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Issy Covey's ceramic ware will be among the pieces for sale at Saturday's Christmas sale by the Red Deer Pottery Club and Red Deer Art Club. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN).

Christmas art, bake and craft sales on this weekend

Red Deer pottery and art clubs, Laft Hus Society and Pioneer Lodge have sales

  • Nov 25, 2021
Issy Covey's ceramic ware will be among the pieces for sale at Saturday's Christmas sale by the Red Deer Pottery Club and Red Deer Art Club. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN).
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Alberta under 5,000 active cases of COVID-19, Red Deer down to 132 active cases

Alberta reported an additional 379 COVID-19 cases Thursday as the province dipped…

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There are more than 6,500 COVID-19 vaccine appointments available in Red Deer for booking between Dec. 1 and 19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Technical error leads to vaccine appointment booking confusion for parents in Red Deer

A technical glitch led to plenty of confusion for parents in Red…

There are more than 6,500 COVID-19 vaccine appointments available in Red Deer for booking between Dec. 1 and 19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Red Deer’s drug treatment court has now begun accepting its first applications. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer now has a drug treatment court

Court provides opportunity for those addicted to drugs to change their lives and avoid prison

Red Deer’s drug treatment court has now begun accepting its first applications. (Advocate file photo)
Alberta Municipalities is pushing for a referendum on the question of having a provincial police force, as was promised by the premier in 2019. (File photo by Advocate staff)

70% oppose replacing Alberta RCMP, says National Police Federation

UCP says provincial police service could better address the root causes of crime in communities

Alberta Municipalities is pushing for a referendum on the question of having a provincial police force, as was promised by the premier in 2019. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Red Deer Senior Citizens Downtown House hosting bazaar on Saturday

The Senior Citizen Centre Downtown House will be hosting a bazaar on…

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Three Red Deer Tim Hortons’ owners as well as several bakers present nearly $75,000 raised from the Smile Cookie campaigns over the past two years. The donations go towards the Red Deer Public Schools Foundation Reading College program. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Smile Cookie campaign raises close to 75K in Red Deer

Red Deer has plenty to smile about this week. On Thursday, Tim…

Three Red Deer Tim Hortons’ owners as well as several bakers present nearly $75,000 raised from the Smile Cookie campaigns over the past two years. The donations go towards the Red Deer Public Schools Foundation Reading College program. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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Multi-Family residences in Red Deer to receive additional recycling tools

Reusable recycling bags and recycling information is on the way

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Viewpoint Gallery in Red Deer’s newly renovated culture services building. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Viewpoint Gallery in Red Deer’s newly renovated culture services building. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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100+ Women Who Care in Red Deer meet in person for first time since 2020

Nearly 80 women gathered this week at the Red Deer Golf and…

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Central Alberta RCMP investigating fatal multi-vehicle crash on Highway 2

Northbound lanes are closed and traffic is being rerouted at the Highway 53

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Drayton Valley man charged with first-degree murder

Suspect charged in connection with the death of a 37-year-old man in Red Deer on Nov. 14

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A sign for the Alberta Health Services immunization clinic sits in front of the Prairie and Stockmens Pavilion at Westerner Park Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

COVID-19 testing and immunization moving back under one roof in Red Deer

COVID-19 testing and immunizations in Red Deer will be back in the…

A sign for the Alberta Health Services immunization clinic sits in front of the Prairie and Stockmens Pavilion at Westerner Park Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance is looking to re-energize and take a bigger advocacy role in central Alberta. (Black Press file photo)

Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance is rebooting

Organization wants to rebuild an become a louder advocacy voice

Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance is looking to re-energize and take a bigger advocacy role in central Alberta. (Black Press file photo)
Sharon Reed, shown here with her late brother Neil Reed, is raising money for suicide prevention programs at the Outreach Centre. A Christmas tree raffle will be held at her workplace, Salon Harper, in Red Deer on Dec. 15. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer woman who lost brother to suicide raising money for prevention programs

Sharon Reed believes raising awareness is timely, with more COVID-induced depression

Sharon Reed, shown here with her late brother Neil Reed, is raising money for suicide prevention programs at the Outreach Centre. A Christmas tree raffle will be held at her workplace, Salon Harper, in Red Deer on Dec. 15. (Contributed photo)
Alberta reported 464 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. (Black Press stock photo)

43,000 pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointments booked in Alberta

Alberta announced Wednesday that nearly 43,000 children between the ages of 5-11…

Alberta reported 464 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. (Black Press stock photo)
Olds College signed an agreement to collaborate with the University of Saskatchewan to help improve agriculture technology. (Contributed photo).

Olds College, USask sign MOU to share digital agriculture data

Olds College has agreed to collaborate in joint activities with the University…

Olds College signed an agreement to collaborate with the University of Saskatchewan to help improve agriculture technology. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer Emergency Services and Medicine River Wildlife Centre worked together to rescue a deer from ice on Red Deer River on Monday. (Photos from Facebook)

Deer rescued from Red Deer River

Red Deer Emergency Services and Medicine Wildlife Centre team up

Red Deer Emergency Services and Medicine River Wildlife Centre worked together to rescue a deer from ice on Red Deer River on Monday. (Photos from Facebook)