Red Deer Advocate Staff

Lacombe is looking at its options for reclaiming sewage lagoons that are no longer needed. Vesta Energy Ltd. has signed a deal to use three lagoons to store water for fracking.
Map from City of Lacombe

Energy company to use former Lacombe sewage lagoons to store water for fracking

Vesta Energy Ltd. will pay Lacombe more than $100,000 a year in 20-year deal

Lacombe is looking at its options for reclaiming sewage lagoons that are no longer needed. Vesta Energy Ltd. has signed a deal to use three lagoons to store water for fracking.
Map from City of Lacombe
Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop was issued two closure orders this week. (Photo from Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)
Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop was issued two closure orders this week. (Photo from Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)
Dr. Glen Burton, an anesthetist at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre, demonstrates new operating room lights, which were funded by donations to the Rocky Mountain and Area Health Services Foundation. (Photo contributed)

Central Alberta hospital gets operating room upgrades

Equipment and lighting improvements

Dr. Glen Burton, an anesthetist at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre, demonstrates new operating room lights, which were funded by donations to the Rocky Mountain and Area Health Services Foundation. (Photo contributed)
Environment Canada issued a wind warning for parts of central Alberta on Jan. 13, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Wind warning issued for central Alberta

Environment Canada said strong northwesterly winds will develop in the morning and weaken in the evening

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for parts of central Alberta on Jan. 13, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
City of Lacombe Mayor Grant Creasey says he apologizes for a ‘lapse in good judgement’ after decided to travel to Africa this past November. (File photo by Black Press News Services)

Lacombe mayor apologizes for taking trip to Africa in November

Purpose of the trip was not essential

City of Lacombe Mayor Grant Creasey says he apologizes for a ‘lapse in good judgement’ after decided to travel to Africa this past November. (File photo by Black Press News Services)
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)

Alberta adds estimated 900 COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Latest COVID-19 death statistics not available until Monday

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw during a COVID-19 update on Dec. 10, 2020. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

1,300 new COVID-19 cases in Alberta

Eight per cent positivity rate

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw during a COVID-19 update on Dec. 10, 2020. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)

Grocery stores in central Alberta report COVID-19 cases

Red Deer and central Alberta stores

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Gov’t of Alberta reports another 1,286 COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Alberta’s central zone has 1,508 active cases

A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Alberta had 1,571 active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta’s central zone now has 1,101 active COVID-19 cases

Provincial death toll has risen by nine

Alberta had 1,571 active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Alberta reports 1,731 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

The province’s central zone has 992 active cases

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Alberta reports 1,336 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Central zone has 605 active cases

A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID cases — including three in Red Deer schools — stand at 6,230, an all-time high

Red Deer Public Schools working with Alberta Health Services

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The provincial government identified 153 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Central zone down to 16 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta Health Services’ central zone is down to 16

The provincial government identified 153 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Updated: Two central Alberta schools confirm COVID-19 cases

Updated: Two central Alberta schools confirm COVID-19 cases

Email sent to parents, guardians at Escuela Vista Grande on Friday

Updated: Two central Alberta schools confirm COVID-19 cases
File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                Rocky Mountain House RCMP say three people drowned at Crescent Falls on Tuesday.

Three people drown at Crescent Falls

Rocky Mountain House RCMP say the incident occurred Tuesday

File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                Rocky Mountain House RCMP say three people drowned at Crescent Falls on Tuesday.
School curriculum to focus on basics, says LaGrange

School curriculum to focus on basics, says LaGrange

Minister Adriana LaGrange, MLA for Red Deer South, said it will ‘unleash student potential’

School curriculum to focus on basics, says LaGrange
File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                Alberta Health Services says enhanced visitor restrictions will be put in place at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre due to a “COVID-19 outbreak impacting two units” and a rise in the demands for services due to the virus.

COVID-19 ‘outbreak impacting two units’ of Red Deer hospital: Alberta Health Services

Visitor restrictions at the Red Deer Regional Hospital to protect patients, staff and physicians

File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                Alberta Health Services says enhanced visitor restrictions will be put in place at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre due to a “COVID-19 outbreak impacting two units” and a rise in the demands for services due to the virus.
57 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta on Friday

57 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta on Friday

Central zone remains at three active cases

57 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta on Friday
38 more Albertans test positive for COVID-19 on Friday, Red Deer remains at one active case
38 more Albertans test positive for COVID-19 on Friday, Red Deer remains at one active case