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There is still time for Red Deerians to join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge. (Advocate file photo)
FILE - A cyclist makes his way down the path near Piper Creek. (Photo by BLACK PRESS)

Red Deer in the running to be declared Canada’s Most Active Community

ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge continues until June 30

 

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Red Deer’s Meals on Wheels can’t roll without more volunteers

Drivers also perform wellness checks and much need social contact: co-ordinator

 

Sisters Nataliia Serbin (left) and Iryna Pryimachenko were reunited in Red Deer this spring after Nataliia helped Iryna and her family flee to Canada after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Ukrainian sisters are reunited in Red Deer after Russian invasion of their homeland

Nataliia Serbin and Iryna Pryimachenko are grateful for help from central Albertans

Sisters Nataliia Serbin (left) and Iryna Pryimachenko were reunited in Red Deer this spring after Nataliia helped Iryna and her family flee to Canada after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Award winners Kristina Mejica and Mel Cruz, owners of Bestea Chill Out Cafe owners, and their baby Liam Carlisle M. Cruz, attended the awards ceremony for the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction 2022 on June 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Red Deer bubble tea cafe brings home provincial award

Bestea Chill Out Cafe wins Young Entrepreneur award

Award winners Kristina Mejica and Mel Cruz, owners of Bestea Chill Out Cafe owners, and their baby Liam Carlisle M. Cruz, attended the awards ceremony for the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction 2022 on June 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)
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

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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
Shawn Thibault, director of Ravenstone Conservation, is in charge of stone restoration work at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in the downtown. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s oldest church is getting a facelift

Stone restoration underway at St. Luke’s Anglican Church

Shawn Thibault, director of Ravenstone Conservation, is in charge of stone restoration work at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in the downtown. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Trisha Fuller, owner, of Hypnosis for Health and Happiness in Red Deer and Camrose, was recognized with two awards. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer hypnotist wins two awards

A local hypnosis specialist is reaping some national recognition. Trisha Filler was…

Trisha Fuller, owner, of Hypnosis for Health and Happiness in Red Deer and Camrose, was recognized with two awards. (Contributed photo).
One of Red Deer’s fire trucks was unavailable for calls for two seven-hour periods on the weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer fire truck off duty twice on weekend because staff unavailable

‘Unique and outside the norm,’ says deputy chief

One of Red Deer’s fire trucks was unavailable for calls for two seven-hour periods on the weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A Philippine cultural festival is being held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Bower Ponds, with live music and dancing. Hundreds of people are expected to attend from across the region. Everyone is invited to the free celebration. (Contributed image).

Philippine cultural festival to be held next month at Bower Ponds

Admission is free for the celebration, everyone is invited

A Philippine cultural festival is being held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Bower Ponds, with live music and dancing. Hundreds of people are expected to attend from across the region. Everyone is invited to the free celebration. (Contributed image).
An excavator was progressing with the demolition of the old Greyhound bus station in Red Deer on Monday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Last days for Red Deer’s old Greyhound bus station

It’s being torn down so site remediation can begin

An excavator was progressing with the demolition of the old Greyhound bus station in Red Deer on Monday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

Red Deer COVID-19 testing centre scales down

Testing still available at a mobile unit

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
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Collicutt Centre wave pool in Red Deer temporarily closed

Steam room, interactive pool, hot tubs and tot pool still operating

(Advocate file photo)
Several areas of Red Deer experienced localized flooding on Thursday afternoon. This lake that appeared at the end of a close in Clearview has now drained. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

City of Red Deer crews continue responding to flooding complaints

Bower Mall temporarily closed due to flooding

Several areas of Red Deer experienced localized flooding on Thursday afternoon. This lake that appeared at the end of a close in Clearview has now drained. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s annual Mayor’s Recognition Awards were held on Thursday night in front of a large crowd. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer recognizes its outstanding citizens

2022 Mayor’s Recognition Awards recipients announced

Red Deer’s annual Mayor’s Recognition Awards were held on Thursday night in front of a large crowd. (Contributed photo)
The Waskasoo Clinic is closing after 76 years in downtown Red Deer. Its four remaining family doctors are moving to St. Mary Clinic on 30th Avenue as of July 3. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s longest-serving downtown medical clinic is closing at the end of June

Four remaining doctors from Waskasoo clinic are moving to St. Mary Clinic

The Waskasoo Clinic is closing after 76 years in downtown Red Deer. Its four remaining family doctors are moving to St. Mary Clinic on 30th Avenue as of July 3. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Goats from Baah’d Plant Management & Reclamation helped to get rid of weeds earlier this week at Piper Creek Restoration Area. (Photo from Facebook)

Goats return to take care of weeds in Red Deer’s natural areas

‘There’s lots of great viewing opportunities as the goats do their thing’

Goats from Baah’d Plant Management & Reclamation helped to get rid of weeds earlier this week at Piper Creek Restoration Area. (Photo from Facebook)
Safety City in Red Deer has been targeted by vandals this spring. The non-profit society is asking passing members of the public to help watch out for crime, and to report it to police. (Contributed photo).

Vandals strike Safety City in Red Deer

Non-profit society asks passing motorists help watch out for crime

Safety City in Red Deer has been targeted by vandals this spring. The non-profit society is asking passing members of the public to help watch out for crime, and to report it to police. (Contributed photo).
The Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo).
The Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo).
A City of Red Deer image showing how a future traffic circle would look at 40th Avenue and 19th Street. (Contributed image).

Construction of Red Deer’s latest traffic circle pushed back to 2023

The intersection of 40th Avenue and 19th Street is the No. 1 accident spot in the city

A City of Red Deer image showing how a future traffic circle would look at 40th Avenue and 19th Street. (Contributed image).