Local News

Local briefs - November 24

City power use spikes as weather gets colder The big freeze … more
Local briefs - November 19

Red Deer man in court today A Red Deer man wanted in two Cen… more
Cancer battle inspires fundraiser

Battling lung cancer hasn’t deterred Mavis Goss from helping sick chil… more
Local briefs - June 17

Stop-work order lifted A stop-work order issued to Willesden… more
Major fire breaks out in Sylvan Lake

Advocate news staff were on the scene of a major fire in the town of S… more
Local briefs - April 7

Accused robber reserves plea A man charged with the armed r… more
Council tight-lipped about staff firings

Sylvan Lake town council met in a hastily called special meeting Friday afternoon before issuing a n… more
Verdict expected in assault, confinement case

A Court of Queen’s Bench Justice will decide today the fate of a man charged in the beating, confine… more
Flu cases expected to rise

The number of Albertans contracting the H1N1 virus is bound to increase in the fall, but it should c… more
Driver found guilty in fatal collision

RIMBEY — A gravel truck driver involved in a school bus accident that … more
Horses found shot

Police and wildlife officers are investigating the shooting deaths on … more
Law Day fun

Cowboy Dan, played by Gaylene Bobb, celebrates her victory and gesture… more
Trail riders honoured for efforts to save wild horses

Every glimpse of a wild horse, running free, is as “awesome” as it was the first time, says the winn… more
Five year plan

The City of Red Deer backs a five-year business plan that will see Red Deer Regional Airport aggress… more
Crash cause not related to malfunction

Investigators have found no malfunctions prior to impact that would have contributed to an airplane … more
Two local men electrocuted in job site accident

Two local men were fatally electrocuted in a job site accident in Stony Plain. Occupation Health a… more
City needs project help

Look out, Red Deer— it’s time to chart a new course. Mayor Morris Flewwelling and city manager Crai… more
Big bucks for skateboarders

The possibility for a new or expanded skateboard park in a few years time is receiving a high-five f… more
A matter of balance

As the festive season approaches, a number of homeowners are slowly st… more
New home for RCMP

A police station with lots more room to hold prisoners is under constr… more
Flying high video

Capt. William “Billy” Mitchell must be fearless when he points his fig… more
Second lives with Terry Evanshen

Canadian football great Terry Evanshen loves throwing a softball durin… more
Stampede racing

The finish of the fourth heat of the Alberta Pro Chuckwagon Associatio… more
Sylvan bars comply with order

It should be business as usual this weekend for Sylvan Lake bars ordered to comply with a bylaw to s… more
Skateboard aid given

Lacombe County is pitching in $10,000 to replace equipment at the Eckville SkatePark. The money wil… more
A bit more change for parking

Starting this week, people using metered parking in the downtown core … more
Cash infusion creates new opportunities for affordable housing

More financial opportunities exist for groups seeking to create new af… more
Police nab armed carjacker

CALGARY — Police in Calgary spent Sunday afternoon chasing a suspect who appeared to be playing a re… more
Hotel ordered to restore tenants' heat, hot water

A public health inspector intervened Friday to get the heat and hot wa… more
Teen fears death if drug trial ends

INNISFAIL — An Alberta teenager fears he could die within six months if he cannot get an experimenta… more
Kindness of strangers

The people of Alberta have opened their hearts and wallets to help a N… more
Bullish on bison

In the summer of 2004, the future for Alberta bison producers was abou… more
I was shot during robbery, says victim

A Red Deer man who was shot in the leg by assailants on Friday said robbery was the motive for the h… more
Lacombe-Ponoka's profile

Riding name: Lacombe-Ponoka. Location: The riding covers Lacombe Coun… more
Homeless man's blog lays bare his struggles

Thomas Francois enjoys blogging. He dreams of getting his master’s de… more
Satellite office eyed for Olds

The welcome mat is out for highway sheriffs to set up a satellite office in Olds. Town council appr… more