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Shaun Isaac, owner of Woodchucker Firewood in Trochu, is awaiting a new shipment during a firewood shortage in the province. All of the wood he has left is being saved for long-time customers who need it to heat their homes. (Contributed photo).

Firewood shortage in central Alberta caused by rising demand, gaps in supply

‘I’ve said “No” to more people than ever’: firewood seller

 

October in Central Alberta is time for family gatherings, Halloween fun and pumpkin spice and everything nice!

6 ways to celebrate the spooky season around Red Deer

Are you ready to fall for Central Alberta?

 

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Alberta politicians reject throne speech

Premier Kenney disapointed with lack of support for Alberta energy

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Leaves are starting to show their autumn colours at Bower Ponds on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Pleasant start to autumn

Above average temperature for the week

Leaves are starting to show their autumn colours at Bower Ponds on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Explosion sound that prompted 911 call near Rocky Mountain House remains a mystery

Explosion sound that prompted 911 call near Rocky Mountain House remains a mystery

Extensive search comes up blank on what could have caused loud noise

  • Sep 18, 2020
Explosion sound that prompted 911 call near Rocky Mountain House remains a mystery
Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce recently conducted two surveys. Findings show 53 per cent of local businesses have used up their cash reserves as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Contributed photo

Survey: 43% of Red Deer area businesses do not plan to rehire once COVID crisis ends

Red Deer and District Chamber of commerce surveys local businesses

Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce recently conducted two surveys. Findings show 53 per cent of local businesses have used up their cash reserves as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Contributed photo
Police are looking for Keyshawn Mackinaw, 17. RCMP photo

Wetaskiwin RCMP locate one missing teen, still looking for another

Wetaskiwin RCMP have located Keyshawn Mackinaw. On May 27, police requested public…

Police are looking for Keyshawn Mackinaw, 17. RCMP photo
Women of Excellence Awards will be celebrated virtually this year

Women of Excellence Awards will be celebrated virtually this year

The Women of Excellence Awards Gala is going virtual this year. The…

Women of Excellence Awards will be celebrated virtually this year
Julia Faith Friesen is missing. Police are asking for public assistance. Contributed photo

Red Deer RCMP looking for 17-year-old

Red Deer RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a…

Julia Faith Friesen is missing. Police are asking for public assistance. Contributed photo
Red Deer firefighters called out to brush fire near Kerry Wood Nature Centre area
Red Deer firefighters called out to brush fire near Kerry Wood Nature Centre area
Innisfail man charged two different times during recent traffic stops

Innisfail man charged two different times during recent traffic stops

Innisfail RCMP recently found drugs while conducting traffic stops, charging one man…

Innisfail man charged two different times during recent traffic stops
Former Red Deer Catholic Regional School teacher (left) receives 2020 Distinguished Service Award. Contributed photo

Former central Alberta teacher one of 10 in Canada to receive award

He was with Red Deer Catholic Regional School for brief time, says school principal

Former Red Deer Catholic Regional School teacher (left) receives 2020 Distinguished Service Award. Contributed photo
Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis RCMP seize drugs and weapons, arrest 13 people

Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis RCMP seize drugs and weapons, arrest 13 people

RCMP have arrested 13 people, while seizing illegal drugs and weapons. Thursday,…

Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis RCMP seize drugs and weapons, arrest 13 people
One of the starving horses that was photographed at a recent horse auction (Contributed photo).

Horse abusers shouldn’t profit off the sales of sick or starving equines, say women

Too many poor-condition horses are being auctioned off in central Alberta, they maintain

One of the starving horses that was photographed at a recent horse auction (Contributed photo).
Benalto Booster Club members Angie Schickerowski, Karen Turner-Padley and Dave More, walking from the Benalto train station while it was still under construction. An opening ceremony for the finished project will be held Saturday. (Advocate file photo.)

Grand opening held Saturday for Benalto Centennial Station

After six years and $450,000, the restored station is opening to the public

Benalto Booster Club members Angie Schickerowski, Karen Turner-Padley and Dave More, walking from the Benalto train station while it was still under construction. An opening ceremony for the finished project will be held Saturday. (Advocate file photo.)
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Bowden inmates to launch walk-a-thon to help Ugandan farmers

On Sept. 7, prisoners to walk 2,000 km for charity

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2018 Central Alberta house sale numbers a lot like 2017.                                Red Deer Advocate file photo

Central Alberta real estate sales follow a familiar pattern

2018 house sale numbers mirror 2017 in central Alberta

2018 Central Alberta house sale numbers a lot like 2017.                                Red Deer Advocate file photo
Red Deer resident Brandon Free had his truck stolen for the second time in the last three months. The self-employed contractor relies on his truck to do his job. Photo contributed

Red Deer man patrols streets at night after his truck was stolen twice in 3 months

‘I stay up every single night, they drive around, they test every car door…’

Red Deer resident Brandon Free had his truck stolen for the second time in the last three months. The self-employed contractor relies on his truck to do his job. Photo contributed
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Central Alberta air quality at “high risk” Thursday

Environment Canada issues air quality statement for Red Deer, Central Alberta

Photo by Erin Haluschak