Susan Zielinski

Alberta Health Services has launched a new EMS-811 Shared Response program. (Advocate file photo)

Non-urgent 911 medical calls are now being sent to Health Link

Alberta’s latest initiative to free up ambulances and provide the appropriate level of care

Alberta Health Services has launched a new EMS-811 Shared Response program. (Advocate file photo)
A warrant was issued for Cashtin Lee Joseph, 27, and RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate him. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Central Alberta man identified as murder victim

Wetaskiwin RCMP search for second suspect

A warrant was issued for Cashtin Lee Joseph, 27, and RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate him. (Contributed)
A 47-megawatt solar power project is being built on a site southwest of the Nova Chemicals petrochemical complex. (Map contributed)

Joffre solar plant now under construction

Central Alberta plant to connect to provincial electrical grid

A 47-megawatt solar power project is being built on a site southwest of the Nova Chemicals petrochemical complex. (Map contributed)
A 47-megawatt solar power project is being built on a site southwest of the Nova Chemicals petrochemical complex. (Map contributed)

Joffre solar plant now under construction

Central Alberta plant to connect to provincial electrical grid

A 47-megawatt solar power project is being built on a site southwest of the Nova Chemicals petrochemical complex. (Map 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)
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)
(File photo by BLACK PRESS)
(File photo by BLACK PRESS)
A service to celebrate Heather Lawrence’s life will be held July 15 at 11 a.m. at CrossRoads Church. (Contributed photo)
A service to celebrate Heather Lawrence’s life will be held July 15 at 11 a.m. at CrossRoads Church. (Contributed photo)
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)
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)
A Better World Canada launched the 100 Classroom Project in 2010 to build classrooms for children in Afghanistan. (Photo from Azalea Lehndorff on Facebook)

Afghan classrooms with central Alberta connection close as Taliban takes over

‘I truly don’t believe it’s ever a waste to invest in children’

A Better World Canada launched the 100 Classroom Project in 2010 to build classrooms for children in Afghanistan. (Photo from Azalea Lehndorff on Facebook)
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