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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)
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 hoping new doctor helps ease urgent care crunch

Sylvan Lake Ambulatory Care Services often reducing hours because of doctor shortages

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service has had to shorten its hours three times this week because of doctor shortages. (Black Press file photo)
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)
The Sportsmen’s Den owner Dale Malin says gun owners and dealers are upset with a new federal firearms ban that they say will punish law-abiding citizens and do nothing to reduce crime. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Proposed handgun legislation missing the mark, say critics

Handgun import ban will do nothing to stem flow of illegal guns, critics say

The Sportsmen’s Den owner Dale Malin says gun owners and dealers are upset with a new federal firearms ban that they say will punish law-abiding citizens and do nothing to reduce crime. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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)
The new Canyon Coaster at Canyon Ski Resort, which opens to the public Friday, is the first alpine coaster in Alberta. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The new Canyon Coaster at Canyon Ski Resort, which opens to the public Friday, is the first alpine coaster in Alberta. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
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