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Solar arrays line the desert floor in the desert north of Las Vegas. A 170-megawatt solar farm has been proposed for land about 14 km southwest of Sylvan Lake and some rural residents are concerned about losing quality farmland. (File photo by The Associated Press)

170-MW solar farm proposed southwest of Sylvan Lake

Some rural landowners concerned about loss of good farmland to new solar projects

 

Sylvan Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. Gary Rhodes presents firefighter Joey Manson with a certificate of appreciation for his role in capturing a fleeing suspect in 2014. (Photo from Facebook)

Sylvan Lake mourns dedicated firefighter

Joey Manson honoured in 2014 for helping RCMP catch suspect

  • Jan 18, 2023

 

The City of Red Deer issued a development permit for a casino at the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel and Conference Centre on Aug. 30. Property owners within 100 metres of the hotel property were notified of the application. (Photo by Advocate Staff)

Two long-standing Red Deer nightclubs are set to close this month

Longriders, Bellinis are to be demolished to make way for new development

 

Josh Tucker pitched seven innings for the Sylvan Lake Gulls in the semi-finals at Gulls Stadium against the Fort McMurray Giants last summer. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Josh Tucker pitched seven innings for the Sylvan Lake Gulls in the semi-finals at Gulls Stadium against the Fort McMurray Giants last summer. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Popular Advocate columnist Treena Mielke died of cancer on Jan. 1, at age 73. (Contributed photo)
Popular Advocate columnist Treena Mielke died of cancer on Jan. 1, at age 73. (Contributed photo)
Carol and Ben Crick and their kids finally are home in Central Alberta after being stranded for six days in Mexico. They had to pay almost $5,000 to return home with another airline. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta family relieved to be home after being stranded in Mexico over Christmas

The Crick family of Wetaskwin were ‘stressed out’ over six ‘brutal’ days

Carol and Ben Crick and their kids finally are home in Central Alberta after being stranded for six days in Mexico. They had to pay almost $5,000 to return home with another airline. (Contributed photo)
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AHS rolls out program to help improve Albertans access to specialists

Central Albertans referred to a urologist or orthopedic surgeon will benefit from…

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Edmonton Court of King’s Bench Justice Denise Kiss committed Matthew Leandre Ovide Dupre for extradition last Friday, following an extradition hearing in September. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake man and former soldier can be extradited to Thailand to face murder charges, judge rules

Matthew Dupre accused of killing a B.C. man in Thailand last February

Edmonton Court of King’s Bench Justice Denise Kiss committed Matthew Leandre Ovide Dupre for extradition last Friday, following an extradition hearing in September. (File photo)
The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds delighted those along the White Rock waterfront Friday afternoon, flying over Semiahmoo Bay not once, but twice, as part of a tour of several Lower Mainland communities. (Nick Greenizan photo)
The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds delighted those along the White Rock waterfront Friday afternoon, flying over Semiahmoo Bay not once, but twice, as part of a tour of several Lower Mainland communities. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Snowbirds set for two shows in Red Deer next summer

The iconic Canadian Forces Snowbirds will make two appearances in Red Deer…

The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds delighted those along the White Rock waterfront Friday afternoon, flying over Semiahmoo Bay not once, but twice, as part of a tour of several Lower Mainland communities. (Nick Greenizan photo)
The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds delighted those along the White Rock waterfront Friday afternoon, flying over Semiahmoo Bay not once, but twice, as part of a tour of several Lower Mainland communities. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Business Girl during saddle bronc rodeo semi-finals action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, July 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston wins third world saddle bronc crown of his career

Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alta., won a world championship in saddle…

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Business Girl during saddle bronc rodeo semi-finals action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, July 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Red Deer Emergency Services logo. (Advocate file photo)

Child brought to Red Deer hospital via fire truck due to ambulance not being available

‘We don’t believe this has ever been done here in the City of Red Deer’

Red Deer Emergency Services logo. (Advocate file photo)
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government fires health board, appoints administrator to fix system stresses

The Alberta government has, for the second time in a decade, fired…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2021. She says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta education minister says she will listen to top doctor about masks in schools

Alberta’s education minister says she will take advice from the province’s new…

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2021. She says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Sydnee Smith, with J5 Bar Mercantile, looks through clothes available at the Mortlach, Sask., company’s booth during the CFR Trade Show at Westerner Park in Red Deer on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

CFR Trade Show features about 100 vendors

Event wraps up Sunday at Westerner Park in Red Deer

Sydnee Smith, with J5 Bar Mercantile, looks through clothes available at the Mortlach, Sask., company’s booth during the CFR Trade Show at Westerner Park in Red Deer on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston had a record-setting run of 93.25 on Saturday that pushed him ahead to become the 2022 saddle bronc CFR champion at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston had a record-setting run of 93.25 on Saturday that pushed him ahead to become the 2022 saddle bronc CFR champion at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Lakeside Recovery Centre would be located on 80 acres of land that includes a 10,000-square-foot building previously used as a conference centre and church. (Black Press file photo)

Lacombe County recover centre opponents not giving up

Recovery centre must still receive development permit approval to proceed

The Lakeside Recovery Centre would be located on 80 acres of land that includes a 10,000-square-foot building previously used as a conference centre and church. (Black Press file photo)
Council voted 6-1 in favour of making the Lakeside Recovery Centre a discretionary use in an agricultural district. (Photo by BLACK PRESS news services)

Addiction recovery centre takes another planning step in Lacombe County

Zoning changed to allow for recovery centre but development approval still required

Council voted 6-1 in favour of making the Lakeside Recovery Centre a discretionary use in an agricultural district. (Photo by BLACK PRESS news services)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Bettenson’s Sand and Gravel Co. laid the dirt down at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium on Saturday night, ahead of the 48th Canadian Finals Rodeo this week. (File photo via LinkedIn)

From ice to dirt: Peavey Mart Centrium transforms for CFR in Red Deer

After Friday night’s Red Deer Rebels game, Westerner Park staff was already…

Bettenson’s Sand and Gravel Co. laid the dirt down at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium on Saturday night, ahead of the 48th Canadian Finals Rodeo this week. (File photo via LinkedIn)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)