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Chris Windrim (left), Rob Lewis (middle) and Rene Rondeau (right) display a cheque that was given to Youth HQ youth programing. The cheque was part of the funds raised by the Team Canada world juniors Bob Ross inspired paint night in November. (Photo courtesy of Tourism Red Deer)
Chris Windrim (left), Rob Lewis (middle) and Rene Rondeau (right) display a cheque that was given to Youth HQ youth programing. The cheque was part of the funds raised by the Team Canada world juniors Bob Ross inspired paint night in November. (Photo courtesy of Tourism Red Deer)
Funding for Turning Point’s new deck was provided through the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, distributed by United Way Central Alberta and funded by the Government of Canada. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer’s Turning Point meets with clients outdoors

Federal grant to fund new deck where clients can access services during COVID

Funding for Turning Point’s new deck was provided through the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, distributed by United Way Central Alberta and funded by the Government of Canada. (Photo from Facebook)
aThe Points West Living kitchen staff is lending a helping hand to the Red Deer Rebels, helping feed some of the players during their time living in the Westerner Park Centrium. (Photo courtesy of Points West Living)

Points West Living kitchen staff helping feed Red Deer Rebels

With the Red Deer Rebels settling into “suite life” at the Westerner…

aThe Points West Living kitchen staff is lending a helping hand to the Red Deer Rebels, helping feed some of the players during their time living in the Westerner Park Centrium. (Photo courtesy of Points West Living)
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Red Deer RCMP investigating violent arrest caught on video
Olymel union gathering
Pig and kitten from Alberta form a bond
Innisfail shop reopens during COVID restrictions
An employee at Duncan’s Real Canadian Superstore has tested positive for COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

Updated: Multiple COVID-19 cases at Red Deer grocery stores

Several Red Deer grocery stores have had positive COVID-19 over the past…

An employee at Duncan’s Real Canadian Superstore has tested positive for COVID-19. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
Creating more harmonious race relations in Red Deer is the goal of a new survey on racism that is available online until March 2. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Have you experienced racism in Red Deer? A new survey asks some hard questions

The Red Deer Local Immigration Partnership survey is open until March 2

Creating more harmonious race relations in Red Deer is the goal of a new survey on racism that is available online until March 2. (File photo by The Associated Press)
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Red Deer stolen vehicle investigation leads to drug bust

38-year-old suspect facing weapons and drug charges

  • Feb 17, 2021
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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided, from Edmonton on February 16, 2021, an update on COVID-19 and the ongoing work to protect public health. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

New record: Red Deer at 454 active cases

Highest number of cases identified since Dec. 19

  • Feb 17, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided, from Edmonton on February 16, 2021, an update on COVID-19 and the ongoing work to protect public health. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Some workers are terrified at the prospect of returning to work at Olymel, where hundreds were infected with COVID, says a worker.
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Olymel employees “terrified” by spread of virus, says plant worker

Many workers fear being put in position of trading health for income

Some workers are terrified at the prospect of returning to work at Olymel, where hundreds were infected with COVID, says a worker.
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A pop-up space for the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre was created in Bower Mall at Christmas, creating new fundraising opportunities. Bower Place donated $20,220 to the centre this week. (Contributed photo).

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre gets $20,220 donation from Bower Place

Innovative new fundraising ideas were tried during the pandemic

A pop-up space for the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre was created in Bower Mall at Christmas, creating new fundraising opportunities. Bower Place donated $20,220 to the centre this week. (Contributed photo).
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced new benefits for businesses Wednesday replacing the relaunch grant which is set to expire at the end of March. (File photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Businesses eligible for up to $10,000 under new provincial program

$120 million program aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced new benefits for businesses Wednesday replacing the relaunch grant which is set to expire at the end of March. (File photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
New deer masks are being made to replace this older mask used by staff at Medicine River Wildlife Centre. (Photo contributed)
New deer masks are being made to replace this older mask used by staff at Medicine River Wildlife Centre. (Photo contributed)

Mask maker protects fawns at central Alberta wildlife centre

Medicine River Wildlife Centre works to return animals to the wild

New deer masks are being made to replace this older mask used by staff at Medicine River Wildlife Centre. (Photo contributed)
New deer masks are being made to replace this older mask used by staff at Medicine River Wildlife Centre. (Photo contributed)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. RCMP in Saskatchewan have charged the leader of the Canadian Nationalist Party with promoting hate against an identifiable group of people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Saskatchewan RCMP charge leader of Canadian Nationalist Party with hate speech

REGINA — RCMP in Saskatchewan have charged the leader of the Canadian…

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. RCMP in Saskatchewan have charged the leader of the Canadian Nationalist Party with promoting hate against an identifiable group of people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer gave an update on Olymel’s COVID-19 situation on Wednesday. (File photo by Advocate staff).

Red Deer Mayor urges more vigilance at this ‘critical’ stage of the pandemic

Tara Veer said the city has ‘levers,’ but will stay out of workplace decisions about viral spread

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer gave an update on Olymel’s COVID-19 situation on Wednesday. (File photo by Advocate staff).
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Olds RCMP seek information on burnt-out truck

Black four-door truck found smouldering north of Olds on Saturday

  • Feb 17, 2021
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Sundre property theft investigation leads to charges

Rifle and distinctive ammunition seized

  • Feb 17, 2021
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Ninety per cent of rural Alberta municipalities help fund STARS air ambulance. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Updated: Both Highway 2 northbound lanes now open following morning rollover

Southbound vehicle rolled at near overpass east of Olds about 9:10 a.m.

Ninety per cent of rural Alberta municipalities help fund STARS air ambulance. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Innisfail RCMP said a Wheatheart Renegade 13 horsepower heavy hitter hydraulic post pounder was stolen on Feb. 12 from an Innisfail business. (Photo contributed)
Innisfail RCMP said a Wheatheart Renegade 13 horsepower heavy hitter hydraulic post pounder was stolen on Feb. 12 from an Innisfail business. (Photo contributed)
Union members were outside Olymel early Wednesday morning to show support for workers. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Union members were outside Olymel early Wednesday morning to show support for workers. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Many Albertans do not want this kind of coal mining activity in the Rockies. Red Deer city council spoke out against any provincial plan to renew opportunities for expanded coal mining without broad public consultation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mead Gruver, File).

Red Deer city council says municipalities and the public must be consulted about any future coal plans

‘Trust has been broken’ by the Alberta government, says city councillor

Many Albertans do not want this kind of coal mining activity in the Rockies. Red Deer city council spoke out against any provincial plan to renew opportunities for expanded coal mining without broad public consultation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mead Gruver, File).
The City of Red Deer is still repaying two loans for the Sorensen Station parkade, which are contributing to a deficit in the parking revenue fund. (Advocate staff)

Red Deer taxpayers to help cover future parking costs in the city

Refinancing the Sorensen Station parkade would not pay-off, council was told

The City of Red Deer is still repaying two loans for the Sorensen Station parkade, which are contributing to a deficit in the parking revenue fund. (Advocate staff)