Red Deer County

Max Maurizio, age seven, shows the ancient shark’s tooth he found this week in gravel on his family’s acreage southeast of Red Deer. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Red Deer-area boy discovers ancient shark’s tooth in his yard

Palaeontologist believes it’s from an extinct fish that lived 60-million years ago

 

Construction is underway at Canyon Ski Resort to build its new Canyon Coaster ride. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Resort gets Alberta’s first alpine coaster

Canyon Coaster under construction and is expected to be operating by the end of June

 

David Martel, general manager of Canyon Ski Resort, says construction of the Canyon Coaster is about half way to completion. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Resort gets Alberta’s first alpine coaster

Canyon Coaster under construction and is expected to be operating by the end of June

David Martel, general manager of Canyon Ski Resort, says construction of the Canyon Coaster is about half way to completion. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Karen Vavrek, CEO at Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region, left, with other women at a project in Sylvan Lake that was completed in September 2019. (Photo contributed)

Habitat for Humanity Red Deer is on the move

ReStore re-opening set for March 30

Karen Vavrek, CEO at Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region, left, with other women at a project in Sylvan Lake that was completed in September 2019. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer County is writing off another $1.4 million in unpaid oil and gas taxes. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer County writes off $1.4 million in unpaid energy company taxes

Writing off taxes allows county to get $235,000 in provincial tax credits

Red Deer County is writing off another $1.4 million in unpaid oil and gas taxes. (Advocate file photo)
STARS air ambulance flew 1,436 missions in 2020-21 fiscal year from bases in Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. (File photo by Advocate staff)
STARS air ambulance flew 1,436 missions in 2020-21 fiscal year from bases in Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The real estate market in Central Alberta has been solid since the beginning of 2021. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer County house sells for $2.2M

Real estate agent feels it bodes well for higher-market homes

The real estate market in Central Alberta has been solid since the beginning of 2021. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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Red Deer County recognized for red tape reduction

Awarded the 2021 Minister’s Award for Municipal Excellence with Special Recognition

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Candidate nominations for the upcoming municipal election closed Monday at noon. Three people are vying for Red County mayor job. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Three vying for Red Deer County mayor seat

Red Deer County Mayor Jim Wood will have two challengers in the…

Candidate nominations for the upcoming municipal election closed Monday at noon. Three people are vying for Red County mayor job. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Businesses at Gasoline Alley West Centre I prepared for the centre’s grand opening on July 29. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Gasoline Alley becoming a destination in central Alberta

Gasoline Alley West Centre I celebrates grand opening

Businesses at Gasoline Alley West Centre I prepared for the centre’s grand opening on July 29. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A fork on upon entering the Canyon Ski Resort property. The road to the left goes to the proposed site for the campground, and the road to the right goes down the hill to ski lodge and lifts. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Fewer campsites proposed for campground at Canyon Ski Resort for now

Red Deer County approves phase 1 of campground

A fork on upon entering the Canyon Ski Resort property. The road to the left goes to the proposed site for the campground, and the road to the right goes down the hill to ski lodge and lifts. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Firefighters and emergency services workers helped celebrate Barry Young’s 85th birthday at Timberstone Mews on May 29. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Firefighters in central Alberta make birthdays special

A fire truck arriving outside your house is not normally good news.…

Firefighters and emergency services workers helped celebrate Barry Young’s 85th birthday at Timberstone Mews on May 29. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Pony chuckwagon events have been part of Westerner Days in the past. The 2021 fair is still anticipated to go ahead in some form, but Westerner Park organizers are still waiting for confirmation of Stage 3 reopening in Alberta. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer County should do more to financially support Westerner Park: shareholder

Michael Donlevy is disappointed by the county’s refusal of a $1M grant request

Pony chuckwagon events have been part of Westerner Days in the past. The 2021 fair is still anticipated to go ahead in some form, but Westerner Park organizers are still waiting for confirmation of Stage 3 reopening in Alberta. (Advocate file photo)
Westerner Park CEO Mike Olesen is looking for $1 million in hopes of receiving a matching provincial grant to replace the Centrium’s ice making and climate control machinery. Red Deer County turned down a grant request on Tuesday. (Photo contributed)

Red Deer’s Westerner Park goes to Plan B to find $2 million for upgrades

Westerner Park seeking $1 million to apply for a matching provincial grant

Westerner Park CEO Mike Olesen is looking for $1 million in hopes of receiving a matching provincial grant to replace the Centrium’s ice making and climate control machinery. Red Deer County turned down a grant request on Tuesday. (Photo contributed)
The Sweet Market Esso gas station in Gasoline Alley has grand washrooms, worthy of being in the Top 5 in Canada. (Contributed photo)
The Sweet Market Esso gas station in Gasoline Alley has grand washrooms, worthy of being in the Top 5 in Canada. (Contributed photo)
Junction 42 Partnership Rest Area, located at highways 2 and 42 needs a roundabout, says Red Deer County. (Photo from Red Deer County)

Red Deer County frustrated province not doing enough to improve safety at Junction 42 truck stop

County believes a roundabout needed outside truck stop east of Penhold

Junction 42 Partnership Rest Area, located at highways 2 and 42 needs a roundabout, says Red Deer County. (Photo from Red Deer County)
The Red Deer Rebels celebrate a win, without fans in the stands during a WHL game this season. Red Deer County turned down on Tuesday a $1 million request form Westerner Park to go towards a $2.1 million project to upgrade the Centrium. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

Red Deer County turns down $1 million request to upgrade Westerner Park Centrium

Westerner Park hoped to match county contribution with $1 million provincial grant

The Red Deer Rebels celebrate a win, without fans in the stands during a WHL game this season. Red Deer County turned down on Tuesday a $1 million request form Westerner Park to go towards a $2.1 million project to upgrade the Centrium. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
Red Deer County has announced a road closure at Mckenzie Road roundabouts starting June 19. (Contributed)
Red Deer County has announced a road closure at Mckenzie Road roundabouts starting June 19. (Contributed)
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Fire ban lifted in Red Deer County

Permits required for all fires

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