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Blaine Calkins, CPC

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Conservative Party of Canada)

Blaine Calkins, Conservative Party of Canada (incumbent) Current occupation: Member of Parliament…

  • Sep 10, 2021
Blaine Calkins, CPC
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday the most recent trend of COVID-19 deaths is underscoring the importance of vaccines. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer up to 492 active cases of COVID-19

Province reports 1,510 new cases, nine new deaths

  • Sep 9, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday the most recent trend of COVID-19 deaths is underscoring the importance of vaccines. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
A woman casts her vote for the federal election in a polling station on Toronto's Ward Island on Monday May 2, 2011. A discussion paper prepared for Elections Canada suggests the use of "bots" on social media to spread disinformation, amplify political messages or disparage others could be monitored and regulated in the same way as automated phone messages during federal campaigns.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Where to vote in Central Alberta: Advance polls for federal election open Friday

Advance voting for the 2021 federal election is set to open Friday.…

A woman casts her vote for the federal election in a polling station on Toronto's Ward Island on Monday May 2, 2011. A discussion paper prepared for Elections Canada suggests the use of "bots" on social media to spread disinformation, amplify political messages or disparage others could be monitored and regulated in the same way as automated phone messages during federal campaigns.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Dane Michael Skinner who was in Red Deer provincial court Tuesday was arrested in July 2018 following an RCMP investigation that took almost five years. (File photo)

Trial delayed for Sylvan Lake man accused of fraud worth millions

Crown prosecutor sought adjournment to review medical reports on accused

Dane Michael Skinner who was in Red Deer provincial court Tuesday was arrested in July 2018 following an RCMP investigation that took almost five years. (File photo)
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Red Deer rises to 393 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identifies 1,401 new cases Friday

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro says vaccines take significant pressure off of Alberta’s health system by reducing the severity of symptoms for the vast majority of people. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro says vaccines take significant pressure off of Alberta’s health system by reducing the severity of symptoms for the vast majority of people. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. There are 12,290 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, with 465 people in hospital, including 107 in intensive care. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Province reports 8 new deaths, 1,315 new COVID-19 cases: Red Deer up to 368 active

465 people in hospital, including 107 in intensive care

  • Sep 1, 2021
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. There are 12,290 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, with 465 people in hospital, including 107 in intensive care. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Alberta now has more than 11,000 active COVID-19 cases. (Black Press file photo)

Red Deer up to 337 active COVID-19 cases

Province reports 920 new cases, four additional deaths

  • Aug 31, 2021
Alberta now has more than 11,000 active COVID-19 cases. (Black Press file photo)
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League final. Advocate File Photo)

Red Deer Riggers fall in Sunburst Baseball League final series opener

Cubs 5 Riggers 4 (Cubs lead best-of-five series 1-0) The Red Deer…

  • Aug 31, 2021
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League final. Advocate File Photo)
RCMP

Drugs, weapons found after four arrested in Rocky Mountain House traffic stop

A group of people were arrested in Rocky Mountain House Monday after…

RCMP
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said data shows that additional doses will offer stronger protection for immunocompromised individuals and older Albertans living in supportive living facilities. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said data shows that additional doses will offer stronger protection for immunocompromised individuals and older Albertans living in supportive living facilities. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Of Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases, 17 per cent are among people who are fully vaccinated, 72 per cent are unvaccinated and 10 per cent are partially vaccinated. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Red Deer up to 237 active cases of COVID-19

Province reports more than 1,000 new cases for second straight day

  • Aug 26, 2021
Of Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases, 17 per cent are among people who are fully vaccinated, 72 per cent are unvaccinated and 10 per cent are partially vaccinated. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Red Deer Riggers pitcher Rees DeRuyter tossed a gem in Sylvan Lake Wednesday to help the club clinch a berth in the Sunburst Baseball League final which gets underway next week. (Advocate File Photo)

Red Deer Riggers off to league final after sweeping Athletics

Final starts Monday in Edmonton

  • Aug 26, 2021
Red Deer Riggers pitcher Rees DeRuyter tossed a gem in Sylvan Lake Wednesday to help the club clinch a berth in the Sunburst Baseball League final which gets underway next week. (Advocate File Photo)
Of Alberta’s active cases, about 16 per cent are among fully vaccinated people, 10 per cent are partially vaccinated and 72 per cent are unvaccinated. (File photo by Black Press Media)

Red Deer has fifth-highest active case total in Alberta

Red Deer sits at 222 active cases of the virus

  • Aug 25, 2021
Of Alberta’s active cases, about 16 per cent are among fully vaccinated people, 10 per cent are partially vaccinated and 72 per cent are unvaccinated. (File photo by Black Press Media)
Red Deer’s Eileen Park won the U13 age group at the U17, U15 and U13 Championship on Tuesday at Alberta Springs Golf Resort. (Photo courtesy of Alberta Golf)

Red Deer’s Eileen Park wins U13 provincial golf title

The 12-year-old is having a remarkable season on the golf course

  • Aug 25, 2021
Red Deer’s Eileen Park won the U13 age group at the U17, U15 and U13 Championship on Tuesday at Alberta Springs Golf Resort. (Photo courtesy of Alberta Golf)
Sylvan Lake’s Kevin Cooke is raising money for his sister, Jackie, who lost everything last week when a wildfire destroyed her home at Monte Lake, B.C. (Photo contributed)

Animals lost in fire: Sylvan Lake man raising funds for sister left homeless by B.C. wildfire

A GoFundMe campaign set up for sister who lost home and numerous rescued animals in fire

Sylvan Lake’s Kevin Cooke is raising money for his sister, Jackie, who lost everything last week when a wildfire destroyed her home at Monte Lake, B.C. (Photo contributed)
There are 3,380 active cases of COVID-19 in the province – up 661 since Friday’s active cases at 2,719. (Black Press file photo)

Red Deer now has 60 active COVID-19 cases

1,017 new COVID-19 cases identified over the weekend

There are 3,380 active cases of COVID-19 in the province – up 661 since Friday’s active cases at 2,719. (Black Press file photo)
Alberta now has 2,282 active cases of COVID-19. (File photo)

Alberta COVID-19 cases continue to climb slowly

Red Deer has 33 active cases of the virus

  • Aug 4, 2021
Alberta now has 2,282 active cases of COVID-19. (File photo)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston turns in big performances over August long weekend

Lacombe’s Justine Elliot third in ladies barrel racing in Strathmore

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Sylvan Lake Gulls centre fielder Jake Lanferman helped power the club to a pair of wins in Western Canadian Baseball League action over the weekend. (Advocate file photo)

Sylvan Lake Gulls move into tie for second in tight WCBL standings

Gulls back on the field Wednesday night in Sylvan Lake

  • Aug 3, 2021
Sylvan Lake Gulls centre fielder Jake Lanferman helped power the club to a pair of wins in Western Canadian Baseball League action over the weekend. (Advocate file photo)