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October is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre aiming to spread awareness

Beacon Hill Elementary School was one of the schools affected and students were asked to remain at school, rather than walking home or taking the bus through the Lakeway Boulevard area. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

RCMP and Chinook’s Edge work together during recent incident

Incidents requiring RCMP officers don’t always happen at a time that’s convenient…

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).
Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said Alberta hopes to leverage its investment by lobbying the federal government for matching funds and the private sector will also be approached. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Province aims to expand rural internet access

Alberta is moving forward with its goal to have 100 per cent…

Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said Alberta hopes to leverage its investment by lobbying the federal government for matching funds and the private sector will also be approached. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Britain’s King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)

Alberta declares provincial day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, no statutory holiday

The province will host a ceremony at the Alberta Legislature at 10 a.m. on Monday

Britain’s King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)
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Road safety to remember during the harvest season

With Harvest season well under way in Alberta there has been an…

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The Battle River Power Plant sits nestled in a valley between Paintearth and Flagstaff Counties. (Photo submitted)

Heartland Generation eyeing refit of Battle River Power Plant

Boyd also sees the plant being a vital part of the region for at least another three decades.

The Battle River Power Plant sits nestled in a valley between Paintearth and Flagstaff Counties. (Photo submitted)
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Alberta RCMP have suggestions for online safety with kids heading back to school

With the return to school just around the corner, the Alberta RCMP…

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Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service has had to shorten its hours three times this week because of doctor shortages. (Black Press file photo)

Sylvan Lake urgent care temporarily closed Aug. 26 and 31

Town council slated to discuss urgent care shortcomings Thursday

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service has had to shorten its hours three times this week because of doctor shortages. (Black Press file photo)
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RCMP release images of suspects in June shooting in Sylvan Lake

Shooting happened about 11:20 p.m. on June 16 on Lakeshore Drive

  • Aug 24, 2022
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Cheryl Fisher brought her sophisticated style to the stage Aug. 20 during a solo set. Mark Weber/Black Press Media

Performers fire up Jazz at the Lake stage

The popular musical celebration returns after a two-year hiatus

Cheryl Fisher brought her sophisticated style to the stage Aug. 20 during a solo set. Mark Weber/Black Press Media
Coast-to-coast vintage car tour stopping in Stettler. (File photo)

Classic car tour making Stettler stop

A group of vintage car enthusiasts on a coast-to-coast tour of Canada…

Coast-to-coast vintage car tour stopping in Stettler. (File photo)
A photo of the vehicle suspected to have been involved in the July 6 fatal hit and run south of Red Deer, taken just prior to the collision. (Photo contributed)
A photo of the vehicle suspected to have been involved in the July 6 fatal hit and run south of Red Deer, taken just prior to the collision. (Photo contributed)
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Dick Ourada is on a trek from Colorado to Fairbanks, Alaska, raising money for children’s medical research. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Dick Ourada is on a trek from Colorado to Fairbanks, Alaska, raising money for children’s medical research. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
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)