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The increase in the price of a litre of gas to 99.9 cents is attributed to rising demand. “All this is due to one major factor — recovery, recovery, recovery," says Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

ATB: Price of beer down, price of internet access up in Alberta

Albertans are paying more than ever for natural gas, gasoline, books and…

The increase in the price of a litre of gas to 99.9 cents is attributed to rising demand. “All this is due to one major factor — recovery, recovery, recovery," says Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The 64 students who graduated from Reading College this summer throw their graduation caps in the air at the end of the ceremony at Red Deer Polytechnic Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

VIDEO: 64 students graduate from Reading College in Red Deer

Sixty-four Grade 2 students tossed their graduation caps in the air, as…

The 64 students who graduated from Reading College this summer throw their graduation caps in the air at the end of the ceremony at Red Deer Polytechnic Friday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
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Low cost micro chip clinic in Lacombe Aug. 7

Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation offering cmicro chips for $25

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Premier Jason Kenney announced Friday that the province has reached 65 per cent of the eligible population fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

65 per cent of Albertans now fully vaccinated

56.5 per cent of eligible Red Deerians have at least one dose of the vaccine

Premier Jason Kenney announced Friday that the province has reached 65 per cent of the eligible population fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Demonstrators gathered in Ponoka on July 22 to protest UCP policies and budget cuts. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)

Health care cuts among concerns of Ponoka protesters

A group gathered for hours to see Kenney arrive at the Ponoka Golf Club

Demonstrators gathered in Ponoka on July 22 to protest UCP policies and budget cuts. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)
Rahr Malting Co., in Alix, will use steeping water, a byproduct of the malting process, on 100 hybrid poplar trees that were recently planted at its facility. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta malting plant reusing water on hybrid trees

A central Alberta malting facility is growing a forest of trees through…

Rahr Malting Co., in Alix, will use steeping water, a byproduct of the malting process, on 100 hybrid poplar trees that were recently planted at its facility. (Contributed photo)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Premier's annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary on Monday, July 12, 2021. The Canadian Paediatric Society has written an open letter to Alberta's top doctor urging her to reconsider lifting isolation and testing requirements to curb the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Still a ways to go in Alberta:’ Top doctors weigh in on plan to end isolation

Canada’s top doctors say Alberta’s decision to end isolation requirements for those…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Premier's annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary on Monday, July 12, 2021. The Canadian Paediatric Society has written an open letter to Alberta's top doctor urging her to reconsider lifting isolation and testing requirements to curb the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Police are seeking public assistance in locating Diego McKay, 13, of Red Deer. (Contributed photo)

Missing: 13-year-old Diego McKay

The Red Deer RCMP is looking for public assistance to locate Diego…

Police are seeking public assistance in locating Diego McKay, 13, of Red Deer. (Contributed photo)
Red Deer RCMP are seeking information about an aggravated assault. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer RCMP are seeking information about an aggravated assault. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Theressa and Shayleen and Greening dropped off some hand-made sleeping mats at Turning Point. (Photo contributed)
Theressa and Shayleen and Greening dropped off some hand-made sleeping mats at Turning Point. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer Public Schools is waiting for further direction from the province on how to address COVID-19 when classes start in the fall. (Screenshot from Red Deer Public School video)
Red Deer Public Schools is waiting for further direction from the province on how to address COVID-19 when classes start in the fall. (Screenshot from Red Deer Public School video)
Central Alberta Raceways in Rimbey will host a demolition derby on Sunday. (Contributed Photo)
Central Alberta Raceways in Rimbey will host a demolition derby on Sunday. (Contributed Photo)
Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre Garage Sale set for Aug. 19-22.

Crime Prevention Centre Garage Sale to go ahead mid August

The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre is set to hold its second…

Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre Garage Sale set for Aug. 19-22.
Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley said Thursday that Albertans are growing more frustrated with the UCP with each passing day. (Advocate File Photo)

NDP out fundraises UCP for second straight quarter

The NDP has once again out-fundraised the UCP. In the second quarter…

Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley said Thursday that Albertans are growing more frustrated with the UCP with each passing day. (Advocate File Photo)
Tony Depauw of Lacombe won $100,000 on the EXTRA LOTTO 6/49 ticket. (Photo courtesy of Western Canadian Lottery Corporation)

Lacombe man earns $100k lottery win

The central Alberta winner has plans

Tony Depauw of Lacombe won $100,000 on the EXTRA LOTTO 6/49 ticket. (Photo courtesy of Western Canadian Lottery Corporation)
Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre will take over as the City of Red Deer’s chief of staff. (Advocate file photo)

Sylvan Lake Mayor takes over City of Red Deer chief of staff position

McIntyre announced that he would not seek re-election as mayor earlier this month

Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre will take over as the City of Red Deer’s chief of staff. (Advocate file photo)
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Sylvan Lake RCMP investigating reports of laser pointed at plane

Sylvan Lake RCMP says a green laser was allegedly pointed at a…

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People walk across a crossing near Tokyo Station in Tokyo Thursday, July 29, 2021, a day after the record-high coronavirus cases were found in the Olympics host city. (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Upsurge in cases in Tokyo despite more than two weeks of emergency measures

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People walk across a crossing near Tokyo Station in Tokyo Thursday, July 29, 2021, a day after the record-high coronavirus cases were found in the Olympics host city. (AP Photo/Kantaro Komiya)
Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, responds to questions in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Freeland says the federal government’s goal is to have Afghans who assisted Canada and are now facing danger on planes out of the war-torn country as quickly as possible.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Inbox for Afghan interpreter applications crashes

Government’s desire is to move ‘very, very quickly’

Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, responds to questions in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Freeland says the federal government’s goal is to have Afghans who assisted Canada and are now facing danger on planes out of the war-torn country as quickly as possible.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2013. Transactional clues — from hotel bills paid in cash to purchases of escort-service ads — are helping Canada’s financial intelligence agency detect human trafficking in the sex trade.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Damian Dovarganes

Telltale transactions help financial intelligence centre combat sex trafficking

Helping to zero in more closely on signs of money dealings linked to the crime

Hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2013. Transactional clues — from hotel bills paid in cash to purchases of escort-service ads — are helping Canada’s financial intelligence agency detect human trafficking in the sex trade.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Damian Dovarganes