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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.…

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There will be 12 hours of activities at Bower Ponds for Canada Day this Friday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer to celebrate diversity on Canada Day

Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society hosting a day of activities, music on Friday

There will be 12 hours of activities at Bower Ponds for Canada Day this Friday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
FILE - This undated file photo shows a Qatari liquid natural gas (LNG) tanker ship being loaded up with LNG, made up mainly of methane, at Raslaffans Sea Port, northern Qatar. The state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Energy said Monday, June 27, 2022, it is joining a new industry-led initiative to reduce nearly all methane emissions from operations by 2030. (AP Photo, File)

Qatar Energy to cut emissions as methane movement grows

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The state-owned oil and gas company…

FILE - This undated file photo shows a Qatari liquid natural gas (LNG) tanker ship being loaded up with LNG, made up mainly of methane, at Raslaffans Sea Port, northern Qatar. The state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Energy said Monday, June 27, 2022, it is joining a new industry-led initiative to reduce nearly all methane emissions from operations by 2030. (AP Photo, File)
A procession makes its way out at the end of a mass at the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage in this undated handout image provided on June 17, 2022, by the Catholic Diocese of Archdiocese of Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lincoln Ho **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Largest spiritual Indigenous gathering’ to return during Pope’s visit to Alberta

By Colette Derworiz in Calgary, with files from Brittany Hobson in Winnipeg…

A procession makes its way out at the end of a mass at the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage in this undated handout image provided on June 17, 2022, by the Catholic Diocese of Archdiocese of Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lincoln Ho **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Devon Wheeler takes a selfie as he hits the water during the "Slush Cup" at Sunshine Village ski resort near Banff, Alta., Monday, May 19, 2014. This is the 86th annual event and features prizes for the best belly flop, biggest splash and best face plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff Sunshine Village to open to skiers, snowboarders and hikers on Canada Day

BANFF, Alta. — A lingering winter snowpack in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains means…

Devon Wheeler takes a selfie as he hits the water during the "Slush Cup" at Sunshine Village ski resort near Banff, Alta., Monday, May 19, 2014. This is the 86th annual event and features prizes for the best belly flop, biggest splash and best face plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Lake Country firefighters helped deliver a healthy newborn baby Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Pixabay)
Lake Country firefighters helped deliver a healthy newborn baby Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Pixabay)
FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
Father Jim Nakonechny of the St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, and chair of the Ukrainian Displaced Persons Planning Committee, speaks during the Red Deer Stands With Ukraine rally at City Hall Park Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deerians stand with Ukraine at rally

180 Ukrainians have settled in Central Alberta

Father Jim Nakonechny of the St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, and chair of the Ukrainian Displaced Persons Planning Committee, speaks during the Red Deer Stands With Ukraine rally at City Hall Park Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
A float that snuck into the Sundre Pro Rodeo Parade is being called racist. (Contributed image)

‘Absolutely disgusting:’ Float at Sundre parade called racist

Organizers are apologizing after a racist float was snuck into a parade…

A float that snuck into the Sundre Pro Rodeo Parade is being called racist. (Contributed image)
FILE - Ralph Reed speaks during a Donald Trump campaign event courting devout conservatives by combining praise, prayer and patriotism, July 23, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. “When he ran in 2016, he promised that he would appoint conservative and pro-life judges to the federal courts starting with the U.S. Supreme Court. And he kept his word," said Reed, an evangelical leader and chair of the The Faith and Freedom Coalition. "Those in the faith community that felt it was worth taking a chance on Donald Trump in 2016 have been vindicated." (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Trump’s lasting legacy grows as Supreme Court overturns Roe

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden rarely mentions his predecessor by name. But…

FILE - Ralph Reed speaks during a Donald Trump campaign event courting devout conservatives by combining praise, prayer and patriotism, July 23, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. “When he ran in 2016, he promised that he would appoint conservative and pro-life judges to the federal courts starting with the U.S. Supreme Court. And he kept his word," said Reed, an evangelical leader and chair of the The Faith and Freedom Coalition. "Those in the faith community that felt it was worth taking a chance on Donald Trump in 2016 have been vindicated." (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
The Independence Monument overlooking Kyiv's Maidan Square, Ukraine, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian missiles hit the Ukrainian capital early Sunday, striking…

The Independence Monument overlooking Kyiv's Maidan Square, Ukraine, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
A body is removed from a nightclub in East London, South Africa, Sunday June 26, 2022. South African police are investigating the deaths of at least 20 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early Sunday morning. It is unclear what led to the deaths of the young people, who were reportedly attending a party to celebrate the end of winter school exams. (AP Photo)

At least 20 dead in South African club; cause not yet known

JOHANNESBURG — South African police are investigating the deaths of at least…

A body is removed from a nightclub in East London, South Africa, Sunday June 26, 2022. South African police are investigating the deaths of at least 20 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early Sunday morning. It is unclear what led to the deaths of the young people, who were reportedly attending a party to celebrate the end of winter school exams. (AP Photo)
Lori Ann Mancheese is shown in this undated handout image. Mancheese always wanted a home but the Manitoba First Nations woman’s remains were found in a field outside Winnipeg earlier this month before that dream could be fulfilled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Eugenia Houle   **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘In a crisis’: Deaths of Indigenous women in Winnipeg spark calls for safe housing

Lori Ann Mancheese always wanted a home. But the 53-year-old mother of…

Lori Ann Mancheese is shown in this undated handout image. Mancheese always wanted a home but the Manitoba First Nations woman’s remains were found in a field outside Winnipeg earlier this month before that dream could be fulfilled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Eugenia Houle   **MANDATORY CREDIT**
The federal government has tweaked its housing and infrastructure plans in the budget, but held back on an overhaul. Charles Rochfort, left, and Jonathan Grenier work on a home as Quebec lifts the ban on residential construction due to the COVID-19 pandemic Monday April 20, 2020 in Deux-Montagnes, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Quebec homeowners say Ottawa must address decades of erosion caused by ship traffic

VERCHÈRES, Que. — Every year, 100-year-old Angélique Beauchemin watches more of her…

The federal government has tweaked its housing and infrastructure plans in the budget, but held back on an overhaul. Charles Rochfort, left, and Jonathan Grenier work on a home as Quebec lifts the ban on residential construction due to the COVID-19 pandemic Monday April 20, 2020 in Deux-Montagnes, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz