Susan Zielinski

Photos and flowers can be found at a memorial at the fatal Wetaskiwin-area rail crossing. (Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer staff)

Two women dead: Memorials set up for victims of railway crashes in central Alberta

Two women died at two separate railway crossings since Sunday

Photos and flowers can be found at a memorial at the fatal Wetaskiwin-area rail crossing. (Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer staff)
Lacombe Days is back, and runs July 23 to 25. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Get ready to celebrate the summer at Lacombe Days

Lacombe puts out the welcome mat

Lacombe Days is back, and runs July 23 to 25. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Three calves were recently shot dead in Lacombe County near Mirror. (Photo from Facebook)

Calves shot and left for dead in central Alberta

Bashaw RCMP investigating three shootings

Three calves were recently shot dead in Lacombe County near Mirror. (Photo from Facebook)
Bos and Piper, the Kodiak brown bear cubs, arrived at Discovery Wildlife Park in March. (Photo contributed)

WATCH: Kodiak cubs teach bear safety at Innisfail wildlife park

Kodiak brown bear cubs rescued from the United States

Bos and Piper, the Kodiak brown bear cubs, arrived at Discovery Wildlife Park in March. (Photo contributed)
A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Mom’s Diner’s Facebook page)

Central Alberta anti-lockdown rodeo rally was not in Bowden, says town mayor

RCMP investigate pop-up freedom rally in Red Deer

A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Mom’s Diner’s Facebook page)
Seniors in the 65-unit Piper Creek Lodge are among those waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta senior lodges anxiously waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations

“Should be at the front of the line, not the back of the line”

Seniors in the 65-unit Piper Creek Lodge are among those waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Juliette was recently reunited with her family. (Photo from Facebook)

Lost central Alberta cat reunited with family after a year

Feral Cat Network Foundation of Alberta working to protect cats

Juliette was recently reunited with her family. (Photo from Facebook)
Dustin Ellingson is one of the teens behind the Roses for Seniors campaign in Ponoka. (Photo contributed)

Valentine campaign for seniors in central Alberta

Communities encouraged to start their own flower campaigns for seniors

Dustin Ellingson is one of the teens behind the Roses for Seniors campaign in Ponoka. (Photo contributed)
On Feb. 1, Alberta had 7,387 active COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy CDC)

UPDATED: Alberta COVID cases increase by 355

709 active cases in central zone

On Feb. 1, Alberta had 7,387 active COVID-19 cases. (Image courtesy CDC)
Natalie Klein, of Bladez 2 Fadez, finishes up with her first client Daryl Dyck on Jan. 12. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Updated: RCMP attend shortly after central Alberta salon reopens

Innisfail shop owner stands up for small business

Natalie Klein, of Bladez 2 Fadez, finishes up with her first client Daryl Dyck on Jan. 12. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Battle River Medical Clinic currently has already lost three doctors since December 2019. (File photo)

Battle with government affecting doctor recruitment

Ponoka clinic needs more doctors

Battle River Medical Clinic currently has already lost three doctors since December 2019. (File photo)
An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., on August 11, 2020. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)                                In this Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, an impromptu memorial was created for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., on August 11, 2020. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)                                In this Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, an impromptu memorial was created for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Contributed photo                                Red Deer College’s newest residence has 145 studio suites, which rent for $3,180 per term.

Plenty of Red Deer College students want to live in residence

Each student has their own bedroom

Contributed photo                                Red Deer College’s newest residence has 145 studio suites, which rent for $3,180 per term.
A “facility closed until further notice” sign posted outside the NexSource Centre on March 15. Many facilities around Sylvan Lake have been closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help prevent spread. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Sylvan Lake waiting for better days

Local businesses are used to weathering the ups and downs of summer

A “facility closed until further notice” sign posted outside the NexSource Centre on March 15. Many facilities around Sylvan Lake have been closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help prevent spread. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Catlin MacArthur, Health Care Aide dual credit program graduate, works at Good Samaritan Clearwater Centre in Rocky Mountain House. (Photo contributed)

Young health-care aide takes on pandemic

Chinook’s Edge School Division dual credit program

Catlin MacArthur, Health Care Aide dual credit program graduate, works at Good Samaritan Clearwater Centre in Rocky Mountain House. (Photo contributed)
Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff                                Hunting Hills High School teacher Patrick McLean calls his grandfather, John William McLean, his hero.

Red Deer teacher shares D-Day memories of his grandfather

Rifleman with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff                                Hunting Hills High School teacher Patrick McLean calls his grandfather, John William McLean, his hero.