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Summer student Madhav Bhatt regularly waters plants at Common Ground Garden Project in Capstone. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer vegetable garden grows food for those in need

A collaboration between ReThink Red Deer and the City of Red Deer

 

Environment Canada issued a heat warning early Thursday for central Alberta. (Black Press file photo)

Heat warning for Red Deer and central Alberta

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion

 

Red Deer city councillor Buck Buchanan says he has no choice other than to apologize for a social media comment that created a public backlash, following a sanctioning vote by city council. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer city councillor Buck Buchanan says he has no choice but to apologize

Several people told him, ‘Don’t resign,’ says Buck Buchanan

Red Deer city councillor Buck Buchanan says he has no choice other than to apologize for a social media comment that created a public backlash, following a sanctioning vote by city council. (Advocate file photo)
Sarah Tittemore, general-manager of community services for the City of Red Deer, is concerned about the service gap that could develop when Safe Harbour’s temporary homeless shelter closes on Sept. 30. (Screenshot by Advocate staff).

Gap in homeless shelter spaces could lead to State of Emergency this fall in Red Deer

A Plan B is needed before the temporary shelter closes Sept. 30

Sarah Tittemore, general-manager of community services for the City of Red Deer, is concerned about the service gap that could develop when Safe Harbour’s temporary homeless shelter closes on Sept. 30. (Screenshot by Advocate staff).
Demolition work started around April on the Michener centre’s north site. The buildings north of 55 Street were constructed in the middle of the last century and were formerly used to house residents with mental disabilities. (Advocate file photo)
Demolition work started around April on the Michener centre’s north site. The buildings north of 55 Street were constructed in the middle of the last century and were formerly used to house residents with mental disabilities. (Advocate file photo)
Montreal artist Caitlin McDonagh used a hydraulic lift to help her paint a mural on Wednesday in downtown Red Deer. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

WATCH: Murals added to downtown Red Deer alleyways

14 artists participate in mural project

Montreal artist Caitlin McDonagh used a hydraulic lift to help her paint a mural on Wednesday in downtown Red Deer. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Richard Beaune (second from left) directs the cast of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” during a rehearsal on the Bower Ponds outdoor stage. The play runs in repertoire with “The Comedy of Errors,” directed by Jake Tkaczk, from 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 to 1 p.m. on Aug. 29. Other local theatre groups will also perform short “curtain raisers,” contributing to a festival atmosphere. Visit primestocktheatre.com for more information. (Contributed photo)

PHOTO: Bard on Bower is back in Red Deer

Two Shakespearean plays are the backbone of a theatrical festival in August

Richard Beaune (second from left) directs the cast of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” during a rehearsal on the Bower Ponds outdoor stage. The play runs in repertoire with “The Comedy of Errors,” directed by Jake Tkaczk, from 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 to 1 p.m. on Aug. 29. Other local theatre groups will also perform short “curtain raisers,” contributing to a festival atmosphere. Visit primestocktheatre.com for more information. (Contributed photo)
Here is the full list of the 2021 Business of the Year nominees. (Photo via Facebook)

Nominees announced for 2021 Business of the Year Awards

Presented by Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

Here is the full list of the 2021 Business of the Year nominees. (Photo via Facebook)
Red Deer daycare operators would like to see Alberta sign on to the federal universal child care program, which has already received the support of British Columbia and Nova Scotia. (Black Press File)

Red Deer daycare operators welcome $45 million provincial injection into child care

More fee subsidies, wage top-ups are needed, say operators

Red Deer daycare operators would like to see Alberta sign on to the federal universal child care program, which has already received the support of British Columbia and Nova Scotia. (Black Press File)
Red Deer Coun. Buck Buchanan. (Advocate file photo.)

Red Deer city councillor sanctioned for undermining pandemic health regulations with social media post

Coun. Buck Buchanan ordered to apologize to public and AHS for his comment

Red Deer Coun. Buck Buchanan. (Advocate file photo.)
Jessica Kuz, a Red Deer resident living in Kentwood, shows the pea-sized hailstones that fell in her yard on Sunday night. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer power outage, hail damage caused by Sunday’s severe thunderstorm

It could have been worse, says city utilities manager

Jessica Kuz, a Red Deer resident living in Kentwood, shows the pea-sized hailstones that fell in her yard on Sunday night. (Contributed photo)
Alberta Municipal Affairs is investigating after a Lacombe woman complained of a bizarre response to a 911 call she made on Monday. (Contributed photo)
Alberta Municipal Affairs is investigating after a Lacombe woman complained of a bizarre response to a 911 call she made on Monday. (Contributed photo)
Safe Harbour Society executive-director Kath Hoffman said she’s devastated that the temporary shelter at the former Cannery Row Bingo location will have to close on Sept. 30. (Image captured from Facebook)
Safe Harbour Society executive-director Kath Hoffman said she’s devastated that the temporary shelter at the former Cannery Row Bingo location will have to close on Sept. 30. (Image captured from Facebook)
A well landscaped yard consists of both hard and soft landscape materials. (Black Press file photo)

Gardening: Here are some backyard landscaping tips

A landscaped yard provides extra living space, adds value to the property…

  • Jul 22, 2021
A well landscaped yard consists of both hard and soft landscape materials. (Black Press file photo)
Krysta Fornataro of Lacombe called 911 after seeing a flaming vehicle on Hwy 2 and complained of receiving poor service from dispatchers. (Contributed photo)

Emergency call about flaming vehicle leads to poor dispatching service, says Lacombe woman

Krysta Fornataro says she was twice put on hold and repeatedly asked same question

Krysta Fornataro of Lacombe called 911 after seeing a flaming vehicle on Hwy 2 and complained of receiving poor service from dispatchers. (Contributed photo)
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Letter: Yet another hearing on Molly Banister in Red Deer

Here we go again, another public hearing on the Molly Banister extension…

  • Jul 21, 2021
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An ambulance was toppled on its side in a collision in Red Deer about 6 p.m. on Tuesday. (Photo tweeted by Edward McIntyre)

Photos: Red Deer EMS responders and patient injured when ambulance hit at city intersection

Injuries to EMS staff and patient and three occupants of an SUV not believed to be serious

  • Jul 21, 2021
An ambulance was toppled on its side in a collision in Red Deer about 6 p.m. on Tuesday. (Photo tweeted by Edward McIntyre)
Denver Leach stands upright in the push to the finish line during heat two on night two at the North American Pony Chuckwagons at Westerner Park in 2019. The event makes its return to Red Deer after it was cancelled in 2020. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

Chuckwagon association thrilled for return to Red Deer for Wagons at Westerner

North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships return to Red Deer Friday

Denver Leach stands upright in the push to the finish line during heat two on night two at the North American Pony Chuckwagons at Westerner Park in 2019. The event makes its return to Red Deer after it was cancelled in 2020. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
Tara Lodewyk, formerly the City of Red Deer’s director of planning services, was appointed interim city manager until the position can be permanently filled before March 2022. (Advocate file photo).

City of Red Deer starts recruiting for new city manager

Red Deer city council has officially started recruiting for a new city…

Tara Lodewyk, formerly the City of Red Deer’s director of planning services, was appointed interim city manager until the position can be permanently filled before March 2022. (Advocate file photo).