Susan Zielinski

(File photo by BLACK PRESS)
(File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Electricity rebates for Albertans to show up on July bills

Most farms, residences and small businesses will receive rebates

Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Fuel tax relief extended until end of September for Albertans

Tax savings continues for Alberta motorists

FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
David Martel, general manager of Canyon Ski Resort, says construction of the Canyon Coaster is about half way to completion. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Resort gets Alberta’s first alpine coaster

Canyon Coaster under construction and is expected to be operating by the end of June

David Martel, general manager of Canyon Ski Resort, says construction of the Canyon Coaster is about half way to completion. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Several Central Alberta organizations are encouraging citizens to take part in No Mow May, an initiative designed to help pollinators have a better chance at survival through the summer. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)

Take the ‘No Mow May’ challenge in Central Alberta

People are also encouraged to add some native plants to yards, or balconies

Several Central Alberta organizations are encouraging citizens to take part in No Mow May, an initiative designed to help pollinators have a better chance at survival through the summer. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)
A total of 6,569 COVID cases were reported in Alberta over the latest seven-day period, and 565,052 were confirmed so far during the pandemic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML)
A total of 6,569 COVID cases were reported in Alberta over the latest seven-day period, and 565,052 were confirmed so far during the pandemic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping was in Red Deer on Wednesday to help announce a long-awaited $1.8 billion expansion to Red Deer hospital. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

30 new deaths related to COVID-19 in Alberta over last 7 days

The province is reporting 30 new deaths due to the implications of…

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping was in Red Deer on Wednesday to help announce a long-awaited $1.8 billion expansion to Red Deer hospital. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Prairie Sky Gondola has announced it wants to build a gondola ropeway, or cable system, in Red Deer. (Image contributed by Prairie Sky Gondola)

One of a kind tourism attraction in central Alberta proposed for Red Deer

Sky gondola between Capstone and Bower Ponds

Prairie Sky Gondola has announced it wants to build a gondola ropeway, or cable system, in Red Deer. (Image contributed by Prairie Sky Gondola)
Dress for Success Central Alberta will have a part-time fund development and operations co-ordinator thanks to a grant from Red Deer & District Community Foundation. (Photo from Facebook)

On International Women’s Day and beyond, a local charity is helping women in Central Alberta dress for success

Dress For Success in Red Deer will hold an open house and accept donations on Saturday

Dress for Success Central Alberta will have a part-time fund development and operations co-ordinator thanks to a grant from Red Deer & District Community Foundation. (Photo from Facebook)
Alberta Municipalities is pushing for a referendum on the question of having a provincial police force, as was promised by the premier in 2019. (File photo by Advocate staff)

70% oppose replacing Alberta RCMP, says National Police Federation

UCP says provincial police service could better address the root causes of crime in communities

Alberta Municipalities is pushing for a referendum on the question of having a provincial police force, as was promised by the premier in 2019. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis was appointed to the position of vice-president of the BC North division of Black Press. (File photo)

Red Deer Advocate publisher takes executive position in British Columbia

Appointed vice-president of Black Press Media’s BC North division

Red Deer Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis was appointed to the position of vice-president of the BC North division of Black Press. (File photo)
Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)

Calkins re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe

Conservatives retain Red Deer seat

Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)
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)