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RYDE RD returned to its downtown site on Oct. 23 after temporarily relocating to a warehouse in Gasoline Alley. (Photo contributed)

Optimism returning to downtown Red Deer

Spin exercise studio reopens its downtown doors

RYDE RD returned to its downtown site on Oct. 23 after temporarily relocating to a warehouse in Gasoline Alley. (Photo contributed)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
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Alberta sets one-day COVID-19 case record

Big jump in COVID cases due to Omicron variant

  • Dec 29, 2021
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Slovakian standout Juraj Slafkovsky just misses on a backhand breakaway attempt on Team Germany goalie Florian Bugl in first period pre-tournament action of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships at the Centrium on Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer hit hard by World Junior tournament cancellation

Rebels owner and Westerner Park CEO express disappointment tournament cut short

Slovakian standout Juraj Slafkovsky just misses on a backhand breakaway attempt on Team Germany goalie Florian Bugl in first period pre-tournament action of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships at the Centrium on Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Ryan Drummond, of Red Deer, said he was overwhelmed by the support he received from strangers. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer man overwhelmed by support of strangers

‘People are very giving. They saved my life’

Ryan Drummond, of Red Deer, said he was overwhelmed by the support he received from strangers. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Cpl. Trent Cleveland, left, presents Cst. Jason Wierenga with the first annual Cst. James Lloyd Lundblad Memorial Award. (Photo submitted/RCMP)

Wetaskiwin Integrated Traffic Unit announces first annual memorial award recipient

The memorial award is in honour of Cst. James Lloyd Lundblad, killed on duty in 2009

  • Dec 29, 2021
Cpl. Trent Cleveland, left, presents Cst. Jason Wierenga with the first annual Cst. James Lloyd Lundblad Memorial Award. (Photo submitted/RCMP)
Later this week the province will make a decision about schools in the face of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. (Metro Creative photo)

Teachers call for province to ensure classrooms are safe

Upgraded masks and ventilation need to be discussed

Later this week the province will make a decision about schools in the face of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. (Metro Creative photo)
The continued forfeiture of games due to the COVID-19 virus ended the world junior men’s hockey championship in Alberta after just four days. (File photo by Advocate staff)

World Juniors cancelled: IIHF

International hockey officials met on Wednesday after a number of positive COVID tests

  • Dec 29, 2021
The continued forfeiture of games due to the COVID-19 virus ended the world junior men’s hockey championship in Alberta after just four days. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer's strEATS franchise at 6791 Gaetz Ave. has made complex.ca's list of top-30 new restaurants in Canada. (Photo contributed)

Red Deer eatery makes top new restaurants list

strEATS specializes in tacos, buritos, poutine and bowls

  • Dec 29, 2021
Red Deer's strEATS franchise at 6791 Gaetz Ave. has made complex.ca's list of top-30 new restaurants in Canada. (Photo contributed)
Mamas for Mamas volunteers at an event in June where families were able to come and collect any items they needed, at no cost. From left to right are: Cara Horsley, Catherine Wilson, Maria Myers, and Crystal Phillips. (Photo contributed)

Mamas for Mamas in Red Deer scores free office space for a year

Central Alberta’s Mamas for Mamas is heading into 2022 on a roll.…

Mamas for Mamas volunteers at an event in June where families were able to come and collect any items they needed, at no cost. From left to right are: Cara Horsley, Catherine Wilson, Maria Myers, and Crystal Phillips. (Photo contributed)
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The beginning of the Gendre Farm Christmas Light display are the arches which guide a viewer through the first 400 feet of the display. (Contributed photo)

County of Stettler family gives back during holiday season

A Stettler County family is helping others, and in doing so showing…

The beginning of the Gendre Farm Christmas Light display are the arches which guide a viewer through the first 400 feet of the display. (Contributed photo)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday that the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the province is concerning. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta officials estimate nearly 8,250 new COVID-19 cases over the holidays

Alberta had nearly 8,250 suspected COVID-19 cases over the past five days,…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday that the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the province is concerning. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Mustard Seed has extended its hours to remain open all day to provide a place for people to stay during the cold snap. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s shelters providing refuge from cold

Safe Harbour and Mustard Seed doing their best to help those in need of a warm place

Mustard Seed has extended its hours to remain open all day to provide a place for people to stay during the cold snap. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The extreme cold warning continues for Alberta for most of the week. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The extreme cold warning continues for Alberta for most of the week. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Nineteen corrections officers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Drumheller Institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

38 Drumheller prison staff test positive for COVID-19

Some of the staff attended a private gathering earlier in the month

Nineteen corrections officers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Drumheller Institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tickets are still on sale for the 2021 Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home Lottery. (Image from Facebook)
Tickets are still on sale for the 2021 Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home Lottery. (Image from Facebook)
A dairy cow sneaks a peak at the camera during the tour of Vince and Greg Hoek’s tour of Hoek Holsteins on Nov. 21. Submitted/Susan Spaeti

Dairy producers to meet in Red Deer for annual seminar

Emerging trends and latest dairy research among topics

  • Dec 28, 2021
A dairy cow sneaks a peak at the camera during the tour of Vince and Greg Hoek’s tour of Hoek Holsteins on Nov. 21. Submitted/Susan Spaeti
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Albertans face 2022 tax pain: watchdog group

Tax “bracket creep” will hit taxpayers in the wallet

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