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City council has given Safe Harbour’s temporary homeless shelter two months to move from the former Cannery Row bingo site out of the downtown. But Safe Harbour operators say this time frame is insufficient. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
City council has given Safe Harbour’s temporary homeless shelter two months to move from the former Cannery Row bingo site out of the downtown. But Safe Harbour operators say this time frame is insufficient. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Michelle Giroux, 14, of Red Deer, has been missing since April 1. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact RCMP. (Contributed photo).
Michelle Giroux, 14, of Red Deer, has been missing since April 1. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact RCMP. (Contributed photo).
ASIRT is investigating a fatal officer involved shooting on O’Chiese First Nation over the weekend. The man who was killed was allegedly in a confrontation with police and brandishing an axe.

ASIRT investigating fatal shooting on O’Chiese First Nation

Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is looking into the circumstances surrounding a…

ASIRT is investigating a fatal officer involved shooting on O’Chiese First Nation over the weekend. The man who was killed was allegedly in a confrontation with police and brandishing an axe.
The province announced expanded capacity for its vaccine program as COVID-19 cases in the province grow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Alberta adds more vaccine capacity as COVID-19 cases grow

Alberta adds more vaccination capacity Alberta has now administered nearly 750,000 doses…

The province announced expanded capacity for its vaccine program as COVID-19 cases in the province grow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Premier Jason Kenney said based on data and trends, the province could hit 2,000 daily cases by the end of April. File photo from The Canadian Press
Premier Jason Kenney said based on data and trends, the province could hit 2,000 daily cases by the end of April. File photo from The Canadian Press
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Red Deer woman testifies boyfriend hanged her with a dog leash

Steven Hewitt on trial for attempted murder for May 2020 attack

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Red Deer Citizens on Patrol performed a lock it or lose it event at Parkland Mall last week and found that most Red Deerians took good care to protect their valuables. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Citizens on Patrol Facebook)
Red Deer Citizens on Patrol performed a lock it or lose it event at Parkland Mall last week and found that most Red Deerians took good care to protect their valuables. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Citizens on Patrol Facebook)

Red Deer Citizens on Patrol host successful lock it or lose it event

Red Deer Citizens on Patrol performed a lock it or lose it…

Red Deer Citizens on Patrol performed a lock it or lose it event at Parkland Mall last week and found that most Red Deerians took good care to protect their valuables. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Citizens on Patrol Facebook)
Red Deer Citizens on Patrol performed a lock it or lose it event at Parkland Mall last week and found that most Red Deerians took good care to protect their valuables. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Citizens on Patrol Facebook)
Aubree Reynolds and Ronin Dillon in front of the bottles collected so far. (Photo submitted)
Aubree Reynolds and Ronin Dillon in front of the bottles collected so far. (Photo submitted)
Outdoor rodeos may have a path forward to action later on this spring and into the summer. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Rodeos may return this summer with limited fans

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association is hoping to move ahead with the…

Outdoor rodeos may have a path forward to action later on this spring and into the summer. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Protesters against the K-6 draft curriculum wrote messages in sidewalk chalk in front of Education Minister Adriana LaGrange’s Red Deer constituency office on Tuesday. Staff had these messages washed away by mid-afternoon. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Red Deer teacher, parents protest the proposed new elementary school curriculum

‘It needs to be re-written from start to finish:’ says teacher

Protesters against the K-6 draft curriculum wrote messages in sidewalk chalk in front of Education Minister Adriana LaGrange’s Red Deer constituency office on Tuesday. Staff had these messages washed away by mid-afternoon. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Tyler Campbell, 28, pleaded guilty last November to manslaughter for shooting Ponoka’s Jeffery Kraft, 20, on Dec. 15, 2019 on a rural road just outside Lacombe. Kraft’s supporters were outside the Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff

Man who pleaded guilty to killing Ponoka man in 2019 seeks new lawyer

Tyler John Campbell expected to apply to change guilty plea after judge rejected suggested sentence

  • Apr 6, 2021
Tyler Campbell, 28, pleaded guilty last November to manslaughter for shooting Ponoka’s Jeffery Kraft, 20, on Dec. 15, 2019 on a rural road just outside Lacombe. Kraft’s supporters were outside the Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff
Innisfail RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened west of Bowden on March 21, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Innisfail RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened west of Bowden on March 21, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Vancouver Canucks centre Brandon Sutter is one of several players on the team battling COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Rebels’ Brent Sutter concerned as son Brandon fights COVID-19

Shortly after the book closed on the Red Deer Rebels sixth straight…

Vancouver Canucks centre Brandon Sutter is one of several players on the team battling COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)

PTW Canada confirms COVID-19 P.1 variant outbreak at offices in central Alberta

PTW Canada has confirmed three COVID-19 P.1 variant cases at its offices…

This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)
Donna Gratton, client services manager for the Red Deer Food Bank, says demand has increased during the pandemic. (Contributed photo).

More new families, children are using the Red Deer Food Bank

Client numbers are up in the first quarter of 2021

Donna Gratton, client services manager for the Red Deer Food Bank, says demand has increased during the pandemic. (Contributed photo).
A moose munches on a tree in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Residents of a remote community in northern British Columbia worked together to save a moose stranded for days on the ice of Stuart Lake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Thiessen

Inventive rescuers save moose chased onto ice of remote northern B.C. lake

TACHIE, B.C. — Residents of a remote community in northern British Columbia…

A moose munches on a tree in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Residents of a remote community in northern British Columbia worked together to save a moose stranded for days on the ice of Stuart Lake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Thiessen
A girl skates with a Humboldt Broncos flag as a tribute in this file photo. The City of Humboldt has announced an ambitious plan to permanently commemorate the deadly Broncos bus crash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Humboldt Broncos team to be honoured on third anniversary of fatal bus crash

THE CANADIAN PRESS HUMBOLDT, Sask. — A virtual tribute is planned for…

A girl skates with a Humboldt Broncos flag as a tribute in this file photo. The City of Humboldt has announced an ambitious plan to permanently commemorate the deadly Broncos bus crash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A woman injects herself with crack cocaine at a supervised consumption site Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in this file photo from Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Province rejected funding despite advice drug consumption sites save lives: notes

REGINA — Documents show that Saskatchewan health officials who were considering a…

A woman injects herself with crack cocaine at a supervised consumption site Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in this file photo from Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Birding isn't only about spotting rare species. It can be equally enjoyable spending time seeing how our more common birds behave, like this American Robin feeding on native Red-osier Dogwood berries. Jennifer Blyth photo

American robins return to central Alberta’s Medicine River Wildlife Centre

American Robins, which have been seen in Alberta for the past couple…

Birding isn't only about spotting rare species. It can be equally enjoyable spending time seeing how our more common birds behave, like this American Robin feeding on native Red-osier Dogwood berries. Jennifer Blyth photo
Keagan Chatwood was last seen Sunday afternoon in Red Deer. (Contributed photo)

Updated: Located: Red Deer RCMP search for missing teen

Red Deer RCMP have located Keagan Chatwood, 16. He is described as…

Keagan Chatwood was last seen Sunday afternoon in Red Deer. (Contributed photo)