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Red Deer’s crime severity index up slightly in 2021

Crime severity index measures volume and seriousness of crimes

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RCMP are still searching for a their who tried to steal live 25,000-volt copper wire from the underground electrical box in the foreground at the former Black Knight Inn site. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Attempted live wire theft boggles city officials

Thief who cut into 25,000-volt live wire still on the loose

RCMP are still searching for a their who tried to steal live 25,000-volt copper wire from the underground electrical box in the foreground at the former Black Knight Inn site. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
the Government of Alberta said the funding will give early childhood educators opportunities to enhance their understanding of early childhood brain science and childhood development. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Government of Alberta chips in to help early childhood educators

The Government of Alberta and the Federal Government are set to provide…

the Government of Alberta said the funding will give early childhood educators opportunities to enhance their understanding of early childhood brain science and childhood development. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
The cast of the Comeback Cabaret is bringing some silly, upbeat, musical fun to Red Deer audiences from Aug. 25-27 at the Imperial Block in downtown Red Deer. The show is presented by Red Deer Players in partnership with Labelle Productions. (Contributed photo).
The cast of the Comeback Cabaret is bringing some silly, upbeat, musical fun to Red Deer audiences from Aug. 25-27 at the Imperial Block in downtown Red Deer. The show is presented by Red Deer Players in partnership with Labelle Productions. (Contributed photo).
Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Alberta launches new website on future of provincial policing

The Government of Alberta has launched a website outlining details about a…

Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
The first annual Optimist Club of Red Deer fundraising Duck Race will be held at Discovery Canyon on Sept. 6. (Black Press file photo).
The first annual Optimist Club of Red Deer fundraising Duck Race will be held at Discovery Canyon on Sept. 6. (Black Press file photo).
Monybany Dau raises his fist during a protest against racism in downtown Red Deer in 2020. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Red Deer needs to face its racism problem: survey respondents

Whites share the same perception as visible minorities — that this city has a problem with prejudice

Monybany Dau raises his fist during a protest against racism in downtown Red Deer in 2020. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, minister of advanced education, after being sworn into office, in Edmonton on April 30, 2019. The Alberta government has upped the ante in its fight with Athabasca University, directing the online-oriented school to get busy making sure more staff work in the small northern town or risk losing millions of dollars in funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta ups ante in mandate fight with Athabasca University, threatens funding cut

The Alberta government has upped the ante in its fight with Athabasca…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Demetrios Nicolaides, minister of advanced education, after being sworn into office, in Edmonton on April 30, 2019. The Alberta government has upped the ante in its fight with Athabasca University, directing the online-oriented school to get busy making sure more staff work in the small northern town or risk losing millions of dollars in funding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Police vehicles at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 9, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Man arrested after breaking into Calgary Municipal Building and setting fires

A man was arrested after someone broke into the Calgary Municipal Building…

Police vehicles at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 9, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Jean Charest takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The party's last official debate of the race before results are revealed Sept.10 will happen tonight in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Three out of five Conservative candidates to appear tonight for final party debate

No audience, no podiums and appearances from only three out of the…

Jean Charest takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The party's last official debate of the race before results are revealed Sept.10 will happen tonight in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Peace Tower is seen through the front gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Ottawa police arrested a driver after what they describe as an unauthorized vehicle drove into the front gates of Parliament Hill early this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Police arrest driver in early morning Parliament Hill crash

Ottawa police arrested a driver after what they describe as an unauthorized…

The Peace Tower is seen through the front gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Ottawa police arrested a driver after what they describe as an unauthorized vehicle drove into the front gates of Parliament Hill early this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)

Recent weather tough on central Alberta farmers

The recent string of weather across central Alberta has affected some farmers…

A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)
The demolition of buildings continues on the Michener Centre North site. The project is slated for completion this fall, with re-seeding done next spring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer’s Michener North demo is slated for completion this fall: Alberta Infrastructure

Project’s $15M to $20M cost was nailed down before inflation, says spokesperson

The demolition of buildings continues on the Michener Centre North site. The project is slated for completion this fall, with re-seeding done next spring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Three Hills RCMP recovered stolen copper wire during recent investigation near Kneehill. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Thief attempts to steal copper wire from live electrical box

Attempted theft causes power outage affecting 6,000 customers

  • Aug 2, 2022
Three Hills RCMP recovered stolen copper wire during recent investigation near Kneehill. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Jazz at the Lake returns to its festival format Aug. 19 to 21. (Facebook photo/Jazz at the Lake)

Tickets available for Sylvan Lake’s Jazz at the Lake

Popular music festival is celebrating its 20th year on Aug. 19-21

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Jazz at the Lake returns to its festival format Aug. 19 to 21. (Facebook photo/Jazz at the Lake)
Alberta defence lawyers are threatening job action because of legal aid funding shortfalls. (Advocate file photo)

Alberta defence lawyers fed up with legal aid funding shortfalls

Associations representing many defence lawyers said job action may be undertaken

Alberta defence lawyers are threatening job action because of legal aid funding shortfalls. (Advocate file photo)
The windshield of Matt Berry’s car was completely smashed in and sagging after being pummelled by near baseball-sized hailstones on Monday evening, near the Penhold overpass on Hwy 2. At least 34 other vehicles were similarly damaged says RCMP. There were only minor injuries. (Contributed photo).
The windshield of Matt Berry’s car was completely smashed in and sagging after being pummelled by near baseball-sized hailstones on Monday evening, near the Penhold overpass on Hwy 2. At least 34 other vehicles were similarly damaged says RCMP. There were only minor injuries. (Contributed photo).
This Asian giant hornet was found with a nest during a 2020 tree removal. (Karla Salp/State Department of Agriculture)

Murder hornets have gotten a name change; last spotted in B.C. in 2019

At the Washington border this invasive species poses a potential threat to B.C. ecosystems

This Asian giant hornet was found with a nest during a 2020 tree removal. (Karla Salp/State Department of Agriculture)
The Canadian government is imposing sanctions on dozens of Russian military officers whose troops are accused of committing atrocities against Ukrainian civilians, most if not all of the individuals added to the list are Russian military officers sanctioned by the European Union in June for their troops' actions in Bucha. A priest blesses the remains of three people who died during the Russian occupation and were disinterred from temporary burial sites in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Canada sanctions Russian military officers over atrocities in Bucha

The Canadian government is imposing sanctions on dozens of Russian military officers…

The Canadian government is imposing sanctions on dozens of Russian military officers whose troops are accused of committing atrocities against Ukrainian civilians, most if not all of the individuals added to the list are Russian military officers sanctioned by the European Union in June for their troops' actions in Bucha. A priest blesses the remains of three people who died during the Russian occupation and were disinterred from temporary burial sites in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Stickers and signs hang attached to a utility pole in London Ont. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, over a week after four members of a Muslim family were killed in what police called a hate crime. The Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is warning that unless action is taken to combat hate, including online, it will continue to grow like wildfire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Online hate spreading like wildfire, cannot be left unchecked: race foundation

The executive director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is warning that…

Stickers and signs hang attached to a utility pole in London Ont. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, over a week after four members of a Muslim family were killed in what police called a hate crime. The Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is warning that unless action is taken to combat hate, including online, it will continue to grow like wildfire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins