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Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer city council narrowly maintains a zero tax increase for 2022 budget

This means a tax increase of at least 3.42 per cent is coming in 2023

Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo)
Outset Media has created a limited edition board game called Red Deer Opoly – a Red Deer-centric version of the popular board game. (Photo courtesy of Outset Media)

Red Deer centric monopoly hits stores over the weekend

The limited-edition board game is available at both Walmart locations in Red Deer

Outset Media has created a limited edition board game called Red Deer Opoly – a Red Deer-centric version of the popular board game. (Photo courtesy of Outset Media)
The City of Red Deer was among four municipalities that filed an official complaint with the Alberta Ombudsman regarding the consolidation of ambulance dispatch. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Alberta Ombudsman responds to Red Deer ambulance dispatch complaint

The province has responded to a complaint from the City of Red…

The City of Red Deer was among four municipalities that filed an official complaint with the Alberta Ombudsman regarding the consolidation of ambulance dispatch. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Fire crews in Red Deer responded to an early morning fire Saturday morning at Creekside Mobile Home Park. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Fire at Creekside Mobile Home Park in Red Deer

Emergency crews in Red Deer responded to an early morning structure fire…

Fire crews in Red Deer responded to an early morning fire Saturday morning at Creekside Mobile Home Park. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw Tweeted Friday that Alberta’s COVID-19 testing should be able to detect any new variants of COVID-19. (Black Press stock photo)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw Tweeted Friday that Alberta’s COVID-19 testing should be able to detect any new variants of COVID-19. (Black Press stock photo)
Red Deer City Hall. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Artists invited to create new public art in Red Deer

The City of Red Deer is encouraging artists to submit portfolios for…

Red Deer City Hall. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
City of Red Deer and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association are promoting the safe disposal of medications to protect Red Deer’s waterways. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer city worker vaccine policy starts Monday

86 per cent of city staff have submitted vaccine records

City of Red Deer and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association are promoting the safe disposal of medications to protect Red Deer’s waterways. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A group of volunteers delivered gift bags to workers at the Red Deer Regional Hospital this week. (Contributed photo)

Volunteers deliver morale boost to Red Deer hospital workers

A group of former Alberta Health Services staff and friends recently provided…

A group of volunteers delivered gift bags to workers at the Red Deer Regional Hospital this week. (Contributed photo)
Ryan and Dani Peters in walk in the Relay For Life event Saturday at CrossRoads Church in Red Deer County. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Red Deer 2022 Relay for Life urgently seeking volunteers

The Canadian Cancer Society is urgently looking for volunteers for its 2022…

Ryan and Dani Peters in walk in the Relay For Life event Saturday at CrossRoads Church in Red Deer County. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
Jennifer Kletke and her daughter Ashlynn, after the nine-year-old received a vaccination against COVID-19 Friday at an AHS clinic at Westerner Park. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Central Alberta children start getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Red Deer

Parents give many reasons, including wanting to protect their kids from illness and to travel

Jennifer Kletke and her daughter Ashlynn, after the nine-year-old received a vaccination against COVID-19 Friday at an AHS clinic at Westerner Park. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Outreach Centre's Adopt a Family program raised $60,000 in 2020. (Photo courtesy Red Deer Outreach Centre's Facebook)

Lip Sync Battle Red Deer returns next month

The fifth annual Lip Sync Battle is set to return to Red…

The Red Deer Outreach Centre's Adopt a Family program raised $60,000 in 2020. (Photo courtesy Red Deer Outreach Centre's Facebook)
About 60 Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre linen unit workers were expected to lose their jobs on Friday. (Advocate file photo)

Union slams Red Deer hospital staff cuts

Nearly 60 jobs cut in Red Deer hospital’s linen unit

About 60 Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre linen unit workers were expected to lose their jobs on Friday. (Advocate file photo)
Paintings of children in nature, by Leah Bargen, are showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Contributed image).
Paintings of children in nature, by Leah Bargen, are showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Contributed image).
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Donations to The Mustard Seed on Giving Tuesday will be doubled by Calgary firm

Through Giving Tuesday, The Mustard Seed is hoping the community will come…

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FILE - A young woman reacts as she receives a Pfizer jab against COVID-19, in Diepsloot Township near Johannesburg Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Minister of Health Joe Phaahla announced Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

World takes action as new variant emerges in southern Africa

BRUSSELS (AP) — A slew of nations moved to stop air travel…

FILE - A young woman reacts as she receives a Pfizer jab against COVID-19, in Diepsloot Township near Johannesburg Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Minister of Health Joe Phaahla announced Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
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Hwy 2 traffic resumes after clean-up of truck collision

Ponoka RCMP have cleaned up Hwy 2 after serious multi-vehicle collision on…

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A man who opposes coronavirus vaccine mandates wears a mask altered to make a statement, poses with a toy sheep and an outsized syringe as he rides a crowded train in Jerusalem ahead of Shabbat, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Israel's prime minister says it is "on the threshold of an emergency situation" after authorities detected the country's first case of a new coronavirus variant in a traveler who returned from Malawi. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Israel warns of ‘emergency’ after detecting new virus strain

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Friday that Israel…

A man who opposes coronavirus vaccine mandates wears a mask altered to make a statement, poses with a toy sheep and an outsized syringe as he rides a crowded train in Jerusalem ahead of Shabbat, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Israel's prime minister says it is "on the threshold of an emergency situation" after authorities detected the country's first case of a new coronavirus variant in a traveler who returned from Malawi. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Children in Manitoba have begun to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (Black Press file photo).

’Palpable sigh of relief’: Manitoba begins vaccinating children against COVID-19

By Brittany Hobson THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — Seconds before getting her…

Children in Manitoba have begun to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (Black Press file photo).
Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Alberta offers Restrictions Exemption Program safety training

The Government of Alberta is offering front-line workers a Restrictions Exemption Safety…

Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)