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Family: Being humble is important

What does a gold medal Olympian have in common with a woman…

  • Aug 4, 2021

 

W.J. McLean’s credential for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. (Red Deer Archives photo)

Michael Dawe: Notable contributions by former central Albertan

Another Olympics is currently being staged in Tokyo, Japan. This Olympics is…

  • Aug 4, 2021

 

Eleven female hockey players from Red Deer Minor Hockey got the chance to preview a brand new dressing room, outfitted for female players at the Kinsmen Arena. SportChek put together the initiative and Red Deer was one of the first communities to get a dressing room makeover. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

SportChek outfits new dressing room for female players at Kinsmen Community Arenas

Female hockey players in Red Deer now have a dedicated space to…

 

In defence of Alberta’s move to end isolation requirements, contact tracing and asymptomatic testing, Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday the decision was based on science and data. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Premier offloads responsibility to Alberta’s top doctor, defends COVID-19 response

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney offloaded responsibility on Alberta’s top doctor for…

In defence of Alberta’s move to end isolation requirements, contact tracing and asymptomatic testing, Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday the decision was based on science and data. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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The road closure on Northwest Bay Road will be extended until Aug. 20 due to construction work that needed to be completed by the City of Parksville.

Traffic disruption on Taylor Drive southbound starts Wednesday in Red Deer

Red Deer drivers are advised of a traffic disruption on Taylor Drive…

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The road closure on Northwest Bay Road will be extended until Aug. 20 due to construction work that needed to be completed by the City of Parksville.
The set up for the performers live music event. Ethan Butterfield/NNSL Photo

Grants still available for musicians in Alberta

Launched on May 14, the Alberta government provided $2-million to Alberta Music…

The set up for the performers live music event. Ethan Butterfield/NNSL Photo
With the increased use of quads, dirt bikes, and other all-terrain vehicles (ATV) across the province comes the increased risk of OHV-related injuries and harm. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Off-highway vehicle safety: 19 people are killed while operating OHVs in Alberta every year

On average, approximately 19 people are killed while operating OHVs in Alberta every year

  • Aug 3, 2021
With the increased use of quads, dirt bikes, and other all-terrain vehicles (ATV) across the province comes the increased risk of OHV-related injuries and harm. (File photo by Black Press news services)
The Association of Communities Against Abuse, based in Stettler, is launching 15 new sites in east central Alberta. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Association of Communities Against Abuse to launch new partner sites in central Alberta

About 15 sites will be set up across the province’s east-central region

The Association of Communities Against Abuse, based in Stettler, is launching 15 new sites in east central Alberta. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Sylvan Lake Gulls centre fielder Jake Lanferman helped power the club to a pair of wins in Western Canadian Baseball League action over the weekend. (Advocate file photo)

Sylvan Lake Gulls move into tie for second in tight WCBL standings

Gulls back on the field Wednesday night in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Gulls centre fielder Jake Lanferman helped power the club to a pair of wins in Western Canadian Baseball League action over the weekend. (Advocate file photo)
The annual Ladies’ Range Day at the Red Deer Fish and Game Association gun range is back for another year. (Photo contributed)

Firearm safety: 4th annual Ladies’ Range Day to go ahead

A group of local female gun enthusiasts will come together next month…

The annual Ladies’ Range Day at the Red Deer Fish and Game Association gun range is back for another year. (Photo contributed)
Family Picnic and Fall Fest will run on Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and it is free to enter the Sylvan Lake Centennial Park grounds. (File photo by Black Press news services)

New Family Picnic and Fall Fest event planned for Sylvan Lake

Family Picnic and Fall Fest will be on Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Family Picnic and Fall Fest will run on Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and it is free to enter the Sylvan Lake Centennial Park grounds. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Red Deer’s Mike McAdam captured the 99th annual RBC Central Alberta Amateur at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. (Contributed Photo)

Mike McAdam wins third title at 99th Central Alberta Amateur

At the Red Deer Golf and Country Club, McAdam shot a three-round score of even-par for the victory

Red Deer’s Mike McAdam captured the 99th annual RBC Central Alberta Amateur at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. (Contributed Photo)
Central Alberta farmers are expecting lower than normal yields due to drought-like conditions and lack of rain this season. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Dry conditions remind central Alberta farmers of 2002 drought

Yields expected to be low because of a lack of rain in many areas

Central Alberta farmers are expecting lower than normal yields due to drought-like conditions and lack of rain this season. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
The increase in the price of a litre of gas to 99.9 cents is attributed to rising demand. “All this is due to one major factor — recovery, recovery, recovery," says Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

ATB: Price of beer down, price of internet access up in Alberta

Albertans are paying more than ever for natural gas, gasoline, books and…

The increase in the price of a litre of gas to 99.9 cents is attributed to rising demand. “All this is due to one major factor — recovery, recovery, recovery," says Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Low cost micro chip clinic in Lacombe Aug. 7

Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation offering cmicro chips for $25

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Stettler Junior Rodeo series starting Aug. 10

A rodeo series aimed at developing the skills youth need to compete is back for another year

  • Jul 31, 2021
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Demonstrators gathered in Ponoka on July 22 to protest UCP policies and budget cuts. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)

Health care cuts among concerns of Ponoka protesters

A group gathered for hours to see Kenney arrive at the Ponoka Golf Club

Demonstrators gathered in Ponoka on July 22 to protest UCP policies and budget cuts. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)
Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre Garage Sale set for Aug. 19-22.

Crime Prevention Centre Garage Sale to go ahead mid August

The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre is set to hold its second…

Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre Garage Sale set for Aug. 19-22.
There are a number of things you can do to turn your summer rental into a home away from home. (Contributed photo)

Homes: How to make a summer rental feel like a home

Renting a house for a getaway this summer? Whether you’re staying for…

  • Jul 31, 2021
There are a number of things you can do to turn your summer rental into a home away from home. (Contributed photo)
Rahr Malting Co., in Alix, will use steeping water, a byproduct of the malting process, on 100 hybrid poplar trees that were recently planted at its facility. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta malting plant reusing water on hybrid trees

A central Alberta malting facility is growing a forest of trees through…

Rahr Malting Co., in Alix, will use steeping water, a byproduct of the malting process, on 100 hybrid poplar trees that were recently planted at its facility. (Contributed photo)