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Vehicle thefts in Red Deer jumped according to first quarter crime statistics from the RCMP. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer vehicle theft up 111% in first quarter of 2022

1st quarter crime statistics from RCMP for central Alberta

Vehicle thefts in Red Deer jumped according to first quarter crime statistics from the RCMP. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Canadian Pacific is looking to hire 40 conductor positions in Central Alberta this year. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Canadian Pacific is looking to hire 40 conductor positions in Central Alberta this year. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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Red Deer RCMP looking for woman who has been missing since June 1

Red Deer RCMP is asking the public to help locate a woman…

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Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Man arrested, guns seized during Red Deer RCMP traffic investigation

A 41-year-old man is facing a number of charges after being found…

Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Troubled Monk is hosting a run this weekend to celebrate its seventh anniversary. (Photo via Troubled Monk Facebook)

Troubled Monk hosting run in Red Deer this weekend

The brewery is celebrating its seventh anniversary

Troubled Monk is hosting a run this weekend to celebrate its seventh anniversary. (Photo via Troubled Monk Facebook)
Mike Ellis, associate minister of mental health and addictions, says, every Albertan deserves an opportunity to improve their mental health. (Advocate file photo)

Alberta supports expansion of mental health services in rural areas

The provincial government is supporting rural Albertans through the expansion of mental…

Mike Ellis, associate minister of mental health and addictions, says, every Albertan deserves an opportunity to improve their mental health. (Advocate file photo)
NDP health critic David Shepherd says a temporary closure of the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre’s emergency department will put ‘even more pressure’ on the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Photo contributed)

Stettler Hospital and Care Centre emergency department closed Thursday

The emergency department at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre is without…

NDP health critic David Shepherd says a temporary closure of the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre’s emergency department will put ‘even more pressure’ on the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (Photo contributed)
Clients at Shunda Creek, an addictions treatment centre located near Nordegg, participate in outdoor activities as part of their therapy. (Photo from GoFundMe)
Clients at Shunda Creek, an addictions treatment centre located near Nordegg, participate in outdoor activities as part of their therapy. (Photo from GoFundMe)
Chase Freed, who shot and killed C.J. “Jim” Williams outside the south Red Deer Walmart on Dec. 20, 2019 was sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 10 years in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Thursday. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer Walmart shooter gets life with no parole for 10 years

Judge calls fatal shooting a “senseless and horrific act of violence.”

Chase Freed, who shot and killed C.J. “Jim” Williams outside the south Red Deer Walmart on Dec. 20, 2019 was sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 10 years in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Thursday. (Advocate file photo)
The Parkland Airshed Management Zone will host its first ever Blue Skies Bicycle Ride on Sunday in celebration of Clean Air Day. (Advocate File Photo)

Blue Skies bike ride event set for Sunday

Event celebrates Clean Air Day and will be held at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre

The Parkland Airshed Management Zone will host its first ever Blue Skies Bicycle Ride on Sunday in celebration of Clean Air Day. (Advocate File Photo)
The Digital Overdose Response System app is now available across Alberta. (Black Press file photo)
The Digital Overdose Response System app is now available across Alberta. (Black Press file photo)
The parking lot closure at Kin Kanyon, off 47th Avenue, will begin Friday and continue to June 20 for repaving. Children are shown climbing to the top of the Kin Kanyon spray fountain in this Advocate file photo.

Kin Kanyon parking lot closure starts Friday

Repaving work will continue to June 20

The parking lot closure at Kin Kanyon, off 47th Avenue, will begin Friday and continue to June 20 for repaving. Children are shown climbing to the top of the Kin Kanyon spray fountain in this Advocate file photo.
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COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

Virus-related illness claimed another 42 Albertans in past week

  • Jun 8, 2022
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Several central Alberta communities are trying to crack down on racist symbols, such as this hateful graffiti scrawled on buildings around Stettler in March — including on a grocery owned by a family originally from South Korea. (Twitter photo @jennymcbeeanz)

Central Alberta towns support anti-racist policies, federal initiative to ban hate symbols

Innisfail, Rocky are among regional communities wanting to crack down on hate symbols

Several central Alberta communities are trying to crack down on racist symbols, such as this hateful graffiti scrawled on buildings around Stettler in March — including on a grocery owned by a family originally from South Korea. (Twitter photo @jennymcbeeanz)
RV Resorts across Central Alberta still aren’t sure what the summer of 2022 will bring with high gas prices, but they’re optimistic it will be busy. (Advocate file photo)
RV Resorts across Central Alberta still aren’t sure what the summer of 2022 will bring with high gas prices, but they’re optimistic it will be busy. (Advocate file photo)
Heavy equipment at work in Sundre Forest Products harvesting area west of Rocky Mountain House.

Central Alberta lumber industry riding volatile markets

High lumber prices boost profits but supply chain issues pose challenges

Heavy equipment at work in Sundre Forest Products harvesting area west of Rocky Mountain House.
Mark Cruz, of Red Deer, unimpressed to discover gas had risen by another 12 cents a litre, to $1.91 at most city pumps on Wednesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer motorists weigh summer plans as gas prices hit another historic high

Gas prices jumped to $1.91 a litre at most Red Deer stations

Mark Cruz, of Red Deer, unimpressed to discover gas had risen by another 12 cents a litre, to $1.91 at most city pumps on Wednesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer was featured on an episode of Jeopardy! on Tuesday. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer featured on episode of Jeopardy!

The question was answered correctly by the contestant

Red Deer was featured on an episode of Jeopardy! on Tuesday. (Contributed photo)
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Red Deer and central Alberta. (Black Press File Photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Red Deer and central Alberta

Severe thunderstorm warning for Rocky Mountain House, Caroline

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Red Deer and central Alberta. (Black Press File Photo)
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Red Deer RCMP use helicopter to help with investigation

Investigation details to be released next week

(File photo by Advocate staff)