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Central Alberta beef producers are seeing feed costs soar and supplies dwindle. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Central Alberta beef producers hit by soaring feed costs

Barley double the price it was a year ago

Central Alberta beef producers are seeing feed costs soar and supplies dwindle. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says 318 people are being treated for COVID-19 in hospital across the province, including 64 in the ICU. (File photo by Government of Alberta)

COVID-19 will not be going away: health official

COVID-19 cases will likely fluctuate like the flu

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says 318 people are being treated for COVID-19 in hospital across the province, including 64 in the ICU. (File photo by Government of Alberta)
Nicole Buss (right) with her daughter Samantha. Buss is donating flowers to mothers at Red Deer's Ronald McDonald House this weekend as a thank you to the home, which was there for her family when Samantha was in hospital being treated for Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. (Photo contributed)

Florist gives back for Mother’s Day

Nicole Buss donating flowers to mothers at Ronald McDonald House as a thank you

Nicole Buss (right) with her daughter Samantha. Buss is donating flowers to mothers at Red Deer's Ronald McDonald House this weekend as a thank you to the home, which was there for her family when Samantha was in hospital being treated for Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. (Photo contributed)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

69 more COVID-19 deaths but infection peak may be in sight: health minister

Four Red Deer deaths and 11 in central Alberta

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise money for a Maskwacis family who lost their home in a fatal fire on April 14. A 19-year-old died from his injuries in hospital the following day. (Photo from GoFundMe)

Fundraiser launched for central Alberta family who lose home in fatal fire

19-year-old died in hospital day after early-morning April 14 fire

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise money for a Maskwacis family who lost their home in a fatal fire on April 14. A 19-year-old died from his injuries in hospital the following day. (Photo from GoFundMe)
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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)
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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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