and enters in and around central Alberta. (Contributed photo)
Matt Eigner and his seven-year-old daughter Kaylee attended the 29th annual Festival of Trees at Westerner Park on Friday. The event continues on Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

29th annual Festival of Trees begins in Red Deer

Event supports Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

Matt Eigner and his seven-year-old daughter Kaylee attended the 29th annual Festival of Trees at Westerner Park on Friday. The event continues on Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
A Varme Energy waste-to-energy plant in Stavanger, Norway. Varme is proposing to build a similar plant near Innisfail. (Photo contributed)

Ermineskin First Nation backs proposed Innisfail waste-to-energy facility

Facility could divert up to 200,000 tonnes of waste from landfills annually

A Varme Energy waste-to-energy plant in Stavanger, Norway. Varme is proposing to build a similar plant near Innisfail. (Photo contributed)
(File photo/Red Deer Advocate)
(File photo/Red Deer Advocate)
The Rosedale Valley Strings are featured at the Dec. 3 Strings of the Season concert by the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. (Contributed photo)
The Rosedale Valley Strings are featured at the Dec. 3 Strings of the Season concert by the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer Public Schools will receive a $706,000 grant through the Mental Health In Schools pilot program from Alberta Education. (File photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)

Red Deer Public Schools receives $706K grant to support mental health

Red Deer Public Schools is hiring a new behavioural support team to…

Red Deer Public Schools will receive a $706,000 grant through the Mental Health In Schools pilot program from Alberta Education. (File photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
FILE - Alberta and the federal government is providing $2.5 million to support agriculture producers and processors. (Contributed photo)

Funding announced to hire and retain agricultural workers

Alberta and federal government partner to help agriculture and agri-food sector

FILE - Alberta and the federal government is providing $2.5 million to support agriculture producers and processors. (Contributed photo)
(Photo by Black Press News Services)

Natural gas rebate program not triggered next month

Natural gas prices expected to remain below threshold of $6.50 per gigajoule

(Photo by Black Press News Services)
Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) logo. (Contributed graphic)

Red Deer Polytechnic experiencing power outage on east side of main campus

Red Deer Polytechnic is experiencing a major power outage on the east…

Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) logo. (Contributed graphic)
The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)

Red Deer Games Foundation accepting athlete applications for grants

The Red Deer Games Foundation is now accepting grants for individuals demonstrating…

The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)
Alberta Minister of Finance Travis Toews provided a fiscal update on Thursday projecting a $12.3 billion 2022-23 surplus. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Alberta Minister of Finance Travis Toews provided a fiscal update on Thursday projecting a $12.3 billion 2022-23 surplus. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Reducing provincial debt a good move, say central Alberta leaders

Finance Minister Travis Toews said provincial debt expected to be reduced by $13.2 billion next year

Alberta Minister of Finance Travis Toews provided a fiscal update on Thursday projecting a $12.3 billion 2022-23 surplus. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Alberta Minister of Finance Travis Toews provided a fiscal update on Thursday projecting a $12.3 billion 2022-23 surplus. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Bird Canada recently released data on e-scooter ridership in Red Deer. (Contributed)

Longest e-scooter ride in Red Deer was 35 kms in 2022

‘Residents are embracing the scooters as a reliable alternative mode of transportation’

Bird Canada recently released data on e-scooter ridership in Red Deer. (Contributed)
A vehicle drives through a massive puddle caused by heavy rainfall in Red Deer Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Flooded Red Deer homeowners still waiting for provincial relief

City of Red Deer’s application for provincial disaster assistance remains under review

A vehicle drives through a massive puddle caused by heavy rainfall in Red Deer Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
A three-member parks crew works full time to identify and help clean up homeless camps. (File photo by Advocate staff)

580 homeless camps cleaned up in Red Deer so far in 2022

Three-member parks crew works exclusively on finding homeless camps

A three-member parks crew works full time to identify and help clean up homeless camps. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta Health Services is bringing back its Toys for Tickets Campaign. If you picked up a parking ticket at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre from Nov. 14 to Dec. 16 you can replace paying the fine with a present worth at least $25. (Advocate file photo)

Toys for Tickets back at Red Deer hospital

Tickets received at Red Deer hospital from Nov. 14 to Dec. 16 can be replaced with a present

Alberta Health Services is bringing back its Toys for Tickets Campaign. If you picked up a parking ticket at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre from Nov. 14 to Dec. 16 you can replace paying the fine with a present worth at least $25. (Advocate file photo)
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Jury trial set for Red Deer man accused in 2021 homicide

RCMP charged man with second-degree murder after body found in residence in December 2021

  • Nov 24, 2022
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Some pro-active repairs are now underway on the Mountview water reservoir under Red Deer’s iconic water tower. (Advocate file photo).

Aging reservoir under Red Deer’s water tower is getting $3.5 million in repairs

It’s one of five vast water storage tanks built beneath the city

Some pro-active repairs are now underway on the Mountview water reservoir under Red Deer’s iconic water tower. (Advocate file photo).
Talented kids from Cornerstone Youth Theatre in Red Deer are presenting the Christmas Spectacular of seasonal stories and music, starting next week at the New Life Fellowship. (Black Press file photo.)
Talented kids from Cornerstone Youth Theatre in Red Deer are presenting the Christmas Spectacular of seasonal stories and music, starting next week at the New Life Fellowship. (Black Press file photo.)
The federal government told Rural Municipalities of Alberta representatives it remains committed to Alberta's RCMP contracts. (Advocate file photo)

Alberta rural municipalities assured that feds support contract RCMP services

Rural Municipalities of Alberta wants to keep RCMP and reform justice system

The federal government told Rural Municipalities of Alberta representatives it remains committed to Alberta's RCMP contracts. (Advocate file photo)