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Alberta reported over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer down to 535 active cases of COVID-19

Alberta reported an additional 1,051 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday. The province…

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw apologized to a Central zone family Thursday. (Advocate file photo/ Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)

Hinshaw apologizes to family of deceased 14-year-old for linking death to COVID-19

It will change the way deaths of young people are reported in future

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw apologized to a Central zone family Thursday. (Advocate file photo/ Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
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Alberta reports 916 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths on Thursday

Central zone has 183 in hospital, including 14 in intensive care

  • Oct 14, 2021
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Alberta has 652 new COVID-19 cases and 38 more deaths

Province now up to 14,218 active cases

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Special Events Coordinator, Lesley Hill (right) presenting the award to Curling Club President Teresa Lawrence (left). Crystal Koller / Submitted photo
Special Events Coordinator, Lesley Hill (right) presenting the award to Curling Club President Teresa Lawrence (left). Crystal Koller / Submitted photo
Clean & Co. / Facebook image
Clean & Co. / Facebook image
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that a 14-year-old died of COVID-19 over the weekend. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Hinshaw apologizes to family after erroneously saying their son, 14, died from COVID-19

Red Deer down to 663 active cases, no new deaths

  • Oct 12, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that a 14-year-old died of COVID-19 over the weekend. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Mayor Helen Posti addressing individuals gathered outside Eckville Junior Senior High School for unveiling of the Indigenous artwork. (Janeil Humphrey / Submitted photo)

Town of Eckville unveils artwork outside schools on road to reconciliation

Artist Sherry Richardson depicts mending of broken hearts through the artwork

Mayor Helen Posti addressing individuals gathered outside Eckville Junior Senior High School for unveiling of the Indigenous artwork. (Janeil Humphrey / Submitted photo)
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)
A small memorial has been set up near the crash site at Highway 814 and Township Road 475. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Wetaskiwin mourns loss of teens in fatal Thanksgiving weekend accident

Two Wetaskiwin students dead, three in serious condition after fatal accident.

A small memorial has been set up near the crash site at Highway 814 and Township Road 475. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Central Alberta is seeing growing investor interest as the energy industry sees brighter days. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Improving energy industry fortunes being felt in rural central Alberta

Residential markets hot in Lacombe County and Nordegg

Central Alberta is seeing growing investor interest as the energy industry sees brighter days. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
About 57.4 per cent of eligible Red Deerians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press file image)
About 57.4 per cent of eligible Red Deerians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press file image)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged pregnant Albertans to get vaccinated as soon as possible on Thursday. (Photo by Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged pregnant Albertans to get vaccinated as soon as possible on Thursday. (Photo by Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
Eckville Town Office (File photo)

Eckville Council Candidates

When residents of Eckville head to the polls on Oct. 18, for…

Eckville Town Office (File photo)
Forum video screenshot

Both mayoral candidates and 13 council candidates give views at forum

Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted the Oct. 4 municipal election forum,…

Forum video screenshot
Lani Rouillard addressing the crowd at the rally.

Rally on the evening of Chamber Forum

During the Monday evening Chamber Forum, a substantial number of individuals rallied…

Lani Rouillard addressing the crowd at the rally.
Colleen Ebden (Submitted photo)

Eckville mayoral candidates

Candidates were asked about their motivation to run for council and if chosen, what change(s) would they aspire to bring to the community.

Colleen Ebden (Submitted photo)
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Red Deer’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 825

The city had 818 active cases on Tuesday

(Black Press file photo).