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The Brick Rabbit statue near the intersection of 49th Avenue and 48th Street in downtown Red Deer, sustained significant damage from vandalism this spring. But it will be repaired and then moved to a new location at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre. (Advocate file photo.)

New home found for Red Deer’s brick bunny

A nook with overhead lighting at G.H. Dawe centre will be more suitable: Commission

The Brick Rabbit statue near the intersection of 49th Avenue and 48th Street in downtown Red Deer, sustained significant damage from vandalism this spring. But it will be repaired and then moved to a new location at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre. (Advocate file photo.)
The 2023 Westerner Days Parade will be longer than last year’s with more entries. It starts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Servus Arena in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo).
The 2023 Westerner Days Parade will be longer than last year’s with more entries. It starts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Servus Arena in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo).
As part of the Back Alley Collective, Kimberly Beaune, of Creative Twist, and William Armstrong, of the Red Deer Arts Council, have plans to expand Paradise Plaza into one parking space on 49th Street. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
As part of the Back Alley Collective, Kimberly Beaune, of Creative Twist, and William Armstrong, of the Red Deer Arts Council, have plans to expand Paradise Plaza into one parking space on 49th Street. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Mighty Mike will be juggling bowling balls at Centrefest this month. He’s one of six circle show entertainers poised to wow the crowds in downtown Red Deer on July 29 and 30th — with a preview peek on July 28. (Contributed photo)

Centrefest will return to downtown Red Deer with more family-friendly thrills on July 29, 30

Six international entertainers will perform circle shows on Ross Street, Little Gaetz

Mighty Mike will be juggling bowling balls at Centrefest this month. He’s one of six circle show entertainers poised to wow the crowds in downtown Red Deer on July 29 and 30th — with a preview peek on July 28. (Contributed photo)
City parking meters in the downtown and near Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre will be removed to make way for a new pay system for parking. (File photo by Advocate staff)
City parking meters in the downtown and near Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre will be removed to make way for a new pay system for parking. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Lucas and Brycen got busy Wednesday morning painting kindness rocks at Don Campbell Elementary School where SPARC Red Deer teamed up with the city’s Meet Me at the Park program. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Lucas and Brycen got busy Wednesday morning painting kindness rocks at Don Campbell Elementary School where SPARC Red Deer teamed up with the city’s Meet Me at the Park program. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s CPR Pedestrian Bridge restoration will begin in 2024. (Advocate file photo.)

Public art to be part of both Red Deer bridge restoration projects

Grants to help fill downtown empty spaces and create community gatherings are available

Red Deer’s CPR Pedestrian Bridge restoration will begin in 2024. (Advocate file photo.)
The value of Red Deer building permits in June was down from the same time last year. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The value of Red Deer building permits in June was down from the same time last year. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Indigenous programs prioritized for community development funding in Red Deer

‘Indigenous priorities’ were added to the wording of criteria for community development…

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City of Red Deer logo. (Advocate file photo)

Child and youth programs in Red Deer region get $2.47 M from FCSS

Focus is on programs for good mental health, family connections and development

City of Red Deer logo. (Advocate file photo)
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Portion of 49th street in Red Deer to be blocked off from traffic this week

Red Deer drivers are warned 49 Street will be closed for most…

(Black Press file photo).
Red Deer is one of 50 finalists in the ParticipACTION Community Challenge. (File photo)

Red Deer is one of 50 ParticipACTION finalists

Winner to be announced later this month

Red Deer is one of 50 finalists in the ParticipACTION Community Challenge. (File photo)
The unemployment rate fell to 5.9 per cent in the Red Deer region in June. But whether the impact is from seasonal or more long-term jobs remains to be seen. (Black Press file photo)

Red Deer’s unemployment rate drops to 5.9 per cent in June

Whether the lower rate hold into the fall is anyone’s guess: Chamber CEO

The unemployment rate fell to 5.9 per cent in the Red Deer region in June. But whether the impact is from seasonal or more long-term jobs remains to be seen. (Black Press file photo)
City workers remove the sign from the Club Cafe and prepare to haul it away on a flatbed trailer. This sign and ones from the Buffalo Hotel will be preserved at the Red Deer museum as the two historic buildings are demolished this summer. (Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff).

Signs removed from historic buildings in downtown Red Deer before demolition begins

Buffalo Hotel and Club Cafe are expected to be gone by September

City workers remove the sign from the Club Cafe and prepare to haul it away on a flatbed trailer. This sign and ones from the Buffalo Hotel will be preserved at the Red Deer museum as the two historic buildings are demolished this summer. (Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff).
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Ross Street in front of Red Deer’s Buffalo Hotel to close to traffic on Monday

A busy portion of Ross Street will be closed on Monday to…

(Black Press file photo).
Red Deer’s Centennial Park is not due for redevelopment until 2024-25. (Advocate file photo).

Re-development of Red Deer’s Centennial Park delayed until 2024-25

The wading pool has not been filled since 2015

Red Deer’s Centennial Park is not due for redevelopment until 2024-25. (Advocate file photo).
Plenty of fun spray park options are available in Red Deer this summer. (Advocate file photo)

New G.H. Dawe spray park and pop-up spray parks are starting up in Red Deer this week

Beat the heat this summer at one of Red Deer’s many spray…

Plenty of fun spray park options are available in Red Deer this summer. (Advocate file photo)
Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass is available to youth to use city facilities like Red Deer Recreation Centre. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass returns for Red Deer youth

Pass can be purchased at any city recreation facility

Rip ‘N Rec Summer Pass is available to youth to use city facilities like Red Deer Recreation Centre. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
Red Deer native Daniel Lapalme, now based in Montreal, helps create CGI effects for films, including the latest ‘Transformers’ movie. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer native helps create CGI effects for ‘Transformers’ and other films

Daniel Lapalme said he’s carrying on his family’s creativity, but in a different way

Red Deer native Daniel Lapalme, now based in Montreal, helps create CGI effects for films, including the latest ‘Transformers’ movie. (Contributed photo).
The City of Red Deer’s Meet Me at the Park program will bring free games and activities to city parks this summer. Please visit reddeer.ca for more information. (Advocate file photo).

Free games and activities will circulate through Red Deer’s neighbourhood parks, starting next week

The Meet Me at the Park program will be in Eastwood Estates July 4 to 7

The City of Red Deer’s Meet Me at the Park program will bring free games and activities to city parks this summer. Please visit reddeer.ca for more information. (Advocate file photo).