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Some Red Deer city councillors have suggested the homeless shelter be relocated to an industrial area in the city and clients be bused to services. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Some Red Deer city councillors have suggested the homeless shelter be relocated to an industrial area in the city and clients be bused to services. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
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Canadian Cancer Society kickstarts daffodil campaign in Red Deer

Spring marks the beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign. With…

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Carbon taxes jumped by $10 per tonne on Thursday, rising to $40 per tonne. That will raise the cost of gasoline by more than two cents per litre. (Advocate file photo)

Expect higher gasoline prices after carbon tax hike

$10 per tonne carbon tax increase will add more than two cents to litre of gas

Carbon taxes jumped by $10 per tonne on Thursday, rising to $40 per tonne. That will raise the cost of gasoline by more than two cents per litre. (Advocate file photo)
Premier Jason Kenney said in the race between vaccines and variants of COVID-19 in Alberta, the variants are winning. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

No new COVID-19 restrictions for Alberta, Premier pleads with Albertans to stay vigilant

Alberta reports 875 additional cases of COVID-19, 322 new variant cases

Premier Jason Kenney said in the race between vaccines and variants of COVID-19 in Alberta, the variants are winning. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Jen Berrigan, owner and groomer at Muddy Paws Pet Grooming, gives a Yorkie-cross named Rusty a hair cut on Thursday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Jen Berrigan, owner and groomer at Muddy Paws Pet Grooming, gives a Yorkie-cross named Rusty a hair cut on Thursday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A drive to purchase toothbrushes for Food Bank Alberta clients is happening this month. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Alberta dentists raising money to donate toothbrushes to food banks

A toothbrush drive will mark April’s Oral Health Month. The Alberta Dental…

A drive to purchase toothbrushes for Food Bank Alberta clients is happening this month. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Adele McIntyre, of Rimbey, spent less than an hour at the Westerner Park vaccination clinic, and was impressed with how well it’s run. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Adele McIntyre, of Rimbey, spent less than an hour at the Westerner Park vaccination clinic, and was impressed with how well it’s run. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Innisfail mayoral candidate Glen Carritt posted an election sign last month that raised hackles among some. Town council is looking at tightening up its regulations so that election signs cannot be planted more than 45 days before the Oct. 18 election. Photo from Glen Carritt’s Facebook page

Innisfail looking at tougher campaign advertising rules after election sign posted

Town found that policy on election signs was largely unenforceable

Innisfail mayoral candidate Glen Carritt posted an election sign last month that raised hackles among some. Town council is looking at tightening up its regulations so that election signs cannot be planted more than 45 days before the Oct. 18 election. Photo from Glen Carritt’s Facebook page
Innisfail RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened west of Bowden on March 21, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer driver clocked going over 100 km/h in 50 km/h zone

Driver is facing charges and fines as a result of the offence

Innisfail RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened west of Bowden on March 21, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Smoke from wildfires shrouds a road near Moruya, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. The Australian bushfire season had already started when Joe Pickerill booked his flight to the country, but he had hoped they would have settled down by New Year's Eve when he was set to arrive.Instead, the fires intensified and the death toll mounted, while some families were forced to take refuge on beaches as the sky glowed in an eerie red haze. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft

Fire advisory in effect for Rocky Mountain House Forest Area

With warm temperatures and windy conditions on the way, Alberta Wildlife has…

Smoke from wildfires shrouds a road near Moruya, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. The Australian bushfire season had already started when Joe Pickerill booked his flight to the country, but he had hoped they would have settled down by New Year's Eve when he was set to arrive.Instead, the fires intensified and the death toll mounted, while some families were forced to take refuge on beaches as the sky glowed in an eerie red haze. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft
RCMP Const. Nick Wyczynski of the RCMP’s Airdrie integrated rural detachment with fish and wildlife officer Matt Michaud. (Photo courtesy of Government of Alberta)

Rural policing: Fish and wildlife officers to help with RCMP calls in Alberta

As part of the provincial government’s new Rural Provincial Integrated Defence Response…

RCMP Const. Nick Wyczynski of the RCMP’s Airdrie integrated rural detachment with fish and wildlife officer Matt Michaud. (Photo courtesy of Government of Alberta)
Red Deer musician Levi Cuss has used pandemic isolation to spark his creativity, putting out three digital EPs so far — and he isn’t done yet. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer’s Levi Cuss uses the pandemic to fuel an outpouring of musical inspiration

He’s released three digital EPs so far — and isn’t done yet

Red Deer musician Levi Cuss has used pandemic isolation to spark his creativity, putting out three digital EPs so far — and he isn’t done yet. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer’s Niek Theelan (left) and Jason Steele star in Legend of the Sandwich Master, made for the 2021 Easter Seals Film Challenge. (Contributed image).

Red Deer-made film challenges perceptions about people with disabilities

‘Legends of the Sandwich Master’ is part of the 2021 Easter Seals Film Challenge

Red Deer’s Niek Theelan (left) and Jason Steele star in Legend of the Sandwich Master, made for the 2021 Easter Seals Film Challenge. (Contributed image).
Health-care workers wait in line at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. As COVID-19 pandemic continues to kill more people and pose devastating impacts on the livelihood of Canadians and their economy, experts say Canada should learn some important lessons from the pandemic to be better prepared for similar crises that may occur in the future. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian economy to grow this year

Canada’s economy could be due for a recovery in the next two…

Health-care workers wait in line at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. As COVID-19 pandemic continues to kill more people and pose devastating impacts on the livelihood of Canadians and their economy, experts say Canada should learn some important lessons from the pandemic to be better prepared for similar crises that may occur in the future. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School has seen a rise of COVID-19 cases in March. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Alberta COVID-19 cases rising among children

Kids aged 5-19 account for 22 per cent of Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School has seen a rise of COVID-19 cases in March. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Allan Pasutto, 86, of Penhold, got his COVID-19 shot in Red Deer last week. “I’m very fortunate to be Canadian,” said Pasutto. (Photo courtesy of AHS)

With 871 COVID-19 cases, Alberta marks highest daily case total since January

Province also reports new daily record of 406 additional variant cases

Allan Pasutto, 86, of Penhold, got his COVID-19 shot in Red Deer last week. “I’m very fortunate to be Canadian,” said Pasutto. (Photo courtesy of AHS)
While it’s unusual for bears to be up at this time of the winter, it’s not unheard of and the COS wants to make sure people secure their attractants year-round (file photo)

Alberta grizzly population increasing

Alberta home to an estimated 865 and 973 grizzlies

  • Mar 31, 2021
While it’s unusual for bears to be up at this time of the winter, it’s not unheard of and the COS wants to make sure people secure their attractants year-round (file photo)
Hackers used online weapons, including malware and brute force password attacks to try to get into Lacombe County’s systems only to be stopped by security measures. (Blogtrepreneur/Flickr photo)

Lacombe County fends off cyberattack

Hackers unsuccessfully tried to get by county computer defences earlier this month

Hackers used online weapons, including malware and brute force password attacks to try to get into Lacombe County’s systems only to be stopped by security measures. (Blogtrepreneur/Flickr photo)
Team Alberta — a collaboration of Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission — is raising the alarm about the impact of carbon tax on farmers. (Photo supplied by Jeff Nielsen’s Twitter)

Carbon tax will hit farmers hard, says agriculture group

Farm group calls on government for made-in-Alberta climate plan

Team Alberta — a collaboration of Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission — is raising the alarm about the impact of carbon tax on farmers. (Photo supplied by Jeff Nielsen’s Twitter)
families who vacation within the province this summer would be eligible for a one-time rebate of 20 per cent of their travel costs up to $1,000 – for expenses such as accommodation, food and drinks, activities like museums and recreation, and petty expenses such as rentals or parking. (Advocate file photo)

Travel Pass could boost summer tourism: Alberta NDP

Travel pass would provide rebates to Alberta families who travel within the province

families who vacation within the province this summer would be eligible for a one-time rebate of 20 per cent of their travel costs up to $1,000 – for expenses such as accommodation, food and drinks, activities like museums and recreation, and petty expenses such as rentals or parking. (Advocate file photo)