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Susan and Glen Manyluk, of HolmHus Antiques and Farm with the Good Food, west of Red Deer, are among the many producers taking part in the 10th annual Alberta Open Farm Days tour on Aug.13 and 14. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta producers launch 10th-annual Open Farm Days on Aug. 13, 14

Participation is almost back to pre-pandemic levels: CEO

Susan and Glen Manyluk, of HolmHus Antiques and Farm with the Good Food, west of Red Deer, are among the many producers taking part in the 10th annual Alberta Open Farm Days tour on Aug.13 and 14. (Contributed photo)
RCMP vehicles. (File photo)

Lower Mainland man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

The incident happened the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 8

RCMP vehicles. (File photo)
Olds College announced Tuesday at its AgSmart 2022 event that it was partnering with the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation to help support the institution’s Smart Farm. (Contributed Photo)

Olds College announces partnership with AFSC at AGSmart 2022

The Agriculture Financial Services Corporation will now provide support for the Olds…

Olds College announced Tuesday at its AgSmart 2022 event that it was partnering with the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation to help support the institution’s Smart Farm. (Contributed Photo)
The Government of Alberta is hoping to add more highway rest stops in the next decade, with the plan to start construction on new areas by 2024. (Photo from Red Deer County)
The Government of Alberta is hoping to add more highway rest stops in the next decade, with the plan to start construction on new areas by 2024. (Photo from Red Deer County)
The Sportsmen’s Den owner Dale Malin says gun owners and dealers are upset with a new federal firearms ban that they say will punish law-abiding citizens and do nothing to reduce crime. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Proposed handgun legislation missing the mark, say critics

Handgun import ban will do nothing to stem flow of illegal guns, critics say

The Sportsmen’s Den owner Dale Malin says gun owners and dealers are upset with a new federal firearms ban that they say will punish law-abiding citizens and do nothing to reduce crime. (File photo by Advocate staff)
W.E. Payne, c. 1930. (Ernest Wells photographer)

DAWE: William Ernest Payne had longlasting impact on Red Deer

One of the most prominent early residents of Red Deer and a…

  • Aug 10, 2022
W.E. Payne, c. 1930. (Ernest Wells photographer)
Red Deer youth Keagan Evans has died from his brain cancer. A GoFundMe page for the Hunting Hills High School student is raising money to celebrate his life. (Contributed photo.)

Red Deer youth Keagan Evans dies of brain cancer

Another GoFundMe campaign was started to help with expenses

Red Deer youth Keagan Evans has died from his brain cancer. A GoFundMe page for the Hunting Hills High School student is raising money to celebrate his life. (Contributed photo.)
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Registration for City of Red Deer arts and rec programs from Aug. 16

Registration for City of Red Deer fall arts and recreation programming begins…

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FILE - Serena Williams holds up the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Garbine Muguruza of Spain, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Williams won 6-4, 6-4. Serena Williams says she is ready to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests. “I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, by Vogue magazine. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Serena Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ on tennis career

Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced…

FILE - Serena Williams holds up the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Garbine Muguruza of Spain, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Williams won 6-4, 6-4. Serena Williams says she is ready to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests. “I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, by Vogue magazine. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
A Suncor logo is shown at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Thursday, May 2, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Suncor’s Colorado refinery back to normal operations after Monday outage

Suncor Energy Inc. says its Commerce City refinery in Colorado is back…

A Suncor logo is shown at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Thursday, May 2, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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‘Elaborate ruse’: Prosecutor says Saskatoon mother in custody dispute faked deaths

Federal prosecutors in the United States have accused a Saskatoon woman of…

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An aerial view of the Keremeos Creek wildfire is shown in a July 29, 2022 handout photo. Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but experts say a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters. In British Columbia, shifting wind patterns have been a key concern for crews battling a fire in the South Okanagan which has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. Mary-Ann Jenkins, professor emeritus of atmospheric science at York University, Toronto, said fire generally moves in the same direction the wind is blowing. But mountains can complicate matters, she said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts

Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire…

An aerial view of the Keremeos Creek wildfire is shown in a July 29, 2022 handout photo. Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but experts say a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters. In British Columbia, shifting wind patterns have been a key concern for crews battling a fire in the South Okanagan which has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. Mary-Ann Jenkins, professor emeritus of atmospheric science at York University, Toronto, said fire generally moves in the same direction the wind is blowing. But mountains can complicate matters, she said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate

Justice Department spokesperson Dena Iverson declined to comment on the search

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Monica and Laurence Robinson are standing in front of a new mural on their building at 4813-47th St. in downtown Red Deer. The Meet the Streets project will reveal 13 new murals during a festival on the September long weekend. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/ Advocate staff).

Downtown Red Deer murals are springboard to positive change, say participants

Official unveilings will be Sept. 2-4 at Meet the Street Festival/ Centrefest

Monica and Laurence Robinson are standing in front of a new mural on their building at 4813-47th St. in downtown Red Deer. The Meet the Streets project will reveal 13 new murals during a festival on the September long weekend. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/ Advocate staff).
Alberta lawyers who handle legal aid work are protesting underfunding by taking job action. (Advocate file photo)

Alberta lawyers taking job action to protest legal aid underfunding

Central Alberta lawyers among those who say legal aid funding needs boosting

Alberta lawyers who handle legal aid work are protesting underfunding by taking job action. (Advocate file photo)
Due to a gap in physician coverage, Alberta Health Services announced Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care would unexpectedly close from 3-10 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday. (Black Press file photo.)

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care temporarily closes again

Regular operations of 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. will resume Wednesday

Due to a gap in physician coverage, Alberta Health Services announced Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care would unexpectedly close from 3-10 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday. (Black Press file photo.)
In this handout photo taken from video and released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, a general view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine. The Russian military said that Ukrainian shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant on Sunday caused a power surge and fire and forced staff to lower output from two reactors. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

US pledges $1 billion more rockets, other arms for Ukraine

The Biden administration said Monday it was shipping its biggest yet direct…

In this handout photo taken from video and released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, a general view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine. The Russian military said that Ukrainian shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant on Sunday caused a power surge and fire and forced staff to lower output from two reactors. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
Privacy Commissioner of Canada Philippe Dufresne tests his translation aid as he waits to appear before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Monday, August 8, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

RCMP says it’s not using controversial Pegasus spyware to covertly access cellphones

The RCMP says it is not using the controversial Pegasus spyware to…

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Philippe Dufresne tests his translation aid as he waits to appear before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Monday, August 8, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Returning sailors and their family and friends are seen as the HMC Ships Halifax and Montreal return from deployment to NATO's Operation Reassurance at the HMC Dockyard in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval taskforces charged with patrolling European waters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark

Canadian warships missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved…

Returning sailors and their family and friends are seen as the HMC Ships Halifax and Montreal return from deployment to NATO's Operation Reassurance at the HMC Dockyard in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval taskforces charged with patrolling European waters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark