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Red Deer Riggers second baseman, Mason Love-Hollman, 19, is having a blast playing for the team he grew up watching. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Red Deer Riggers second baseman, Mason Love-Hollman, 19, is having a blast playing for the team he grew up watching. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Red Deer Vipers director of media, marketing, and sponsorship Brady Sim (left), general manager Dale Scott (middle) and new head coach Fred Jones pose for a photo at a press conference Wednesday at Servus Arena. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Former Red Deer Viper steps in as new head coach

Fred Jones coached in minor hockey for 10 years

Red Deer Vipers director of media, marketing, and sponsorship Brady Sim (left), general manager Dale Scott (middle) and new head coach Fred Jones pose for a photo at a press conference Wednesday at Servus Arena. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Brooks Bandits lifting the Centennial Cup. (Brooks Bandits/ Twitter/ Murnaghan Photo)

Central Albertans win national Junior A title with Brooks Bandits

Josh Zinger and Noah Hackett helped Brooks go undefeated at nationals

Brooks Bandits lifting the Centennial Cup. (Brooks Bandits/ Twitter/ Murnaghan Photo)
The Sylvan Lake Gulls show off their uniforms during media day Monday at the ball park. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake Gulls ready for ‘electric’ crowd ahead of home opener

The Gulls play home opener in Sylvan Lake Wednesday

The Sylvan Lake Gulls show off their uniforms during media day Monday at the ball park. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
15-year-old Owen Gadiano poses for a picture at the Western Canadian Karate Championships. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

‘Martial arts is definitely the way to go’: Competitors meet in Red Deer for karate championships

Red Deer resident Owen Gadiano explains his passion for martial arts at the Western Canadian Karate Championships

15-year-old Owen Gadiano poses for a picture at the Western Canadian Karate Championships. (Photo by: Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League final. Advocate File Photo)

Riggers lose on the road in St. Albert on walk-off homerun

Riggers lose to St. Albert Tigers and move to 3-2 on the season.

The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League final. Advocate File Photo)
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Sylvan Lake Gulls drop to .500

After a pair of big wins to start the WCBL, the Gulls lost twice over the weekend

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Red Deer’s Thomasina Payne was honoured by Special Olympics Canada as the Athlete of the Year for 2021. Payne has been involved in Special Olympics for the past 18 years and has competed in curling, athletics and speed skating. (Photo by Special Olympics Canada)

Celebrity Breakfast for Special Olympics returns to Red Deer

Since before the COVID-19 pandemic the Special Olympics Celebrity Breakfast after two years.

Red Deer’s Thomasina Payne was honoured by Special Olympics Canada as the Athlete of the Year for 2021. Payne has been involved in Special Olympics for the past 18 years and has competed in curling, athletics and speed skating. (Photo by Special Olympics Canada)
The Red Deer Rebels selected Luke Vlooswyk 17th overall in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft. (Red Deer Rebels/ Twitter)

‘There are big things to come’: Rebels first-round selection excited to get started

Rebels first round pick was overjoyed by being selected by Red Deer

The Red Deer Rebels selected Luke Vlooswyk 17th overall in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft. (Red Deer Rebels/ Twitter)
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Sylvan Lake Gulls take season opener in Lethbridge

Gulls win WCBL opener 8-7 on the road against Lethbridge Bulls

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Rd Deer’s Josh Zinger, a defenceman for the Brooks Bandits in the AJHL earned the Stewy Stewart Memorial Trophy this season. (Emily Duncan Photography)

Brooks Bandits to play in Centennial Cup semi-final, Central Alberta players contributing

Central Alberta’s Noah Hackett and Josh Zinger help Brooks Bandits reach Centennial Cup semi-final

Rd Deer’s Josh Zinger, a defenceman for the Brooks Bandits in the AJHL earned the Stewy Stewart Memorial Trophy this season. (Emily Duncan Photography)
Lacombe Zen Karate and Kickboxing’s Kaden Moen throws a kick during the Western Canadian Karate Championships at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer Saturday. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Western Canadian Karate Championships returning to Red Deer Saturday

It’s been three years since the competition last took place in Red Deer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lacombe Zen Karate and Kickboxing’s Kaden Moen throws a kick during the Western Canadian Karate Championships at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer Saturday. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School were the 3A/4A zone champs. (Lindsay Thurber comprehensive High School/ Facebook)

Lindsay Thurber wins the 4A zone track and field title

The Central Alberta zone track and field meet was held in Camrose on Wednesday

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School were the 3A/4A zone champs. (Lindsay Thurber comprehensive High School/ Facebook)
The Red Deer Rebels have signed first round 2022 WHL Prospects draft selection Luke Vlooswyk to a standard player agreement. (Red Deer Rebels Twitter photo)

Red Deer Rebels sign first-round pick Vlooswyk

Vlooswyk is a defenceman from Calgary

The Red Deer Rebels have signed first round 2022 WHL Prospects draft selection Luke Vlooswyk to a standard player agreement. (Red Deer Rebels Twitter photo)
Red Deer Riggers pitcher Rees DeRuyter tossed a gem in Sylvan Lake Wednesday to help the club clinch a berth in the Sunburst Baseball League final which gets underway next week. (Advocate File Photo)
Red Deer Riggers pitcher Rees DeRuyter tossed a gem in Sylvan Lake Wednesday to help the club clinch a berth in the Sunburst Baseball League final which gets underway next week. (Advocate File Photo)
Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced Wednesday that his government would commit $390 million will be spent over the next four years to ensure 99 per cent of Albertans have a link that meets the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) standard for acceptable broadband service. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Poll: Who would you like to see succeed Jason Kenney as premier of Alberta?

Earlier this month, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced he was resigning as…

Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced Wednesday that his government would commit $390 million will be spent over the next four years to ensure 99 per cent of Albertans have a link that meets the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) standard for acceptable broadband service. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Service Canada says people should never click on links or provide personal or banking information in response to text messages or emails that they didn’t ask for, or don’t know the sender. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel)

Watch out for energy rebate scam

Phishing scam targets Albertans

Service Canada says people should never click on links or provide personal or banking information in response to text messages or emails that they didn’t ask for, or don’t know the sender. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel)
Calgary Flames coach Darryl Sutter stands behind the bench during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Gene J. Puskar

Battle of Alberta hockey allegiances split in Red Deer

The old Crown and Anchor bar in Red Deer, Alta., was famous…

Calgary Flames coach Darryl Sutter stands behind the bench during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Gene J. Puskar
Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Hackett: Renewing a sense of community in Red Deer and beyond

We’ve seen fans gather over the past several months at Red Deer…

Byron Hackett is the Managing Editor of the Red Deer Advocate.
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RODE: Red Deer’s Jacob Plamondon relishes chance to play in CFL with Elks

After being invited to the U Sports national combine, Jacob Plamondon had…

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