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Ross Drummond, along with his family accepts the keys to the Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home from Bill Robinson of Sorento Homes and Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Dream home Lacombe winner receives keys

The Mega Bucks 50 raffle reached its highest jackpot ever at $822,950

  • Jul 23, 2021
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Town of Bashaw approves road closures for Hometown Days

Bashaw town council meeting highlights for July 22, 2021

More than 2.8 million Albertans have been vaccinated so far, with 61.3 per cent of Albertans 12 and over fully immunized against COVID-19. (File photo)

Alberta hits 75 per cent vaccine milestone in fight against COVID-19

Alberta reported 101 new cases of the virus Thursday

  • Jul 22, 2021
More than 2.8 million Albertans have been vaccinated so far, with 61.3 per cent of Albertans 12 and over fully immunized against COVID-19. (File photo)
COVID-19 cases in Alberta have risen slightly over the past week. (Advocate file photo)
COVID-19 cases in Alberta have risen slightly over the past week. (Advocate file photo)
Bobby and Dakota Hunker and their three children pose in front of their new business venture, having recently purchased long-time Bashaw business Bashaw Meats & Sausage. (Photo submitted)

Bashaw landmark business has new owners

Bobby and Dakota Hunker took over the business on June 30, 2021

Bobby and Dakota Hunker and their three children pose in front of their new business venture, having recently purchased long-time Bashaw business Bashaw Meats & Sausage. (Photo submitted)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw praised Albertans Tuesday for their efforts to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

45 per cent of Red Deerians fully vaccinated

Province reports 69 new cases of the virus

  • Jul 20, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw praised Albertans Tuesday for their efforts to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
About 74 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and 59.7 per cent are fully immunized with two doses. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
About 74 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and 59.7 per cent are fully immunized with two doses. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Lacombe frustrated with rail company foot dragging

Lack of information following derailment and cluttered right-of-way among issues frustrating council

Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s Frank Krepps, who landed in France on D-Day, holds a photo of himself taken in 1942. (Advocate file photo)

Two central Alberta D-Day veterans have died

Joseph Young and Frank Krepps fought through Europe in Second World War

Red Deer’s Frank Krepps, who landed in France on D-Day, holds a photo of himself taken in 1942. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one and Clearwater County sits at two. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer has 18 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identifies 41 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one and Clearwater County sits at two. (Black Press file image)
Blue-green algae bloom at Windsor Lake. (Facebook photo)

Blue-green algae advisory issued for Windsor Lake near Bashaw

Residents advised to take precautions

  • Jul 15, 2021
Blue-green algae bloom at Windsor Lake. (Facebook photo)
<ins>Battle-River Crowfoot MP Damien Kurek, right, speaks in Three Hills on July 10 with Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole. (Photo submitted) </ins>

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole, MP Damien Kurek visit Three Hills

Press event on ‘fairness for Alberta’ attended by about 200 people

<ins>Battle-River Crowfoot MP Damien Kurek, right, speaks in Three Hills on July 10 with Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole. (Photo submitted) </ins>
(Advocate file photo).

Red Deer’s COVID cases up two to 17 active on Wednesday

The provincial trend is still downward to 569 new cases

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Photos and flowers can be found at a memorial at the fatal Wetaskiwin-area rail crossing. (Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer staff)
Photos and flowers can be found at a memorial at the fatal Wetaskiwin-area rail crossing. (Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer staff)
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Red Deer down to 17 active cases of COVID-19

New provincial COVID cases drop to 624

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Bashaw town sign

Bashaw council denies Bashaw Retreat Centre development application

Councillors unanimously reject development application

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Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the best thing Albertans can do is get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the best thing Albertans can do is get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Blue-green algae advisory for Little Beaver Lake

Residents advised not to swim in Camrose County lake

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Red Deer down to 16 active COVID cases

Alberta identified 23 more cases to bring active cases to 697

  • Jul 8, 2021
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