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Police find pickup connected to shooter, still seek gunman

RCMP have found the white pickup connected to the shooting of a man in Michener Hill neighbourhood on Thursday afternoon.

Reno of Lacombe provincial building estimated at $5 million

Options for making municipal use of a former Lacombe provincial building range from $5 million to $11 million.

Addition adds capacity to school

Students at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School will have more room to learn this year.

Keitlyn Williams ready to light up the court

Coming out of Lindsay Thurber High School Keitlyn Williams was considered a strong candidate to play college basketball.

RDC Kings, Queens ready to hit the links

Losing Kate Griffiths was a big loss for the RDC golf team, but head coach Scott Bergdahl was 100 per cent behind her decision.

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United Way set sights high, despite tough times

United Way of Central Alberta wants people to focus on possibilities as it begins its 2016 fundraising campaign to help improve the quality of people’s lives.

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

Run, don’t walk to keep fit

Keeping students interested in school can sometimes be challenging, but at least one Red Deer school has implemented a program to keep kids active and excited.

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Lacombe residents get bang for tax buck

Most Lacombe residents feel their tax dollars are being spent wisely.

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‘Homophobic’ sign in Red Deer draws fire

A local business owner is sorry after his “homophobic and transphobic” billboard drew backlash from social media on Thursday.

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Man shot, police searching for shooter

A 29-year-old man walking in the Michener Hill area was shot in the shoulder on Thursday afternoon and RCMP are still searching for the shooter.

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Sakowich has plenty to prove

Heading into this season Ethan Sakowich felt he had a good chance to make the Red Deer Rebels full time.

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King is the man with a plan for the RDC Queens

Like any coach Ken King would love to see the RDC basketball Queens challenge for an ACAC championship right away.

Hiring freeze

Red Deer employers are not in the hiring mood, says a new survey.

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Rhyno takes the reins

Crystal Rhyno is the new managing editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Crystal Rhyno
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Quidditch takes the pitch

Brooms, quaffle and snitches are just some of the terms used to describe a sport that is quickly gaining popularity around the world and here in Central Alberta.

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

Business owners warn wage hike could drive up prices

Some Red Deer business owners are still not convinced the timing is right to increase the province’s minimum wage.

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100 men still giving, despite feeling the pinch

Parkland Community Living and Support Society walked away with more than $5,000 from the 100 Men Red Deer meeting held on Monday.

Travis Vader arrives at court in Edmonton on Tuesday

McCann’s prepare for verdict

Bret McCann hopes a verdict Thursday in the trial of a man accused of killing his parents and hiding their bodies will end a six-year-long nightmare for his family.

Travis Vader arrives at court in Edmonton on Tuesday
Brian Malley leaves the Red Deer Courthouse Wednesday during a break in his trial.

Malley awaits appeal decision

Alberta’s Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on whether an Innisfail man convicted of killing a woman with a bomb will get a new trial.

Brian Malley leaves the Red Deer Courthouse Wednesday during a break in his trial.

Confusing intersection laws

In the article about the young boy who was hit while riding his bike to school, the Advocate reminded us that cyclists are supposed to walk their bikes across intersections.