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Stettler native and Toronto Argonauts lineman Theren Churchill, right, poses for a photo with the Grey Cup alongside quarterback Chad Kelly. (Photo by Theren Churchill/ Twitter)

Stettler’s Theren Churchill wins first Grey Cup championship

He accomplished the feat in his second year

 

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…

 

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…

 

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)
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)
The 48 edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo begins Wednesday at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo)

CFR a boost to Central Alberta businesses

48th edition of the national championship rodeo begins Wednesday

The 48 edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo begins Wednesday at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo)
Supporters of “Freedom Convoy” organizer Pat King wait at an Ottawa court Monday, July 18, 2022. King, an organizer of the convoy that paralyzed downtown Ottawa for three weeks earlier this year, was granted bail. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Central Alberta’s Pat King testifies at Emergencies Act inquiry

“Freedom Convoy” lawyer Keith Wilson says he encouraged protesters to remain in…

Supporters of “Freedom Convoy” organizer Pat King wait at an Ottawa court Monday, July 18, 2022. King, an organizer of the convoy that paralyzed downtown Ottawa for three weeks earlier this year, was granted bail. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
National Silver Cross Mother Candace Greff poses with a picture of her son MCpl. Byron Greff, who was the last soldier to die in Afghanistan, at her home in Lacombe, Alta., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Lacombe mom named Silver Cross Mother

We’ll see you at Christmas. It was October 2011 and Candy Greff…

National Silver Cross Mother Candace Greff poses with a picture of her son MCpl. Byron Greff, who was the last soldier to die in Afghanistan, at her home in Lacombe, Alta., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Danielle Smith celebrates after being chosen as the new leader of the United Conservative Party and next Alberta premier in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Central Alberta MLAs named to Premier Smith’s cabinet

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has picked a new cabinet, elevating campaign supporters,…

Danielle Smith celebrates after being chosen as the new leader of the United Conservative Party and next Alberta premier in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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)
The Medicine River Wildlife Centre is not in the business of rounding up unwanted pets. But since nobody else is doing it, the non-profit near Spruce View is stepping in to prevent animal cruelty and a potential environmental disaster. (Black Press file photo).

Pet dumping across Central Alberta could create an environmental disaster, says wildlife centre director

Carol Kelly said releasing unwanted pets is cruel and irresponsible

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre is not in the business of rounding up unwanted pets. But since nobody else is doing it, the non-profit near Spruce View is stepping in to prevent animal cruelty and a potential environmental disaster. (Black Press file photo).
Zachary McCord runs downfield during a football game playing for the Stettler Wildcats. (Photo submitted by McCord family)

Stettler mourning the loss of local football star

Zachary McCord, 17, passed away last week

Zachary McCord runs downfield during a football game playing for the Stettler Wildcats. (Photo submitted by McCord family)
The Hunting Hills lightning had the lead at halftime but lost to the Stettler Wildcats Friday night in Red Deer. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Hunting Hills lightning had the lead at halftime but lost to the Stettler Wildcats Friday night in Red Deer. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Pope Francis will visit Central Alberta later this month. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Traffic delays expected for Pope’s visit to Maskwacis

The Government of Alberta is warning Albertans about potential traffic delays next…

Pope Francis will visit Central Alberta later this month. (File photo by The Associated Press)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
A float that snuck into the Sundre Pro Rodeo Parade is being called racist. (Contributed image)

‘Absolutely disgusting:’ Float at Sundre parade called racist

Organizers are apologizing after a racist float was snuck into a parade…

A float that snuck into the Sundre Pro Rodeo Parade is being called racist. (Contributed image)