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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the vaccination program will be accelerated. (Photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the vaccination program will be accelerated. (Photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
The City of Red Deer announced an indefinite delay in winter programming announcements, given the extended closure of city recreational facilities. (Advocate File Photo)

City of Red Deer delays winter programming, due to extended closure of rec facilities

As the temporary closure of City of Red Deer recreation and culture…

The City of Red Deer announced an indefinite delay in winter programming announcements, given the extended closure of city recreational facilities. (Advocate File Photo)
A new hybrid fish species, the tiger trout, is now available for stocking ponds. (Black Press file photo.)
A new hybrid fish species, the tiger trout, is now available for stocking ponds. (Black Press file photo.)
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Innisfail shop reopens during COVID restrictions
Red Deer seniors among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine
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Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer has joined with other Alberta mayors to lobby against the provincial government’s plan to centralize ambulance dispatch in Calgary. (Contributed image)
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer has joined with other Alberta mayors to lobby against the provincial government’s plan to centralize ambulance dispatch in Calgary. (Contributed image)
Innisfail RCMP seized numerous weapons, including loaded firearms, during a Sunday morning traffic stop.
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Explosives and loaded firearms found in Innisfail RCMP traffic stop

Large arsenal of weapons seized after vehicle with stolen plate pulled over early Sunday

  • Jan 11, 2021
Innisfail RCMP seized numerous weapons, including loaded firearms, during a Sunday morning traffic stop.
Photo from RCMP
Businesses in Red Deer’s downtown are among those facing difficulties during the pandemic. The Alberta Chamber of Commerce is urging the provincial government to look at new ways of safely opening more businesses. (Advocate file photo).
Businesses in Red Deer’s downtown are among those facing difficulties during the pandemic. The Alberta Chamber of Commerce is urging the provincial government to look at new ways of safely opening more businesses. (Advocate file photo).
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Rideau Club in Ottawa on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Alberta has recorded its first death from COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

UCP support plummets while NDP and Wildrose gain ground, says new poll

Forty-eight per cent of decided voters in poll of 1,003 adults would back NDP

  • Jan 11, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Rideau Club in Ottawa on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Alberta has recorded its first death from COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Sylvan Lake’s Best Western Plus Chateau Inn on Lakeshore Drive has applied to the town to convert to apartments. Photo from Best Western Plus Chateau Inn Facebook page

Events cancelled: Sylvan Lake hotel considering apartment conversion

Tough times for Alberta hotel industry has owners looking at options

  • Jan 11, 2021
Sylvan Lake’s Best Western Plus Chateau Inn on Lakeshore Drive has applied to the town to convert to apartments. Photo from Best Western Plus Chateau Inn Facebook page
Licensed practical nurse administers a COVID-19 test at the Jamestown Family Clinic's drive-up testing site on Dec. 7. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Another COVID-19 death reported in Red Deer

Red Deer has added another COVID-19 death, bringing the city’s total to…

Licensed practical nurse administers a COVID-19 test at the Jamestown Family Clinic's drive-up testing site on Dec. 7. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop plans to open its doors Tuesday despite the mandatory COVID-19 restrictions currently in place. (Photo courtesy Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)

Central Alberta barbershop plans to open Tuesday despite COVID-19 restrictions

Gov’t of Alberta extended restrictions to Jan. 21 this past week

Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop plans to open its doors Tuesday despite the mandatory COVID-19 restrictions currently in place. (Photo courtesy Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)
Troubled Monk Brewery and Tap Room co-founder Charlie Bredo says Red Deer is now home to Alberta's first locally made craft hard iced tea. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Red Deer breweries gear up for 2021 after ‘challenging’ year

The Troubled Monk’s owner says “2020 was a wild ride” for the…

Troubled Monk Brewery and Tap Room co-founder Charlie Bredo says Red Deer is now home to Alberta's first locally made craft hard iced tea. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
Red Deer Kinsmen Lottery co-chairs Ken Waters, left, and Craig Fleming selected a winning ticket Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Kinsmen Lottery winner selected

Darrell Elsbett was watching his favourite football team play this weekend when…

Red Deer Kinsmen Lottery co-chairs Ken Waters, left, and Craig Fleming selected a winning ticket Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer RCMP investigating gun shot

Red Deer RCMP is investigating after a gun was fired Friday night.…

Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer RCMP are looking to the public to help them solve possible sexual assaults from the 1990s. Advocate file photo

Innisfail driver charged in relation to serious collision this past summer

An Innisfail man is facing multiple charges in relation to a serious…

Red Deer RCMP are looking to the public to help them solve possible sexual assaults from the 1990s. Advocate file photo
Central Alberta Victim and Witness Support Society faced a challenging year. (Photo courtesy of CAVWSS)

Central Alberta Victim and Witness Support Society see increase in demand

Central Alberta Victim and Witness Support Society saw a steady increase in…

Central Alberta Victim and Witness Support Society faced a challenging year. (Photo courtesy of CAVWSS)
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Local musicians (from left) Morgan McKee, Dan Barton and Curtis Phagoo got together with others to finish recording a final EP of music from the late singer/songwriter Arthur Samuel Barker (shown on the held screen). (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Local musicians (from left) Morgan McKee, Dan Barton and Curtis Phagoo got together with others to finish recording a final EP of music from the late singer/songwriter Arthur Samuel Barker (shown on the held screen). (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer has 255 active cases of COVID-19, which is three more than the 252 reported on Thursday. (File photo)
Red Deer has 255 active cases of COVID-19, which is three more than the 252 reported on Thursday. (File photo)
Grace Engel, owner of ClassiCuts Oasis hair salon, says she’s worried she may have to close permanently after the Government of Alberta announced extended COVID-19 restrictions on Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer salon owner worried business may have to close permanently

A Red Deer salon owner is concerned about the future of her…

Grace Engel, owner of ClassiCuts Oasis hair salon, says she’s worried she may have to close permanently after the Government of Alberta announced extended COVID-19 restrictions on Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Non-residential property values saw an average decrease of 3.96 per cent. in Red Deer. (File photo)

2021 property assessment notices in mail: Red Deer’s residential assessment values decline

Red Deer property owners can expect to receive their 2021 property assessment…

Non-residential property values saw an average decrease of 3.96 per cent. in Red Deer. (File photo)