Lana Michelin

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre is not in the business of rounding up unwanted pets. But since nobody else is doing it, the non-profit near Spruce View is stepping in to prevent animal cruelty and a potential environmental disaster. (Black Press file photo).

Pet dumping across Central Alberta could create an environmental disaster, says wildlife centre director

Carol Kelly said releasing unwanted pets is cruel and irresponsible

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre is not in the business of rounding up unwanted pets. But since nobody else is doing it, the non-profit near Spruce View is stepping in to prevent animal cruelty and a potential environmental disaster. (Black Press file photo).
Sylvan Lake’s Ryan Leclerc was honoured with a Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards by the Alberta School Boards Association. The student is in Grade 9 at École Mother Teresa Catholic School, part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. (Contributed photo)

RDCRS student wins provincial Indigenous award

Ryan Leclerc, who completed Grade 8 last June, is honoured for dedication to his educational goals

Sylvan Lake’s Ryan Leclerc was honoured with a Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards by the Alberta School Boards Association. The student is in Grade 9 at École Mother Teresa Catholic School, part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. (Contributed photo)
Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Antique, handmade wooden culverts donated to Red Deer’s Sunnybrook Farm Museum

Construction foreman has never seen anything like them: ‘Must be 100 years old’

Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail actors Everett Dool (left) and Layne Zazalak rehearse one of the four plays. (Contributed photo by Megan Routhier)

Theatrical trailblazers launch a new Sylvan Lake tourist attraction

Theatre Trail will run Sept. 10, 11, 17 and 18 throughout the town

Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail actors Everett Dool (left) and Layne Zazalak rehearse one of the four plays. (Contributed photo by Megan Routhier)
Max Maurizio, age seven, shows the ancient shark’s tooth he found this week in gravel on his family’s acreage southeast of Red Deer. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Red Deer-area boy discovers ancient shark’s tooth in his yard

Palaeontologist believes it’s from an extinct fish that lived 60-million years ago

Max Maurizio, age seven, shows the ancient shark’s tooth he found this week in gravel on his family’s acreage southeast of Red Deer. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
Becca Glackin, of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (left), with Quinn the support dog and Tammy Jensen, of Red Deer’s Royal LePage Realty Network Group. Jensen organized a fundraiser that will help buy a second support dog for the centre. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

More child abuse cases mean a second therapy dog is needed by Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre

Red Deer’s Royal Lepage Realty Network Group has donated $50,000 for the dog’s purchase and training

Becca Glackin, of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (left), with Quinn the support dog and Tammy Jensen, of Red Deer’s Royal LePage Realty Network Group. Jensen organized a fundraiser that will help buy a second support dog for the centre. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
Susan and Glen Manyluk, of HolmHus Antiques and Farm with the Good Food, west of Red Deer, are among the many producers taking part in the 10th annual Alberta Open Farm Days tour on Aug.13 and 14. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta producers launch 10th-annual Open Farm Days on Aug. 13, 14

Participation is almost back to pre-pandemic levels: CEO

Susan and Glen Manyluk, of HolmHus Antiques and Farm with the Good Food, west of Red Deer, are among the many producers taking part in the 10th annual Alberta Open Farm Days tour on Aug.13 and 14. (Contributed photo)
Cason Feuser, age 7, from Sylvan Lake, enjoyed a welcome home party after his release from hospital after a cougar attack this week. (Contributed photo)

Sylvan Lake boy overcoming trauma after a cougar attack near Rocky

There are after-effects, but Cason Feuser is bouncing back

Cason Feuser, age 7, from Sylvan Lake, enjoyed a welcome home party after his release from hospital after a cougar attack this week. (Contributed photo)
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service, which offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent but non-life-threatening conditions, was closed twice in the one week due to a lack of physician. (Black Press file photo)

Sylvan Lake not ready to offer cash to new doctors, but clinic closures are a growing concern

The Ambulatory Care Centre has been repeatedly shut due to lack of physician

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service, which offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent but non-life-threatening conditions, was closed twice in the one week due to a lack of physician. (Black Press file photo)
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service, which offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent but non-life-threatening conditions, will be closed Friday, May 13, due to a lack of on-site physician. (Black Press file photo.)
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service, which offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent but non-life-threatening conditions, will be closed Friday, May 13, due to a lack of on-site physician. (Black Press file photo.)
An illustration of what the TransPod hyperloop line would look like, next to Hwy 2. (Contributed image)

Red Deerians have three years to lobby for a stop on ultra high-speed line: TransPod CEO

Construction on first link expected in 2023, with $550M investment

An illustration of what the TransPod hyperloop line would look like, next to Hwy 2. (Contributed image)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hopes Albertans will de-politicize mask wearing. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hopes Albertans will de-politicize mask wearing. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
COVID-19 virus (file photo).
Alberta added 27 new deaths due to the implications of COVID-19 in the province over the last two days. (file photo)

COVID-19 cases continue dropping in Alberta, province records 27 new deaths over past two days

COVID-19 numbers in Alberta are continuing to decline, with a total of…

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
Alberta added 27 new deaths due to the implications of COVID-19 in the province over the last two days. (file photo)
(Black Press file photo).

Technical difficulties: Alberta releases estimated COVID-19 case numbers Tuesday

COVID cases in Alberta grew by an estimated 2,110 infected people since…

(Black Press file photo).
(Black Press file photo)

Alberta has 10 more deaths and 1,684 new cases of COVID-19

COVID-19 numbers in Red Deer are continuing to decline, with 766 active…

(Black Press file photo)
COVID-19 virus (Black Press file photo).

Thirteen more deaths and 1,667 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta

COVID-19 numbers in Red Deer are continuing to drop, with 809 active…

COVID-19 virus (Black Press file photo).
COVID-19 virus (Black Press file photo).
COVID-19 virus (Black Press file photo).
Alberta chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, says some data suggests hospitalizations for COVID are plateau-ing. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer has 914 active cases, one new death

Hinshaw says data indicates hospitalizations could be plateau-ing

Alberta chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, says some data suggests hospitalizations for COVID are plateau-ing. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, says getting vaccinated is the most effective ways to prevent severe cases of COVID and reduce risks that come with getting infected. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, provides a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Hinshaw says COVID-19 hospitalization rates are rising to levels not seen in the province since mid-October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, says getting vaccinated is the most effective ways to prevent severe cases of COVID and reduce risks that come with getting infected. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, provides a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Hinshaw says COVID-19 hospitalization rates are rising to levels not seen in the province since mid-October. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Since many people with the virus are either not tested or asymptomatic, Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says the actual case numbers are much higher. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta has 2,722 new lab-confirmed COVID cases on Tuesday — but actual number much higher, says minister

Red Deer has 1,060 confirmed active COVID cases on Tuesday. In Alberta,…

Since many people with the virus are either not tested or asymptomatic, Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says the actual case numbers are much higher. (File photo by The Canadian Press)