A grim reminder of Cambodia’s dark past

Writing about the Cambodian killing fields taught Red Deer author Les Sillars an important truth about all oppressive, extremist regimes.


Medical marijuana producers eye Red Deer County

Two prospective medical marijuana producers have their sights on Red Deer County.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Ready to Soar

Tom Li and Rain Li dreamed of becoming pilots since they were boys in China.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Young Rebels squad ready for action

It will be important to pick up a program when you attend the Red Deer Rebels regular season opener tonight.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Feed 500 takes bite out of food waste

Hundreds lined up for a delicious feast made entirely from rescued food at City Hall Park on Thursday.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff
Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

City seeking input to redevelop Centennial Park Plaza

A controversial park in downtown Red Deer is up for redevelopment.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff
Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Wet, stormy summer gives way to fall

On this second day of the autumnal equinox, summer 2016 is now behind us, and hopefully so are the almost daily storms that brought too much rain for anyone’s liking, and way too much of the thundering, flashy, scary stuff.

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

County residents angered as gravel pit moves ahead

Residents opposed to a planned gravel pit northwest of Springbrook feel “misrepresented and dismayed” by the planning process.

Counties urge province to enforce reclamation rules

Central Alberta rural municipalities have joined forces to push the province to ensure gravel companies repair their environmental damage in a timely way.


Stuffed sea turtle puts man between a rock and a hard shell

A Red Deer man got more than he bargained for at a recent garage sale.

Justin Mueller

‘Disgraceful and contemptible’ act lands man 12 years in prison

A Red Deer County man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for kidnapping a young woman at knife-point from a Gasoline Alley parking lot, robbery and rape in December 2014.

Justin Mueller

Rural residents pushing back against crime

Hardly a day goes by that Jean Bota doesn’t hear about yet another incident of rural crime in Central Alberta.

Schalk guilty of sexual assault

A Red Deer community leader and volunteer pastor has been found guilty of sexual assaulting a female employee.

Youths charged with stolen property, using stolen credit card

Two juvenile males wanted by police for an alleged crime spree now face 26 charges after being arrested by Lacombe Police Service on Monday.

Indigo adopts G.H. Dawe School

G.H. Dawe School has been chosen as the recipient for Indigo’s 2016 Adopt a School program.

It is not OK

Recently I went down to 17th Avenue in Calgary. A homeless man chattering mildly to himself approached the blue bin close by.

Just spend it

Re: “Private health insurance coverage needs a review” by John Have and Robert Brown, September 16, 2016.

  • Sep 21, 2016

Cycling rules lacking

I searched around for information on cycling rules in Red Deer. Lax information is available.

Carbon tax game changer

Fellow Albertans very hard times are about to fall upon us all. No one will be exempt despite what the Rachel Notley NDP tries to have you believe.

Be responsible with alcohol and driving

A Regina police officer pleaded guilty to exceeding a blood alcohol limit of .08 – Not charged, fined $1,000 and is still working.