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The Red Deer Advocate is a daily newspaper in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

Red Deer Advocate
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Black Press Ltd.
Founded1999 as Red Deer Echo
Headquarters2950 Bremner Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta
T4R 1M9
Circulation13,809 weekdays
13,411 Saturdays in 2011[1]

Published by Black Press, the newspaper was first established in 1901 as the Red Deer Echo, changing its name to Alberta Advocate in 1903 and Red Deer Advocate in 1906. Originally it was a weekly newspaper issued on Fridays.[2]

The Advocate now publishes daily, from Tuesday to Friday as the Monday edition was dropped late in 2016, with the slogan "Central Alberta's Daily Newspaper". The newspaper publishes weekly supplements called Friday Forward (for city residents) and Central Alberta Life (for rural communities), and owns three weekly newspapers covering outlying Alberta towns: the Ponoka News in Ponoka, the Rimbey Review in Rimbey and the Stettler Independent in Stettler. In addition to printing its own weekly and daily products, the Advocate presses also print, by contract, several other newspapers covering communities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.[2]

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  1. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations e-Circ data for the six months ending September 30, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "History of the Red Deer Advocate". About Us. Retrieved March 10, 2012.

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