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New COVID-19 cases up and 10 more deaths reported

Active cases continue to fall in Red Deer with 353 reported Wednesday

  • Oct 27, 2021
Red Deer is down to 370 active cases of COVID-19. (Black Press stock photo)

Alberta reports 442 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths

Central zone has 1,836 active cases, including 20 in ICU

Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19.  (File photo)

Two more COVID-19 deaths in Red Deer

There are 388 active cases in the city

Starting Monday, anyone accessing a business, venue and service participating in the province’s Restriction Exemption Program will need to provide government-issued proof of having received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days earlier. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Starting Monday, anyone accessing a business, venue and service participating in the province’s Restriction Exemption Program will need to provide government-issued proof of having received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days earlier. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Alberta now has 10,434 active cases of COVID-19. (Black Press file photo).
Alberta now has 10,434 active cases of COVID-19. (Black Press file photo).
The 9:23 p.m. Wednesday earthquake's epicentre was 37 km northwest of Rocky Mountain House.
(Map from Earthquakes Canada)

Updated: 4.1 magnitude earthquake recorded northwest of Rocky Mountain House

9:23 p.m. quake felt as far as Edmonton and Calgary

  • Oct 21, 2021
The 9:23 p.m. Wednesday earthquake's epicentre was 37 km northwest of Rocky Mountain House.
(Map from Earthquakes Canada)
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Premier Jason Kenney cautioned Albertans not to let down their guard and to keep following health rules and protocols on Tuesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Premier Jason Kenney cautioned Albertans not to let down their guard and to keep following health rules and protocols on Tuesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer’s COVID cases fall to 442

Premier warns Alberta is doing better, but has a ways to go

Premier Jason Kenney cautioned Albertans not to let down their guard and to keep following health rules and protocols on Tuesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Premier Jason Kenney cautioned Albertans not to let down their guard and to keep following health rules and protocols on Tuesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

New mayor for Eckville

Two new councillors join four incumbents

Alberta reported over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer down to 535 active cases of COVID-19

Alberta reported an additional 1,051 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday. The province…

Alberta reported over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. (Black Press file image)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw apologized to a Central zone family Thursday. (Advocate file photo/ Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)

Hinshaw apologizes to family of deceased 14-year-old for linking death to COVID-19

It will change the way deaths of young people are reported in future

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw apologized to a Central zone family Thursday. (Advocate file photo/ Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)
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Alberta reports 916 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths on Thursday

Central zone has 183 in hospital, including 14 in intensive care

  • Oct 14, 2021
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Alberta has 652 new COVID-19 cases and 38 more deaths

Province now up to 14,218 active cases

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that a 14-year-old died of COVID-19 over the weekend. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Hinshaw apologizes to family after erroneously saying their son, 14, died from COVID-19

Red Deer down to 663 active cases, no new deaths

  • Oct 12, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that a 14-year-old died of COVID-19 over the weekend. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Mayor Helen Posti addressing individuals gathered outside Eckville Junior Senior High School for unveiling of the Indigenous artwork. (Janeil Humphrey / Submitted photo)

Town of Eckville unveils artwork outside schools on road to reconciliation

Artist Sherry Richardson depicts mending of broken hearts through the artwork

Mayor Helen Posti addressing individuals gathered outside Eckville Junior Senior High School for unveiling of the Indigenous artwork. (Janeil Humphrey / Submitted photo)
Red Deer Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis was appointed to the position of vice-president of the BC North division of Black Press. (File photo)

Red Deer Advocate publisher takes executive position in British Columbia

Appointed vice-president of Black Press Media’s BC North division

Red Deer Advocate publisher Mary Kemmis was appointed to the position of vice-president of the BC North division of Black Press. (File photo)
A small memorial has been set up near the crash site at Highway 814 and Township Road 475. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Wetaskiwin mourns loss of teens in fatal Thanksgiving weekend accident

Two Wetaskiwin students dead, three in serious condition after fatal accident.

A small memorial has been set up near the crash site at Highway 814 and Township Road 475. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Central Alberta is seeing growing investor interest as the energy industry sees brighter days. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Improving energy industry fortunes being felt in rural central Alberta

Residential markets hot in Lacombe County and Nordegg

Central Alberta is seeing growing investor interest as the energy industry sees brighter days. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
About 57.4 per cent of eligible Red Deerians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press file image)
About 57.4 per cent of eligible Red Deerians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press file image)