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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government fires health board, appoints administrator to fix system stresses

The Alberta government has, for the second time in a decade, fired…

 

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2021. She says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta education minister says she will listen to top doctor about masks in schools

Alberta’s education minister says she will take advice from the province’s new…

 

Sydnee Smith, with J5 Bar Mercantile, looks through clothes available at the Mortlach, Sask., company’s booth during the CFR Trade Show at Westerner Park in Red Deer on Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

CFR Trade Show features about 100 vendors

Event wraps up Sunday at Westerner Park in Red Deer

 

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston had a record-setting run of 93.25 on Saturday that pushed him ahead to become the 2022 saddle bronc CFR champion at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston had a record-setting run of 93.25 on Saturday that pushed him ahead to become the 2022 saddle bronc CFR champion at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Lakeside Recovery Centre would be located on 80 acres of land that includes a 10,000-square-foot building previously used as a conference centre and church. (Black Press file photo)

Lacombe County recover centre opponents not giving up

Recovery centre must still receive development permit approval to proceed

The Lakeside Recovery Centre would be located on 80 acres of land that includes a 10,000-square-foot building previously used as a conference centre and church. (Black Press file photo)
Council voted 6-1 in favour of making the Lakeside Recovery Centre a discretionary use in an agricultural district. (Photo by BLACK PRESS news services)

Addiction recovery centre takes another planning step in Lacombe County

Zoning changed to allow for recovery centre but development approval still required

Council voted 6-1 in favour of making the Lakeside Recovery Centre a discretionary use in an agricultural district. (Photo by BLACK PRESS news services)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Bettenson’s Sand and Gravel Co. laid the dirt down at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium on Saturday night, ahead of the 48th Canadian Finals Rodeo this week. (File photo via LinkedIn)

From ice to dirt: Peavey Mart Centrium transforms for CFR in Red Deer

After Friday night’s Red Deer Rebels game, Westerner Park staff was already…

Bettenson’s Sand and Gravel Co. laid the dirt down at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium on Saturday night, ahead of the 48th Canadian Finals Rodeo this week. (File photo via LinkedIn)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The 48 edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo begins Wednesday at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo)

CFR a boost to Central Alberta businesses

48th edition of the national championship rodeo begins Wednesday

The 48 edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo begins Wednesday at Westerner Park’s Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo)
Supporters of “Freedom Convoy” organizer Pat King wait at an Ottawa court Monday, July 18, 2022. King, an organizer of the convoy that paralyzed downtown Ottawa for three weeks earlier this year, was granted bail. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Central Alberta’s Pat King testifies at Emergencies Act inquiry

“Freedom Convoy” lawyer Keith Wilson says he encouraged protesters to remain in…

Supporters of “Freedom Convoy” organizer Pat King wait at an Ottawa court Monday, July 18, 2022. King, an organizer of the convoy that paralyzed downtown Ottawa for three weeks earlier this year, was granted bail. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Zachary McCord runs downfield during a football game playing for the Stettler Wildcats. (Photo submitted by McCord family)

Stettler mourning the loss of local football star

Zachary McCord, 17, passed away last week

Zachary McCord runs downfield during a football game playing for the Stettler Wildcats. (Photo submitted by McCord family)
Ty Boudreau got the home opener nod from his head coach as starting pitcher earlier this season. (File photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake Gulls swept by Dawgs in West Division final

Gulls were second best team in the league

Ty Boudreau got the home opener nod from his head coach as starting pitcher earlier this season. (File photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Josh Tucker pitched seven innings for the Sylvan Lake Gulls in the semi-finals at Gulls Stadium against the Fort McMurray Giants earlier this summer. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Josh Tucker pitched seven innings for the Sylvan Lake Gulls in the semi-finals at Gulls Stadium against the Fort McMurray Giants earlier this summer. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake Gulls advance to West Division Final

They defeated the Giants in two games

File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Gulls Zach Griffin makes contact with a pitch down the middle against the Edmonton Prospects earlier this season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Gulls Zach Griffin makes contact with a pitch down the middle against the Edmonton Prospects earlier this season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Janaia Hutzal / Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Gulls shutout by Dawgs in home opener

Gulls lose home in front of sold-out crowd

Janaia Hutzal / Sylvan Lake News
Alberta has 4,440 active cases of COVID-19, with 395 people in hospital, including 78 in intensive care. (Black Press stock photo)

Red Deer drops below 100 active cases of COVID-19

Red Deer dropped below 100 active COVID-19 cases Friday for the first…

  • Dec 3, 2021
Alberta has 4,440 active cases of COVID-19, with 395 people in hospital, including 78 in intensive care. (Black Press stock photo)