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5 reasons to experience authentic Mexican food in Red Deer!

Well-prepared Mexican fare can be a delicious journey for the tastebuds, when…

  • May 15, 2023

 

Billy the grizzly and some of the other wildlife at Alberta’s Discovery Wildlife Park.

Into the wild in Alberta: Wildlife park welcomes new B.C. grizzly in need of a home

One of the newest residents at Alberta’s Discovery Wildlife Park should be…

 

Premier Danielle Smith speaks during the opening ceremony of Youth HQ’s Centre for Social Impact in downtown Red Deer on Thursday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Alberta Premier Smith questions election role of Opposition leader Notley’s husband

Notley’s husband is a communications official for the Canadian Union of Public EmployeeS, sits on the governing board of Notley’s NDP

 

Alberta’s two main provincial political party leaders are set to duel for the province’s highest office starting Monday in a campaign that for both could be a case of win or go home. This compilation photo shows Premier Danielle Smith (left) as she speaks at an economic forum in Calgary on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 and NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley as she addresses the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta’s two main political rivals have baggage to shed ahead of May 29 election

Smith is shouldering multiple controversies; Notley had to quell a messy internal party fight last year

Alberta’s two main provincial political party leaders are set to duel for the province’s highest office starting Monday in a campaign that for both could be a case of win or go home. This compilation photo shows Premier Danielle Smith (left) as she speaks at an economic forum in Calgary on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 and NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley as she addresses the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announces a public health guarantee in Sherwood Park, Alta., Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Smith says there’s no question she welcomes media questions, but says she is imposing limits on those questions in order to provide more answers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta premier says she is limiting media questions in order to provide more answers

Smith says she will still allow reporters to ask one question, but will not allow the traditional follow-up query

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announces a public health guarantee in Sherwood Park, Alta., Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Smith says there’s no question she welcomes media questions, but says she is imposing limits on those questions in order to provide more answers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Westerner Days is one of the events that attracts visitors to the Red Deer region. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Rural tourism funding aims to introduce visitors to new, lesser-known Alberta destinations

Increasing awareness of lesser-known tourism destinations

Westerner Days is one of the events that attracts visitors to the Red Deer region. (File photo by Advocate staff)
It’s good idea to check and make sure you are registered to vote for the upcoming provincial election on May 29. (File image)

Voter registration opens across Alberta

A sure sign that a provincial election is just around the corner,…

It’s good idea to check and make sure you are registered to vote for the upcoming provincial election on May 29. (File image)
Department of Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors says implementation of the planned roadside worker safety will take place Sept. 1. (File photo)
Department of Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors says implementation of the planned roadside worker safety will take place Sept. 1. (File photo)
The province has provided $2.1 million in capacity building grants for regional and targeted initiatives in rural Alberta. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

Province provides $2.1 million in one-time funding for rural development

$125,000 for each of the nine Regional Economic Development Alliances

The province has provided $2.1 million in capacity building grants for regional and targeted initiatives in rural Alberta. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)
Emil Tiedermann’s latest book, ‘The Ultimate Alberta Bucket List: 100 Adventures to Truly Experience Alberta’, is available now. (Contributed photo)

‘Ultimate Alberta Bucket List’ features adventures across the province

A new book highlights 100 adventures people can experience across the Province…

Emil Tiedermann’s latest book, ‘The Ultimate Alberta Bucket List: 100 Adventures to Truly Experience Alberta’, is available now. (Contributed photo)
The province is launching a new made-in-Alberta forensic evidence collection training program for health-care providers. (File photo)
The province is launching a new made-in-Alberta forensic evidence collection training program for health-care providers. (File photo)
NDP justice critic Irfan Sabir and Red Deer-South NDP candidate Michelle Baer spoke out August 24, 2022 in Red Deer against the provincial government’s plan to replace the RCMP with a provincial police force. (File photo by Advocate staff).

Taxes in Red Deer to soar with UCP’s provincial police force, says NDP

NDP analyze the cost of a provincial police force

NDP justice critic Irfan Sabir and Red Deer-South NDP candidate Michelle Baer spoke out August 24, 2022 in Red Deer against the provincial government’s plan to replace the RCMP with a provincial police force. (File photo by Advocate staff).
FILE - A new report on Household Insecurity in Canada shows Alberta has the highest rate of food insecurity among all Canadian provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

UCP must act now to help Albertans facing food insecurity, says NDP

‘Nearly a million people in this province who are struggling to make ends meet’

FILE - A new report on Household Insecurity in Canada shows Alberta has the highest rate of food insecurity among all Canadian provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - A campaign worker steams the wrinkles from a large Alberta flag at an event venue in Calgary, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Sept. 1 declared Alberta Day

Province to support municipalities in planning and hosting Alberta Day events

FILE - A campaign worker steams the wrinkles from a large Alberta flag at an event venue in Calgary, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The province is providing an additional three months of bill credits to alleviate electricity costs. (Advocate file photo)

Electricity rebate program extended until December

Rebate credit to appear on electricity bills

The province is providing an additional three months of bill credits to alleviate electricity costs. (Advocate file photo)
At Bower Ponds, two fountains keep the central pond healthy and refreshed in the summer months and offer a fun element for boaters to row under. Red Deer Advocate file photo

8 ways to celebrate summer in Red Deer

If you’re looking for something to fill an afternoon, evening or a…

  • Jun 29, 2022
At Bower Ponds, two fountains keep the central pond healthy and refreshed in the summer months and offer a fun element for boaters to row under. Red Deer Advocate file photo
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Construction is underway at Canyon Ski Resort to build its new Canyon Coaster ride. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Resort gets Alberta’s first alpine coaster

Canyon Coaster under construction and is expected to be operating by the end of June

Construction is underway at Canyon Ski Resort to build its new Canyon Coaster ride. (Photo from Facebook)
A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta town endorses community-developed policy saying no to coal mining in Rockies

High River has joined 30 organizations in signing a document pushing prohibition of coal in Alberta

A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, says he will stay in the top job to maintain continuity and stability in government until a new United Conservative party leader is chosen, in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. Kenney says he will not be running in the race to pick a new leader of his United Conservative party. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he won’t run in upcoming party leadership race

Kenney names implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate as his likely downfall

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, says he will stay in the top job to maintain continuity and stability in government until a new United Conservative party leader is chosen, in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. Kenney says he will not be running in the race to pick a new leader of his United Conservative party. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh