Home front – Feb. 21


More than 200 people will be at Westpark Middle School when it hosts the Science Olympics on March 3. More than 30 teams from middle and high schools across Central Alberta will compete in six challenges created by the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, said association spokesman Bruce Thorne. Teams from Rocky Mountain House to Stettler and Olds to Ponoka are expected to participate. The event is free, runs from 1 to 4 p.m., and is open to the public.

People who want to celebrate their mother tongue can bring the whole family to Mother Language Day at Red Deer Public Library. The event is on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day includes story time, a treasure hunt and a concert with performers from other countries. Ethnic snacks will be provided. Mother Language Day is intended to promote inclusiveness and integration for newcomers and immigrants with Canadian families. For more information, call Lissette Velasquesz, who is with the settlement support in libraries program at Central Alberta Refugee Effort at 403-304-3622. The program builds networks with other programs and services in the community to promote education, integration and inclusiveness.

A story published in the Advocate on Feb. 1 that included information on fines the Alberta College of Pharmacists charged a Red Deer pharmacist included incorrect information. One of the $5,000 fines against pharmacist Michael Tweedy was only for failure to co-operate or respond with the college’s competence committee and the complaint investigator, and conduct displaying acts of ungovernability.

The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Red Deer College Queens host third annual Pink in the Rink game

The RDC Queens picked up an extra special victory on home ice… Continue reading

PHOTOS: The Mustard Seed CEO speaks at Seeds of Hope Gala in Red Deer

The first-ever Seeds of Hope Gala was held at the Red Deer… Continue reading

PHOTO: Renewable Energy Fair at Red Deer College

The Renewable Energy Fair and Workshops event was held at Red Deer… Continue reading

Person airlifted to hospital after collision near Innisfail

One person was airlifted to hospital after a serious collision west of… Continue reading

WATCH: Make-A-Wish grants Star Wars loving teen’s wish

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Anakin Suerink’s wish in Red Deer Saturday afternoon

‘Stupid’ law preventing Canada’s re-engagement with Iran: retired envoy

OTTAWA — The real reason the Liberal government hasn’t been able to… Continue reading

Voters head to polls for BC municipal elections today

VANCOUVER — Voters in British Columbia will head to the polls today… Continue reading

All sharks tagged in N.S. expedition can now be tracked on Ocearch website

HALIFAX — All six of the sharks tagged in Nova Scotian waters… Continue reading

Memorial service for former PQ minister Lise Payette today in Montreal

MONTREAL — Mourners will gather to remember former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister… Continue reading

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown… Continue reading

‘Mom I’m in trouble:’ Canadian, Brit face 10 years in jail for alleged graffiti

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — The mother of a Canadian who was arrested… Continue reading

Coyote on the prowl near Penhold

This coyote was out on the prowl in a field just west… Continue reading

Most Read