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Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Lacombe frustrated with rail company foot dragging

Lack of information following derailment and cluttered right-of-way among issues frustrating council

Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one and Clearwater County sits at two. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer has 18 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identifies 41 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one and Clearwater County sits at two. (Black Press file image)
Memorabilia was on display during a celebration of life ceremony for Red Deer Second World War veteran Richard Franklin ‘Frank’ Krepps. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Friends, family celebrate life of Red Deer WWII veteran

Richard Franklin “Frank” Krepps passed away June 25

Memorabilia was on display during a celebration of life ceremony for Red Deer Second World War veteran Richard Franklin ‘Frank’ Krepps. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees denounced proposed wage cuts for general support services staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Battle brewing over staff wages at Red Deer hospital

AUPE and AHS at the bargaining table

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees denounced proposed wage cuts for general support services staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Mae Ribeiro and her son Noah Ribeiro decided their neighbour needed to stay cool more than they did, so they lent their portable air-conditioner to the new mother of twins. (Contributed photo)
Mae Ribeiro and her son Noah Ribeiro decided their neighbour needed to stay cool more than they did, so they lent their portable air-conditioner to the new mother of twins. (Contributed photo)
Our Daily Bread #46 Marbled Rye in Support of Red Deer Public School Pride Week, oil painting by Erin Boake. (Contributed image).
Our Daily Bread #46 Marbled Rye in Support of Red Deer Public School Pride Week, oil painting by Erin Boake. (Contributed image).
Mark Wilcox is Red Deer-Mountain View candidate for the Maverick Party. (Photo contributed)

Maverick Party wants to make West heard in Ottawa, says Red Deer area candidate

New party has candidates in all four western provinces

Mark Wilcox is Red Deer-Mountain View candidate for the Maverick Party. (Photo contributed)
Tate Thomson/Staff photo

Heat warning and special air quality statement in effect for Red Deer and parts of central Alberta

A special air quality statement was issued Thursday morning for the City…

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Letter: Keep your dogs on leash at Waskasoo Park

Waskasoo Park is a nice family area, and the walking trails along…

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Sylvan Lake product Carter Graf is having a strong second season at North Carolina State University representing the Wolfpack in NCAA Div. 1 men's golf. (Photo courtesy of NC State Athletics)

Central Alberta golfer moves up four places at Alberta Open on second day

Andrew Harrison of Camrose remained within striking distance of leader Riley Fleming…

Sylvan Lake product Carter Graf is having a strong second season at North Carolina State University representing the Wolfpack in NCAA Div. 1 men's golf. (Photo courtesy of NC State Athletics)
Red Deer College has been upgrading roofing, mechanical control systems, and lighting with $13 million in capital maintenance funding from the province. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Wednesday’s power outage in Red Deer under investigation

Some Red Deer residents experienced a power outage just before 1 p.m.…

Red Deer College has been upgrading roofing, mechanical control systems, and lighting with $13 million in capital maintenance funding from the province. (Photo by Advocate staff)
WestJet is now flying daily from Abbotsford International Airport to Winnipeg.
File photo

Web poll: Do you plan to travel internationally this year?

Do you plan to travel internationally this year?

WestJet is now flying daily from Abbotsford International Airport to Winnipeg.
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After retiring in 1989, Rod and Sharon purchased the Harper property adjacent to the Red Deer Golf & Country Club and developed the Fountains community. (Contributed photo)

Michael Dawe: Rod Stephen reshaped broadcasting sector in central Alberta

On July 7, 2021, one of Red Deer’s most well-liked and accomplished…

  • Jul 14, 2021
After retiring in 1989, Rod and Sharon purchased the Harper property adjacent to the Red Deer Golf & Country Club and developed the Fountains community. (Contributed photo)
Brothers, Daniel and Liam Moran, sit with Red Deer’s Safe Harbour Society staff and clients. They were bringing a donation they raised from their Caring Cookie campaign for the homeless shelter. Brother Noah is not pictured. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Central Alberta brothers raise money for Safe Harbour and meet some homeless clients

The Moran brothers started the Caring Cookie Co. to help the shelter

Brothers, Daniel and Liam Moran, sit with Red Deer’s Safe Harbour Society staff and clients. They were bringing a donation they raised from their Caring Cookie campaign for the homeless shelter. Brother Noah is not pictured. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Air Spray employees work to get one of the company’s Lockheed Electra L-188 water tanker aircraft ready for deployment at the Red Deer Airport in May 2016. (Advocate file photo)

Air Spray busy in B.C. weeks ahead of usual fire season

Edmonton-based Air Spray employs 130 in maintenance facility at Red Deer Regional Airport

Air Spray employees work to get one of the company’s Lockheed Electra L-188 water tanker aircraft ready for deployment at the Red Deer Airport in May 2016. (Advocate file photo)
The TaylorMade Driving Relief from Seminole Golf Club on Sunday attracted fans, in a May 18, 2020 story. (Stock photo)

Alberta Open golf championship kicks off

Central Alberta is well represented in the 54-hole Alberta Open golf championship,…

The TaylorMade Driving Relief from Seminole Golf Club on Sunday attracted fans, in a May 18, 2020 story. (Stock photo)
These teddy bears were made from the suits worn by the late Larry Clark, a dog trainer who was affectionately known as the ‘Don Cherry of the dog world.’ (Contributed photo)

Suits worn by ‘Don Cherry of the dog world’ transformed into teddy bears

Larry Clark, who was born in Red Deer, passed away last year

These teddy bears were made from the suits worn by the late Larry Clark, a dog trainer who was affectionately known as the ‘Don Cherry of the dog world.’ (Contributed photo)
The Calgary Stampede brought a Fireworks Spectacular to downtown Red Deer Friday night. (Photo contributed by Jill Traver)

VIDEO: Red Deer experiences Fireworks Spectacular

The Calgary Stampede brought a big fireworks display to Red Deer Friday…

The Calgary Stampede brought a Fireworks Spectacular to downtown Red Deer Friday night. (Photo contributed by Jill Traver)
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Letter: What do we want from our next elected Red Deer city council?

The municipal election is in October. With that, it is time to…

  • Jul 10, 2021
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Getting soaked by incoming water Nickolas Kabatoff, 4, of Red Deer directs a stream of water towards another boy water with one of the two water cannons at the Blue Grass Sod Farms Central Spray Park in Red Deer on Thursday. The park, Located just north of the Recreation Centre at 47A Ave. and 48 St. in Red Deer opened for the season Thursday. Weather permitting the spray park is open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Red Deer residents can beat the heat with pop-up spray parks

Spray parks will once again be popping up in neighbourhoods across Red…

Getting soaked by incoming water Nickolas Kabatoff, 4, of Red Deer directs a stream of water towards another boy water with one of the two water cannons at the Blue Grass Sod Farms Central Spray Park in Red Deer on Thursday. The park, Located just north of the Recreation Centre at 47A Ave. and 48 St. in Red Deer opened for the season Thursday. Weather permitting the spray park is open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)