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Samson Cree Nation Elder George Saddleback does an opening ceremony prayer. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Wetaskiwin Hospital officially opens cultural healing room

The space is dedicated to holistic healing and prayer for Indigenous patients and families

Samson Cree Nation Elder George Saddleback does an opening ceremony prayer. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
Red Deer artist Dawn Detarando’s exhibit In Adoration of Precarious Bees, at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, contains some depictions of a hopeful future for bees. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Precarious life of bees is celebrated in Red Deer art exhibit

Dawn Detarando worries about population declines in these pollinators

Red Deer artist Dawn Detarando’s exhibit In Adoration of Precarious Bees, at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, contains some depictions of a hopeful future for bees. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Several officials, including Premier Jason Kenney, took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Centre of Excellence held on June 21, 2022. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Construction to begin on Centre of Excellence to help children and youth in central Alberta

Abuse, addictions and mental health services under one roof on Red Deer Polytechnic campus

Several officials, including Premier Jason Kenney, took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Centre of Excellence held on June 21, 2022. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A benefit concert for Keenen Degenhardt, who is recovering from extensive motorcycle accident injuries, will be held July 10 at Bukwildz in his hometown of Sylvan Lake. His aunt, country singer Alecia Aichelle will perform with her band. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer singer Alecia Aichelle to perform July 10 benefit concert for her critically injured nephew

Keenen Degenhardt was airlifted to Calgary after a June 10 motorcycle accident near Pine Lake

A benefit concert for Keenen Degenhardt, who is recovering from extensive motorcycle accident injuries, will be held July 10 at Bukwildz in his hometown of Sylvan Lake. His aunt, country singer Alecia Aichelle will perform with her band. (Contributed photo).
A “for rent” sign outside an apartment complex in the Mission District on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Red Deer apartment rents on the rise

Despite increases, Red Deer remains one of the most affordable cities for renters

  • Jun 21, 2022
A “for rent” sign outside an apartment complex in the Mission District on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The St. George and St. Paul The Anchorite Monastery has been approved by Red Deer County for a site, about five kilometres east of Red Deer, just south of Highway 11. (Photo contributed)

Coptic monastery approved in Red Deer County

Monastery to be located just east of Red Deer

The St. George and St. Paul The Anchorite Monastery has been approved by Red Deer County for a site, about five kilometres east of Red Deer, just south of Highway 11. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer County approved a $50,000 sponsorship of the 2023 Canadian International Air Race Championships, which is set for July 7-9 2023 at the Red Deer Regional Airport and will feature Formula F1 Pylon Racers and Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) drag racers along with aerobatic display by top performers. (Photo contributed)

Red Deer County agrees to $50,000 air racing sponsorship

2023 Canadian International Air Race Championships coming to Red Deer airport July 7-9, 2023

Red Deer County approved a $50,000 sponsorship of the 2023 Canadian International Air Race Championships, which is set for July 7-9 2023 at the Red Deer Regional Airport and will feature Formula F1 Pylon Racers and Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) drag racers along with aerobatic display by top performers. (Photo contributed)
Scott Robinson, shown in this Advocate file photo during the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, is now a contracted CEO with Central Sport, an umbrella organization formed to connect 60-plus local sports groups.

Central Sport receives $75,000 grant from City of Red Deer for 2022

The organization was formed in 2020 to help connect and support all local sports

Scott Robinson, shown in this Advocate file photo during the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, is now a contracted CEO with Central Sport, an umbrella organization formed to connect 60-plus local sports groups.
A window washer work around the town square, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Uvalde is home to the Texas elementary school where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers has long been a part of the fabric of the small city of Uvalde, a school attended by generations of families, and where the spark came that led to Hispanic parents and students to band together to fight discrimination over a half-century ago. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas top cop: Uvalde police response an ‘abject failure’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police had enough officers on the scene of…

A window washer work around the town square, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Uvalde is home to the Texas elementary school where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers has long been a part of the fabric of the small city of Uvalde, a school attended by generations of families, and where the spark came that led to Hispanic parents and students to band together to fight discrimination over a half-century ago. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A video exhibit plays as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

1/6 panel to hear from Raffensperger, others Trump pushed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House 1/6 committee is hearing Tuesday from the…

A video exhibit plays as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Alberta RCMP say businesses have been falling victim to the Head Office Bitcoin scam. (File photo by Advocate staff)

RCMP call off boat, aerial search for missing Saskatchewan boy after two months

RCMP have used all the resources and technology available to them

Alberta RCMP say businesses have been falling victim to the Head Office Bitcoin scam. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Police officers patrol on foot along Albert Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns reaches its 14th day, in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. The Ontario police watchdog says two Vancouver police officers did not commit a criminal offence by shooting non-lethal rounds at two protesters during the 'freedom convoy' protest in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Watchdog clears Vancouver police for less-lethal rounds at ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest

Vancouver police officers were in Ottawa to help control the crowds gathered for the convoy protest

Police officers patrol on foot along Albert Street as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions that has been marked by gridlock and the sound of truck horns reaches its 14th day, in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. The Ontario police watchdog says two Vancouver police officers did not commit a criminal offence by shooting non-lethal rounds at two protesters during the 'freedom convoy' protest in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
CSIS director David Vigneault holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, July 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

MPs want more funding for community groups trying to prevent ideological extremism

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is calling on governments to…

CSIS director David Vigneault holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, July 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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RCMP investigate homicide near Sylvan Lake

Victim was transported to the hospital, however, died from the injuries

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Red Deer RCMP Supt. Holly Glassford’s Policing Report 2022-2024 was unanimously approved Monday by Red Deer city council. (Advocate file photo).

More police patrols of Red Deer’s parks, trails are planned for this summer

The Annual Policing Plan was unanimously approved by city council Monday

Red Deer RCMP Supt. Holly Glassford’s Policing Report 2022-2024 was unanimously approved Monday by Red Deer city council. (Advocate file photo).
Rooftop goats were a big hit at the Norwegian Laft Hus 35th Year Festival that took place at Heritage Park on Saturday. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Laft Hus Norwegian Festival celebrates return

First festival since 2019 because of pandemic postponement draws hundreds on Saturday

Rooftop goats were a big hit at the Norwegian Laft Hus 35th Year Festival that took place at Heritage Park on Saturday. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
The City of Red Deer is working with the province on building a permanent shelter, complete with an integration plan to help mitigate potential impacts on the wider area. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer’s permanent shelter site decision pushed back to end of August

All of council wants to be involved in the decision-making, rather than an ad-hoc committee

The City of Red Deer is working with the province on building a permanent shelter, complete with an integration plan to help mitigate potential impacts on the wider area. (Advocate file photo)
FILE - Mustard Seed runs a 46-bed sober shelter, soup kitchen, school lunch program, and health centre in Riverside Meadows. (Photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Mustard Seed runs a 46-bed sober shelter, soup kitchen, school lunch program, and health centre in Riverside Meadows. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Local cowgirl Kim Gerwatoski. (File photo)

A Ponoka Stampede fan favourite, Stampede Showdown fills the stands

There is a reason the Ponoka Stampede is cited as one of…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Local cowgirl Kim Gerwatoski. (File photo)
Aaron Goodvin. (Warner Music Canada)

4 exciting acts on the big stage at this year’s Ponoka Stampede

This year’s entertainment acts are sure to bring Stampede goers to their…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Aaron Goodvin. (Warner Music Canada)