Paul Cowley

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37 more COVID-19 deaths in Alberta and Red Deer cases climbs sharply

212 Red Deer cases in seven days ending April, up from 118 over previous seven days

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The Alberta government is stepping up efforts to trap and kill wild boar. (Photo from the Government of Alberta)

Unconfirmed wild boar sighting in Red Deer County

Province rolled out new wild boar entrapment and bounty programs this week

The Alberta government is stepping up efforts to trap and kill wild boar. (Photo from the Government of Alberta)
Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Rural municipalities reject provincial police force

Provincial police would be expensive and do nothing to improve rural service, says RMA

Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Honey producers are finding winter bee deaths far above normal levels this spring. (Photo from Nixon Honey Facebook)

Honey farm bees hit hard

Many honey producers see winter bee deaths many times above normal average

Honey producers are finding winter bee deaths far above normal levels this spring. (Photo from Nixon Honey Facebook)
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COVID-19 hospitalizations stable but 30 more deaths over 7 days

In seven days ending on Monday, 4,612 new COVID-19 cases identified

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Red Deer MLAs Adriana LaGrange and Jason Stephan (back right) stand behind Premier Jason Kenney during the last election campaign. On Thursday, Stephan called on the premier to resign because of a bungled leadership review. (Advocate file photo)

‘Spectacle and a circus’: Red Deer MLA calls on Premier Jason Kenney to resign

Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan says premier lost confidence of Albertans

Red Deer MLAs Adriana LaGrange and Jason Stephan (back right) stand behind Premier Jason Kenney during the last election campaign. On Thursday, Stephan called on the premier to resign because of a bungled leadership review. (Advocate file photo)
Norway rats like this one are traditionally the most common rat found in Alberta. But roof rats, mostly from B.C., are also appearing more often. (Photo contributed)

Hitchhiking rat found in Red Deer

31 rats identified in Alberta last year

Norway rats like this one are traditionally the most common rat found in Alberta. But roof rats, mostly from B.C., are also appearing more often. (Photo contributed)
Health Minister Jason Copping, said the government will stop releasing daily COVID-19 numbers. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

COVID-19 cases up but hospitalization numbers down

Hospitalizations down 40 per cent from Feb. 1

Health Minister Jason Copping, said the government will stop releasing daily COVID-19 numbers. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent, but non-life-threatening conditions, seven days a week. It had to temporarily close on Tuesday because of doctor illness. (File photo from Black Press)

Doctor illness closes Sylvan Lake care centre temporarily

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Centre closed Tuesday from 3 p.m.

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent, but non-life-threatening conditions, seven days a week. It had to temporarily close on Tuesday because of doctor illness. (File photo from Black Press)
Eckville is hoping to get funding to hire a nursing practitioner to help serve the community. (File photo from Black Press News Services)

Eckville seeks Lacombe County help to fund a nurse practitioner

Nurse practitioners can diagnose, treat and prescribe medications

Eckville is hoping to get funding to hire a nursing practitioner to help serve the community. (File photo from Black Press News Services)
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Alberta COVID-19 hospitalizations below 1,000 for first time in two months

18 more deaths, including one in Red Deer, reported over the weekend

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Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent, but non-life-threatening conditions, seven days a week. These include sudden illness or injury that could be cared for in a doctor’s office but requires immediate attention. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Lacombe hospital emergency department and Sylvan Lake urgent care centre close temporarily

AHS says doctor shortage led to Tuesday morning closure in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent, but non-life-threatening conditions, seven days a week. These include sudden illness or injury that could be cared for in a doctor’s office but requires immediate attention. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Red Deer COVID-19 cases continue to fall

There were 895 active cases in the city on Tuesday

Edmonton-based Adeara is hoping to use this building in Sylvan Lake near Jarvis Bay for a new recovery centre for women. (Photo contributed)

Women’s recovery centre proposed for site on Sylvan Lake

Edmonton-based Adeara hopes to open centre on site near Jarvis Bay

Edmonton-based Adeara is hoping to use this building in Sylvan Lake near Jarvis Bay for a new recovery centre for women. (Photo contributed)
Lakewood Golf Resort, near Sylvan Lake, continues to expand. More RV spots have been added, construction of another nine holes is well underway and a new driving range is coming. (Photo from Lakewood Golf Resort)

Lakewood Golf Resort expansion many years in the making

RV lots already added and another nine holes and driving range coming

Lakewood Golf Resort, near Sylvan Lake, continues to expand. More RV spots have been added, construction of another nine holes is well underway and a new driving range is coming. (Photo from Lakewood Golf Resort)
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent, but non-life-threatening conditions, seven days a week. These include sudden illness or injury that could be cared for in a doctor’s office but requires immediate attention. (Photo by Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla/Black Press news services)

Doctor shortage temporarily closes Sylvan Lake urgent care centre

A “sudden gap in physician coverage” has forced the closure of Sylvan…

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent, but non-life-threatening conditions, seven days a week. These include sudden illness or injury that could be cared for in a doctor’s office but requires immediate attention. (Photo by Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla/Black Press news services)
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COVID-19: Four more deaths reported including one in Red Deer

17 Omicron variants have been identified so far

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Alberta reports no new Omicron variant cases but five more COVID-19 deaths

11 Omicron variants have been identified so far and more surely to come, say health officials

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Alberta reports 13 more COVID deaths, including two in Red Deer

Risk virus could spread more quickly as people move indoors, says top health official

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Al Cameron, Veteran Voices of Canada founder, has been collecting veterans’ stories for two decades. (Contributed photo)

Second World War veterans’ numbers are diminishing but Veteran Voices of Canada’s mission continues

The stories of all who have served are worth telling, says Veterans Voices founder

Al Cameron, Veteran Voices of Canada founder, has been collecting veterans’ stories for two decades. (Contributed photo)
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