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Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Ray Bennett hoists the Stanley Cup after his team won the championship in June. (Photo by Ray Bennett)

Stanley Cup coming to Innisfail

Fans can get photos next to NHL’s famous trophy on Aug. 8

  • Jul 29, 2022
Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Ray Bennett hoists the Stanley Cup after his team won the championship in June. (Photo by Ray Bennett)
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Road closures on Riverside Drive starting Aug. 8

Traffic will be diverted through Riverside Industrial Park until Aug. 12

  • Jul 29, 2022
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Alberta RCMP encourage road safety over Heritage Day long weekend

Make highways safe for all road users this holiday weekend

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Prints and drawings by Elise Futoransky can be seen at the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services building until Aug. 26. (Contributed image).

Musician Dean Ray will perform at First Friday in August art reception at Red Deer’s downtown library

Everything from photography to prints to paintings are featured at various city galleries

Prints and drawings by Elise Futoransky can be seen at the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Services building until Aug. 26. (Contributed image).
Chris Neumeier was volunteering at the Common Ground Garden Project on July 29, 2022. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Looks like a bountiful season for Common Ground Garden Project

‘We’re trying to demonstrate all different types of growing techniques’

Chris Neumeier was volunteering at the Common Ground Garden Project on July 29, 2022. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Do you recognize this young man? A security camera captures this person walking up to the locked up bike at a Clearview residence, cutting the lock and walking away with it. (Contributed image).

Brazen bike theft upsets Red Deer owner, who’s on living on a disability pension

‘Cold, calculated’ theft happened while the owner was at home

Do you recognize this young man? A security camera captures this person walking up to the locked up bike at a Clearview residence, cutting the lock and walking away with it. (Contributed image).
Travellers keen to get their passports in hand in time for take-off will now be able to request their mail-in applications be transferred to any of the more than 300 local Service Canada centres for processing. People line up at the passport office, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Laval, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

In-person service for mail-in passport requests now available at 300 sites in Canada

Until now, applicants in the queue could only ask for a transfer by visiting one of 35 specialized passport sites across Canada

Travellers keen to get their passports in hand in time for take-off will now be able to request their mail-in applications be transferred to any of the more than 300 local Service Canada centres for processing. People line up at the passport office, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Laval, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A Tim Hortons employee hands out coffee from a drive-through window to a customer in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Tim Hortons reaches proposed settlement in class action lawsuit involving mobile app

Tim Hortons says the retail value of a free hot beverage is $6.19 while the value of a baked good is $2.39, plus taxes

A Tim Hortons employee hands out coffee from a drive-through window to a customer in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
This photo taken July 28, 2022 shows heavy equipment operators successfully built a guard and provided access for firefighters working on the Black Mountain Fire west of Nordegg. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Evacuation alerts lifted near the wildlife west of Nordegg

Be area of helicopters scooping water from Goldeye Lake

This photo taken July 28, 2022 shows heavy equipment operators successfully built a guard and provided access for firefighters working on the Black Mountain Fire west of Nordegg. (Contributed)
FILE - Monarch butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said migrating monarch butterflies have moved closer to extinction in the past decade – prompting scientists to officially designate them as “endangered." (AP Photo/Nic Coury, File)

Monarch butterflies are in trouble; Here’s how you can help

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a butterfly. My money…

FILE - Monarch butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said migrating monarch butterflies have moved closer to extinction in the past decade – prompting scientists to officially designate them as “endangered." (AP Photo/Nic Coury, File)
Pope Francis receives a traditional headdress after apologizing for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system, in Maskwacis, Alta., during his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

Crisis line gets double the number of calls for help after Pope’s apology

People who provide mental health support across the country have been significantly…

Pope Francis receives a traditional headdress after apologizing for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system, in Maskwacis, Alta., during his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto's financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on economic growth this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

Canadian economy avoids contraction, holds steady in May

The Canadian economy stayed flat in May, with real gross domestic product…

Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto's financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on economic growth this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan
Imperial Oil Ltd. recorded a meteoric rise in profit in its latest quarter amid soaring energy prices and higher production. A flare stack lights the sky from the Imperial Oil refinery in Edmonton on December 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Imperial Oil second quarter profit soars amid higher production and energy prices

Imperial Oil Ltd. recorded a meteoric rise in profit in its latest…

Imperial Oil Ltd. recorded a meteoric rise in profit in its latest quarter amid soaring energy prices and higher production. A flare stack lights the sky from the Imperial Oil refinery in Edmonton on December 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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Road work will cause 10-week disruption on Taylor Drive in Red Deer

Red Deer drivers are being advised of a couple of upcoming long-…

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A sentence was handed down for a man involved in a multi-million fraud scheme on Thursday in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer man gets 4 years in prison for Ponzi scheme

‘This has no doubt changed the trajectory of your lives,” says the Justice about his victims

A sentence was handed down for a man involved in a multi-million fraud scheme on Thursday in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench. (Advocate file photo)
Dorothy Loreen in Maskwacis July 25. Background blur added. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Inuvialuit woman travelled from north of Arctic Circle to hear Pope in Maskwacis

Dorothy Loreen travelled a long way from her home community of Tuktoyaktuk,…

Dorothy Loreen in Maskwacis July 25. Background blur added. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

$87 million announced for mental health and pediatric support

Funding aimed at improving services for children and youth

City of Red Deer parks worker Kayla Perley trims a park tree in this Advocate file photo.

Red Deer-area trees welcome recent moisture, but many are now fighting blight

Previously drought-stricken local trees are now in growth mode, says city arborist

City of Red Deer parks worker Kayla Perley trims a park tree in this Advocate file photo.
Red Deer's Kidney Walk is set for Sept. 17 at Bower Ponds. (Image contributed)

Red Deer Kidney Walk is back on Sept. 17

Kidney Walk last held in Red Deer in 2010

Red Deer's Kidney Walk is set for Sept. 17 at Bower Ponds. (Image contributed)
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on a counter at a pharmacy in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. U.S. regulators have granted full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after reviewing additional data on its safety and effectiveness. The decision Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 by the Food and Drug Administration comes after many tens of millions of Americans have already received the shot under its original emergency authorization. Full approval means FDA has completed the same rigorous, time-consuming review for Moderna’s shot as dozens of other long-established vaccines. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

Delays continue for release of kids COVID-19 vaccine in Alberta

Pressure is increasing on the Government of Alberta to release more details…

A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on a counter at a pharmacy in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. U.S. regulators have granted full approval to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after reviewing additional data on its safety and effectiveness. The decision Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 by the Food and Drug Administration comes after many tens of millions of Americans have already received the shot under its original emergency authorization. Full approval means FDA has completed the same rigorous, time-consuming review for Moderna’s shot as dozens of other long-established vaccines. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)