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The 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery features a grand prize dream home, located at 145 Emerald Dr. in Evergreen. (Advocate file photo.)

Winner of 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home to be announced this week

The Red Deer Hospital Lottery 2022 Dream Home winner will be announced…

The 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery features a grand prize dream home, located at 145 Emerald Dr. in Evergreen. (Advocate file photo.)
Red Deer Polytechnic, in collaboration with Campus Alberta Central, is offering a government-funded program to assist rural women in updating their business skills. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer Polytechnic, in collaboration with Campus Alberta Central, is offering a government-funded program to assist rural women in updating their business skills. (Contributed photo)
Part of the embankment along Wishart Trail at Gaetz Lake Sanctuary collapsed last week. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer trail partially closed after embankment collapse

Portion of Wishart Trail at Gaetz Lake Sanctuary impacted

Part of the embankment along Wishart Trail at Gaetz Lake Sanctuary collapsed last week. (Photo from Facebook)
The first annual Drag Queen Storytime event at the Red Deer Public Library was a success on June 21, but organizers faced some emailed backlash. (Contributed photo).

Drag Queen Storytime at Red Deer public library draws praise — and backlash

Hateful emails reinforce the importance of inclusive programming, says CEO

The first annual Drag Queen Storytime event at the Red Deer Public Library was a success on June 21, but organizers faced some emailed backlash. (Contributed photo).
Patrick Landes art.
Patrick Landes art.
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Lots going on at the Calnash Ag Event Centre during Stampede week

The Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre, located at 3611 on Highway 2A,…

  • Jun 28, 2022
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Alberta Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Critics are asking for details on how the Alberta government will "optimize" the province's parks by getting other people to run them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Alberta Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Critics are asking for details on how the Alberta government will "optimize" the province's parks by getting other people to run them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Protesters react as Toronto Police mounted unit charge to disperse as police take action to put an end to a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The commissioner of the inquiry examining Ottawa's use of the Emergencies Act to bring an end to the so-called "Freedom Convoy" protest in February has granted standing to the organizers, police and representatives of all three levels of government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Public Order Emergency Commission will hear from convoy leaders, government, police

OTTAWA — The inquiry examining Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act during…

Protesters react as Toronto Police mounted unit charge to disperse as police take action to put an end to a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The commissioner of the inquiry examining Ottawa's use of the Emergencies Act to bring an end to the so-called "Freedom Convoy" protest in February has granted standing to the organizers, police and representatives of all three levels of government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chat prior to a meeting with Partner Countries and International Organizations at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Canadian prime minister and his G7 counterparts are expected to end their summit in Germany with a show of support for Ukraine on before all seven leaders will head to a NATO summit in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada pledges more aid and loans to Ukraine as G7 targets Russian oil

SCHLOSS ELMAU, GERMANY — Canada is looking at developing new infrastructure to…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chat prior to a meeting with Partner Countries and International Organizations at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Canadian prime minister and his G7 counterparts are expected to end their summit in Germany with a show of support for Ukraine on before all seven leaders will head to a NATO summit in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Tamara Lich, organizer for a protest convoy by truckers and supporters demanding an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, delivers a statement during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. A lawyer for "Freedom Convoy" organizer Tamara Lich says the Alberta woman has been arrested over what appears to be a matter related to her bail conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Freedom Convoy’ organizer Tamara Lich arrested for breach of conditions: police

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Tamara Lich, a key organizer of the “Freedom…

Tamara Lich, organizer for a protest convoy by truckers and supporters demanding an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, delivers a statement during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. A lawyer for "Freedom Convoy" organizer Tamara Lich says the Alberta woman has been arrested over what appears to be a matter related to her bail conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Some Red Deer city councillors felt setting “proximity to services” as one criteria for selecting a homeless shelter site would prevent them from considering properties outside the downtown since most services are now located at the city’s core. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer city council debates whether ‘proximity to services’ will tie them to a downtown shelter location

‘No matter how we word it, we know where those services are,’ said Coun. Barnstable

Some Red Deer city councillors felt setting “proximity to services” as one criteria for selecting a homeless shelter site would prevent them from considering properties outside the downtown since most services are now located at the city’s core. (Advocate file photo).
L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Alberta First Nations anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
One of Red Deer’s fire trucks was unavailable for calls for two seven-hour periods on the weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
One of Red Deer’s fire trucks was unavailable for calls for two seven-hour periods on the weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A Philippine cultural festival is being held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Bower Ponds, with live music and dancing. Hundreds of people are expected to attend from across the region. Everyone is invited to the free celebration. (Contributed image).

Philippine cultural festival to be held next month at Bower Ponds

Admission is free for the celebration, everyone is invited

A Philippine cultural festival is being held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Bower Ponds, with live music and dancing. Hundreds of people are expected to attend from across the region. Everyone is invited to the free celebration. (Contributed image).
An excavator was progressing with the demolition of the old Greyhound bus station in Red Deer on Monday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Last days for Red Deer’s old Greyhound bus station

It’s being torn down so site remediation can begin

An excavator was progressing with the demolition of the old Greyhound bus station in Red Deer on Monday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Alberta Blue Cross is reminding residents to stay safe this summer. (Contributed photo)
Alberta Blue Cross is reminding residents to stay safe this summer. (Contributed photo)
Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre education and community awareness manager Carlia Schwab (left) and CASASC educator Kailee Mears at the 2022 Inspiration Awards in Calgary this past Friday. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre receives award

2022 Inspiration Awardsc eremony was held in Calgary this past Friday

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre education and community awareness manager Carlia Schwab (left) and CASASC educator Kailee Mears at the 2022 Inspiration Awards in Calgary this past Friday. (Contributed photo)
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Ponoka Stampede Cowboy Church to feature Thunder Hill, Pastor Bryn Thiessen

Cowboy Church Service, held on Sunday, July 3, starting at 8:30 a.m.…

  • Jun 22, 2022
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