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The province reported nearly 200 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer at 15 active COVID-19 cases

Central zone sits at 73 active cases of the virus

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the province is keeping a close eye on hospitalizations as cases climb. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta to drop mandatory COVID-19 isolation for positive cases on Aug. 16

Province won’t require masks in schools or mandatory quarantine for close contacts

  • Jul 28, 2021
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says more people in younger age groups across the province need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says more people in younger age groups across the province need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta reports 134 new cases of COVID-19

Red Deer sits at 13 active cases of the virus

  • Jul 27, 2021
The Government of Alberta identified 387 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 151 on Friday, 142 on Saturday and 94 on Sunday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
The Government of Alberta identified 387 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 151 on Friday, 142 on Saturday and 94 on Sunday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Image of the stolen boat. Submitted photo

RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance to help find a stolen boat and trailer

The boat is a 2017 Super Air Nautigue 6522 which is teal and white in colour

Image of the stolen boat. Submitted photo
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Sylvan Lake local Steven Bedford is raising money for children with cancer

Steven Bedford is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge

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Local businesses will receive support through Chamber funding

Chambers including Sylvan Lake’s have rallied in support of their communities

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From left to right, Linda Wilson, Heather Donald (Mercy Connect co-ordinator), Kim Langmaid and Jennifer Goodall. Submitted photo

100 women collect over $10,000 for local charities

100 Women Who Care - small commitment…a huge impact!

From left to right, Linda Wilson, Heather Donald (Mercy Connect co-ordinator), Kim Langmaid and Jennifer Goodall. Submitted photo
More than 400 COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta Wednesday, according to multiple reports. (File photo)

Red Deer down to nine active COVID-19 cases

Two new virus-related death reported in Alberta Friday

More than 400 COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta Wednesday, according to multiple reports. (File photo)
Ross Drummond, along with his family accepts the keys to the Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home from Bill Robinson of Sorento Homes and Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Dream home Lacombe winner receives keys

The Mega Bucks 50 raffle reached its highest jackpot ever at $822,950

  • Jul 23, 2021
Ross Drummond, along with his family accepts the keys to the Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home from Bill Robinson of Sorento Homes and Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro at Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. Photo/ Alberta Health Services.
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro at Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. Photo/ Alberta Health Services.
More than 2.8 million Albertans have been vaccinated so far, with 61.3 per cent of Albertans 12 and over fully immunized against COVID-19. (File photo)

Alberta hits 75 per cent vaccine milestone in fight against COVID-19

Alberta reported 101 new cases of the virus Thursday

  • Jul 22, 2021
More than 2.8 million Albertans have been vaccinated so far, with 61.3 per cent of Albertans 12 and over fully immunized against COVID-19. (File photo)
Sylvan Lake’s Jazz at the Lake festival is expected to return in 2022 after two fallow summers during the pandemic. (Advocate file photo.)
Sylvan Lake’s Jazz at the Lake festival is expected to return in 2022 after two fallow summers during the pandemic. (Advocate file photo.)
Picture posted by Laurie Barth Gathercole to Facebook group Sylvan Lake Rocks. (photo from Facebook)

Sylvan Lake community mourns local business owner’s passing

Sylvan Lake is mourning the loss of local DQ business owner and resident Chris Mitchell.

Picture posted by Laurie Barth Gathercole to Facebook group Sylvan Lake Rocks. (photo from Facebook)
COVID-19 cases in Alberta have risen slightly over the past week. (Advocate file photo)
COVID-19 cases in Alberta have risen slightly over the past week. (Advocate file photo)
Kjeryn Dakin local business owner of Bukz, Bukwilds, and Doe(s) is running for a council position in the upcoming municipal election. Submitted photo

Local business owner is running for a council position in the upcoming municipal election

Kjeryn Dakin, owner of three lakeshore businesses is running in the upcoming municipal election.

Kjeryn Dakin local business owner of Bukz, Bukwilds, and Doe(s) is running for a council position in the upcoming municipal election. Submitted photo
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw praised Albertans Tuesday for their efforts to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

45 per cent of Red Deerians fully vaccinated

Province reports 69 new cases of the virus

  • Jul 20, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw praised Albertans Tuesday for their efforts to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Restrictions are starting to ease at Bethany Sylvan Lake. (file photo)

Bethany Sylvan Lake residents are able to have more visitors as restrictions ease

Restrictions at continuing care facilities are starting to ease.

Restrictions are starting to ease at Bethany Sylvan Lake. (file photo)
About 74 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and 59.7 per cent are fully immunized with two doses. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
About 74 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and 59.7 per cent are fully immunized with two doses. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Lacombe frustrated with rail company foot dragging

Lack of information following derailment and cluttered right-of-way among issues frustrating council

Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)