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Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is in consultations with the province about the future of maintenance jobs, including some at Michener Centre. (Photo by Advocate Staff)

AUPE maintenance jobs could be lost at Red Deer’s Michener Centre

Consultations underway between AUPE and province

 

BUNDLED UP-Terrence Delaney walked through the snow in downtown Red Deer on a particularly cold day, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Red Deerians faced heavy snowfall and cold winds last weekend. Zachary Cormier/Red Deer Express

Cold warning continues for central Alberta

Risk of frost bite and hypothermia

 

Mayor Janice Jackson takes a second message from Wiarton Willie, in Wiarton, Ont., on February 2, 2020. Groundhog Day will be observed online across Canada today in the interest of public safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario’s Wiarton Willie and Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam will make their annual predictions in front of no crowds, instead the critters’ emergence from their homes will be broadcast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ball
Mayor Janice Jackson takes a second message from Wiarton Willie, in Wiarton, Ont., on February 2, 2020. Groundhog Day will be observed online across Canada today in the interest of public safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario’s Wiarton Willie and Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam will make their annual predictions in front of no crowds, instead the critters’ emergence from their homes will be broadcast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ball
Deeply covered with snow are the trees at the Grenzadler in Oberhof, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Two World Cups are taking place in the town on the Rennsteig this weekend. In front of empty crowds, the best lugers and biathletes compete for World Cup points. (Martin Schutt/dpa via AP)

Freezing weather hits much of Europe, from Poland to Turkey

A skier in Switzerland died after buried by an avalanche on the weekend

  • Jan 18, 2021
Deeply covered with snow are the trees at the Grenzadler in Oberhof, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Two World Cups are taking place in the town on the Rennsteig this weekend. In front of empty crowds, the best lugers and biathletes compete for World Cup points. (Martin Schutt/dpa via AP)
Environment Canada issued a wind warning for parts of central Alberta on Jan. 13, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Environment Canada issued a wind warning for parts of central Alberta on Jan. 13, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Alysa Pederson, meteorlogist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, says Red Deerians should enjoy the nice weather while they can because temperatures may drop. (File photo by Advocate staff)

A cold February expected for Red Deer

Waiting for the winter boot to drop

Alysa Pederson, meteorlogist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, says Red Deerians should enjoy the nice weather while they can because temperatures may drop. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Denise Dutton walks in the snow while shopping on Brookside Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Heavy snow expected in Texas; storm could spawn tornadoes

Heavy snow expected in Texas; storm could spawn tornadoes

Denise Dutton walks in the snow while shopping on Brookside Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
Snowy weather is expected to blanket much of the Prairies this weekend, although central Alberta will escape the worst of it. (File photo by Black Press Media)

Snow expected in central Alberta on Saturday

Edge of huge storm expected to pummel Saskatchewan likely to leave a little snow here

Snowy weather is expected to blanket much of the Prairies this weekend, although central Alberta will escape the worst of it. (File photo by Black Press Media)
Tourists walk on the beach as the tail end of Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Tourists walk on the beach as the tail end of Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement that includes snow for central Alberta. (File photo by ADVOCATE staff)

Snowy Friday in the forecast for central Alberta

10 cm of snow possible by Friday afternoon

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement that includes snow for central Alberta. (File photo by ADVOCATE staff)
Leaves are starting to show their autumn colours at Bower Ponds on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Pleasant start to autumn

Above average temperature for the week

Leaves are starting to show their autumn colours at Bower Ponds on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding, hundreds rescued

Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding, hundreds rescued

Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding, hundreds rescued

Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding, hundreds rescued
The Weather Network released its fall forecast, in a story on Sept. 14, 2020. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
The Weather Network released its fall forecast, in a story on Sept. 14, 2020. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Chantel Spiers submitted this photograph of an interesting cloud formation near Gull Lake on Saturday, just before 9 p.m. It’s just part of the dramatic weather central Albertans have witnessed this season.
Chantel Spiers submitted this photograph of an interesting cloud formation near Gull Lake on Saturday, just before 9 p.m. It’s just part of the dramatic weather central Albertans have witnessed this season.
Heat wave: Central Alberta communities tie temperature records
Heat wave: Central Alberta communities tie temperature records
Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest
Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff                                Grayson McDonald, 8, of Red Deer, gets soaked at the Spray & Play. The high is expected to hit 28 C Wednesday, with higher-than-normal temperatures continuing through Sunday.

Heat wave hits region

Spray parks are open for business

Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff                                Grayson McDonald, 8, of Red Deer, gets soaked at the Spray & Play. The high is expected to hit 28 C Wednesday, with higher-than-normal temperatures continuing through Sunday.
Water flooded streets in Sylvan Lake after a severe rain storm early Thursday morning. (Photo from #Pdr Solutions on Twitter)
Water flooded streets in Sylvan Lake after a severe rain storm early Thursday morning. (Photo from #Pdr Solutions on Twitter)
Opening day at the Lacombe Corn Maze at the Kraay Family Farm is July 17. (Photo contributed)

Central Alberta farmers hope for heat

80 per cent good to excellent crops

Opening day at the Lacombe Corn Maze at the Kraay Family Farm is July 17. (Photo contributed)