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Council debates merits of costly conference

The City of Red Deer will bid to host the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference even though it won’t have enough higher-quality hotel rooms required to hold such a conference.

VLT vote a bust — Rocky residents vote no to gambling terminals

Voters gave a resounding thumbs down Monday to the return of video lottery terminals in Rocky Mountain House.

Relatives say slain family in northern Alberta was troubled over finances

The father of a nine-year-old girl killed along with her mother and grandparents in what appears to be a murder-suicide says the family was having financial difficulties.
Car crashes into Red Deer nightclub

Car crashes into Red Deer nightclub

A vehicle crashed into Tryst Night Club after striking several parked vehicles in the Red Stone Grill and Bar parking lot early Sunday morning.
Saturday night lights over Central Alberta

Saturday night lights over Central Alberta

Advocate reader Jeff Adams grabbed this spectacular shot of a lightning storm that passed over Blackfalds and Lacombe on Saturday night.

Rocky residents vote on VLTs

After 12 years without VLTs in Rocky Mountain House, residents will vote today on whether to bring them back.
Crowds take in carnival mood

Crowds take in carnival mood

It felt like a carnival along Ross Street and Gaetz Avenue this weekend as jugglers, dancers and even a sword swallower took to the streets in downtown Red Deer.

Family of Australian journalist kidnapped with Lindhout speaks out

The mother of an Australian photographer kidnapped in Somalia with a Canadian reporter is pressuring her government to speed up her son’s release.

Hutterites lose court clash over driver's licence photos

Canada’s top court says a small Hutterite community in Alberta can be forced to have their photos taken to get a driver’s licence.

Shortcut crackdown

Drivers have discovered that shortcutting through Red Deer’s temporary transit terminal location isn’t good for the pocketbook.