Central Alberta

Central Alberta 2017 house sales stats have familiar ring

Central Alberta 2017 house sales stats have familiar ring

House sales throughout region last year very close to 2016

 

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Budget time for municipalities

Tax rate freezes or moderate increases the order of the day in most communities

 

Ponoka council freezes Ponoka Fire Department spending

Ponoka council freezes Ponoka Fire Department spending

All discretionary spending frozen until full budget numbers are presented

 

Central Alberta Realtors Association president Danielle Davies

Central Alberta real estate market reflects Alberta’s slow recovery

Real estate markets will bounce back but incoming mortgage changes don’t help, say realtor groups

Central Alberta Realtors Association president Danielle Davies
Number of changes to Central Alberta constituencies recommended

Number of changes to Central Alberta constituencies recommended

Several Central Alberta ridings will have a new look if the Alberta…

Number of changes to Central Alberta constituencies recommended
Barb Jackson and Raegan Blatchford of Sundre were all muddy smiles as they approached the finish line at the Mud Hero event at Canyon Ski Resort on Saturday. The annual event drew thousands of participants to Central Alberta and featured a 10 km course with 25 obstacles to negotiate. See related video at reddeeradvocate.com (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Photo Gallery: Mud Hero gets dirty in Red Deer

Mud Hero 2017 took Canyon Ski Resort by storm Saturday as thousands…

Barb Jackson and Raegan Blatchford of Sundre were all muddy smiles as they approached the finish line at the Mud Hero event at Canyon Ski Resort on Saturday. The annual event drew thousands of participants to Central Alberta and featured a 10 km course with 25 obstacles to negotiate. See related video at reddeeradvocate.com (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Hugh McLennan along with the Western Spirit Band kicks off the evening entertainment at the Daines Rodeo Ranch Friday. The 41st Annual Country Music Picnic is taking place at the ranch north of Innisfail through the weekend with both music and rodeo events Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Watch: 41st Annual Ivan Daines Country Music Pick-Nic

Hugh McLennan along with the Western Spirit Band kicks off the evening…

Hugh McLennan along with the Western Spirit Band kicks off the evening entertainment at the Daines Rodeo Ranch Friday. The 41st Annual Country Music Picnic is taking place at the ranch north of Innisfail through the weekend with both music and rodeo events Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Red Deer deputy mayor Ken Johnston and Central Alberta Pride Society event coordinator Joel Graham lead people across the rainbow crosswalk for the first time after its unveiling Thursday morning. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)                                Red Deer deputy mayor Ken Johnston and Central Alberta Pride Week event coordinator Joel Graham lead people across the rainbow crosswalk for the first time after its unveiling Thursday morning. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Watch: Red Deer’s rainbow crosswalk unveiled

Central Alberta Pride Week kicks off on Sunday

Red Deer deputy mayor Ken Johnston and Central Alberta Pride Society event coordinator Joel Graham lead people across the rainbow crosswalk for the first time after its unveiling Thursday morning. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)                                Red Deer deputy mayor Ken Johnston and Central Alberta Pride Week event coordinator Joel Graham lead people across the rainbow crosswalk for the first time after its unveiling Thursday morning. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Central Alberta Co-op supports area projects

Central Alberta Co-op supports area projects

Medicine River Wildlife Centre, Innisfail library and Blackfalds Ag Society getting cash

Central Alberta Co-op supports area projects
Verna Park, of Three Hills, was recognized recently for her dedication to indexing genealogy information to help people research their family histories. (Contributed)

Central Alberta genealogy volunteer reaches milestone

Hundreds of people indexing in the region

Verna Park, of Three Hills, was recognized recently for her dedication to indexing genealogy information to help people research their family histories. (Contributed)
Farmers coping with power outages

Farmers coping with power outages

Hundreds of rural customers lost power when windstorm ripped through Central Alberta on Wednesday

Farmers coping with power outages
Aiden Olley serves a customer from inside the Traptow’s Cool Beans Coffee mini-bus at the Red Deer Market on Saturday. Now operating in the parking lot at the Memorial Centre, the market has been running for 47 years. (Photo/video by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Aiden Olley serves a customer from inside the Traptow’s Cool Beans Coffee mini-bus at the Red Deer Market on Saturday. Now operating in the parking lot at the Memorial Centre, the market has been running for 47 years. (Photo/video by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)