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In the 2023 provincial budget, the province will launch an Alberta Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit which will provide a 12 per cent non-refundable tax credit to support this growth and attract investment. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta to launch new ag-tax credit program this spring

Alberta is set to launch a new agriculture tax credit program this…

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

Wolf Creek Public Schools’ School Resource Officer Program Team consists of Constable Michelle Wilzer, Lacombe Police Service; Constable Jeff Hewitt, Blackfalds RCMP; Barb Reaney, Director of Safe and Caring Schools, WCPS; Constable Lenny Wells, Ponoka RCMP; Community Peace Officer, Dave Lahucik, Lacombe County. (Photo submitted)

Wolf Creek sees positive relationships built through SRO program

By Vince Burke Wolf Creek Public Schools Stories of helping a student…

  • Jan 30, 2023
Wolf Creek Public Schools’ School Resource Officer Program Team consists of Constable Michelle Wilzer, Lacombe Police Service; Constable Jeff Hewitt, Blackfalds RCMP; Barb Reaney, Director of Safe and Caring Schools, WCPS; Constable Lenny Wells, Ponoka RCMP; Community Peace Officer, Dave Lahucik, Lacombe County. (Photo submitted)
The first phase of the Highway 11 twinning project to Rocky Mountain House has been completed south of Sylvan Lake. It included roundabouts at Highway 781 (50th Street) and Range Road 15 (60th Street as seen here). (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Hwy 11 twinning first phase complete

$120 million project to twin Hwy 11 from Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House

The first phase of the Highway 11 twinning project to Rocky Mountain House has been completed south of Sylvan Lake. It included roundabouts at Highway 781 (50th Street) and Range Road 15 (60th Street as seen here). (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
New Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Leonard Standingontheroad. (Bert Crowfoot Photo- Facebook/ Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations)

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations announces new Grand Chief

The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations have announced a new Grand…

New Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Leonard Standingontheroad. (Bert Crowfoot Photo- Facebook/ Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations)
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‘Horrendously terrifying’: Whistle Stop owner involved in collision with train

Whistle Stop owner Chris Scott was hit by a train while crossing…

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The Jewel Theatre, a piece of Stettler history for 70 years, will be going up for sale in February. (Facebook photo)

Iconic piece of Stettler history going up for sale

Single screen theatres face many challenges

The Jewel Theatre, a piece of Stettler history for 70 years, will be going up for sale in February. (Facebook photo)
Defence lawyer Maurice Collard (left) with Glen Carritt outside Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday shortly after assault and mischief charges laid after an alleged altercation during a Freedom Convoy rally in February 2022 were dropped by the Crown prosecutor. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Charges dropped against 2022 Freedom Convoy organizer

Former Innisfail town councillor charged after alleged altercation during freedom convoy rally

Defence lawyer Maurice Collard (left) with Glen Carritt outside Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday shortly after assault and mischief charges laid after an alleged altercation during a Freedom Convoy rally in February 2022 were dropped by the Crown prosecutor. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Burman University in Lacombe is switching to online delivery starting March 23 due to ongoing coronavirus. Photo contributed

Burman University offering new micro-credential programs

Burman University in Lacombe will begin offering micro-credential courses in entrepreneurship and…

Burman University in Lacombe is switching to online delivery starting March 23 due to ongoing coronavirus. Photo contributed
Stettler’s Regional Board of Trade is planning an ice-fishing derby over Family Day weekend on Buffalo Lake. (File photo)

Stettler Regional Board of Trade planning first annual ice-fishing derby on Buffalo Lake

The staff behind Stettler’s Regional Board of Trade (BOT) are hard at…

Stettler’s Regional Board of Trade is planning an ice-fishing derby over Family Day weekend on Buffalo Lake. (File photo)
Castor’s Lynn Sabo, and her store, The Purple Platypus, won the ‘most improved’ category of the Community Futures social media marketing challenge which took place in November. (Photo submitted)

Community Futures East Parkland announces social media marketing challenge winners

Mirror, Alta., based Community Futures East Parkland recently finished its most recent…

Castor’s Lynn Sabo, and her store, The Purple Platypus, won the ‘most improved’ category of the Community Futures social media marketing challenge which took place in November. (Photo submitted)
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Alberta RCMP issue more than 2,200 tickets over the holiday season

Over 2,000 motorists made the Alberta RCMP’s traffic violations naughty list this holiday season

  • Jan 6, 2023
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The winter driving habits that could cost you

Alberta drivers know that our winters can make road conditions slippery and…

  • Jan 6, 2023
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Free, online workshops available to Albertans

Need a wellness boost in 2023? Wellness Exchange is a series of…

  • Jan 5, 2023
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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)
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Maintain a safe following distance (The 3 second rule)

No one likes to be tailgated, yet millions of people do it…

  • Jan 3, 2023
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B.C. bus victim leaves family in India, amid questions over perilous road conditions

Kalwinder Singh was supposed to meet up with his cousin, Karanjot Singh…

  • Dec 27, 2022
Alix volunteer firefighters training in winter conditions. (Photo from Alix Fire Department Facebook page)

Mirror house fire claims homeowner

Volunteer firefighters from Clive and Alix responded to Tuesday night blaze

Alix volunteer firefighters training in winter conditions. (Photo from Alix Fire Department Facebook page)
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Innisfail man dies in house fire

Innisfail RCMP officers are investigating two unrelated house fires — including one…

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